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Joytishna Jit

The National Remediation Framework for the remediation and management of contaminated sites in Australia (NRF)

Dr Joytishna Jit is a policy analyst working as the Program Leader for CRCCARE (a partnership of government, universities and industry) to lead the development of national guidance on site contamination assessment and remediation. She recently led the development of the Australian Remediation Framework for the Management and Remediation of Contaminated Sites (NRF).

tsinghua University China
Sustainable soil use and management: a systematic approach


The NICOLE guide on LAND STEWARDSHIP at industrial land, The next step in sustainable Land and Brownfield management

Hans Slenders is an expert on soil and groundwater, who works for the consultancy Arcadis in the Netherlands. He has a track record in remediation, soil policy, groundwater management, sustainable remediation and emerging contaminants. He is the ambassador Sustainable Remediation for the European Industry network NICOLE and chairs the working group Land Stewardship.

SURF UK Sustainability Process and Indicator Guidance 

Paul Bardos is the managing director of r3 Environmental Technology Ltd.  He is co-chair of the UK Sustainable Remediation Forum (SuRF-UK). He is a Visiting Professor at Reading University of, and international “GSR” expert for the Ministry of Environmental and Ecology, China, a short term consultant for the World Bank and a Chartered Environmentalist.

Sustainable remediation – beyond ISO18504:2017


Ramboll UK
Application of a Remedial Options Sustainability Evaluation Tool (ROSET) to case studies in Europe

Ramboll UK Limited

Eni Rewind
A new approach on Sustainable Remediation for land management in a circular economy 

Lisa Pizzol, PhD in environmental science. Her research interests are in risk assessment and management of contaminated sites and brownfields, analysis of stakeholders’ roles and perspectives in land regeneration projects, LCA and sustainability assessment of products, processes, technologies and development of Decision Support Systems for environmental problems. She is president of GreenDecision srl, a spin off company of the university Ca’ Foscari of Venice.

EDIA limited
The Use of Insurance to Make Financial Provision Against Environmental Risk 

Duncan is a director of EDIA Limited, an independent environmental insurance consultant and broker.  Duncan assists his clients with understand environmental risk associated with their business (operations, property or development) and arranges insurance programmes to assist in the management of these liabilities.

Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional, Nicole Latin America
Decision consequence analysis (DCA) of intervention alternatives on landfills Wandir I and II, Volta Redonda (RJ)

José Gouvêa is Geologist, specialized in Petroleum Geology, MSc in Environmental Technologies and PhD in Hydrogeology and Environment at USP (São Paulo University). José Gouvea has 15 years of experience in environmental consulting focused on investigation and remediation of contaminated sites. He is currently Manager of Environmental Projects and Liabilities at Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (Steel Industry), Vice President of Industry Committee and leader of the Working Group on Intrusion of Soil Vapor at NICOLE Latin America.

TerraStryke Products
Cost-Effective Destruction of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contaminants with Expedited Residual Mass – Smear Zone (LNAPL) Destruction under Anaerobic Conditions via Biostimulation


FINKLER Ambiental
Brownfield Revitalization and Future Value Increase with a High-Resolution Site Characterization Approach

Mateus Evald, geological engineer working with High-Resolution Site Investigation and Data Management at Finkler Ambiental in São Paulo, Brazil. Responsible for designing site specific investigation plans using a variety of real time measurement tools, data management and 3D modeling.

Waterfront Toronto
Constructing a 1 Km River near downtown Toronto, Canada, through Contaminated Land: Risk Based Strategy, Maximized Soil Treatment and Reuse and Land Use Controls 

Director of Soil and Groundwater Management and Brownfield Approvals at Waterfront Toronto with over 25 years of experience in environmental consulting, risk assessment and remediation including research and development on new and emerging technologies through bench and pilot studies.  Meggen is currently guiding the environmental strategy and environmental risk management for the $1.2B Port Lands flood protection project on Toronto’s waterfront.

Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional
Integrated management strategy for Usina Presidente Vargas (upv) megasite

José Gouvêa is Geologist, specialized in Petroleum Geology, MSc in Environmental Technologies and PhD in Hydrogeology and Environment at USP (São Paulo University). José Gouvea has 15 years of experience in environmental consulting focused on investigation and remediation of contaminated sites. He is currently Manager of Environmental Projects and Liabilities at Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (Steel Industry), Vice President of Industry Committee and leader of the Working Group on Intrusion of Soil Vapor at NICOLE Latin America.

Universidad Nacional de Moquegua, UNAM
Impacts not evaluated from the construction of mining projects, to the origin of large damages to the infrastructure of the Moquegua region, south Perú: the case of Quellaveco



Redevelopment of a railway area with buried coal slag

Ugo Bacchiega, environmental engineer working since 15 years in BBT SE (Brenner Basistunnel Galleria di Base del Brennero) as Italian side environmental manager, is responsible for environmental planning, the authorisation process, the environmental monitoring, the environmental management system, the environmental surveillance of the construction BBT sites and eventual site remediation where requested. Before joining BBT SE he worked for ten years for several multinational environmental engineering companies.

Haemers Technologies
Thermal Desorption Treatment on a Dioxin Contaminated Soil at Biên Hòa Airbase, Vietnam

Joaquim Halen, Environmental Engineer working at Haemers Technologies as a project engineer and an account Manager. Main roles are to ensure the follow up of offers, present the technology, support of ongoing projects on site and from the office.

Nino Tarantino

Illegal Landfills Extraordinary Commissioner Office
Application of phytotechnologies in the experience of landfills in infringement entrusted to the Commissioner


University of Glasgow
Use of respirometry for chemical oxidising agent activator type and concentration selection for saturated hydrocarbon contaminated soils

Christina Makri, as a student in Environmental Science and Sustainability (BSc) at the University of Glasgow, she was involved in an industrial placement with the Environmental Reclamation Services Ltd (ERS) working on chemical oxidising agent treatability testing. Now she is studying towards a Master’s degree in Environmental Pollution and Remediation at the University of Aberdeen.

ENI Rewind
Design of asbestos removal from large-scale industrial site assets

Mariangela Venco, Environmental Engineer, working in Eni Rewind SpA (Eni’s environmental company), where she manages the engineering department in charge of decommissioning design. Her main expertise in industrial decommissioning covers: Design management of complex chemical plants decommissioning; Design of big ACM removal project; Technical support to procurement process; Technical support to project execution; Development of company guidelines for design of decommissioning operations.

Global Centre for Environmental Remediation, University of Newcastle
Designing for groundwater contaminant mitigation as the climate changes

Scott D. Warner is a Principal Hydrogeologist and Environmental Remediation specialist with Ramboll. Scott is based in the San Francisco, California USA area and has nearly 35 years of professional experience in consulting hydrogeology and groundwater remediation at sites around the globe with a specialty in in situ remediation techniques.  In addition to his professional practice, he is a doctoral researcher in the subject of climate change impact on remediation design at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Alpha Cleantec AG
Superoxide radical as a green reagent and an ultimate solution for soil and water contamination

Chief of R&D in Alpha Cleantec AG. Switzerland,
Researcher in Applied Chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
A specialist on the fields of soil and wastewater remediation, optimization of chemical process and scale-up, advanced oxidation process, green chemistry, environmental technologies.

New Integrated Biogeochemical/Electrochemical Method for Remediation of Contaminated Groundwater 

Troy Lizer, Chemist / Chemical Engineer / Conversational Geologist, serving as Technical Sales Manager for Provectus Environmental Products and company lead on Provect-EBR®, ElectroBioReactor, technology. He is directly involved in site review and technology selection and optimization both domestic in the US as well as sites in Europe, SE Asia, and Australia.

