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Sustainable Use and Management of Soil, Sediment and Water Resources
15th International Conference | 20–24 May 2019 | Antwerp, Belgium
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ADEDE is a Belgian company with affiliated branches in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany and Scandinavia, specializing in the search and recovery of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO), Geophysics and Archaeology in water and on land. We continuously invest in means and methods that enable us to perform our work more effectively and efficiently, resulting in our leading position when it comes to technical knowledge and equipment.
We employ 50 highly qualified geologists, geophysicists, archaeologists, UXO experts, UXO divers and maritime archaeologists. We have our own survey vessel, a fleet of support vehicles and various geophysical equipment for both on land and in water. We feel our scientific approach is the best way to stay on top of technological and methodological developments in our aim to be a flexible and cost-effective partner for challenging UXO- and archaeological issues worldwide.
AECOM is a global network of design, engineering, construction and management professionals partnering with clients to imagine and deliver a better world. As a premier, fully integrated infrastructure firm, we unlock opportunities, protect our environment and improve people’s lives.
Our environmental services help industrial and public sector clients balance growth with resiliency — achieving compliance and reducing, or eliminating, risks while protecting our natural environment.
We work closely with clients and communities to solve the most complex environmental challenges throughout the business life cycle: asset development, operations optimisation, integrated products, and restoration and reuse.
In Europe, and Benelux in particular, we are experts in contaminated land management, always thinking ahead and applying new innovative digital processes and software. We share expertise on leading-edge technology and best practices with our Technical Practice Network, a global community of 9,000 environmental professionals.
Our broad capabilities, combined with our deep understanding of local cultures, regulatory practices and emerging global trends, provide clients with a single source for global environmental needs.
The Aertssen Group is a family-owned business, established in Belgium in 1964. We initially focused exclusively on earth-moving projects, we now present ourselves as a multidisciplinary group with multiple business units that reinforce each other with extensive knowledge, experience and expertise.
Aertssen excels in construction and infrastructure works, crane and equipment rental and oversized, special transportation and logistical services. As well as these major business activities, the company has diversified over the years, entering real estate development, inland water transport and green energy. These activities are all supported by our service department; it takes care of the maintenance and repair of all our machinery. These business units run as efficient, well-oiled machines, acting as a single team to realize complex projects efficiently and provide our customers with complete, reliable services.
Antea Group is a consultancy and engineering firm. We operate locally and internationally, carrying out projects for government institutions, organizations and companies. We are specialized in full-service solutions in the fields of infrastructure, environment, water and urban planning. Change is the only constant nowadays. This results in engaging, but complex projects. On the one hand, it calls for a high degree of expertise of a project team. And, on the other hand, the courage to investigate, to pioneer and to use new techniques and methods. Our mission: we want to guide our customers to projects that are relevant in a constantly changing environment.
Arcadis is a world leader in contaminated land management: more than 3 000 people work globally on site investigations, risk assessments, remediation plans, execution of remediations, stakeholder management and overall management of contaminated land. We are strongly represented all over continental Europe (Belgium, the Netherlands, France, UK, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Italy).
DEME Environmental Contractors (DEC) is an international environmental contractor with more than 20 years’ experience remediating contaminated land. DEC specialises in soil and groundwater remediation, sediment treatment, brownfield redevelopment, recycling techniques, landfill techniques, environmental dredging and hydraulic engineering.
Due to our multidisciplinary teams, DEC can offer services at each stage of a project; from remediation project to long-term design, build, maintenance & finance contracts for complex environmental solutions.
DEC's technical and research and development departments work continuously to develop and improve existing remediation techniques as well as introducing new technologies to the environmental market.
As a leading company in the environmental industry DEC considers working sustainably as the highest priority. DEC operates independently accredited systems for QHSE and other systems and holds appropriate certification.
Envisan, the environmental subsidiary of Jan De Nul Group, is working actively on the remediation and / or redevelopment of contaminated sites, either industrial sites, landfills, as well as harbors, canals and watercourses. The focus is on a sustainable remediation and / or redevelopment of the sites. A sustainable remediation by offering a total solution, taking into account the economic and ecological aspects of the project. Envisan uses a wide range of remediation techniques, from selective excavations, extraction and injection techniques to the most complex and innovative in situ treatment techniques. A sustainable redevelopment of the sites by, for example, the transformation to production fields for renewable energy (PV, wind, ...), extraction of biogas, installation or restoration of nature, ... Within the Jan De Nul Group, there is also a strong focus on the redevelopment of brownfields, creating new space where it is pleasant to live, work, shop and relax.
