NICOLE E-news September 2016

NICOLE upcoming workshops –
Please make reservations in your calender 

  • NICOLE 20th anniversary 2016
Looking back at the future – Stepping into the new era of land and resources stewardship
3-4 November 2016 at «west gas factory» in Amsterdam. 
Detailed program will be announced soon. We have contacted several hotels nearby the conference venue. We would like to advise you to contact them directly to finalise the booking. 
Please click here for hotel information. 
  • NICOLE Spring workshop 2017 Milan

Value land management & marketing as asset
8-9 June 2017 in Milan

  • NICOLE and ICCL back-to-back meeting

4-6 October 2017 in Copenhagen

Succession of SPG Chair

After an election within the Service Provider Group (SPG), Phil Crowcroft (ERM) was elected as the new SPG Vice-Chair and became, as such, a member of the Steering Group (SG).

As a result, Rick Parkman (AECOM) stated into the chair position of Arthur de Groof (SWECO). These three gentlemen will present the SPG in the Steering Group until mid 2018. Thanks go to Saray MacKay (ERM), who has moved on and has left the SG. Thanks go to Sarah MacKay (ERM), who has moved on and has left the SG.

The ‘new’ SPG representatives in SG, from left to right: Phil, Rick and  Arthur.

NICOLE Emerging Contaminants Working Group Report

The working group Emerging Contaminants is led by Tomás Albergaria last year,  the working group successfully contributed to the workshop in Manchester,  and cooperated with other networks like Concawe. The working group provided a summary report on PFAS. Please click here to read the report. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact  Tomás Albergaria

CL:AIRE documents
and training on asbestos

Item 1
CL:AIRE has recently published the Joint Industry Working Group Asbestos in Soil and Construction & Demolition (C&D) Materials guidance titled “Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012: Interpretation for Managing and Working with Asbestos in Soil and Construction & Demolition materials: Industry Guidance (shortened name CAR-SOIL)”. This document is free to download and is available by clicking here.

Item 2
CL:AIRE has  recently published the «Decision Support Tool for the Categorisation of Work Activities Involving Asbestos in Soil and Construction & Demolition Materials in accordance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 : v2 July 2016».  This spreadsheet tool provides the user with a decision support platform designed by the Joint Industry Working Group (JIWG) to assist in the categorisation of work with asbestos under CAR 2012, and supports the JIWG Industry Guidance on the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 – Interpretation for Managing and Working with Asbestos in Soil and Construction & Demolition Materials (2016) – CAR-SOIL. The spreadsheet should be used in conjunction with the guidance in this publication and can be downloaded free of charge by clicking here.

Item 3
CL:AIRE has recently launched training packages across the UK to support the publication of CAR-SOIL. This includes training on CAR-SOIL, Asbestos Awareness and Non Licensable Work. All training is focusing on working in the ground and/or with C&D materials. Training venues will be across the UK including: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast, York and Bristol. 

Course numbers will be restricted to ensure a good trainer to delegate ratio in line with HSE-approved asbestos training sector guidelines. All training courses will also be available to be provided on a bespoke basis in-house at company venues. Please enquire through the Help Desk tab on the CL:AIRE website.


Welcome to our new (SPG) member

A very warm welcome to our new member Mares S.r.l!

Mares has got 110 employees with a turnover of about 15M€. Mares was born about 20 years ago to carry out various services, like construction, rebuilding, decommissioning and maintenance of gas stations.The headquarter of Mares is in a town near Naples (San Giorgio a Cremano), and they also have two offices in Rome, one in Florence and a small one in Pescara.

In 2008 an environmental unit was founded into Mares, and it covers environmental services on gas stations and hydrocarbon depots, as site assessments, risk assessments, due diligences,  and remediation, with related waste and wastewater management.

For more information please visit their website.


Contaminated Sites 2016

12 – 13 September 2016, Hotel Bôrik in Bratislava, Slovak Republic

For more information, please take a look at the enclosed invitation.
10th International Seminar on Remediation and Revitalization of Contaminated Sites 2016

28 – 30 September 2016, São Paulo, Brazil

The Seminar 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.
Contamination Expo Series 2016

12 – 13 October 2016, ExCeL London, United Kingdom

The contamination Expo Series 2016 is the UK’s leading event for land contamination professionals to find innovative solutions and technology. 

For more information and tickets , please visit their website.

NICOLE Fall Workshop 2016

 2- 4 November 2016, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Workshop theme: Looking back, at the Future 

More information will be announced soon.

AquaConsoil 2017

 26- 30 June 2017, Lyon, France

More information and call for abstract is open on the website.

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