EVENTS

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PAST EVENTS

I MEETING ON CONCEPTUAL SITE MODELS

On November 27th, the First Meeting on Conceptual Area Models and Case Studies took place at the Chemical Engineering Department of the USP Polytechnic School, in São Paulo. The event, organized by the Conceptual Site Model Working Group (WG), through its leader Marilda Vianna and secretary Lélia Soares, had as its main goal the definition of case studies to be included in the Guide on Conceptual Site Models that is being developed by the group.

The meeting began with a brief introduction by Marilda on the activities currently being developed by the WG and the agenda for the day. Then there was also a NICOLE institutional presentation, presented by Luciana Ferreira, current secretary of the network. The moment was also ideal to clarifying some questions of those present about the activities of the WG and the network.

Then occurred the presentation of the structure of the Guide, with each chapter being presented by the person responsible for its coordination.

Finally, three different case studies were presented, all considered quite interesting by the public: the first was presented by Sasha Hart, the second by Lucas Andreatta and Carine Martins and, finally, the third was presented by Cesar Malta. It was agreed at the end of the presentations that the case studies will be reviewed by their developers considering the suggestions and comments expressed by the public so that their final versions can be included in the publication.

At the end of the event, the Modeling WG was also presented by its leader, Mariana Favero. The Group was started this year and took the opportunity to invite all interested parties to participate in its activities.

International Technical Workshop on Soil Remediation

The event, which took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on August 1 and 2, 2019, featured several speeches on the central theme of investigation and remediation of contaminated areas, a roundtable discussion on the legal and institutional challenges of multiple stakeholder issues, and three workshops developed by the network’s working groups. There were about 100 participants in the two days of the event, with speakers and participants from Argentina, Brazil and several other countries.

Technologies, case studies and techniques focused on various areas within the environmental remediation pillar were presented. The workshops, which addressed the topics Conceptual Site Models, Vapor Intrusion and Sustainable Remediation, had good public participation and involvement in all the presentations, discussions and practical activities that took place.

The event was supported by the Brazilian Embassy in Buenos Aires, which provided the venue in which the activities took place, and was sponsored by Arcadis, ERM, Beacon, Vapor Pin, Reconditec, Columbia Technologies, GreenSoil and Savron.

Click here to download the schedule of activities featured in the event and in the titles below to access the presentations made available by speakers.

International Technical Workshop on Soil Remediation

The event, which took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on August 1 and 2, 2019, featured several speeches on the central theme of investigation and remediation of contaminated areas, a roundtable discussion on the legal and institutional challenges of multiple stakeholder issues, and three workshops developed by the network’s working groups. There were about 100 participants in the two days of the event, with speakers and participants from Argentina, Brazil and several other countries.

Technologies, case studies and techniques focused on various areas within the environmental remediation pillar were presented. The workshops, which addressed the topics Conceptual Site Models, Vapor Intrusion and Sustainable Remediation, had good public participation and involvement in all the presentations, discussions and practical activities that took place.

The event was supported by the Brazilian Embassy in Buenos Aires, which provided the venue in which the activities took place, and was sponsored by Arcadis, ERM, Beacon, Vapor Pin, Reconditec, Columbia Technologies, GreenSoil and Savron.

Click here to download the schedule of activities featured in the event and in the titles below to access the presentations made available by speakers.

Symposium on Contamination in Fractured Bedrock

The Symposium, held in Curitiba on June 27 and in Rio de Janeiro on July 1, 2019, was supported and attended by the NICOLE Latin America network. There was a presentation of the network, its benefits and achievements, as well as numerous very productive lectures related to the theme of fractured bedrocks.

There was participation and presentations by authorities, academics and representatives of numerous companies in the environmental field.

AquaConSoil

From May 20th to 24th, 2019, one of the largest environmental events of the year took place in Antwerp, Belgium, the AquaConSoil (International Conference on Sustainable Use and Management of Soil, Sediment and Water Resources). NICOLE Latin America Network participated in the event represented by members Joyce Cruz and Olivier Maurer.

Joyce presented at the conference the lecture entitled “Challenges of Sustainable Remediation in Latin America,” based on the White Paper developed by the Sustainable Remediation Working Group, which she currently leads. NICOLE’s participation in AquaConSoil was made possible by sponsors Umicore and GreenSoil.

Discussion Panel on Sustainable Remediation and ISO 18.504

The Discussion Panel, opened to all members of the network and organized by the Sustainable Remediation Working Group, took place in São Paulo, on May 30, 2019.

In the Panel, two case studies were presented and there were discussions and exchanges of experiences throughout the morning. In the end, there was a collective debate regarding ISO 18.504 and the changes that this standard brings to remediation projects.

The discussion was very productive and strongly contributed to one of the main goals of the network, which is to foster brainstorming and knowledge sharing.

More events like this are planned in the near future.

XI Ekos Brasil Seminar / SUSTREM 2018

The Ekos Brasil Seminar reached its eleventh edition also bringing, for the first time in Latin America, SUSTREM (International Sustainable Remediation Conference). The event attracted participants and speakers from around the world, with the focus of discussing good practices and successful solutions to complex cases, leveraging the Latin American environmental market.

NICOLE was responsible for offering six workshops on the last day of the event: Sustainable Remediation, Back Diffusion Modeling, Environmental Risk Access, Vapor Intrusion, Conceptual Models, GIS and Stakeholder Engagement.

First International ReLASC – NICOLE Seminar 2017

Organized in Lima, Peru, in 2017, the First International ReLASC – NICOLE Seminar was an event to disseminate and discuss international experience on site investigation, assessment and management of sites contaminated with hydrocarbons. NICOLE presented in the occasion three workshops: Vapor Intrusion, Conceptual Site Model and Sustainable Remediation.