Environmental Decision Support Systems - Truth or Dare! - NICOLE Network meeting on 8-10 October 2008 Venue: Hotel Tryp Atocha, Calle Atocha 83, 28012 Madrid, Spain Preliminary program Environmental Decision Support Systems or tools (DSS) continue to be developed to support analyses o7 decisions pertaining to environmental management. DSS integrates environmental data and simulation or conceptual models into a 7ramework 7or making site characterization, monitoring, and cleanup decisions.
DSS are systems that 7acilitate the use o7 data, models and structures the processes in decision making. The optimal DSS should attempt to integrate, analyze, and present environmental in7ormation to remediation project managers in order to select cost-e77ective cleanup strategies. The optimal system should have a balance between the sophistication needed to address the wide range o7 site conditions, and ease o7 use, e.g., the system should not require data that is typically unknown and should have robust error checking (QA/QC) o7 problem defnition through input, etcetera.
Care must be taken by the analyst to match the capabilities o7 the DSS with the problem requiring a decision. DSS can be classifed into the 7ollowing major areas o7 decision support: " Site characterization and site survey strategies - data analysis including visualization o7 site characterization ... more. less.
data and integration o7 data (nature and extent o7 contamination analysis, site conceptual models and data worth analysis) and - site characterization techniques selection tools and optimization survey strategies " Remediation strategies including tools 7or dealing with bottlenecks during the remediation plan- ning process and sustainability. Remedial action analysis which includes optimization o7 design as well as comparison between di77erent alternatives (technologies) and risk management " Human health and ecological risk analysis (compliance with regulatory limits) " Financial aspects (cost/beneft analysis) including fnancial optimization and liability trans7er.<br><br> A DSS can evaluate one or several categories listed above. The objective o7 this workshop is to present several Environmental DSS in terms o7 their capabilities and limitations and to discuss the acceptance o7 this DSS in our daily decision making process- es. Do we need 8trust 9 in DSS or does it need 8courage 9 to use and rely on the outcome o7 these systems?<br><br> The aim o7 this workshop is to give the audience better understanding o7 the key-7actors (do 9s and don 9ts) o7 Environmental DSS. A poster session is organized during co77ee and lunch breaks. All workshop participants are invited to present a poster on Decision Support Systems or tools.<br><br> The workshop will be held in the Hotel Tryp Atocha, Madrid. Spain has experienced an important development over the last years in contaminated soil quality management and is showing a good expectation on its market development 7or the coming years. NICOLE hopes to may welcome many contaminated land experts at this workshop!<br><br> Day 0 3 Wednesday 8 October 2008 09.00-11.00 Parallel meetings o7 NICOLE Working Groups - Brownfelds - Ecological Risk Assessment 11.00-13.00 Parallel meetings o7 NICOLE Working Groups - Waste - Monitored Natural Attenuation 13.00-14.00 Lunch 14.00-18.00 Industry Subgroup meeting 15.00-18.00 Service Providers group meeting 18.00-19.30 Parallel meetings o7 NICOLE Working Groups - Site Characterisation and Monitoring (to be confrmed) - Soil 19.30-21.00 Welcome reception 7or all workshop participants at the meeting venue Day 1 3 Thursday 9 October 2008 08.30-09.00 Registration 09.00-09.15 Welcome Johan De Fraye, Honeywell, Belgium / chairman NICOLE 09.15-09.30 Development o7 soil legislation in Spain Speaker o7 the Ministry o7 Environment (to be confrmed) 09.30-10.00 Feedback NICOLE Working Groups by NICOLE Working Group leaders Site Characterisation and Strategies 10.00-10.10 Introduction to the workshop by the session chairman Laurent Bakker, Tauw, the Netherlands 10.10-10.50 TRIAD Approach Sheri Moore, US Army Corps o7 Engineers, USA 10.50-11.20 Co77ee break and poster session: in7ormation providers on Decision Support Systems 11.20-11.50 Industrial view: key issues 7or site characterization strategies Ra7ael Martínez, Repsol, Spain 11.50-12.20 Another view 7rom industry on site characterization Robert Pentel, Gaz de France, France 12.20-12.50 Regulatory approach: Contaminated Soils Plan 2007-2012 o7 the Basque Country. Legislative and Technical Regulation Actions Program: EZAGUTU, ERAGIN and EKIN Ana Alzola, IHOBE, Spain 12.50-13.10 Discussion 13.10-14.30 Lunch and poster session: in7ormation providers on Decision Support Systems Remediation Strategies and Sustainability 14.30-14.40 Introduction by the session chairman Olivier Maurer, CH2M, France 14.40-15.10 Decision support tools and sustainability appraisal Paul Bardos, R3T, UK 15.10-15.40 Olympic Park Speaker London Olympic Committee (to be confrmed) 15.40-16.10 The capital deployment process Bob Casselberry, Rohm and Haas Company, USA NICOLE Network Meeting October 2008 3 Environmental Decision Support Systems Preliminary program 3 version 13 June 2008 16.10-16.40 Break and