8th meeting of the International Committee on Contaminated Land, Stockholm September 10 11, 2007

The 10-11th of September 2007 the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency arranged the 8th meeting of the International Committee on Contaminated Land (formerly the Ad Hoc International Working Group on Contaminated Land). The ICCL meeting was held at the Scandic Hasselbacken, Skansen, in the central parts of Stockholm City. A total of 55 participants attended the meeting, representing 26 different countries.

The meeting consisted of presentations and discussions focusing on issues such as risk assessment and risk communication, quality management, strategies for soil protection, securing remediation and costs and keeping track of information on contamination. An international overview of the practices on contaminated sites was also heard by several interesting presentations from almost every continent.

All the presentations of the meeting can be downloaded using the links on the programme below. It was agreed between the participants of the meeting that separate paper copies of the presentations will not be delivered.

As a co-organizer of the meeting Finland took temporarily over the ICCL secretarial post of the ICCL group. The post of the secretary on the Stockholm meeting was all at once truly enjoyable, but yet very undemanding thanks to our wonderful Swedish hosts.

Being the secretary country means that Finland will host the 9th ICCL meeting in Helsinki year 2009. The post of the secretary for the next ICCL meeting will be taken by Common Forum on Contaminated land in the European Union (the network of contaminated land in EU member states and EFTA countries).

We are now looking for the next host country for the 10th ICCL meeting (tentatively in year 2011). If you wish to join the group of organizers of the ICCL meetings, please contact to Mrs Anna-Maija anna-maija.pajukallio@ymparisto.fi  or Mr Jussi Reinikainen jussi.reinikainen@ymparisto.fi.

With this foreword we would like to thank all the participants of the past Stockholm meeting for accomplishing a great forum for the change of information and learning, and would also like to welcome you all to Helsinki to participate in the 9th ICCL meeting in year 2009.

Yours Sincerely,

Anna-Maija Pajukallio, the Finnish Ministry of the Environment
Jussi Reinikainen, Finnish Environment Institute

Session A: International overview of the practices on contaminated sites
Session B: Risk assessment and risk communication
Session C: Quality management
Session D: Strategies for soil protection and contaminated land
Session E: How to secure remediation and costs
Session F: How to keep track of information on contamination
Session G: View for the future and summary of the meeting

Annex 1: Agenda
Annex 2: Results of the questionnaire
Annex 3: List of participants

 

AGENDA
Venue: Scandic Hasselbacken, Djurgården, Stockholm City

SEPTEMBER 11
09.15 Registration
10.00 – 10.30 Opening of the meeting
Intro Nina Cromnier.pdf Welcoming by Sweden
Nina Cromnier, the Swedish Ministry of Environment
Intro Kasamas ICCL Stockholm.pdf
Austrias Contaminated Sites Management.pdf
The ICCL-meeting and its purpose
Harald Kasamas, BMLFUW, Austria
  Introduction and practical information
Yvonne Österlund, the Swedish EPA
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10.30 – 12.15

International overview of the practices oncontaminated sites - Session A

Session A Victor Dries.pdf Belgium/Europe
Victor Dries, OVAM, Belgium (Flanders)
Session A Hiroaki Sato.pdf Japan
Hiroaki Sato, Ministry of the Environment
Session A Michel Beaulieu.pdf Canada
Michel Beaulieu, Ministry of Environment
Session A Aarti Brijlall.pdf South Africa
Aarti Brijlall, Dept. of Environmental Affairs & Tourism
Session A Bruce Means.pdf USA
Bruce Means, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Session A Jing Xin.pdf
Session A Qiong Ding.pdf
China
Jing Xin and Qiong Ding, State Environmental Protection Administration
Session A Nicolae Heredea.pdf Romania
Nicolae Heredea, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
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13.30 – 15.00

