AquaConSoil webinar series

3rd  AquaConSoil Webinar – 16 March 2021, 01:00 – 02:00 PM (CET)

Topic: Sustainable remediation technologies in context of societal objectives.

Speaker: Carlos Pachon from the US Environmental Protection Agency

Host: Prof. Dr. Huub Rijnaarts, Wageningen University & AquaConSoil Programme Committee.

Cleaning up contaminated land protects human health and the environment and enables communities and other stakeholders to pursue future beneficial use or reuse of sites and their natural resources for economic, environmental, and societal purposes. However, clean-up activities use energy, water, processed or raw materials, and other natural resources to achieve clean-up objectives and the process of clean-up therefore creates an environmental footprint of its own.

In recent years EPA clean-up programs have learned that we can optimize environmental performance and implement protective clean-ups that are greener by increasing our understanding of the environmental footprint and, when appropriate, taking steps to minimize that footprint. In addition, we have increasingly taken actions to ensure the protectiveness of our remedies and their resilience to increasing impacts of climate change. In this keynote we will explore the symbiotic nature of climate change resilience and climate change mitigation actions applied at contaminated land clean-ups.


Upcoming webinars

The other keynote speakers  will be revealed soon. To make sure that you don’t miss out on anything, add the following dates to your calendar:

April 20th, 01:00 – 02:00 PM (CET)
May 18th, 01:00 – 02:00 PM (CET)

2nd AquaConSoil Webinar – 9 February 2021, 01:00 – 02:00 PM (CET)

Topic: A new EU Strategy for healthy soils

Speaker: Mirco Barbero, DG Environment

Host: Prof. Dr. Frederic Coulon, Cranfield University & AquaConSoil Programme Committee

The second keynote of AquaConSoil 2021 briefly explores the links between the European Green Deal objectives and the soil policy. Next, Mirco Barbero will explain why a new EU Strategy is proposed and he will go into more detail on which objectives could be in it and how these objectives could be achieved. Lastly, the relation between the Soil Strategy and the Mission on Soil Health and Food is explained and the next step towards the Strategy and how to contribute to this.

1st AquaConSoil Webinar – 19 January 2021

On January 19th, 2021, Ms Annemieke Nijhof had the honor the give the first keynote. Annemieke Nijhof is the CEO of Deltares and has many years of experience working for (among others) the Dutch national government and as CEO of TAUW group. She gave a very inspiring keynote on the importance of connections for the soil-sediment-water system.