Lisbon, 12-14 June 2013
NICOLE Network meeting & workshop
NICOLE has described a sustainable remediation project as one that represents the best solution when considering environmental, social as well as economic factors – as agreed by the stakeholders.
This debate has been the subject of several meetings and special sessions, e.g. during the NICOLE workshop held in Leuven, Belgium, 4-5 June 2009, 'Sustainable remediation – A solution to an unsustainable
Moreover, NICOLE wants to promote a common understanding for Sustainability in Management of Contaminated Land, which includes popular terms like 'Green Remediation' and 'Green Technologies'.
The NICOLE Spring Workshop 2013 aims at showing examples and experiences on how contaminated sites can be remediated eco-efficiently, leaving a smaller environmental footprint, and how their reuse can contribute to a more sustainable development. This encompasses both approaches to deployment and decision-making, and technologies.
In addition, intrinsically eco-friendly, eco-efficient techniques have been developed, such as phytotechnologies, use of biochars and other recyclates, mulch barriers, helophyte filters, etc. However, examples of their practical deployment are limited. NICOLE seeks to facilitate adoption of more sustainable strategies and techniques, and to understand whether there are barriers to this, and if so, how they could be overcome.
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