Nicole News September 2014

Nicole News September 2014

sist oppdatert : 5. September 2014


NICOLE Enews issue September 2014
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The Workshop

The upcomming NICOLE workshop will be held in Prague on 5-7 november 2014. The venue location will be at the Diplomat Hotel Prague. 

The registration form will be personally send to you. For the full program of the workshop please go the NICOLE website.

Nan Su
NICOLE secretariat 

Alert to members- International Development 

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

The South African Department of Environmental Affairs expressed that they are strongly in favour of this network being established in South Africa and are highly supportive. They have already suggested interactions with one another forum and are keen to see NICOLA play a significant role in the SGW development in South Africa. The regulators have supported the initiative and are willing to provide whatever support is deemed necessary to make the network a success . If you are interested in the network development in South Africa development, please contact John Kidd.

– 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

Recent News – MediTerra

MediTerra has been awarded by the European Environment Agency (EEA) with the contract “Study on Land Recycling”. For performing this assessment we have the collaboration of ARCADIS, LQM and Leitat.

The aim of this study is to evaluate wider environmental impacts, i.e. other than those directly related to land use (both on- and off-site), of brownfield development by evaluating and applying the Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) approach across a number of European cases.

NICOLE sustainable remediation working group will contribute for the content.

For more information on MediTerra please contact Laurent Bakker.

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.


5th Joint Nordic meeting on Remediation of Contaminated sites

September 16 – 17 2014 Stockholm, Sweden

5th Joint Nordic Meeting on Remediation of Contaminated Sites. The objective of NORDROCS is to address issues on contaminated site and sediment assessment and remediation in the context of Nordic conditions.
3rd International conference on Sustainable Remediation

September 17 – 19 2014 Ferrara, Italy

Program is available
La Qualité de l’Air – International Conference – Exhibition 2014

September 24-25 2014 Lyon, France

There is a ”call for papers”
Information will come soon
IX International Seminar for Remediation and Redevelopment of Contaminated Sites

October 1-2  2014 São 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
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

October 14 – 16 2014 Frankfurt, Germany

It is organized by DECHEMA
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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