Risk assessment and risk communication –
Session B

Session B Frank Swartjes.pdf Aspects on risk assessment from an European research project –HERACLES
Frank Swartjes, RIVM, The Netherlands
Session B Celia Jones.pdf Methods for and aspects of ecological risk assessment
Celia Jones, Kemakta Konsult, Sweden
Session B Lars Erik Warg.pdf Risk communication
Lars-Erik Warg, University Hospital in Örebro, Sweden
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15.30 – 16.45 Quality management - Session C
  Introduction
Joop Vegter, Common Forum
Session C Arthur de Groof.pdf
Session C Arthur de Groof and Erik Ruwiel.pdf
Experience of quality management/control in the Netherlands
Arthur de Groof, The Netherlands

Session C Anja Sinke.pdf
Session C Andrew Petsonk.pdf

Discussion and short statements by representatives from the European expert network CABERNET (Concerted Action on Brownfield and Economic Regeneration Network), the Industry Subgroup of the forum NICOLE (Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe) and a consultant.
Paul Nathanail, CABERNET
Anja Sinke, NICOLE
Andrew Petsonk, WSP Environmental
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16.45 – 17.00 Introduction to the field visit to Beckholmen
Field visit Beckholmen.pdf
Projektblad_Beckholmen.pdf
Andrew Petsonk, WSP Environmental, Sweden
   
17.00 – 18.30 Field visit to Beckholmen
  Guided by Andrew Petsonk, WSP Environmental, Sweden
   
18.30 – 21.00 Boat trip and dinner hosted by Sweden
   
   
SEPTEMBER 12
   
09.00 – 10.00

Strategies for soil protection and contaminated land – Session D

Session D Niek de Wit.pdf EU thematic strategy on soil protection
Niek de Wit, EU Comission

Session D Rob Fowler.pdf
Session D Rob Fowler Paper.pdf
Site Contamination Law and Policy in Europe, North America and Australia – Trends and Challenges
Rob Fowler, University of South Australia
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11.00 – 12.30 How to secure remediation and costs – Session E
Session E and F Sofie Hermansson.pdf Introduction and questionnaire feedback
Sofie Hermansson, the Swedish Geotechnical Institute, Sweden
Session E Michel Beaulieu.pdf The ClimatSol program and the Canadian policy for accounting for costs and liabilities related to contaminated sites
Michel Beaulieu, Ministère du Développement durable, Canada
Session E Eddy van Dyck.pdf The Flemish system of soil remediation experts
Eddy van Dyck, OVAM (Public Waste Agency of Flanders), Belgium
Session E Victor Dries.pdf How to secure remediation using financial securities in connection with real estate transactions
Victor Dries, OVAM, Belgium
Session E Laura D'Aprile.pdf Remediation strategies and costs for remediation
Laura D´Aprile, APAT, Italy
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14.00 – 15.30

How to keep track of information on contamination
– Session F

Session E and F Sofie Hermansson.pdf Introduction and questionnaire feedback
Sofie Hermansson, the Swedish Geotechnical Institute, Sweden
Session F Jörg Frauenstein.pdf European Information Portal, EUGRIS
Jörg Frauenstein, Umweltbundesamt, Germany
Session F Anna-Maija Pajukallio.pdf
Info Soildatabase Finland.pdf
The Finnish database for contaminated sites
Anna-Maija Pajukallio, Ministry of the Environment, Finland
Session F Bruce Means.pdf Use of Geospacial Mapping to Organize and Access Contamined Site Information in the US
Bruce Means, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA
Session F Margot Meijer.pdf
Session F Margot Meijer Wkpb.pdf
Use of real estate register and presentation of information on the web
Margot Meijer, Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment, the Netherlands
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15.30 – 16.30

View for the future and summary of the meeting
– Session G

Session G Bernhard Kaar.pdf SNOWMAN research programme
Bernhard Kaar, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Austria
Session G Joop Vegter.pdf Short presentation of the Common Forum Joop Vegter, Common Forum
Welcoming_Finland.pdf Time for short announcements
About the next ICCL meeting
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