Title: Report of the NICOLE / SAGTA Workshop: Sustainable Remediation 3rd March 2008, London, UK 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: International organisation- network or project 
Year: 2008 
Availability: NICOLE Secretariat, TNO, Appeldoorn, Netherlands 
Author 1/Producer: NICOLE / SAGTA 
Other Authors/Producers: Paul Bardos 
Author / Producer Type: Professional / trade / industry associations, institutes or networks 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.nicole.org  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 1.6 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Selection of remediation options
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
 
Short description: Achieving sustainable development has been a long term goal of national policies throughout Europe. For the UK, development of Brownfield sites has been a particular aspect. The possibility and implications of encountering contamination on such land as a result of both current and former land use has in turn been recognised and we have provisions in policy and guidance that acknowledge the need to properly characterise land and, when necessary, deal with contamination as part of development. In the European context, similar priorities apply. Placing this in the wider context of the goal of achieving sustainable development, there is an inevitable need to undertake the individual elements of the development process in ways that will individually contribute to this aspiration. Indeed, there is an ever expanding portfolio of initiatives, regulation, design standards and guidance that seek to underpin the application of such principles throughout the development process of land preparation, infrastructure and building and ongoing management in both UK and within Europe. Undertaking the land remediation components of development with approaches that recognise principles of sustainability therefore forms a significant element of the process. At the same time, these same principles would also be relevant to other circumstances where the undertaking of land remediation is a factor, such as work required to address statutory regulations. The SAGTA / NICOLE Workshop on 3rd March drew together current thinking and approaches, issues of both benefits and costs as well as the perceived gaps and uncertainties that may act as specific challenges to achieving sustainable remediation. Presentations were divided into two themes: defining sustainable remediation and how sustainable development might be better implemented in remediation. Several speakers from NICOLE, SAGTA and English Partnerships provided scene setting viewpoints, with papers from the UK, Austria and Switzerland exploring industry and regulatory in more detail. A series of case studies of decision support approaches and examples of sustainable remediation provided examples of implementation. These two themes of defining and implementing “sustainable remediation” were then explored further in two parallel syndicate sessions to provide conclusions for the meeting. 
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: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 12/06/2008