ACTIVITIES 2012: 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE REMEDIATION

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November 14 - 16, 2012 in Vienna, Austria

Objectives

Sustainable development requires that societies remediate contaminated sites to restore their value to the environment (ecosystems), society and economy. Increasing reuse options of sites to incorporate them back into a city’s fabric and recovery of damaged areas (e.g. mining sites) and its ecosystem services are vital for transformation towards solutions for a sustainable world like envisaged by the World Business Council (Vision 2050 see   www.wbcsd.org) and the European Commission (A resource efficient Europe – flagship initiative under the Europe 2020 strategy   http://ec.europa.eu/resource-efficient-europe/). The Sustainable Remediation Conference 2012 provides a venue for professionals and interested parties from multiple backgrounds to share experiences and perspectives on how contaminated sites can be remediated with a lower environmental footprint, and how their reuse can contribute to a more sustainable development. The event builds on the   GreenRemediation Conference held in Copenhagen November 2009, and subsequent discussions at   ConSoil and through virtual events.

Venue

Vienna (Austria) is one of the cultural centres of Europe, and a bridge between the “old” and “new” Europes. This background, combined with its location and ease of access make it ideally suited to bringing people together to share and transfer knowledge.

Organizing Committee (OC)

  • Paul Bardos, r3 environmental technology Ltd (and University of Brighton, UK)
  • Dominique Darmendrail, COMMON FORUM (Common Forum on Contaminated Land in the European Union)
  • Nicola Harries, CL:AIRE (Contaminated Land: Applications in Real Environments, UK)
  • Sarah MacKay , NICOLE (Network of Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe)
  • Dietmar Müller, EURODEMOplus (Environment Agency Austria)
  • Carlos S. Pachon, US EPA (Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation)
  • Walter Wenzel, BOKU (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria)

COOPERATING INTERNATIONAL PARTNER ORGANISATIONS

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Last update: 21.11.2012