Envisan can rely on its own specialized centers for the treatment of the excavated soil and / or sediments, where the valorization into secondary raw materials is an important link in the sustainable approach. In this way, Envisan offers an answer to the most complex problems and as such makes an important contribution to the improvement of the environment.
Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services. We have more than 160 offices in over 40 countries and territories employing more than 4,900 people who work on projects around the world. ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality to create value for our clients. We have worked with many of the Global Fortune 500 companies delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world is increasingly facing. For over 40 years we have been working with clients around the world and in diverse industry sectors to help them to understand and manage their environmental, health, safety, risk and social impacts. The key sectors we serve include Oil & Gas, Mining, Power, and Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmaceutical. All face critical sustainability challenges and our clients in these and many other areas rely on our ability to assist them operate more sustainably which has a positive impact on our planet.
"The business of sustainability" reflects what we do to support our clients as they strive to attain their business goals. Sustainability and business are now inextricably linked and as an expert in sustainability, we play a role in helping companies achieve their objectives with an understanding of how this impacts wider society and the environment. We intend to contribute even more to the global dialogue on sustainability and expect our work on sustainability challenges and opportunities to deliver growth in our business. Sustainability is our business.
ERM helps clients maximize the value of their asset portfolio and achieve their strategic objectives through the proactive management of their specific EHSS opportunities and issues. We focus on end-use, working closely with clients and developers to tailor remedial strategies to suit the potential transfer and future use of their sites or to develop productive reuse strategies. By working with ERM, organizations can assess and address potential liabilities, satisfy regulatory obligations, and optimize capital and operating expenditures to protect their bottom line.
ERM is a world leader in helping global companies address their most challenging contaminated sites throughout the entire remediation lifecycle. For over 40 years we have supported leading companies across the globe develop pragmatic remediation strategies and execute them cost effectively.
We support our clients with a range of unique capabilities:
Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company founded in 1987, which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries. Eurofins Scientific believes it is the world leader in environment, food, pharmaceutical products and agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and for supporting clinical studies. In addition, Eurofins is one of the key emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing in Europe and the USA.
Today Eurofins Scientific is a leading provider of analytical services with :
Eurofins Scientific’s long-term goal is to become the global leader in Testing for Live by assisting customers with achieving their business goals. Therefore, we aim to provide our customers with high-quality services, accurate results on time and expert advice by its highly qualified staff. Are you curious what Eurofins Scientific can offer you? We are looking forward meeting you!
GreenSoil is a general contractor in the area of soil and groundwater remediation specialized in in-situ and on-site (bio)remediation techniques. GreenSoil offers clients sustainable and cost effective solutions for soil and groundwater contaminated sites. GreenSoil manages the technical and financial remedial contracts in collaboration with strategic international partners. The projects led by GreenSoil are successful thanks to the reliability and knowledge of its experienced team of engineers.
In our integral approach and total remedial concepts, a combination of techniques is often implemented. However, GreenSoil promotes the degradation of the compounds by mainly stimulating and optimizing naturally occurring biodegradation processes.
GreenSoil pays particular attention to R&D as a source of competitive advantage. The idea is to provide game-changing innovations and tailor made solutions on project specific level. This is a key strength that helps to develop innovative technologies able to improve the efficiency of the existing systems and of the operational management.
Aquaconsoil brings together scientists and professionals from all over the world to address the critical issues related to soil and groundwater contamination and to share experiences, perspectives and insights. As the conference theme is especially related to our professional expertise and innovative drive, GreenSoil is particularly happy to sponsor this event as local leading company in the area of bioremediation.
As sponsor, GreenSoil aims to both to promote innovative ideas concerning biological technologies and to acquire insights while sparking new inspirations to improve the quality of our services and further ensure environment preservation.
Furthermore, being present as sponsor allows Greensoil to strength and built its relationships with customers, employees and other business relations. AquaConsoil therefore offers a professional framework in a face to face and networking atmosphere. In addition, GreenSoil hopes to contribute together with the other organizers to further increase AquaConsoil as leading European innovation conference of contaminated soil and water related markets.
