Cleaning up contaminated land protects human health and the environment and enables communities and other stakeholders to pursue future beneficial use or reuse of sites and their natural resources for economic, environmental, and societal purposes. However, cleanup activities use energy, water, processed or raw materials, and other natural resources to achieve cleanup objectives and the process of cleanup therefore creates an environmental footprint of its own. In recent years EPA cleanup programs have learned that we can optimize environmental performance and implement protective cleanups that are greener by increasing our understanding of the environmental footprint and, when appropriate, taking steps to minimize that footprint. In addition, we have increasingly taken actions to ensure the protectiveness of our remedies and their resilience to increasing impacts of climate change. In this keynote we will explore the symbiotic nature of climate change resilience and climate change mitigation actions applied at contaminated land cleanups.
This session is hosted by Prof. Dr. Huub Rijnaarts (Wageningen University & Chairman of AquaConSoil).
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