Going with the geochemical cycle

Hans Zijlstra is founder and managing director of GeoChemTec, a Netherlands based company for the development, design, and application of innovative environmental management, using geochemical technology and minerals. Cooperating with industry and research institutes, he gained experience in the successful treatment of heavy-metal contaminated water, rock and soil from abandoned historical mines in Mediterranean countries.

Richard Schaffner Jr.

Schaffner Applied BioGeosciences
Cost-Effective Destruction of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contaminants with Expedited Residual Mass Solubilization under Anaerobic Conditions via Biostimulation


In situ treatment of BTEX and cVOC under a large car manufacturing industrial plant

Eng. Marcello Carboni is the Regional Manager for Europe at REGENESIS. He joined the company in 2011. In his current role he coordinates the European Sales and Technical teams and evaluates the development potential of new countries. Marcello has 20 years contaminated land experience, having provided successful remediation designs and implementation on over one thousand projects across Italy and other countries in Europe. He is also a recognized speaker at many Italian and international contaminated land conferences.

Ivey International
Effective LNAPL and DNAPL Remediation Using Ivey-sol Surfactant Enhanced Remediation

George (Bud) Ivey is the President and Senior Remediation Specialist with Ivey International Inc. He has over twenty-five years of environmental remediation experience, and has worked on over 2500 environmental projects internationally taking him to 55 countries. He has invented and patented many innovative remediation technologies including the Ivey-sol Surfactant Remediation Technology. He has received many international environmental awards for his work.

Expedited DNAPL Destruction via Biostimulation


Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté
Controlled alkaline degradation of hexachlorocyclohexanes for the in situ remediation of a high velocity anisotropic aquifer: from lab to fieldn

Iheb Bouzid is a research engineer working in Institut UTINAM. He obtained his PhD thesis in chemistry in 2019. He is specialized in in situ treatements of groundwater and soils using innovative technologies.

Ramboll Brasil
Remediation of a Chlorinated Solvent Source Area Through Excavation and ISCO in the Unsaturated Zone at a Former Industrial Site in São Paulo, Brazil

Gerd Van den Daele, environmental engineer and hydrogeologist (PhD), working for Ramboll in Brazil, where he is head of the Site Solutions department.

North Carolina State University
DCE Stall – Causes and Cures

Dr. Robert (Bob) Borden, PE, serves as Principal Engineer for EOS Remediation, LLC and Professor Emeritus at North Carolina State University.  The focus of his research, teaching and professional practice is the natural and enhanced remediation of groundwater contaminants including petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents, explosives and propellants, MTBE, 1,4-dioxane, and acid rock drainage.


Dynamic and static flux chambers for vapor emission monitoring and data recording by mobile App Witrec


SAMIS: Automated system for emergency measures of hydrocarbons spills in harbors and canals. Case sudies and new implementations


Recom Industriale
GX-6000 multigas detector with PID sensor


Rapid diagnostics of complex structures: 3D GPR for tunnels, bridges, highways, airports. How to identify thicknesses, voids, detachments, infiltrations


Successful Air & Vapor Data Collection Best Practices


Portoscuso – An effective assessment and management of a wide contaminated area

Antonella Vecchio, structural engineer, working in ISPRA (institute for Environmental Protection and Research) in contaminated land management field. Her main research activities cover environmental modelling and risk assessment of contaminated sites an she is coordinating the National Working Group on risk assessment. She is Country representative in many European and International Working Groups (Common Forum, ICCL, Eionet, EEA WG Soil Contamination, EC Soil Expert Group).

Politecnico di Milano-Dip. Ing. Civile e Ambientale
AMIIGA Interreg project: statistical and modelling approaches for diffuse contamination in Milano Functional Urban Area 

Luca Alberti is Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano – Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICA). Since 2001 he has taught. His research activity concerns groundwater flow and transport modelling in porous media for groundwater management with a special focus on groundwater resources management  and characterization and remediation of plumes in contaminated sites.

