Summer School August 2013

Building interdisciplinary tools for long-term contaminated site management

The third ADVOCATE network summer school on the theme of "Building interdisciplinary tools for long-term contaminated site management" was co-presented with the TIMBRE and LIAISE networks and hosted at the UFZ Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany, 16-20 June 2014. The summer school was attended by 12 fellows and external participants, who included researchers and professional environmental engineers from Europe and Brazil. Over the five days the participants were introduced to the key issues surrounding the management and re-use of brownfield land for development at different scales and purposes. This covered decision-making, conflict resolution, risk assessment, planning methods, management strategies, technological innovations, stakeholder engagement, sustainability concepts and policy implications. The summer school included group discussions, interactive exercises and guided tours to a landfill undergoing restoration for recreational use and the well-known Leuna site to review innovative in situ remediation technologies for contaminated groundwater. The summer school was presented by researchers from the UFZ Leipzig, with guest speakers from University of Tubingen, Free University of Berlin, University Ca Foscari Venice, Czech Academy of Sciences, JENA-GEOS and University of Nottingham.

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