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    International workshop on Emerging policy challenges
on New SOil contaminants (ENSOr)


Program, March 14-15, 2024 - Brussels, Belgium

Day 1, Thursday March 14th

09:30-10:00 Participant registration
10:00-10:10 Welcome and introduction

10:10-10:40

Diffuse soil contamination in Flanders

Griet Van Gestel, OVAM, Policy Coordinator, Dorien Gorteman, Arcadis, Projectleader and Karen Van Geert, Arcadis, Project Manager

10:40-11:10

The development of a national monitoring system for diffuse contaminated soil and sediment in the Netherlands
Symke Haverkamp, Michiel Gadella, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and Arjen Wintersen, RIVM

11:10-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-11:50

Policy challenges related to diffuse pollution – case PFAS
Jussi Reinikainen, Finnish Environment Institute, Senior adviser

11:50-12:10

Antropogenic background levels of PFAS in soil and groundwater

Dorien Gorteman, Arcadis, Projectleader, Karen Van Geert, Arcadis, Project Manager and Sigrid Willems, Witteveen+Bos, team Manager

12:10-12:30

Understanding and mitigating cadmium uptake in cacao beans in Latin America
Lucia Buvé, NICOLE Foundation, executive director

12:30-12:50

Monitoring the impact of heavy metal contamination on surface and groundwater in the Belgian Campine area
Joni Dehaspe, VITO, R&D engineer water

12:50-13:50 Lunch (*)

13:50-14:40

Workshop 1 - Adressing diffuse contamination through areabased and circular approaches for excavated soil

Workshop 2 - How to engage and activate stakeholders? Awareness raising - storytelling - cocreation

Workshop 3 - The end isn't always near:  challenges associated with  diffuse soil contamination investigation and remediation

Workshop 4 - From point measurements to regional assessment: using spatial analysis to map diffuse pollution

Workshop 5 - Going beyond the tip of the iceberg? - exploring how non-target screening can support environmental monitoring of diffuse pollution

14:40-15:30

Workshop 1 - Adressing diffuse contamination through areabased and circular approaches for excavated soil

Workshop 2 - How to engage and activate stakeholders? Awareness raising - storytelling - cocreation

Workshop 3 - The end isn't always near:  challenges associated with  diffuse soil contamination investigation and remediation

Workshop 4 - From point measurements to regional assessment: using spatial analysis to map diffuse pollution

Workshop 5 - Going beyond the tip of the iceberg? - exploring how non-target screening can support environmental monitoring of diffuse pollution

15:30-15:50 Coffee break
15:50-17:00
Site visit 'Redevelopment Tour and Taxis' (**)(*) Pitches remediation techniques ( 7 x 10 minutes) (*)

Immobilised PFAS vs. weather effects – resistant & durable enough?
Jürgen Bühl, Cornelsen Umwelttechnologie GmbH, sales director

Pilot and full-scale treatment of PFAS-contaminated ground water by means of different types of (innovative) adsorbents
Tiza Spit, Witteveen &Bos, Process engineer wastewater

Bio-flushing for in situ decontamination of saturated and unsaturated soil
Cosimo Masini, DND Biotech, CEO

Sustainable in situ solutions for PFAS source-plume systems using colloidal activated carbon
Kris Maerten, REGENESIS, Technical Manager Europe

The Evolution of Two Remediation Technologies: Combined In Situ Stabilization (ISS) and In Situ Chemical Oxidation (ISCO)
Brant Smith, Evonik Active Oxygens LLC, Director of Technology Soil & Groundwater Remediation

Managing soil contamination in green areas using nature-based solutions
Dorien Gorteman, Arcadis, Projectleider,
Karen Van Geert, Arcadis, Projectmanager

Nature-based approaches for metal contaminated alluvial plains
Froukje Kuijk, OVAM, Project Coordinator LIFE Narmena
17:00-19:30 Reception and walking dinner (*)
19:30-20:30 Cultural Event : Documentary: 'Ensor, the man behind the mask' (Dutch spoken with subtitles in English) - duration 60 min - in the auditorium (*)

Day 2, Friday March 15th

09:30-10:00 Participant registration

10:00-10:20

Transformation products as emerging contaminants in soil and water – A case study on TFA and R471811
Eef De Clercq, VITO, researcher

10:20-10:40

Policy challenges related to the reuse of diffuse PFAS contaminated sediments
Mathijs van de Waardt, Janita Aanen, Michiel Gadella – Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

10:40-11:00

PFAS in Soil and Groundwater –Progress and Comprehensive Challenges in Germany
Annegret Biegel-Engler, German Environment Agency, Head of Section 'Measures of Soil Protection'

11:00-11:20 Coffee break

11:20-11:40

From macro to micro - plastic pollution on agricultural fields in the Benelux
Caroline De Tender, Ghent University, Department of Biochemistry and microbiology, Prof.

11:40-12:00

Environmental monitoring of endocrine disrupting chemicals through the integration of bioassays and chemical analyses
Laetitia Six, OVAM, Policy Coordinator

12:00-12:20

Using soil data to map groundwater vulnerability for pesticides
Ingeborg Joris, VITO, researcher

12:20-12:40

Closing words

12:45-13:30 Lunch (*)
15:00-16:30 Guided tour expo "James Ensor. Maestro" at BOZAR Brussels (***)

(*) Registration is required
(**) Registration required, number of participants is limited to 40
(***) Registration required, number of participants is 25, extras are automatically on the waiting list but will be informed before start of the event.

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