Title: COMMON FORUM and NICOLE Common Position Paper on Innovative technologies 
Resource Type: document --> policy documents 
Country: International organisation- network or project 
Year: 2009 
Availability: December 1 2009 
Author 1/Producer: NICOLE 
Other Authors/Producers: COMMON FORUM 
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 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Ex situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->MNA
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Passive and hydraulicContainment
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Permeable reactive barriers
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Selection of remediation options
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Strategies
 
Short description: There are potentially millions of sites in the EU where land contamination could pose a risk to water resources, ecosystems, and/or human health. As a result over € 2,000 million is believed to be spent annually on site characterisation, risk management and remediation. Stakeholders are facing new challenges: the discovery of new sites or new types of pollution and an increased demand for land that is suitable for use. Without cost-effective and sustainable management of the land the environmental impact and the cost will only increase further. This paper proposes concrete actions to help turn this trend around, supporting both the European economy as well as common European efforts towards a better environment. 
Link to Project(s): NICOLE Network for Industrially Contaminated Land In Europe
 
Link to Organisation(s): NICOLE Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe
 
Link to News Items(s):   COMMON FORUM and NICOLE Common Position Paper on Innovative technologies
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 18/12/2009