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Advancing Sustainable In Situ Remediation for Contaminated Land and Groundwater

Objective

This project will develop innovative in situ remediation concepts for the sustainable management of contaminated land and groundwater, as required by the WFD. The proposal has 18 academic and industry partners, with expertise in groundwater remediation issues, ranging from pore-scale processes to field-scale application, as well as technology development, water management/treatment, regulation and policy. The research links lab-scale studies of processes with field-scale evaluation and demonstration of novel technology applications, using state-of-the-art methods. It will develop new scientific understanding, performance assessment tools and decision-making frameworks which advance the use of sustainable in situ remediation for contaminated land and groundwater. The network is support by comprehensive knowledge transfer activities. The aim is for more sustainable treatment, to optimise resource investment in environmental restoration, considering technical, social and economic factors. The network will create a comprehensive training environment for early career scientists and engineers in this field. Each academic institution, in cooperation with the industry partners, is well positioned to support the training and professional development of fellows, through existing research training packages and new activities proposed herein. In addition to formal graduate-level instruction and directed research, an innovative package of training initiatives is offered. These include workshops, summer schools, web-based sharing of research and key outputs across the network, complementary training at partner institutions, practical work secondments with industry partners, and participation at national and international conferences. Graduating fellows will benefit from interdisciplinary cooperation and interaction with all sectors of the environmental management community, providing them with the best preparation for a successful career in either academia or industry.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 755 634,38
Administrative Contact
Joanne Watson (Ms.)

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 449 260
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Halleux (Dr.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 415 622
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Annette Schmidt (Ms.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE ANSTALT FUER WASSERVERSORGUNG ABWASSERREINIGUNG UND GEWAESSERSCHUTZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 478 924,80
Address
Uberlandstrasse 133
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Laura Klein (Ms.)
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 214 525,30
Address
Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Grzegorz Malina (Prof.)
CONTAMINATED LAND: APPLICATIONS INREAL ENVIRONMENTS LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 229 317
Address
Chiltern House Haddenham Business Centre Thame Road
HP17 8BY Haddenham
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Rob Sweeney (Dr.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 449 260
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Bronders (Dr.)
HYDROGEOTECHNIKA SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 214 525,30
Address
Ul. Sciegiennego 262A
25-116 Kielce
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lukasz Czudec (Mr.)
FEDERAL DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORT, ENERGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

Participation ended

Switzerland
Address
Bundeshaus Nord
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christiane Wermeille (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 238 462,40
Address
Faubourg De L'hopital 41
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniel Hunkeler (Prof.)