11th meeting in Durban, South Africa, 9th - 10th October 2013

The 9-10th of October 2013 South Africa hosted the 11th meeting of the International Committee on Contaminated Land. 85 participants, representing 23 different countries, attended the meeting. The list of participants can be found here [pdf].

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

  • Sustainable remediation: An Environmentally Sound approach for Pollution Prevention, Control and Remediation,
  • Public Private Partnerships for site remediation/collaborative clean-up and reuse process,
  • Contaminated Site Remediation, Legal, Technical, Finance and social issues,
  • Encourage community involvement in Site Remediation as core of decision making tool.

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 Durban survey was related to legal frameworks for soil/site contamination management. The national and regional answers and the synthesis presentation are now available here.

The ICCL meeting was followed by an open workshop on innovative technologies for the remedation of contaminated sites attended by about 60 professionals and regulators.

Agenda Navigation:
Opening Wednesday 9th
Session A: Sustainable remediation: An Environmentally Sound approach for Pollution Prevention, Control and Remediation
Session B: Public Private Partnerships for site remediation/collaborative clean-up and reuse process,
Morning plenary session, Thursday 10th
Session C: Contaminated Site Remediation, Legal, Technical, Finance and social issues,
Session D: Encourage community involvement in Site Remediation as core of decision making tool
Afternoon plenary session

Related Documents:
Annex 1: Agenda ICCL Meeting
Annex 2: Field trip description
Annex 3: List of Participants of the ICCL-Meeting
Annex 4: Survey Questions

