Funding Organisation: (Alphabetical order; participation of organisations changes per project funded.) ADEME (France), BMBF/PTJ-Projekttraeger Juelich (Germany), Environment Agency (UK), Lebensministerium (Austria), Naturvardsverket (Sweden), OVAM (Flanders/Belgium), SKB (NL)
Country of origin: European Union
What type of research is funded? Applied, Basic
Projects based on defined research needs (programme driven) or an open call (demand driven)? Demand Driven
Total budget:  0.7 Million EUROs
Funding rate by programme:  10-100%
Programme start year: 2006
Duration of programme: on going
Programme open for funding of international participation:  Yes
Programme has ongoing or terminated international projects:  No
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Soil and groundwater processes overview
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Groundwater processes overview
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Soil-->Soil Overview
1. Principles of Sustainable Management of Soil and Groundwater Pollution,      
2. Soil System Processes,      
3. Tools for Sustainable Management of Soil and Groundwater Pollution, and      
4. Application of Science &Technology 
Long Description: 
1. Principles of Sustainable Management of Soil and Groundwater Pollution     
This topic aims to achieve a better understanding of the meaning of Sustainable Management of Soil and Groundwater Pollution in practice based on a review 
of (mainly) SNOWMAN-countries experiences. The topic will deliver guidance for regulators across Europe for the development and implementation of Sustainable
Management of Soil and Groundwater Pollution. Based on the review the research needs from a stakeholder perspective will be identified. 2. Soil System Processes This topic is focused upon soil processes over larger areas and lower concentrations. It should reflect the state of knowledge about the functioning of the
soil as a system and the relationship between soil quality and land use. Of particular interest is consideration of the resilience of soils, the attenuation
of contaminants in space and time, and the impacts of the attenuation processes on soil functions and microbial diversity. The topic delivers a judgement of
the existing knowledge and necessary developments from a scientific perspective. 3. Tools for Sustainable Management of Soil and Groundwater Pollution In many countries tools have been developed for Sustainable Management of Soil and Groundwater Pollution. In this field of work, there is an opportunity
to build on the existing experience by developing and promoting the use of harmonised decision support tools which support sustainable approaches.The topic
focus is the exchange of know how and the development and harmonization of tools for the management of contaminated land. The topic will deliver suggestions
for the harmonization of the scientific basis of these tools and recommendations of the promotion of their use. 4. Application of Science & Technology This area is dedicated to the application of scientific knowledge and contaminated land technologies, related to sustainability. What new technologies
are available for contaminated soil and groundwater treatment? How sustainable are each of these new technologies? Are there new technologies or approaches
in the scientific literature which have the potential for greater sustainability than those presently available? The topic will deliver guidance for identification
of innovative approaches to brownfield development.
- All Partners are eligible for funding by the relevant research funder     
- Proposal contains at least two independent legal entities from at least two SNOWMAN countries     
- Partners from non-SNOWMAN countries have financial support (evidence must be provided).     
- Application form has been completed correctly. All necessary Annexes are included.     
- Application submitted in compliance with published deadlines     
- Declarations are complete and signed by suitably authorised persons 
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Projects Supported by this Programme:

IOPSIM (Im)mobilization of organic pollutants by soil constituents in the soil/groundwater system - Strategies for innovative management

ENACT Extending the Monitored Natural Attenuation Toolbox for Chlorinated Solvents

MUSA Integrating Multiple Scale Impact Assessment on Ecosystems for Contaminated Land Management

PERSPEC Perspectives on mobilisation of prioritised contaminants in soil

SUMATECS Sustainable management of trace element contaminated soils - Development of a decision tool system and its evaluation
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