Title: Source Management - Findings of the May 2000 NICOLE Workshop 
Resource Type: web links 
Availability: Bardos, R.P. (2000) Source Management - Findings of the May 2000 NICOLE Workshop. Land Contamination and Reclamation 8 (4) 67-78, http://www.nicole.org 
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EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Ex situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Passive and hydraulicContainment
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Permeable reactive barriers
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
 
Long description: This paper sets out an overview of what constitutes 'source management' based on papers submitted to a workshop held by NICOLE, the Network for Industrially Contaminated Land, held in Finland in May 2000. The principal conclusions of this workshop are that:

Risk based decision making is the best available paradigm for dealing with the problems posed by land contamination. Its advantages are that it is systematic and objective, and it provides a consistent and defensible basis for considering uncertainties, discussing options and making decisions. However, a number of challenges face practitioners and users of risk assessment and risk management, in particular: public acceptability; dealing with uncertainty; validation and the development of practical robust and agreed tools.

In addition to risk management, sustainable development should be explicitly considered in all remediation decision making for source management.

Early and effective communication with all legitimate stakeholders is recommended to ensure the earliest and widest acceptability of any decisions reached.
 
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