Nicole E-News October 2014

Welcome to our new member!

A very warm welcome to our new member AMEC!

AMEC is one of the world’s leading engineering, project management and consultancy companies. They design, deliver and maintain strategic assets for their customers, offering services which extend from environmental and front end engineering design before the start of a project to decommissioning at the end of an asset’s life.

For more information please visit their website.

Nan Su
NICOLE secretariat 


Alert to members – Change in the Prague WG Planning

NICOLE participation for several projects for the H2020 program is known.
The information will be announced during the Regulatory Working Group (13.00 – 14.30) on 5th of November.

For the people who have already registered or intend to register for Working Group H2020, please notice this working group will not be active.


International Development

John Kidd from Shell together with several other industry members and Service providers are busy setting up “NICOLEA ” – South Africa

We (=NICOLA initiators)plan to hold a two day workshop in Bryanston, Johannesburg on Thursday 30th and Friday 31st of October. We would like to invite you along to this two day workshop; participation is free.

The preliminary agenda for the two days will be:
Day 1
                Technical presentations and time for discussion

Day 2
              Setting up of NICOLA, establishment of key committees and         identification and prioritisation of key soil and groundwater issues in South Africa

10th October – if you plan to attend either one or both days
3rd October – if you would like to give a technical presentation.

If you are interested in participating in this two day workshop – either as a presenter of delegate – please contact either John Kidd or Danie Gous. Once you have registered your interest we will send out more information.

– Brasil
Beginning in 2013, a group of industry, service providers and other interested parties began discussions to consider the formation of this group, to be modeled on NICOLE Europe.

Those involved to date include the following: Angel Ambiental, Aragon, Arcadis, CH2MHILL, Clariant, Conam, Concre-s, CSN, CPEA, DuPont, Ekos Brasil, ERM, Philips, Santander, Solvay-Rhodia, Tratch Mundi, URS and Waterloo.

The nearly 30 members have thus resolved to launch this group at EKOS Brasil, an international remediation and contaminated areas revitalization seminar, which will be held on October 1st and 2nd, 2014, in São Paulo, Brazil. This seminar is announced at the event session. If you are interested in the network development in Brazil, please contact Suzana Kraus

On October 2nd in Sao Paulo, EKOS organised a conference at which Olivier Maurer (CH2M HILL Environment and Nuclear Market/ Former SG Member) held a presentation of NICOLE to raise the attention in Brasil. He talked about the NICOLE structure and activities, including, of course, the workshops, and other benefits for members


Scoping study 

Under suggestion of FAO’s Global Soil Partnership and with the support of the EU, in December 2013 the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed 2015 as the ‘International Year of Soils’ (IYS) and 5 December of each year as the ‘World Soil Day’ (WSD) (see UNGA resolution).

In order to find out what kind of awareness-raising activities and events could be organised or co-organised by the European Commission to mark the IYS, a scoping study has been prepared on behalf of the Environment Directorate-General of the Commission.

Please click here to read the entire content.


Publication from European Commission

The European Commission published two communications with potential impacts on our core business :
– Environment/industrial policy: Live and work in better buildings
– The package “circular economy” 
– As part of the circular economy package, the Commission also adopted a legislative proposal to review recycling and other waste-related targets in the EU and annex.



IX International Seminar for Remediation and Redevelopment of Contaminated Sites

October 1-2, 2014 Sao Paulo, Brasil


The International Seminar on Remediation and Redevelopment of Contaminated Sites brings together national and international experts, members of the public and private sector to discuss technologies, concepts of remediation, management brownfields and revitalization of contaminated sites.

8th International Conference on Innovative Solutions

October 6-8 2014 Ustron/Katowice, Poland

Conference will be held in Polish and English. The goal of the conference is presentation of achievements and results of scientific and research works, technical and organizational solutions supporting the balanced development of degraded sites. Abstracts must be submitted by 30th of June 2014 to Anna Pilch by e-mail

Environmental Protection Scotland

October 9, 2014 Glasgow, Scotland


We are delighted to announce we are hosting a one day conference in Glasgow on “Risk Communication”.  This will look at case studies on how we as environmental practitioners can best communicate often complex environmental data and potentially upsetting information to members of the public and the media.

A distinguished panel of speakers have come together to share their knowledge and experiences. Topics covered are discussed on the website.

Cabernet – HOMBRE – TIMBRE – 2014

October 14 – 16 2014 Frankfurt, Germany


CABERNET’s 4th international conference on Managing Urban Land: ‘Tailored & sustainable redevelopment towards zero brownfields’ will be organized in association with Greenland, HOMBRE, and TIMBRE. Key topics will include integrated urban land management & European funding programs, innovative technologies and management tools for land redevelopment, economic, social and environmental instruments for sustainable land use management, and European and national policies and regulation.

Remediation Technologies Symposium 2014 (Rem-tech)

October 15 – 17 2014 The Fairmont BanffSprings Hotel

The Remediation Technologies Symposium 2014 (RemTech) is the premier remediation technology transfer event for environmental professionals, encompassing the latest innovations insoil and groundwater remediation.

Symposium Strategien zur Boden und Grundwassersanierung

November 24 – 25, 2014 Darmstadt, Germany 

It is organized by DECHEMA

InterSol 2015

March 24-26, 2015, Paris, France

If you would like to join the InterSol 2015 event please appel at the website before 31th of october.

AquaConsoil Copenhagen 2015

June 9- 12 2015

Conference program: Dealing with Contamination: Assessment and monitoring, Risk assessment, Management, functions of soil and Groundwater: new subsurface activities, competing claim, Win-win situations. 

The Call for Abstracts is now open. Deadline for abstract submission is 30 November 2014. Please find our Call for Abstracts and feel free to disseminate the Call within your networks.

Please follow the Link to submit your abstract online.


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