Title: Report of the NICOLE 1996-2006 Ten Year Network Anniversary Workshop: Making Management of Contaminated Land an Obsolete Business - Challenges for the Future. 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2006 
Availability: 5 to October 2006, Leuven, Belgium 
Author 1/Producer: NICOLE 
Other Authors/Producers: Bardos, R.P. 
Author / Producer Type: Professional / trade / industry associations, institutes or networks 
Publisher: NICOLE Secretariat 
Publisher City: TNO, Appeldoorn, the Netherlands 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.nicole.org  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 4.41 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->management&admin
Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Site investigation overview
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
Short description: NICOLE celebrates its ten year anniversary in 2006. Started in 1996 as an EU funded concerted action, NICOLE is nowadays a self sustaining, vibrant network that supports safe and cost effective solutions for the management of industrially contaminated land. The route to making contaminated land management an obsolete business is by implementing technology and management practices that have cost-effectively dealt with existing pollution and will prevent new contamination. Much has been achieved in these 10 years since NICOLE was formed, and this workshop addressed what is still needed for future contaminated land management in terms of technology implementation, policy making, knowledge transfer and research needs. It questioned how far Europe is from the ultimate goal of making the management of contaminated land on industrial sites an obsolete business. 
Long description: The workshop was divided into six sessions 1. Looking back and forward at 10 years of Contaminated Land Management in Europe This session included an interview session with several of the individuals who have developed NICOLE over the past 10 years, a review of the activities of its industry and service provider subgroups, a review of the planned activities of its new thematically orientated “Working Groups”, and a perspective from NICOLE’s “sister” regulatory network, the Common Forum for Contaminated Land. . 2. Research contributions, developments and future needs This session included scene setting by NICOLE and then papers on EU-Research on Contaminated Land and from a recent Framework 5 project (JOINT) that explored contaminated land management research needs. 3. Overcoming the barriers of using innovative techniques After scene setting this session included discussions of several case studies and the EC funded EURODEMO project that promotes remediation technology demonstration projects across Europe. 4. How do we make Contaminated Land Management an obsolete business? This session began with a series of interviews with professionals from different types of organisations asking them to consider “will I lose my job within ten years?” It continued with a discussion of soil and water management in a wider perspective, and concluded with a syndicate session to draw out ideas for how contaminated land management ought to develop in the next ten years, and how NICOLE might contribute to that process. 5. Policy Perspectives The European contaminated land management policy and regulatory framework is changing following a number of European Commission initiatives. This session included presentations from regulators about integrated approaches in the environmental sector, latest developments of the Soil Thematic Strategy, and managing Contaminated Land risks at different scales. 6. An interactive session to debate possible directions for the future of NICOLE 
Link to Project(s): NICOLE Network for Industrially Contaminated Land In Europe
Link to Organisation(s): NICOLE Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe
Link to News Items(s):   NICOLE Report: Ten Year Network Anniversary Workshop
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 20/04/2008

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