DAY 1 - October 9th
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Opening Plenary Session, ROOM: GREAT ILANGA
9:00 – 9:20 Overview of land remedation and current south african priorities on land remedation
Mr Tshepo Moremi, Acting Deputy Director General
9:20 – 10:10 Keynote address
Mrs Y.E Bacus, Head of Department of Agriculture and Environmental Affairs, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
10:10 – 10:30 Overview of and History of the international comittee on contaminated land (ICCL)
H. Kasamas / D. Darmendrail [ pdf ]
Coffee break
10:30 – 10:50
CONCURRENT BREAK OUT SESSION
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Session A: Sustainable remediation: An Environmentally Sound approach for Pollution Prevention, Control and Remediation - ROOM: SUITE 2
10:50 Introductions and Overview of Presentations
11:00 – 11:30 A1: Sustainable remediation: elements for evolution of policy frameworks towards a fourth generation of legislation
G. Döberl, Umweltbundesamt, Austria [ pdf ]
11:30 – 12:00 A2: NICOLE Experiences with sustainable land management
Anja Sinke, NICOLE, European Union [ pdf ]
12:00 – 12:30 A3: Incorporating sustainability into assessment and remediation of contaminated sites in Finland
J. Reinikainen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, Finland [ pdf ]
12:30 – 13:00 Questions and Answers
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 14:30 A4: Soil pollution management in France over the 20 past years
E. Favrie and T. Léger, Ministry of ecology, sustainable development and energy, France [ pdf ]
14:30 – 15:00 A5: Australia - developments in contaminated site assessment and sustainable remediation
M. Bolton, EPA Victoria / P. Nadebaum, GHD Pty Ltd, Australia [ pdf ]
15:00 – 15:30 A6: Developing a Sustainable Remediation Framework to Enable Brownfield Regeneration in China
M. Chen, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China [ pdf ]
15:30 – 16:00 Questions and Answers
Session B: Public Private Partnerships for site remediation/ collaborative clean-up and reuse process - ROOM: SUITE 3
10:50 Introductions and Overview of Presentations
11:00 – 11:30 B1: Partnering with Private Industry to help reduce Liability
L. Spagnuolo, Northern Contaminated Sites Program Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Government of Canada [ pdf ]
11:30 – 12:00 B2: Remediation of contaminated Land: SA Legal Perspective
Mpho Tshitangoni, Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa [ pdf ]
12:00 – 12:30 B3: Liability in contaminated site management - Norwegian practices
K. Martinsen, Nowegian Environment Agency, Norway
[ pdf ]
12:30 – 13:00 Questions and Answers
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 14:30 B4: Public - Private Parnterships - Lessons from remediation in England's coalfields
P. Nathanail, University of Nottingham, England [ pdf ]
14:30 – 15:00 B5: Remediation of Contaminated Land in Africa
M. Moffat, Africa Institute [ pdf ]
15:00 – 15:30 B6: Progress in collaboration to develop a shared knowledge agenda on soil and water
M. De Cleen, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Netherlands [ pdf ]
Watch here the Terra movie with several subtitles:
Terra movie, english subtitles
Terra movie, chinese subtitles
Terra movie, german subtitles
Terra movie, dutch subtitles
15:30 – 16:00 Questions and Answers
Coffee break
16:00 – 16:30
CONCURRENT BREAK OUT SESSION
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DISCUSSIONS ON SESSIONS A AND B
16:30 – 17:30 Discussion on Session A
16:30 – 17:30 Discussion on Session B
Group Photo, Field Trip to remediated site : the ISLAND VIEW SITE
17:00 – 20:00
Break/ 20th Celebration of ICCL/ Gala Dinner
20:00 – 22:30
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DAY 2 - October 10th
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Morning Plenary Session - ROOM: GREAT ILANGA
8:30 – 8:40 Introduction
8:40 – 9:10 Common Challenges in the development of contaminated land policies: results of the ICCL 2013 survey
D. Darmendrail (Common Forum / ICCL) [ pdf ]
9:10 – 9:30 Summary reports on Sessions A and B - Moderators
Coffee break
9:30 – 9:40
CONCURRENT BREAK OUT SESSIONS
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Session C: Contaminated Site Remediation, Legal, Technical, Finance and social issues - ROOM: SUITE 2
9:40 Introductions and Overview of Presentations
9:40 – 10:10 C1: Regulation on soil protection in Viet Nam Land Law
N. Van Chien, Department for Land Administration, Ministry of Natural resources and Environment Vięt Nam [ pdf ]
10:10 – 10:40 C2: Soil Environmental Standards / soil screening values in China
G. Wang - Y. Shan, Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences, Ministry of Environmental Protection, China
[ pdf ]
10:40 – 11:10 C3: Evolution of the guideline values in the United Kingdom)
M. Carrington, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), United Kingdom [ pdf ]
11:30 – 12:00 C4: Management of Contaminated sites in Slovakia
Z. Greifova, Ministry of Environment, Slovak Republic
[ pdf ]
12:00 – 12:30 C5: Establishing a preliminary assessment methodology for identifying area vulnerable to soil pollution
S. Hwang, Korea Environment Institute / Y.Y. Chang, Kwangwoon University, South Korea [ pdf ]
12:30 – 13:00 C6: 15 years of implementation of the Swiss ordinance on contaminated sites management
C. Wermeille, BAFU, Switzerland [ pdf ]
13:00 – 13:05 Questions and Answers
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Session D: Encourage community involvement in Site Remediation as core of decision making tool - ROOM: SUITE 3
9:40 Introductions and Overview of Presentations
9:40 – 10:10 D1: Different German approaches and programs of funding on different levels beside the polluter responsibility
J. Frauenstein, Umweltbundesamt, Germany [ pdf ]
10:10 – 10:40 D2: Working together with problem owners and local governments in Flanders
M. Cardon, OVAM, Flanders, Belgium [ pdf ]
10:40 – 11:10 D3: Revitalization and Re-use of Contaminated Sites in Urban Areas: Examples from Mexico
W. Schmidt, Programa Ambiental Urbano e Industrial, GIZ, Mexico [ pdf ]
11:30 – 12:00 D4: A vision of land planning of the use of the subsurface in the Netherlands
C. Molenaar, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Netherlands [ pdf ]
12:00 – 12:30 D5: Austrian Funding program to encourage voluntary remediation activities
H. Kasamas, Environment Ministry, Austria [ pdf ]
12:30 – 13:00 D6: Update on the Sensitive Sites Priority Programme: from early community involvement to dissemination of results
T. Leger, Ministry of ecology, sustainable development and energy, France [ pdf ]
13:00 – 13:05 Questions and Answers
Lunch break
13:05 – 14:15
Afternoon Plenary Session - ROOM: GREAT ILANGA
15:30 – 15:50 Summary report on sessions C and D
15:50 – 17:15 ROUND TABLE on Developing countries needs for contaminated land management
Participants: Country representatives (SA, Vietnam, Mexico), German / French Ministry, UNIDO
Moderator: D. Darmendrail
Closing Plenary/ Wrap up - ROOM: GREAT ILANGA
17:15 – 17:30 Closing Remarks
Introduction to the 2015 ICCL Meeting
Open House for innovative approaches to contaminated site remediation and reuse workshop exhibit and poster session area
Mpho Tshitangoni, Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa
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