NICOLE E-nyheter for januar 2015

NICOLE E-News January 2015

NICOLE Enews issue January 2015
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Best wishes for 2015!

NICOLE wishes you a voorspoedig 2015.

Please mark your agendas: on the 24th to the 26th of June 2015, the Spring Workshop of NICOLE will be held at the Manchester University. If you have any questions or contributions please contact the Chair of the organisation committee, Rick Parkman or Nan Su.

Welcome to our new member!

A very warm welcome to our new member ALcontrol Laboratories!

ALcontrol Laboratories’ provides analysis in environmental, food and oil to support their clients’ regulatory and brand commitments and enable them to protect public health.

For more information please visit their website.

Nan Su
NICOLE secretariat

NICOLE Alert – Technology Award 2015

For more than 15 years NICOLE has undertaken projects and organised workshops, providing a discussion platform in Europe on a sound technical basis for risk based management of contaminated land. Our network is today recognized as a leader in the European Union, and reaches everywhere in the world. Recurring themes are sustainability and cost-efficiency and one of NICOLE’s primary missions is the continuous promotion for development and improvement in these fields.

Given the success of the earlier Technology Awards, of which the last one in 2013 was on “Sustainable remediation by using natural or reusable/recycled materials”, NICOLE decided to launch the 2015 Award with the intent to stimulate engineers and scientists to promote technical innovations that can contribute to an improved practice for sustainable contaminated land management. The topic of the 2015 Technology Award is:

“Innovative Investigation or Remediation Technology or Practice leading to a more time and / or cost efficient remediation”

Time schedule and content of entry:

  • Deadline for submission of entries is 20th of March 2015;
  • Entries need to have a summary and a maximum of 6-10 pages description (11 pt), including figures;
  • Entries should focus only on technical and scientific content, and not have a commercial character;
  • Logos are only permitted on the first page;
  • Entries should be sent to Nan Su of the NICOLE Secretariat.

For any question related to the content or topic of the NICOLE Technology Award 2015, please contact Nan Su of the NICOLE Secretariat.

LNAPL Illustrated Handbook now available

“CL:AIRE is delighted to announce the publication of the “LNAPL illustrated handbook”, entitled Illustrated handbook of LNAPL transport and fate in the subsurface.

The LNAPL illustrated handbook presents best-practice guidance for the assessment and remediation of light non-aqueous phase liquids (LNAPLs) in the subsurface.

LNAPLs notably include fuels and oils, for example petrol (gasoline), diesel and heating oils, and are amongst the most commonly encountered organic contaminants in the subsurface environment due to their ubiquitous use, accidental release and, perhaps, poor (historical) disposal.

Central to the handbook and the management of risks posed is the development of conceptual models of LNAPL behaviour in common hydrogeological systems.

The LNAPL illustrated handbook can be downloaded here.

Scoping Study – International Year of Soils 2015

This report has been prepared by PRACSIS on behalf of the Environment Directorate-General of the European Commission in view of the International Year of Soils 2015 proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in December 20131. The objective was to find out what kind of awareness-raising activities and events could be organised or co-organised by the Commission to mark the Year. The tasks assigned to PRACSIS are outlined in Chapter 2 and were carried out between January and May 2014.

The report can be downloaded here.


ITVA Altlastensymposium 2015, Gastronomie, Stadtpark Bochum

March 19-20, 2015 Gastronomie, Bochum durch

Management of contaminated sites and land recycling are current overlooking a sustainable, resource-efficient approach to the environment, now more then ever.

To kick off the Symposium of the current state of discussion, we will present and discuss coat Regulation. Further legal aspects, such as the legal and practical importance of handling contaminated land register, will be discussed aswell.

The programm is now available on the ITVA web site

Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation Special

March 19-20, 2015

There is a myriad of in situ treatment technologies available for deployment by remediation scientists and engineers. These technologies range from physical (multiphase extraction, pump-and-treat, and thermal) to chemical (oxidation, reduction, and surfactants) and biological (enhanced, augmentation, and natural attenuation) methods.

A Special Issue of this periodical will focus on recent research efforts and well-documented case studies involving integrated in situ treatment systems for site remediation. While much integration may have been ad hoc, contributions are sought providing useful insight into proactive technology integration, demonstration of technology compatibility, or identification of transition points.

InterSol 2015

March 24-26, 2015, Paris, France

Annual international conference and exhibition on soils, sediments and water.

L’Union des Consultants et Ingénieurs en Environnement

April 2, 2015, Lille, France

Urbanize and land liabilities
Global Soil Week 2015

April 19- 23, 2015, Berlin, Germany

The 3rd Global Soil Week 2015 invites all stakeholders to join forces to encourage sustainable soil management and responsible land governance at global, regional and local level and jointly put soils and land on the new sustainable development agenda.
SETAC Europe

May 3 – 7, 2015, Barcelona, Spain

The innovative use of chemicals and nanomaterials in new technologies, industry and agriculture challenges many aspects of the ecosystem functioning of the global environment.

However, these new technologies and materials also offer opportunities to remediate or minimise these anthropogenic insults. Finding innovative solutions to environmental problems is ever more important in the current economic scenario.

International Conference Contaminated Sites

May 27 – 29, 2015, Bratislava, Slovakia

The Slovak Environment Agency, the programme and organizing committee would like to invite specialists from the field of contaminated sites and other related professional fellows to attend the International conference Contaminated sites Bratislava 2015 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

The conference will be organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic

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.
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