ARPA Veneto
Dioxins, furans, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Veneto region soils 

Paolo Giandon, agricultural engineer working in ARPAV (Environmental Protection Agency of Veneto Region) as Manager of Soil Monitoring and Remediation Service, which is in charge of increasing soil quality knowledge in order to assess the impact of industrial and agricultural activities on soils of the region.

Emerging pollutants: Industrial Emissions Directive – IED and REACh Regulation as instruments for environmental protection

Debora Romoli, chemist working in ISPRA (Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research), expert in regulatory environmental risk assessment and hazardous chemicals under the REACH and CLP regulations. Member of ECOSOC Committee of Experts on the GHS (Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals). Adviser at RAC (Risk Assessment Committee) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). Inspector in REACH and CLP activities. Author of numerous publications in accredited and specialized journals.

Instituto de Investigacion en Ciencias Ambientales, Universidad Nacional de Moquegua – Peru
High-impact emerging mining pollution on the health of the Arequipa population in Southern Peru


The circular economy in the construction sector within the European framework and ENEA activities


Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté
Natural clays of a coal tar contaminated site to stabilize hydrocarbons, reduce their ecotoxicity and make cement

Nicolas Fatin-Rouge is professor in physical chemistry at the University of Poitiers, France. He works on innovative remediation and monitoring technologies methods through R&D projects within institution-industrial partnerships.

Department of Economics and Management, Ferrara University
Circular City/Circularity in City. Limits and potential of a new paradigm


Regione Lazio
CONDEREFF: Construction and demolition waste management policies for improved resource efficiency

Officer at Lazio Region with a MA in Environmental Law He has been working for twenty years in EC funded projects as project manager, mainly in the evnironmental policy’s sectors.

UCES Buenos Aires, Circular Economy Club
MINTEGRA-ECO – Systemic Model and Operational Application to the Social Habitation and Circular Economy.


The SERDP & ESTCP PFAS R&D Initiative


ASTM International
Status of PFAS Guidance from ASTM International

Stephanie Fiorenza, Ph.D., Officer of Committee E50 of ASTM International, where she leads the task group on PFAS Sampling and Analytical and is the Membership Secretary. She is a remediation technology specialist with expertise in cleanup of PFAS and chlorinated solvents and application of innovative approaches during investigation and remediation.

InSitu Remediation Services
Results from Six Insitu Pilot-Scale Tests for the Treatment of PFAS-Impacted Groundwater

Rick McGregor is the senior technical advisor at IRSL and specializes in the remediation of impacted sites using a variety of methods and approaches. He is a hydrogeologist with post graduate degrees from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

Breaking the PFAS cycle: advances in the destruction of these ubiquitous and recalcitrant contaminants


Environmental forensics and GIS technology applied to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)
Mr Monteverdi is a Project Manager, a Senior Project Chemist and an Environmental Health and Safety specialist with more than 20 years of experience in environmental site characterization, remediation, laboratory analyses and HSE support.
A novel method for PFAS removal in water for human use

Alberto Ubaldini, chemist, working since 2019 in ENEA, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, where he carries out experimental activities in various sectors, including the development of new methods of abatement of micro-pollutants, in water and gaseous systems and the investigation of radioactive tracers for the study of environmental dynamics.


Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Acacia mangium as a nature based solution for bioremediation of ex-tin tailings in the tropics

Jeyanny Vijayanathan is a research officer in Forest Research Institute Malaysia. She is a registered soil chemist working on soil carbon dynamics, fertility, bioremediation . She is   involved with several international projects with International Foundation of Science (IFS) and the FAO Working Group on soil pollution.

China-ASEAN College of Marine Sciences, Xiamen University Malaysia
Enhanced Cd-Pb phyto-remediation in Vetiver grass using different soil amendments

Chuck Chuan NG is an Assistant Professor at the China-ASEAN College of Marine Sciences, Xiamen University Malaysia. Dr Chuck’s research interests are mainly related to environmental pollution and bioremediation as well as eco-sustainability and green management.

Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
Development of biotechnologies for cleaning of irrigation canals from oil pollution and heavy metals


Aalborg University
Bioremediation of the herbicide Dicamba utilizing pure cultures and microbial consortia associated with biological control against the fungal pathogen Fusarium culmorum

He is an environmental engineer, MSc graduate of Sustainable Biotechnology, interested in bioremediation applications of bacterial strains capable of pesticide degradation. Through collaboration with University of Copenhagen, he has performed interdisciplinary work regarding biological control of fungal pathogens.

Libyan Petroleum Institute
Potential of ozonation and phytoremediation to reduce petroleum hydrocarbon levels remaining after pilot scale soil bioremediation


University of Rome Tor Vergata
Estimating natural attenuation rates at hydrocarbon contaminated sites using closed and open flux chambers

Iason Verginelli is a researcher at the University of Rome Tor Vergata in the field of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering. He has over 10 years experience in human health risk assessment and characterization and remediation of contaminated sites. Currently, he is working on a number of projects related to vapor intrusion including field investigations and model development.

University of Newcastle Australia – School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Singapore
Real-time Environmental Monitoring of SARS Corona Virus-2, Harmful Bacteria and Toxics in Water and Wastewater Systems 

Dr Charles Lee is a Program Convenor and Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle (Australia) Singapore. His research areas include remediation of contaminated sites, and ecological rehabilitation of degraded land. Recently, he is collaborating on: real-time water quality monitoring; use of hyperaccumulator plant (Sedum alfredii) to remove heavy metals in Southern China; and restoration of damaged peatlands in Indonesia.

High Resolution Site Characterization of a PAH contamination in Gent, Belgium by application of the Optical Image Profiler (OIP)

Pieter Buffel is an Environmental Engineer working as teamleader of the EnISSA group. He is responsible for the development and  application of innovative High Resolution Site Characterisation tools since 2012. He has extensive experience in supporting site investigations with EnISSA’s unique MIP approach: a compound specific and sensitive tool to map (c)VOC’s in soil and groundwater.

Characterization and analysis of groundwater recharge through tritium measurements

Chiara Telloli, geologist working in ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development) in the Traceability Laboratory related to monitoring and analyses of radioisotopes based on the safety and security of human health and environment. She is involved in several international projects with EURATOM2020 network.

InnoTech Alberta
Environmental Release Simulation and Testing to Inform Hazard Assessment and Risk Mitigation

As a researcher with InnoTech Alberta, Ms. Levy identifies and develops innovative approaches in the assessment, remediation and reclamation of land and water affected by industrial activities. Key focus areas include: improving process efficiency in addressing upstream oil and gas liabilities in Alberta; soil handling and remediation; validation and optimization of remediation and reclamation technologies and processes; supporting risk assessment and mitigation through experimental design and testing; accidental release prevention and management; and, program development to guide multi-stakeholder innovation initiatives. She is a theme lead for the Clean Resources Innovation Network (CRIN)’s ‘Novel Land and Wellsite Reclamation’ theme. She is fluent in French and Spanish.

Michigan State University
MAGNET – Multiscale Adaptive Global NETwork – 4 Water, a cloud-powered, big-data-enabled, realtime interactive platform for groundwater flow and contaminant transport modeling, visualization, and analysis


FINKLER Ambiental
Complete Redefinition of Conceptual Site Model based on a High-Resolution Site Characterization Approach – A Case study of a High-Risk Site Contaminated by Chlorinated Compounds


Microbial Insights
Next Generation Sequencing and qPCR as Complementary Approaches for Evaluating MNA at a Petroleum Hydrocarbon Impacted Site


Updating of the Conceptual Model of a Former Industrial Waste Disposal Area Using High Resolution Tools

Rizia Miranda Aguiar is a PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Master in Environmental Management and Sustainability, specialist in Management of Environmental Projects and has been acting as a specialist in the remediation of contaminated areas, coordinating the diagnostic and remediation team of Cetrel, working with megasites projects.

