NICOLE E-News issue June 2017


Milan workshop very successful

It was another successful workshop in a great city going through major development – Milan, Italy

The workshop – Creating value through sustainable land and asset management, was chaired by Mr Claudio Albano and supported by Regione Lombardia generated substantial interest, both within and outside our network. 

Mr. Claudio Albano opening the NICOLE workshop in Milan, Italy on 8 June 2017.

For this workshop, we had not only invited speakers within our network but also experts from other disciplines such as urban planners to broaden our horizon. The papers highlighted the massive challenges faced by many cities in bringing former major industrial sites back into beneficial use – not least Milan where this challenge is being embraced with great foresight and innovation. The conference dinner took place in a massive former aircraft testing building, which is now used as a modern art gallery and social venue. There was a strong emphasis on the importance of natural and social capital, with papers showing how the value of green spaces and assets can be taken into account when making decisions about the cost benefit of regeneration options. 

The interactive session, which allows our members to switch their daily roles with others, generated a lot of discussions and laughs. Stakeholder engagement, soft skills such as communication is also necessary for us.

Impression of the break-out session focusing on requalification of Industrial Land.

We look forward to continue our discussion in Copenhagen, Denmark. 
If you have any contribution and thoughts, please do not hesitate to contact us.



Fall workshop 2017
Call for abstracts

16 June 2017

This fall, NICOLE, Common Forum and ICCL (International Committee on Contaminated Land) will organise a joint workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 5-6, 2017.

The title for this joint workshop is;
«Groundwater Management on Contaminated Sites».


Deadline for submission of entries is now 30 June 2017

To submit your input, please find the Call for Abstract information here.

Innovation Award
Call for entries

23 June 2017

We would like to invite you to submit your entry for the NICOLE Innovation Award which will be presented during the joint NICOLE & ICCL workshop on 5 and 6 October 2017.


Deadline for submission of entries is now 23 June 2017

Please find detailed descriptions of the call for entryhere.


 NICOLE welcomes the following companies to our network

TRS is a provider of ERH Remediation. TRS offers to accelerate the return of property value through the rapid, complete, and guaranteed remediation of contaminated sites. And that their safe, proven technology ensures that sites are clean once and for all.


A global chemical company dedicated to the development and manufacture of titanium dioxide pigments and performance additives.


Global events

AquaConsoil 2017

 26- 30 June 2017
Lyon, France

More information on the website.

Electrical Resistance Heating Workshop & Site Tour

4 July 2017
Troyes, France

The technical workshop and site tour is sponsored by TRS Europe and showcases an operating ERH remediation at one of their project sites in Barbery-Saint-Sulpice, near Troyes in Northeast France. The workshop and site tour is ideal for soil/groundwater remediation professionals across Europe, varying from Consultant, Contractor to End-Client.
Visit the website

Wageningen Soil
Conference 2017

27 – 31 August 2017
Wageningen, Netherlands

Soil Science in a Changing World
Visit the website

Degradation and Revitalisation of Soil and Landscape

11 – 13 September 2017
Olomouc, Czech Republic

Degradation causes and consequences, degradation monitoring and assessment, revitalisation measures
Visit the website


20 – 22 September 2017
Ferrara, Italy

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Workshop 2017

4 – 6 October 2017
Copenhagen, Denmark

NICOLE and the 13th Meeting of the International Committee on Contaminated Land (ICCL) will run back-to-back and allow opportunities for interchange of ideas. The ICCL are regulators and policy-makers from all corners of the globe dealing with contaminated land management.
The NICOLE meeting will focus on Groundwater Management on Contaminated Sites

Emerging Contaminants Summit

6 – 7 March 2018
Westminster, Colorado, USA

The Emerging Contaminants Summit focuses on the latest developments in the detection, fate and transport, risk assessment, treatment and regulation of emerging contaminants.
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