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Jaana Ekblom
Jaana Ekblom studies the last year at the Natural Resources Engineering Programme

Swedish network for soil and groundwater remediation Spring Meeting 2012

Published: 4 April 2012

Natural Resources Technology Programme visited The Swedish network for soil and groundwater remediation Spring Meeting 2012. The purpose of the visit was to get an update on the latest in the industry for contaminated land. The theme of the Spring meeting was "The benefits and impact of post-treatment from a Swedish and international perspective".

The conference had over 400 participants and a total of 35 different speeches.

Jaana Ekblom, Natural Resources Engineering Programme at Lulea University of Technology, specializing Environment and Water: - It was two intense but very exciting days. The preferred was divided into two parallel sessions, so you had to choose which presentations they would go on.

Day one was launched jointly by Maria Sundsten, Chairman of NRM and Yvonne Ohlsson, moderator. This was followed by presentations from the Marine and Water Authority, Environmental Protection Agency, SGU, SGI and provincial offices of national coordinators.

After lunch, I listened to presentations on the theme humantox / ekotox / soil functions. During the session discussed many interesting questions, such as how the choice of method of analysis for metals in soil affect the result and thus the risk assessment.

      It feels really great to hear about what's happening in the
           
industry right now, and while re-connect it to what I have
                     read in my education.


This was followed by a presentation of Marinella His appointment with the best thesis in 2011, for his thesis "Validation of a two-phase bioassays for risk assessment of contaminated soils."

The day concluded with an international outlook, including presentation by Dr.. January Hellings, how renovations gone to before the Summer Olympics in London in 2012.

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"How does the choice of method of analysis for metals in soil my risk assessment?" - Anja Enell, SGI.

Day two started with presentations which dealt with issues regarding the cost-benefit and cost effectiveness. For example, how to use multi-kriterienalays to evaluate after the document's durability, and cost-benefit analysis to choose between the various finishing options.

The next session was a continuation of the theme of an international outlook from the previous day, as solar Jens Laugesen, it Norske Veritas, spoke about various remediation projects of contaminated sediments in Norway.

After lunch and continuing exhibition, changed the theme of the presentations to law. Interesting presentations and discussions were held including about the latest news from Brussels concerning contaminated land, and held for reclamation liability and the developer's responsibility, and legal problems that can arise in real estate transactions.

- It feels really great to hear about what's happening in the industry right now, and while re-connect it to what I have read in my education. I think there is much to do for us Natural Resource Engineering Students in just contaminated land, because we can contribute our perspective, when new methods and techniques constantly crop up, debated and improved. We are probably all agree that the goal of assessing and responding to a pollution should be done in a sustainable way, with exactly what it means and how it's done there is still much to work with.

Swedish network for soil and groundwater remediation

The Swedish network for soil and groundwater remediation started in 2011, is a network open to all. Its task is to network. Clean Soil arrange such meetings, conferences, training courses and create working groups to press forward on specific issues within the decontamination area. This is done in collaboration with scientists and other networks.

The network consists of almost 800 members and 160 member organizations.

Master Programme in Natural Resources Engineering