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Please note that due to overlaps in contributions, we have merged two topics from the call for abstracts: Vital and resilient soil-sediment-water systems and Smart solutions for urbanizing areas of the world

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February 24, 2021

Red Line 2021-2022

Strong connections for Sustainable Use and Management of Soil, Sediment and Water Resources

We live in a time of transitions, facing and dealing with climate change, population growth and many other challenges. The awareness grows that a healthy soil-sediment-water (SSW) system is fundamental to overcome societal challenges and meet societal needs. To retain and promote a vital and healthy soil-water system and at the same time facilitate these transitions, we need to connect. 

April 22, 2021

Topic 1 - Sustainable use and protection of soil-sediment-water systems

A vital and resilient SSW-system is both a solution as a boundary condition to facilitate large transition and achieve societal/sustainable development goals. Climate change, urbanisation and industrialization increase pressure on the limited above and underground space. Smart, integrated solutions, concepts and approaches such as the use of ecosystem services, land stewardship and integrated area-based planning give substance to sustainable management of this system, in relation to human activities and objectives. 

Topics under this theme are:

1a)   Land stewardship and achieving the SDG’s: better implementation of the SSW-system

1b)   Circular economy approaches

1c)   Nature-based solutions and ecosystem service implementation

April 22, 2021

Topic 2 - Smart tools and methods to connect people, planet and profit

The world is in transition. Along the need to make new connections between different communities of knowledge and practice, innovations emerge fast and change our possibilities. How can new tools and methods be usefully applied to soil, sediment, water and land management and sustainable solutions? This theme focuses on new socio-economic and ecologic and political developments and opportunities and industrial leadership.

Topics under this theme are:

2a)   Policy and legal tools (a.o. the European Green Deal)

2b)   Decision support tools for sustainable land management

April 22, 2021

Topic 3 - Integrated management of contaminated land

This theme has the objective to discuss novel frontrunning strategies and integrated management of contaminated land and brownfields. Such management operations are typically complex, as they must deal with various exposure routes, multiple scales in time and space and usually involve significant uncertainties. Addressing such complexities is central to upgrading contaminated land to new uses, encompassing natural and economic value in a context of land stewardship.

Topics under this theme are:

Dealing with multiple pathways and scales
Area-based risk approaches, uncertainties and scales of pollution pathways
Upgrading contaminated and degraded land

April 22, 2021

Topic 4 - Sustainable remediation technologies in context of the EGD and energy transition

The advances in remediation technologies for existing and emerging contaminants remain of high interest for AquaConSoil, especially in the context of the European Green deal and the energy transition. This theme aims to exchange the progress in remediation technologies that reduce the carbon footprint. New technologies and inspiring examples are welcome for measuring and monitoring, smart combinations to reach multiple (environmental and societal) goals, cheaper and more effective and environmentally safe and friendly solutions.

Topics under this theme are:

New low-carbon solutions for conventional and emerging contamination
Advances in measuring and monitoring and the data expansion of contamination