Title: NICOLE Meeting Report on The Impact of EU Directives on the Management of Contaminated Land. 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2005 
Availability: 1 and 2 December 2005. Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy 
Author 1/Producer: NICOLE 
Other Authors/Producers: Paul Bardos 
Author / Producer Type: Professional / trade / industry associations, institutes or networks 
Publisher: NICOLE 
Publisher City: NICOLE Secretariat, TNO, 7300 AH Apeldoorn, The Netherlands 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.nicole.org  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 1.5 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Recycling/reuse
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
 
Short description: Over the last few years several EU policy developments, including new and revised Directives, have been initiated, which could potentially have a significant impact on contaminated land management in the future. The “Van de Walle-case” is an example of how Directives can influence dramatically the way that contaminated land is dealt with. NICOLE members have highlighted the importance of being informed and being able to contribute to these developments for their organisations. As a consequence this workshop was initiated with the following objectives • to inform and explain to the participants of the workshop what a range of existing and proposed EC Directives might mean to the management of contaminated land • To create an opportunity for dialogue between stakeholders and regulators. 
Long description: Invited papers outlined the Liability Directive, the Groundwater Daughter Directive, the Waste Framework Directive and the Soil Framework Directive. The findings of a NICOLE project reviewing the impact of soil and waste legislation on contaminated land and groundwater managed highlighted a number of differences between national implementations of EC Directives. The findings of a NICOLE project on monitored natural attenuation (MNA) identified both ongoing value in the MNA approach, and also inconsistencies between its regulation in different Member States. Three industrial case studies illustrated inconsistencies, gaps and overlaps across the various EC policy areas. The workshop also included a set of papers from members of the Common Forum reviewing impacts of EC soil policy on national contaminated land policies. The Common Forum a parallel network to NICOLE, primarily drawn from members of national agencies and government departments involved with contaminated soil and water issues. Discussions in the workshop were concentrated in three parallel sessions where syndicate groups considered the Groundwater Daughter Directive, the Soil Framework Directive and the Waste Framework Directive. Each discussion focussed on identifying key points of interest for NICOLE and suggestions for further NICOLE action. 
Link to Project(s): NICOLE Network for Industrially Contaminated Land In Europe
 
Link to Organisation(s): NICOLE Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe
 
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NICOLE Meeting Report on The Impact of EU Directives on the Management of Contaminated Land.
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 20/04/2008