Enabling Beneficial Reuse of Excavated Soil Through Electronic Tracking 


EvalDepol, U-PEC
Numerical tools based on Artificial Intelligence for soil remediation


Smelling out cVOC’s. The application of fast, on-site GCMS evaluation of indoor air quality in a vapour intrusion impacted building

Pieter Buffel is an Environmental Engineer working as teamleader of the EnISSA group. He is responsible for the development and  application of innovative High Resolution Site Characterisation tools since 2012. He has extensive experience in supporting site investigations with EnISSA’s unique MIP approach: a compound specific and sensitive tool to map (c)VOC’s in soil and groundwater.

Groundswell Technologies
Answering Critical Vapor Intrusion Questions in a Single Field Campaign via Automated Continuous Monitoring

Dr. Mark Kram is a Hydrogeochemist with more than 30 years of experience, and the Founder and CTO for Groundswell Technologies, Inc. – a group specializing in automated Cloud based monitoring and modeling of environmental sensor and analytical instrumentation networks. Dr. Kram (a recipient of the National Ground Water Association’s Technology Award) is an internationally recognized expert in site characterization and remediation, and has been instrumental in the areas of sensor development and implementation, innovative GIS applications, real-time DNAPL detection, chemical field screening, well design, mass flux/discharge based remediation performance, water sustainability, groundwater basin yield and storage change assessment, and has been credited with gaining international approval for use of direct push wells for long term groundwater monitoring.

Cox Colvin
Innovative and Proven Method to Accurately Access Location and VI Potential to Better Define your CSM Modelg


Department of Toxic Substances Control DSTC, CalEPA
California 4-Step Process to Screen Buildings for Vapor Intrusion


Covid-19 is worldwide: Ventilation design to reduce risks for the Built Environment



VeCity Environmental solution
Wastewater Legislation and its practices in China

Jason Mi, Founder & Managing Director of VESP (VeCity Environmental Solutions Platform) and senior expert in Chinese environmental market. VESP as a non-profitable platform is dedicated to promote comprehensive environmental solutions and reliable business models in China via bridging all stakeholders and boosting China-EU partnership. Soil / groundwater remediation and upgrading existing wastewater treatment facilities are currently two of our top priorities.

Shanghai Bioscience
Research on biological treatment for removal of odorous gas of Dimethyl sulphide hydrogen sulfide, and ammonia


Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology, India
Synergetic Effect on gamma radiolytic degradation of micropollutants by addition of H2O2 towards radical based study

V C Padmanaban, environmental engineer involved in developing a sustainable solution for water pollution through various Advanced Oxidation and Reduction processes. He is dealing with the detection and treatment of emerging contaminants of environmental concerns.

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Tree based biological approach to reduce sewage odour


Ferrara University
Removal of nitrogen and phosphorus by microalgae isolated from wastewater of HERA-Ferrara sewage treatment plant

Sara Demaria is a biotechnologist working in the Laboratory of Plant Cytophysiology of Ferrara University and she is a research fellow of Terra&Acqua Tech Laboratory of Ferrara Technopole. She is involved in the VALUE CE-IN (VALorizzazione di acque reflUE e fanghi in ottica di economia CircolarE e simbiosi INdustriale) project supported by POR FERS 2014-2020 and granted by the Emilia Romagna region. The project concerns the use of microalgae for nitrogen and phosphorus removal from the sludge of the Hera-Ferrara wastewaters treatment plant.

Grupo de Química Tecnológica, Instituto Federal de São Paulo, IFSP
Treatment of Amoxicillin Formulation Effluent by Ozone Technology

André Luís de Castro Peixoto, a doctor of science in chemical engineering and associate professor working in IFSP (Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technolgy of Sao Paulo) in advanced oxidation processes of emerging contaminants, environmental analysis, statistics, and chemical reaction engineering. He is involved in mentoring undergraduate students and projects with public funding agencies as Fapesp.

Managing the risks from PFAS in shallow groundwater: lessons for brownfield reuse