Title: Risk Based Management of Contamination and Protection of the Soil System in Urban Environments 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2005 
Availability: JOINT Reserach Agenda 2005. Downloadable from EUGRIS 
Author 1/Producer: JOINT Project Consortium 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Publisher: UW-Umweltwirtschaft GMBH 
Publisher City: Stuttgart, Germany 
ISBN: 3937750010 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.eugris.info/newsdownloads/JOINT%20Research%20Agen ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 354 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->management&admin
Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
 
Short description: International interest in research, policy and practice related to sustainable management of the soil and water system is increasing, especially due to the implementation of the Water Framework Directive and the development of an EU Thematic Strategy on Soil Protection1. JOINT (Joint Technical Approach for Soil and Groundwater Qual-ity Management) contributed to these European developments with the organisation of 3 workshops dedicated to the JOINT objectives: • Diffusion of current R&D results and connecting existing technical approaches, • Stimulation of co-operation for applied research, • Support of the development of upcoming soil policy. The first workshop held in November 2003 in Orléans, France, focussed on present-ing the progress of soil and groundwater related EU research projects to end-users, service providers, regulators and scientists with the aim of finding solutions on 'how to bring results of EU research quicker and closer to the end-users'. To improve communication, dissemination and bringing the research closer to the market/users the JOINT team contributed to the technical digests of EUGRIS. One explicit aim of the second workshop held in June 2004 in Bonn, Germany, was to inform about activities in the field related to funding opportunities, to illustrate the prioritary topics to be covered by future research activities and to facilitate a discus-sion to be used for partner search to allocate powerful consortia. The third workshop in October 2004 in Vienna, Austria, was organised together with the Thematic Network SCAPE (Soil Conservation and Protection for Europe) to analyse and disseminate the recommendations that have been made by the Technical Working Group Research of the EU Thematic Strategy in order to group the most important, urgent and cost-effective soil research issues as 'priority research areas'. A brochure introducing this research agenda for soil protection in Europe was pre-pared and presented at the Vital Soil EU policy conference in The Hague (November 2004). The research agenda for soil protection in Europe describes general research needs for all soil threats, based on a DPSIR (Driving forces, Pressures, State, Impacts and Responses) approach. The present publication by JOINT gives more specific recommendations for risk based management of contaminations in the soil system, aimed at integrating the management of the soil and groundwater resources. It is fo-cusing on the research needs for the design of adequate resource management responses in the light of changes in land use and climate changes in the European Union. 
Link to Project(s): JOINT Joint Technical Approach for Decontamination of Soil and Groundwater
 
Link to Organisation(s): Umweltbundesamt (UBA)
 
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