poster session: in7ormation providers on Decision Support Systems 16.40-17.10 Re7erence 7ramework 7or the reutilization o7 waste in contact with soil in the Basque Country Roland Cesarz and Germán Monge, IDOM / speaker o7 IHOBE, Spain 17.10-17.40 Sustainability o7 Natural Attenuation (NA) o7 aromatics (BTEX) Niels van Ras or Maurice Henssen, Bioclear, the Netherlands 17.40-18.00 Discussion and closure day 1 19.00-20.30 Guided walking tour in the city centre o7 Madrid, 7ollowed by 20.30-22.30 Dinner at the Ca7é de Oriente (contribution o7 EUR 50 requested 7rom all participants) Day 2 3 Friday 10 October 2008 Human and Ecological Risk analysis 09.00-09.10 Introduction by the session chairman Tomás Barrera, Tauw Covitecma, Spain 09.10-09.40 Quantitative Risk Assessment in Spain Jordi Boronat, Mediterra, Spain 09.40-10.10 Risk assessment in Italy Gian Saggese, Syndial, Italy 10.10-10.40 Risk assessment model BERISP Lieven Bervoets, University o7 Antwerp/Alterra, Belgium / Nico van den Brink, Wageningen University, the Netherlands 10.40-12.20 Interactive session in subgroups: key 7actors to consider in decision making Financial aspects 12.20-12.30 Introduction by the session chairperson Lucia Buvé, UMICORE, Belgium 12.30-13.00 Cost-beneft analysis 7or comparing remedial actions at contaminated sites Lars Rosén, Sweco / Chalmers University o7 Technology, Sweden 13.00-13.30 Quanti7ying natural resource values in the context o7 demonstrating environ- mental sustainability: case studies o7 per7ormance metrics used to demonstrate the benefts o7 site remediation and restoration John Lovenburg, CH2MHill, USA Summary and conclusions 13.30-13.50 Plenary 7eedback o7 interactive session 13.50-14.15 Workshop summary, discussion and closure Laurent Bakker, Tauw, NL / chairman Organising Commitee 14.15-15.30 Lunch NICOLE Network Meeting October 2008 3 Environmental Decision Support Systems Preliminary program 3 version 13 June 2008 Organising Committee: Laurent Bakker, Tauw, NL / NICOLE Service Providers Group / Chairman Organising Committee Tomás Barrera Rodriguez, Tauw Covitecma, Spain Jordi Boronat, Mediterra, Spain Lucia Buvé, Umicore, Belgium Wouter Gevaerts, ArcadisGedas, Belgium Bertil Grund7elt, Kemakta, Sweden Olivier Maurer, CH2M, France Luis Molinelli, CH2M, Spain Germán Monge, IDOM, Spain Secretariat: Marjan Euser, NICOLE Secretariat Assisted by Wendy Smit, Tauw Covitecma, Spain and Marí Carmen Velez, CH2M, Spain Venue of the event: Hotel Tryp Atocha, Calle Atocha 83, 28012 Madrid, Spain (www.solmelia.com -> Madrid -> Tryp Atocha) Welcome reception: On 8 October, 7rom 19.30-21.00 hrs at the Hotel Tryp Atocha Social event: Evening 9 October: guided walking tour 7ollowed by dinner in Ca7é de Oriente (contribution o7 EUR 50 requested 7rom all participants, to be paid cash to the NICOLE Secretariat on 9 October). Poster session: All workshop participants are invited to present a poster on Decision Support Systems.<br><br> I7 you wish to make use o7 this possibility then please indicate so on the workshop registration 7orm. Hotel accommodation: Hotel Tryp Atocha, Calle Atocha 83, Madrid. Price o7 a single room is 125 EURO, and a double is 135 EURO.<br><br> You can book a room by sending a request to Lourdes Leon, email firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. (34) 91 330 05 00, 7ax (34) 91 420 15 60. Please mention as re7erence cNICOLE d and provide your credit card number as guarantee.<br><br> A block o7 rooms is preliminary reserved 7or NICOLE until 28 th July . Registration: Please complete the workshop registration 7orm and return it to the NICOLE Secretariat be7ore 20 September 2008. Conference fee: Con,erence ,ee: Central and Other Eastern Europe countries - NICOLE members and speakers No ,ee No ,ee - Members Common Forum No ,ee No ,ee - Others: " Representative o, an industrial or service providing company (*) EUR 250 EUR 500 " Representative o, a small or medium sized company (*) EUR 150 EUR 250 " Repr.<br><br> o, a research institute/ university/governmental organisation EUR 100 EUR 150 Social event: - Dinner on 9 October EUR 50 EUR 50 (*) Representatives o, companies who are not yet member o, NICOLE are welcome to the workshop to get acquainted with the network. When attending a next workshop they will need to have become NICOLE member. For further information about NICOLE-membership and registration for the workshop: NICOLE Secretariat: Mrs Marjan Euser, c/o TNO, PO Box 342, NL-7300 AH Apeldoorn, the Netherlands Phone: +31 88 866 2186 - Fax: +31 88 866 2249 - Email: email@example.com Internet: www.nicole.org NICOLE is a network ,or the stimulation, dissemination and exchange o, knowledge about all aspects o, industrially contaminated land.<br><br> Its 140 members o, 17 European countries come ,rom industrial companies and trade organisations (problem holders), service providers/ technology developers, universities and independent research organisations (problem solvers) and governmental organisations (policy makers). The network started in February 1996 as a concerted action under the 4th Framework Programme o, the European Community. Since February 1999 NICOLE has been sel, supporting and is fnanced by the ,ees o, its members.<br><br>