Title: Report of the NICOLE Workshop: Management of Contaminated Land Towards a Sustainable Future: Opportunities, Challenges and Barriers for the Sustainable Management of Contaminated Land in Europe 
Resource Type: document --> public information 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2003 
Availability: Bardos, R.P. (2003) Report of the NICOLE Workshop: Management of Contaminated Land Towards a Sustainable Future: Opportunities, Challenges and Barriers for the Sustainable Management of Contaminated Land in Europe. 12-14 March 2003, Barcelona, Spain. Available from http://www.nicole.org 
Author 1/Producer: NICOLE 
Author / Producer Type: Professional / trade / industry associations, institutes or networks 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.nicole.org  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Assessment tools
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Economic
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Environmental
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Social
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
 
Long description: Management of contaminated land is an important issue throughout Europe, and one that involves many stakeholders: governments, regulatory bodies, the community, industry and the wide range of researchers and service providers who support the process. Over the last decade good progress has been made in developing and enhancing contaminated land management tools for site investigation, risk assessment, modelling and remedial techniques. The challenge for the future is to ensure that management of contaminated land, like that for any of the other complex issues which our societies face, sits within a framework of sustainability. NICOLE, the Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe, held an interactive workshop in Barcelona in Spring 2003, to explore the opportunities, challenges and barriers posed by sustainable land management. The workshop included a broad range of papers on how sustainable development and the remediation of contaminated land are linked, including some detailed case studies. The papers set a platform for a debate within NICOLE to set priorities for its activities over the next few years. The meeting began with an overview of sustainable development, followed by a series of perspectives on what that meant in terms of “sustainable land management” from industry, regulators and nongovernmental organisations (NGOs). The meeting then considered what the barriers, challenges, opportunities related to sustainable land management might be, in particular regarding waste issues and brownfields. The first day of the meeting concluded with discussions to identify the most pressing issues affecting the implementation of sustainable development principles to contaminated land management across Europe. The second (half) day used syndicate groups to further explore these issues, prioritise them and provide suggestions for activities that NICOLE could engage in to facilitate sustainable land management across Europe. 
Link to Project(s): NICOLE Network for Industrially Contaminated Land In Europe
 
Link to Organisation(s): NICOLE Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe
 
Submitted By: Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 10/10/2006