GreenSoil is active in the market since 2016, expanding annually its team and number of projects. Within two and a half years, three offices in Europe (Papendrecht in The Netherlands, and Genk and Ghent in Belgium) and an office in Sao Paulo in Brazil were opened. Currently, the group manages projects around the world with more than 25 active sites and 10 countries.
LDR is Flanders’ largest lawyer firm active in the field of environmental and spatial planning law, together referred to as environmental law. LDR is characterized by a specific combination of a practice-oriented and scientific approach of the most varied themes relating to environmental law. From its induction in 1997, the law firm has gained a reputation for its pragmatic approach to various types of legal proceedings and extrajudicial procedures, but also thanks to its scientific activities in close collaboration with several university institutions as well as its scientific publications, legislation projects and policy-supporting studies.
As environmental law (a combination of environmental, climate, energy and spatial planning law) is a particularly technical legal discipline, LDR calls upon experts from numerous branches of science. This co-operation guarantees that the legal and technical aspects of environmental law go hand in hand when providing solutions to problems and giving advice.
LDR opts for a specific approach to legal files by placing them in a broader social context and by trying in the first place to find alternatives that aim at avoiding legal proceedings in consultation with the client. Such an approach is only successful if negotiations and discussions can be conducted with the different parties involved, in particular with the authorities. Although the latter are very often the opposite party in legal proceedings, LDR has an excellent relationship, based on mutual respect with the different officials responsible for environmental, climate, energy and spatial planning matters.
All cases are carefully screened before they are accepted by the law firm. LDR develops a durable strategy in close consultation with the client. Furthermore, LDR charges reasonable and justifiable fees, so as to enable everyone to have his/her interests as regards the environment, climate, energy and spatial planning defended by specialists.
Mourik n.v., a subsidiary of Joh. Mourik & C° Holding B.V. and since more than 40 years based in Antwerp, is a solid partner that is, through a broad package of specialized and multidisciplinary services, well positioned to offer total solutions to its customers which are situated in both the private and public sectors.
The vision of Mourik is very clear: we do not want to be the biggest, but the best. Therefore problem solving, innovation, expertise and commitment are key concepts in our daily operations.
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To carry out all our projects to the full satisfaction of our clients, we rely on a team of over 240 motivated and adequately trained employees. This team is supported at all times by our Prevention Department, which supervises all our projects from start to finish.
In the light hereof we have our VCA-P and ISO 9001 certificates along with all accreditations complying to Belgian law necessary for the execution of all our activities.
Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company employing 14,000 experts. Our presence is global with especially strong representation in the Nordics, UK, North America, Continental Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. We constantly strive to achieve inspiring and exacting solutions that make a genuine difference to our clients, end-users and society at large.
Our globally recognized environmental and health practice employs 2,100 experts, who have earned a reputation for technical and scientific excellence, innovation and client service. Advances in science and technology and evolving regulatory, legal and social pressures create increasingly complex challenges for our clients. We evolve to keep pace with these changes, by adding new services, contributing to scientific advances or expanding geographically.
SERVACO nv is an independent, multidisciplinary laboratory for dedicated sampling, industrial analysis and research.
Multi-disciplinary: Sampling - Environment - Architecture - Textiles - General research.
Competence: Since its foundation in 1973, Servaco has grown into a company with 130 employees and is active in various sectors. Ever since, extensive experience and competences have been acquired.
High 'service level': Servaco is structured in such a way that it can offer its clients a high 'service level'. Quality, safety, flexibility, timing and communication is normal business. Strong in tailor-made service and approach.
Sodecon has started out of a cooperation of 2 experienced environmental engineers with a passion for solving complex soil and groundwater problems. During their previous carrier as environmental consultant, they saw that different standard practices for remediation of contaminated soil did not lead to the desired results with reasonable effort. From that experience, Sodecon was founded in order to find better solutions for complex soil problems. Based on a strong know-how of in situ remediation and injection techniques in particular and supported by their passion for R&D, solutions were found for different contaminated sites that were previously considered as not to be remediated. For example, an innovative and meanwhile patented injection technology (Spin®) was developed by which it is possible to inject efficiently in heterogeneous and low permeability soils. Because of its success, a spin-off has been created for this technology (Injectis). Dependent of the site and pollutant characteristics, the most suitable conventional injection and remediation technologies are applied. Besides selection of the most efficient remediation technology, several innovative in situ solutions were developed for contaminations with BTEX, chlorinated solvents and heavy metals. By determining a tailor-made approach for every site, success was achieved for different difficult-to-remediate sites. In addition, we spend a large part of our time in the investigation of new, more sustainable solutions for environmental problems. In short, Sodecon is equal to custom-made solutions, high quality and efficient (in situ) remediation.
