12th meeting in Melbourne, Australia, 10th - 11th September 2015

The 10-11th of September 2015 Australia hosted the 12th meeting of the International Committee on Contaminated Land. 42 participants, representing more than 30 different countries and orghanisations, attended the meeting. The list of participants can be found here [pdf].

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

  • Evolution of policy and approaches to contaminated land remediation and management,
  • Common ground for sustainable remediation.

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 Melbourne survey was related to collaborative regeneration of land and brownfield redevelopment. The national and regional answers and the synthesis presentation are now available here.

The ICCL meeting was followed by the CleanUp Conference 2015 containing several sessions to present the results of the ICCL meeting 2015. Click here to get an overview about the ICCL sessions at CleanUp 2015.

Agenda Navigation:
Opening Thursday 10th
Session A: Contaminated Site Remediation / Legal, Technical, Finance and social issues
Session B: Common ground for Sustainable Remediation
Morning plenary session, Friday 11th
Session A: Contaminated Site Remediation, Legal, Technical, Finance and social issues,
Session C: Emerging Contaminants
Session D: Collaborative Regeneration of Land
Afternoon plenary session

Related Documents:
Annex 1: Agenda ICCL Meeting
Annex 2: Boat trip: Plan and descriptions
Annex 3: Boat trip: Historical aerial photos and maps of Melbourne
Annex 4: List of Participants
Annex 5: Survey Questions

