13th meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, 3rd - 4th October 2017

The 3-4th of October 2017 Denmark hosted the 13th meeting of the International Committee on Contaminated Land. More than 60 participants, representing about 30 different countries and organisations, attended the meeting. The list of participants can be found here [xlsx].

The meeting consisted of presentations and discussions focusing on issues such as:

  • Contaminated Site Remediation / Legal, Technical, Finance and social issues,
  • Water resources pollution management.

All the presentations of the meeting can be downloaded using the links on the programme below or as .zip-file (all sildes in one package). ICCL meeting presentations represent the views of the individual speakers only and are presented solely for ICCL discussion purposes.

The Copenhagen survey was related to Contaminated Sites and Groundwater Management. The synthesis presentation is now available here.

The ICCL meeting was followed by the Joint ICCL - NICOLE conference about Groundwater Management on Contaminated Sites. Click here to get an overview about this conference.

Agenda Navigation:
Opening Tuesday 3rd
Session A: Contaminated Site Remediation / Legal, Technical, Finance and social issues
Session B: Water resources pollution management
Morning plenary session, Wednesday 4th
Session A: Contaminated Site Remediation, Legal, Technical, Finance and social issues,
Sessions B and C: Water resources pollution management / Emerging Contaminants
Afternoon plenary session

Related Documents:
Annex 1: Agenda ICCL Meeting 2017
Annex 2: List of Participants
Annex 3: Survey Questions

DAY 1 - October 3rd
Opening Plenary Session
13:30 – 15:30 Welcome to country
Adam Wolff
14:00 – 14:20 Overview of land remediation in Denmark
Niels Bukholt, Danish EPA [ pdf ]
14:20 – 15:00 Key note speechs:
Water as a unique source to be protected
Christian ANDERSEN, Danish Regions [ pdf ]
National network of test sites
Hasse MILTER, Geologist, Zealand Region [ pdf ]
15:00 – 15:20 Overview of and history of the international committee on contaminated land (ICCL)
D. Darmendrail / D. Müller-Grabherr [ pdf ]
15:20 – 15:30 ICCL meeting: Agenda and rules
Coffee break
15:30 – 16:00
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Thematic Session
Session A: Contaminated Site Remediation / Legal, Technical, Finance and social issues
16:00 Introduction and overview of presentations
Andreas Bieber
16:05 – 16:35 A1: The National programs on oil-contaminated and mining sites in Peru
Sheila Verónica Zacarías Ríos (Peru, supported by the German Ministry for the Environment (BMUB)) [ pdf ]
16:35 – 17:05 A2: Investigation of potentially contaminated industrial sites in Republic of Serbia
Dragana Vidojevic & Alexsandra Siljic Tomic (Serbia) [ pdf ]
17:05 – 17:35 A3: Abandoned Mine Remediation in Canada & Arctic
Joanna Ankersmit (Canada) [ pdf ]
17:35 – 18:00 Questions and Answers
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Session B: Water resources pollution management
16:00 Introduction and overview of presentations by moderator
Christian Andersen
16:05 – 16:35 B1: Policy of contaminated groundwater in NL
Co Molenaar (Netherlands) [ pdf ]
16:35 – 17:05 B2: Use of Groundwater Prohibition Areas & other tools
Rebecca Hughes (Australia / South Australia) [ pdf ]
17:05 – 17:35 B3: Mega sites in Europe: the magnitude of the problem: the Example of HCH-waste from the Lindane Production
John Vijgen (IHPA, Denmark) [ pdf ]
17:35 – 18:00 Questions and Answers
ICCL 2017 Dinner - Welcome drink and Dinner Buffet
18:30 – 22:30
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DAY 2 - October 4th
Morning Plenary Session
8:30 – 9:40 Introduction
8:30 – 8:40 Results of the ICCL 2017 survey
Dietmar Müller-Grabherr, Austria [ pdf ]
8:40 – 9:10 Summary reports on Sessions A and B - Moderators
Coffee break
9:10 – 9:30
Concurrent break out sessions
Session A: Contaminated Site Remediation / Legal, Technical, Finance and social issues
Introductions and Overview of Presentations
Joanna Ankersmit, Canada
9:40 – 10:10 A4: Contaminated Sites Management in Latin America
Achim Constantin (Peruian Ministry of Environment / ReLASC) [ pdf ]
10:10 – 10:40 A5: Contaminated site management in South Korea
Sang-Il Hwang (South Korea) [ pdf 1 ]
Jung-Auk Park (South Korea) [ pdf 2 ]
Coffee break
11:00 – 11:30 A6: Experiences from the remediation of 1000 sites
Christiane Wermeille (Switzerland) [ pdf ]
11:30 – 12:00 A7: Status of local soil contamination in Europe
Ana Paya Perez (EC Joint Research Center) [ pdf ]
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
Introductions and Overview of Presentations
Rebecca Hughes, Australia
13:00 – 13:30 A8: Soil services, groundwater resources and SDGs
Margot de Cleen (Netherlands) [ pdf ]
13:30 – 14:00 A9: The new international standard on sustainable remediation
Paul Nathanail (CABERNET) [ pdf ]
14:00 – 14:15 Questions and Answers
14:15 – 15:15 Discussion on session C
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Session B: Water resources pollution management Or Session C: Emerging Contaminants
Introductions and Overview of Presentations
Paul Nathanail
9:40 – 10:10 B4: Industrial challenges on emerging contaminants and/or GW management on contaminated sites
Lucia Buvé (NICOLE) [ pdf ]
10:10 – 10:40 C1: Enhancement knowledge in Mercury, fate and transport for improved management of Hg Soil contamination
Valerie Guerin (France)
More information on SNOWMAN Project:
Project Website
Risk-Assement [ pdf ]
Characterisation [ pdf ]
Literature review [ pdf ]
Model and sensitivity [ pdf ]
Remediation [ pdf ]
Thermodynamic-database [ pdf ]
Coffee break
11:00 – 11:30 C2: Australia's Regulatory Journey: Cross jurisdictional collaboration towards nationally consistent approaches to environmental regulation of PFAS
Anne Northway (Australia, Victoria) [ pdf ]
11:30 – 12:00 C3: The Flemish policy on contaminants of emerging concern - the example of 1,4-dioxane
Eddy Van Dyck & Johan Ceenaeme (Belgium / Flanders) [ pdf ]
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
Introductions and Overview of Presentations
Joerg Frauenstein (Germany) [ pdf ]
13:00 – 13:30 C4: Emerging contaminants in Norway
Kine Martinsen (Norway) [ pdf ]
13:30 – 14:00 C5: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Contaminated Site Management
Carlos Pachon (US) [ pdf ]
14:00 – 14:15 Questions and Answers
14:15 – 15:15 Discussion on session A
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Afternoon Plenary Session
15:30 – 15:50 Summary report on sessions A, B and C
15:50 – 17:15 ROUND TABLE on Appropriate Approaches for dealing with groundwater pollution on contaminated land
Speakers:
Joerg Frauenstein (Germany) [ pdf ]
Sang-il Hwang (South Korea) [ pdf ]
Anne Northway (Australia) [ pdf ]
Ana Maria Ocampo (Colombia, supported by the German Ministry for the Environment (BMUB)) [ pdf ]
Closing Plenary / Wrap up
17:00 – 17:30 Perspectives/outlook to the future: Dietmar Müller-Grabherr
Introduction to the 2019 ICCL Meeting
Closing Remarks by Eddy van Dyck and Dominique Darmendrail
18:30 – 21:30 Joint ICCL - NICOLE Conference Get Together Including bus transport from Danish Regions to Ramboll and from Ramboll to City Center at the end
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