14th meeting in Lima, Perú, 23rd - 24th October 2019

The 14th ICCL meeting took place Wednesday 23 October and Thursday 24 October 2019 at the premises of MINAM, Avenida Antonio Miroquesada 425, Magdalena del Mar, Lima - Perú. 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.

Agenda Navigation:
Opening Wednesday 23rd
Session A: Liability, Economic and Social Aspects
Session B: Sustainably Managing Mining Sites
Session D-1: New Policy Objectives and Responses
Session C: Minamata Convention - Challanges and Solutions
Session D-2: New Policy Challenges and Responses
Session D-3: New Policy Objectives and Responses
Closing session

Related Documents:
Annex 1: Agenda ICCL Meeting 2019
Annex 2: List of Participants

DAY 1 - Wednesday 23rd
Opening Plenary Session
09:00 – 09:20 Welcome and opening
Albina Ruiz Rios,
Vice-Minister of Environmental Management - Perú, Presedencia de ReLASC
09:20 – 09:45 Contaminated Land Management in Perú - Legal Framework and National Programs
Pedro SIFUENTES AMEZ, MINAM - Ministry of Environment [PERU] [ pdf ]
09:45 – 10:10 Experiences and Challenges in Contaminated Land Management in Argentina
Leonardo PFLÜGER, National Secretariat of Environment and Sustainable Development of [ARGENTINA] [ pdf ]
10:10 – 10:30 Introduction to the Meeting
Dietmar Müller-Grabherr, General Secretary - ICCL [ pdf ]
Coffee / tea break
10:30 – 11:00
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Thematic Session
Session A: Liability, Economic and Social Aspects
11:00 – 11:25 Social and economic aspects in managing environmental liabilities - responsibility, transfer of liability and the principle "who contaminates pays"
Gladys MARCHESE, Director Legal Affairs - Government Province Neuquen [ARGENTINA) [ pdf ]
11:25 – 11:50 Partnering with Private Industry to Reduce Liability
Lou SPAGNOULO, Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada [CANADA] [ pdf ]
11:50 – 12:15 How to handle liability under the stewardship principle and the polluter pays principle? A case study in Flanders - Belgium
Johan CEENAEME, OVAM - Waste and Soil Authority Flanders [BELGIUM) [ pdf ]
12:15 – 12:30 PANEL DISCUSSION
Moderator: Christiane WERMEILLE & Leonardo PFLÜGER
Lunch break
12:30 – 14:00
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Session B: Sustainably Managing Mining Sites
14:00 – 14:25 Chilean public-private collaboration developing a transparent online monitoring system for tailing facilities
Cristobal GIRARDI LAVIN, Fundación Chile [CHILE] [ pdf ]
14:25 – 14:50 Strengthening Environmental Performance in Mongolian Coal Mining Industry by guidance on consistent rehabilitation requirements
Jörg FRAUENSTEIN, UBA - German Federal Environment Agency [GERMANY] [ pdf ]
14:50 – 15:30 PANEL DISCUSSION
Moderator: Achim CONSTANTIN
Coffee / tea break
15:30 – 16:00
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Session D-1: New Policy Objectives and Responses
16:00 – 16:30 New guidance from the UK on "land contamination risk management"
Paul NATHANAIL, CaberNET [UNITED KINGDOM] [ pdf ]
16:30 – 16:55 Global challenges, Local Solutions! Soil awareness is needed
Margot DE CLEEN, Co MOLENAAR, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management [THE NETHERLANDS] [ pdf ]
16:55 – 17:20 Environment Protection Act 2017: a general duties approach to the management of pollution and waste, including duties to manage and notify contaminated sites
Dru MARSH, Kristin WASLEY, Environment Protection Authority Victoria [AUSTRALIA] [ pdf ]
Discussion & Closing Day 1
17:20 – 17:30
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DAY 2 - October 24th
Session C: Minamata Convention - Challanges and Solutions
9:00 – 09:25 Mercury on soils impacted by the alluvial gold mine spoils in the Peruvian Amazon
Manuel Gabriel VELASQUEZ RAMIREZ, IIAP - Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana [PERU] [ pdf ]
09:25 – 09:50 An Integrated Approach for Assessing Contamination and Landscape Degradation in Artisanal Mining Sites in the Peruvian Amazon
Claudia M. VEGA, CINCIA [PERU] [ pdf ]
09:50 – 10:20 Education and Forest Restoration efforts to reduce Mercury Use in the ASGM sector of the Peruvian Regions Puno and Madre de Dios
France CABANILLAS, Pure Earth [PERU] [ pdf ]
10:20 – 10:45 Using Biochar to rehabilitate mercury-contaminated mining land in Colombia
Alfonso RODRIGUEZ PINILLA, r3 Environmental Technology Colombia SAS [ pdf ]
10:45 – 11:00 PANEL DISCUSSION
Moderator: Valérie GUERIN, Cristobal GIRARDI LAVIN
Coffee / tea break
11:00 – 11:30
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Session D-2: New Policy Challenges and Responses
11:00 – 11:25 PFAS: a stress test for sustainable soil management in the Netherlands
Co MOLENAAR, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management [THE NETHERLANDS] [ pdf ]
11:25 – 11:50 Risk-based decision making on PFAS contaminated land
Jussi REINIKAINEN, SYKE - Finnish Environment Institute [FINLAND] [ pdf ]
11:50 – 12:15 PFAS on soil and groundwater - guidance for the assessment and remediation measures in Germany
Jörg FRAUENSTEIN, UBA - German Federal Environment Agency [GERMANY] [ pdf ]
12:15 – 12:30 PANEL DISCUSSION
Moderator: Johan CEENAME
Lunch break
12:30 – 14:00
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Session D-3: New Policy Objectives and Responses
14:00 – 14:25 Challenges in Contaminated Land Management in Colombia
María José VILLALOBOS, Novambientii Soluciones Ambientales SAS [COLOMBIA] [ pdf ]
14:25 – 14:50 Soil policy in the Netherlands - The dynamics of joint policy making
Margot DE CLEEN, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management [THE NETHERLANDS] [ pdf ]
14:50 – 15:15 The national remediation framework for the remediation & management of contaminated sites in Australia (NRF)
Ravi NAIDU, CRC Care [AUSTRALIA] [ pdf ]
15:15 – 15:30 PANEL DISCUSSION
Moderators: Pedro SIFUENTES AMEZ & Dietmar MÜLLER GRABHERR
Coffee / tea break
15:30 – 16:00
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Closing Session
16:00 – 17:00 INTERNATIONAL KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE - HOW TO ORGANISE THE FUTURE?
PANEL DISCUSSION:
Johan CEENAEME, Achim CONSTANTIN, Ana María OCAMPO GOMEZ, Leonardo PFLÜGER; Christiane WERMEILLE
17:00 – 17:30 CLOSING CEREMONY
Pedro SIFUENTES AMEZ
Dietmar MÜLLER-GRABHERR
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