DAY 1 - September 10th
Opening Plenary Session
8:30 – 9:00 Welcome to country
Mitzi Bolton
9:00 – 9:30 Opening address and overview of land remediation in Australia
Chris Webb, Victoria EPA [ pdf ]
9:30 – 10:00 Key note speech - Overview of the international evolution of policy and approaches to contaminated land remediation and management
D. Darmendrail [ pdf ]
10:00 – 10:20 Overview of and history of the international committee on contaminated land (ICCL)
H. Kasamas / D. Darmendrail [ pdf ]
10:20 – 10:30 ICCL meeting: Agenda and rules
Coffee break
10:30 – 11:00
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CONCURRENT BREAK OUT SESSION
Session A: Contaminated Site Remediation / Legal, Technical, Finance and social issues
10:00 Introductions and Overview of Presentations
M. de Cleen, Netherlands
11:05 – 11:35 A1: Korean Soil Environment Conservation Policy and Registry of contaminated land
J.A. Park, Korea [ pdf ]
11:35 – 12:05 A2: the Contaminated Sites Policy: financial issues
H. Kasamas, Austria [ pdf ]
12:05 – 12:35 A3: The Soil Remediation Policy in Flanders (Belgium)
E. Van Dyck, Belgium [ pptx ]
12:35 – 13:00 Questions and Answers
Lunch break
13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 14:30 Introduction and overview of the presentations by moderator
J. Reinikainen, Finland
14:00 – 14:30 A4: How France deals with environmental impacts of former mining sites
E. Favrie, France [ pdf ]
14:30 – 15:00 A5: the Final Countdown: Successful remediation policies leads to the end of the Dutch Soil Protection Act
C. Molenaar & M. de Cleen, Netherlands [ pdf ]
15:00 – 15:30 A6: UK policy approach to contaminated land
P. Nathanail, United KIngdom [ pdf ]
15:30 – 16:00 Questions and Answers
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Session B: Common ground for Sustainable Remediation
Introduction and overview of presentations
M. Chen, China
11:05 – 11:35 B1: Remediation requirements under the EU Industrial Emissions Directive
J. Frauenstein, Germany [ pdf ]
11:35 – 12:05 B2: Sustainability in decision-making - challenges in the application of risk-based quality standards
J. Reinikainen, Finland [ pdf ]
12:05 – 12:35 B3: Sustainability in remediation - coping with changes and unforeseen impacts
M. Wepner-Banko, Austria [ pdf ]
12:35 – 13:00 Questions and Answers
Lunch break
13:00 – 14:00
Introduction and overview of the presentations by moderator
M. Tshitangoni, South Africa
14:00 – 14:30 B4: Assessment of suitable remediation measure in CH
C. Wermeille, Switzerland [ pdf ]
14:30 – 15:00 B5: Integrating Innovations in the Superfund Program
J. Heimerman, United States [ pdf ]
15:00 – 15:30 B6: the development of sustainable remediation in Australia
G. Smith, Australia [ pdf ]
15:30 – 16:00 Questions and Answers
Coffee break
16:00 – 16:30
DISCUSSIONS ON SESSIONS A AND B
16:30 – 17:30 Discussion on Sessions A and B
Boat trip watching contaminated sites in Melbourne, folowed by Dinner
18:00 – 22:30
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DAY 2 - September 11th
Morning Plenary Session
8:30 – 8:40 Introduction
8:40 – 9:10 Collaborative Regeneration of Land / Brownfield Redevelopment: Results of the ICCL 2015 survey
Joerg Frauenstein, Germany, and Peter Nadebaum, Australia
[ pdf ]
9:10 – 9:30 Summary reports on Sessions A and B
Coffee break
9:30 – 9:40
CONCURRENT BREAK OUT SESSIONS
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Session A: Contaminated Site Remediation / Legal, Technical, Finance and social issues
Introductions and Overview of Presentations
A. Ryan, Australia
9:40 – 10:10 A7: Management of regional contaminated sites in China
G. Guo, China [ pdf ]
10:10 – 10:40 A8: Remediation projects in New Zealand
B. Croucher, New Zealand [ pdf ]
10:40 – 11:10 A9: Remediation in the Antarctic and SubAntarctic
D. Terry, Australia
11:10 – 11:15 Questions and Answers
Coffee break
11:15 – 11:30
Session A: Contaminated Site Remediation / Legal, Technical, Finance and social issues
Introductions and Overview of Presentations
C. Molenaar, Netherlands
11:30 – 12:00 A10: To what extent should communities participate in Contaminated land management
M. Tshitangoni, South Africa [ pdf ]
12:00 – 12:30 A11: The Federal role on Mine Closure and Reclamation in Canada
A. Therriault, Canada [ pdf ]
12:30 – 13:00 A12: The role of financial instruments and regulatory frameworks in ensuring the polluter pays
N.Johnston, N. Akhund, B. Ruse, Australia [ pdf ]
13:00 – 13:05 Questions and Answers
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Session C: Emerging Contaminants
Introductions and Overview of Presentations
R. Naidu, Australia
9:40 – 10:10 C1: Inventory in EU-networks of industry and government of Emerging contaminants gaps
C. Molenaar, Netherlands / E. Van Dyck, Belgium [ pdf ]
10:10 – 10:40 C2: Emerging contaminants (eg PFCs, dioxanes, fire retardants), and Emerging issues
B. Kennedy, Australia [ pdf ]
10:40 – 11:10 C3: Guideline on managing PFOs at Australian airports
G. Farr & P. Nadebaum, Australia [ pdf ]
11:10 – 11:15 Questions and Answers
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Coffee break
11:15 – 11:30
Session D: Collaborative Regeneration of Land
Introduction and overview of the presentations
R. Hughes, Australia
11:30 – 12:00 D1: Knowledge creation, transfer & adoption
P. Nathanail, CABERNET, United Kingdom [ pdf ]
12:00 – 12:30 D2: Towards a 4D spatial plan for soil and subsurface
M. De Cleen, Netherlands [ pdf ]
12:30 – 13:00 D3: Technology Update for Chinese Brownfield Market
M. Chen, China [ pdf ]
13:00 – 13:05 Questions and Answers
Lunch break
13:05 – 14:15
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DISCUSSIONS ON SESSIONS C AND D
14:15 – 15:15 Discussion on Sessions C and D
Afternoon Plenary Session
15:30 – 15:50 Summary report on sessions A, C and D
15:50 – 17:15 ROUND TABLE on Appropriate Approaches for dealing with legacy contaminated land
Participants: 1 representative per continent for a short introduction on the situation in their country / continent and highlights on the key issues related to legacy contaminated land management
Moderators: D. Darmendrail / N. Johnston
Closing Plenary / Wrap up
17:15 – 17:30 Closing Remarks
Ravi Naidu, CRC CARE / Peter Nadebaum, ALGA [ pdf ]
Introduction to the 2017 ICCL Meeting in Denmark
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