The SNOWMAN network 'Knowledge of suitainable soils' will organize a conference in Paris on 7, 8 and 9 November 2011. It is a combined meeting to which researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders are cordially invited. The conference will comprise a workshop on Natural Attenuation cf contaminations, Call 2 and Call 3 participants' meetings. Participation is free.
November 7th: Workshop Natural Attenuation
A workshop on natural attenuation will be held. This form of remediation is well known, but presents a challenge in terms of technique and performance, fitting into soil policy, the sociological impact and the Financial and Legal implications.
Between the various SNOWMAN partner countries significant differences in implementation are found. Prior to the workshop, the SNOWMAN network wants to map these differences, along with an international inventory of recent research projects. Using this state-of-the-art infomation and some thematic key presentations, we want to share views and experiences during this unique day of knowledge exchange.
This is the 1st demonstration of how the SNOWMAN network wishes to facilitate the sharing of exchange of knowledge on soil between countries. On the same theme a webinar will be organized in 2012 in order to give access to information and its exchange as widely as possible.
November 8th and 9th: Kick off meeting Call 3 and Midterm meeting Call 2
On these days presentations and discussions will be held on the projects of the 2nd and 3rd SNOWMAN call of the research network on sustainable soil quality. The research projects of the 2nd call (Call 2 midterm meeting) are now half way and may have the First results available. The project plans can be found on the SNOWMAN website: www.snowmannetwork.com
The selected projects of the 3rd call (Kick-off call 3) will present their projectplans. Also in the 3rd call the network seeks a maximum of knowledge sharing and networking between researchers and hopes to welcome interested policymakers and stakeholders to provide practical effect of the intended results.
Please mark 7th , 8th and 9th November 2011 in your diary.
A program and practical information will follow. If you require a personalised invitation, please send your name, and contacts to firstname.lastname@example.org