“Le Marais” (James Ensor)
© SABAM Belgium 2018

Program

November 19th

10:00

 

Registration

11:00

 

Welcome

Johan Ceenaeme, OVAM

11:10

Keynote "Setting the scene"

Josiane Masson, Principal Administrator at European Commission, DG Environment

11:30

 

How do compounds become identified as emerging/new contaminants, and its implications to regulatory agencies and industries

Nanda Hermes, ERM

12:00

 

Dealing with PFAS in the Netherlands and Belgium

Tessa Pancras, Witteveen+Bos - Arcadis

12:30

 

Lunch

13:30

 

Emerging concerns – Established principles? On regulating ‘novelty’

Bernard Vanheusden and Geert Van Calster, University Hasselt (UH) and University Leuven (KUL)

14:00

 

Balancing the precautionary principle with a proportional response

Johan De Fraye, chair NICOLE

14:30

 

CEC’s on construction sites: policy challenges facing daily practices of re-use of excavated soil

Elisa Vermeulen, Grondbank

15:00

 

Coffee break

15:30

 

A novel approach in risk management and governance of environmental pollutions: LIFE PHOENIX Project

Roberto Lava, PHOENIX-Project

16:00

 

The multi actor approach enabling engagement of actors in sustainable use of chemicals in agriculture

Ingeborg Joris, VITO

16:30

 

Evaluation of Established and Upcoming Remediation Technologies

Thomas Held, Arcadis Germany

17:00

 

Discussion

18:00

 

Dinner


November 20th

08:30

 

Registration

09:00

 

4 parallel sessions / workshops:

TOPIC 1 Knowledge for policy

Why are contaminants of emerging concern important for policymakers? What are known bottlenecks and challenges? Abstracts on the state of the art on knowledge and research on contaminants of emerging concern in relation to policy making (sources, behavior, toxicity, monitoring data, risk assessment, threshold values and framework, impact on receptors, costs, .?..). What are knowledge gaps and which gaps are prior or urgent?

TOPIC 2 Awareness raising

How can we raise awareness amongst stakeholders and how can we convince them to take action (sensibilization, prevention, monitoring, knowledge dissemination, measures, …)? What kind of communication is needed? Which questions are relevant for the stakeholders?

TOPIC 3 Liability issues

What are possible liabilities related to contaminants of emerging concern? What is their impact? Is the juridical framework appropriate to deal with these “new” parameters?

TOPIC 4 International cooperation

How can stakeholders cooperate, collaborate, network in solving knowledge and policy questions on contaminants of emerging concern? How can stakeholders with partly equal questions but also different interests work together? Also financially?

10:15

 

Break + possibility to switch sessions

10:30

 

4 parallel sessions / workshops:

TOPIC 1 Knowledge for policy
TOPIC 2 Awareness raising
TOPIC 3 Liability issues
TOPIC 4 International cooperation

11:45

 

Break + preparing presentation conclusions in plenary session

12:00

 

Presentation conclusions workshops

13:00

 

Sandwich lunch