SUEZ Remediation Europe | For the past 30 years, SUEZ Remediation has provided industries and local authorities with its expertise and services in a complete range of remediation activities to improve water quality and enable new land development projects to be launched.
SUEZ applies the appropriate combination of remediation techniques in close consultation with the appointed environmental services engineers and the land owner. SUEZ manages the complete process on site or with various ex situ remediation options. Remediation projects requiring dedicated or long-term follow-up and monitoring also form part of its range of services.
While carrying out the soil remediation, SUEZ takes all necessary measures to prevent environmental issues such as odours and nuisance caused by dust or air pollution.
A specialist team optimises multimodal transport for international soil transfers and provides a complete range of services including the administrative procedures necessary for compliance with local and European regulations.
From derelict industrial sites to real estate, SUEZ manages redevelopment projects in its entirety, including risk assessment, site remediation and property management (Brownfields).
SUEZ can deploy multidisciplinary teams and mobile treatment units worldwide.
Tauw Group is an independent European environmental consulting and engineering firm specialized in the design, improvement and management of the natural environment, built-up environment and infrastructure. Tauw Group is one of the larger, broad-based environmental specialists in Europe and Tauw is placed in the top-3 environmental consulting firms for industry in The Netherlands.
Since our founding in 1928, Tauw has evolved into a multidisciplinary environmental consulting and engineering firm with offices in 6 countries in Western Europe: The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. Our geographic coverage ensures an intimate knowledge of the international and local institutional frameworks, authorities and requirements. Specific areas of activity include environmental management services to industry, environmental auditing, waste water treatment, water management, waste management and landfill design, soil and groundwater investigation and remediation, air emission monitoring, noise monitoring, air pollution abatement, asbestos investigations, permitting and compliance management, environmental impact assessment and ecology. We provide these services to a broad range of clients: public authorities, multinational industries, private companies and non-governmental organizations.
Tauw has extensive experience in site-specific risk assessment and remediation technologies on-site, in-situ and off-site. Sustainability is continuously improved through our innovation program. The long track record of Tauw’s soil-related services include soil surveys, soil policy studies, risk assessments, remediation planning, design, licensing, health and safety, and soil quality management. Based on risk assessments, environmental & societal merits and costs, Tauw advises clients on the optimum combination of management and remediation technologies. Often, we provide these services in the contexts of transactions.
Verhoeve Milieu & Water is an innovative environmental contracting company for soil & water treatment which is founded in 1987. With more than 30 years experience and offices in Belgium, Netherlands and China we have a mission to create added value in environmental projects in sustainable and specialized technical solutions in the field of soil & water remediation. We operate close to our clients on a high level safety field.
We are familiar with innovative technologies for chemical, thermal, biological and physical treatment of soil and water of combinations of those,
based on our own experience, test facilities and specialized equipment.
Witteveen+Bos provides value-added consultancy and top-quality engineering services worldwide in the fields of infrastructure, water, the environment, spatial development and construction. Our multidisciplinary approach to projects is the distinctive feature of the way we work. Our clients are governmental, commercial and industrial organisations, including various types of joint ventures and public-private partnerships. We serve our clients from six offices in the Netherlands and ten international offices.
Sustainable development necessitates interaction between the spatial development and environmental disciplines. Witteveen+Bos’s specialists in spatial development and environmental issues make a pivotal contribution through their ability and willingness to look beyond the fences of their own domains. From this baseline our experts have helped to complete numerous projects worldwide. Our activities range from working in distinct fields to assuming integral responsibility, but without losing sight of interfaces with other disciplines. Our overarching approach produces numerous benefits through close cooperation between experts from different parts of our firm.
Witteveen+Bos uses its high-end expertise to resolve complex issues and wants to be a committed partner for its clients. We attach great importance to our independence and take pride in delivering quality. For more than 1000 specialists, partnership is our keyword – partnership with clients and with Witteveen+Bos. Personal development and acquiring new expertise are key drivers because our work constantly demands new knowledge and responsibilities.