13th meeting of the International Committee on Contaminated Land (ICCL) 3rd - 4th October 2017 - Copenhagen, Denmark

The Danish Regions are privileged to invite you to the 13th meeting of the International Committee on Contaminated Land (ICCL) to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Date, Venue and Location

The 13th ICCL meeting will be held Tuesday 3 October (afternoon) and Wednesday 4 October 2017 at the Danish Regions, Dampfaergevej 22, 2100 Copenhagen O.

Please note that the ICCL meeting will be held Back to back other events as shown in the following layout:

Monday 2 October Tuesday 3 October Wednesday 4 October Thursday 5 October Friday 6 October
Morning Common Forum ICCL Meeting Joint Event ICCL / NICOLE Joint Event ICCL / NICOLE
Afternoon ICCL Meeting ICCL Meeting Joint Event ICCL / NICOLE Field Trip
Evening Joint Get Together Joint conference dinner


Online registration now is open for the 13th ICCL meeting. Participation in the ICCL meeting is free (no registration fees); however, participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Click here to register online

Call for presentations

Participants interested in presenting papers on one or more of this year's four themes have the opportunity to volunteer and select which themes to present on during the online registration process. The three themes of the 13th meeting are as follows:

    1. Contaminated Site Remediation / Legal, Technical, Finance and social issues
    2. Water resources pollution Management
    3. Emerging contaminants

If you are interested in volunteering, please submit your nomination before July 30, 2017. The volunteers who are selected to present will be contacted after completing their online registration.

Survey Information

Prior to each meeting, the ICCL administers a survey to countries to be invited. The survey for the 13th meeting will focus on Groundwater pollution management. The survey questions are intended to provide insight into the technical, legal, financial and social aspects of the land regeneration in your country. The results of the survey are the foundation for substantive discussion at the meeting. The survey for 2017 is available here [.doc].

If you require assistance related to completing the survey online, please contact contact Dominique Darmendrail

Important Milestones and Deadlines

Below are important dates for registration and preparation for the meeting:

  • July 30, 2017: Deadline to volunteer to present a paper on one the three themes through the online registration process
  • August 15, 2017: Completed surveys due
  • September 20, 2017: Deadline to register


Delegates can book discounted accommodation at the 13th ICCL meeting venue by visiting:

Hotel Nyhavn 71 Prices from 1.635 DKK (€ 216) Phone: +45 3343 6200
(When booking, please quote agreement with Danske Regioner)

Adina Hotel Prices from 1120 DKK (€ 148) Phone: +45 3969 1000
(When booking, please quote agreement with Danske Regioner)

Hotel Maritime Prices from 870 DKK (€ 115) incl. breakfast. Phone: +45 3313 4882
(When booking, use this email: hotel@maritime.dk , quoting "ICCL/NICOLE")

Wake up Copenhagen Prices from 720 DKK (€ 96) excl. breakfast. Phone:+45 4480 0091
(When booking, use this link - make sure you use the reference "ICCL/NICOLE konference")

There is also a wide variety of alternative accommodation options available close to the ICCL meeting venue. For further information, please visit:

Additional meetings to be combined with the 13th meeting of the ICCL

European Common Forum on Contaminated Land

The European Common Forum on Contaminated Land will hold a meeting for its members only the morning before the ICCL meeting on the 3rd of October 2017 (half-day morning meeting currently planned). This meeting will also take place at the Danish Regions building.

Joint ICCL - NICOLE Workshop 5.-6.th October

ICCL meeting delegates and invited to stay on after the conclusion of the ICCL meeting and attend the Joint ICCL - NICOLE workshop. Please see in the attached file the flyer presenting the objectives and topics of the Joint event.

ICCL delegates will be offered free of charge to attend the symposium and conference. This information will be available closer to the event from the ICCL or the NICOLE websites.

Travel Information

The following information aims to assist with your entry into Denmark

Entry into Denmark

On the link below you can see, which nationalities need a visa - and which do not:


If you hold a Schengen visa for another country, it can be used to enter Denmark also.

Getting to Copenhagen

Visit http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen-tourist for comprehensive information about Copenhagen and Denmark.

For international delegates traveling by air, you can get to the City centre by either train, metro or taxi. A taxi cost approximately 200 kroner to the city centre (€ 25). For train, take the train towards "Helsingør" and get off at your convenience at either the Central Station or Østerport Station. For Metro, both lines can be used. Get off at Kongens Nytorv (Kgs. Nytorv). It takes around 15 minutes.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or require further assistance. We look forward to seeing you in October 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark

Sincerely the 2017 ICCL Organizing Committee

Organizing Team Members and Contact Information

The organizing team members for the 13th ICCL meeting include:

ICCL / CF Secretary
c/o BRGM, France
Tel.: + 33 1 40 58 89 08
GMS: + 33 620 75 09 25
Email: d.darmendrail@brgm.fr

Christian Andersen
Danish Regions
Tel.: + 45 35298175
Mobile: + 45 40223017
Email: can@regioner.dk

Dietmar Mueller - Grabherr
Environment Agency Austria
Tel.: + 43 (1) 31 304 59 13
Email: dietmar.mueller-grabherr@umweltbundesamt.at

Carlos Pachon
US Environmental Protection Agency
Tel.: + 1 703-603-9904
Email: pachon.carlos@epa.gov