The conference will be a great opportunity for technical discussion and exchange of experiences.

The event is addressed primarily to representatives of government organizations, consultants, lawyers as well as owners or potential buyers of contaminated areas.





Registration. Welcome coffee and tea



Soil and groundwater regulations in Germany
Klaus Schnell

Soil and groundwater regulations and remediation in Sweden
Per Johansson

Site investigations, risk assessment and remediation approaches in the UK. The triggers for investigations, procedures, legislation and best practice based on case studies
Lucy Thomas

Q&A session
Jakub Kraczkiewicz

Coffee break and networking


3 years of a “new” assessment of the surface soil contamination in Poland
Karolina Motyka

Identification of potential historic contamination of surface ground – own experience
Eleonora Wcisło

Jacek Długosz

Ewa Błaszczyk

Włodzimierz Łukasik

Impact of military activities on the contamination of the Baltic Sea sediments
Karolina Gębka

Q&A session
Agnieszka Skorupińska



Microplastic - an invisible threat
Rafał Łazanowski

Two new remediation technologies for treating high contaminant concentrations in groundwater
Gareth Leonard

Combined remediation technologies for enhanced in-situ vapor, soil and groundwater LNAPL and DNAPL remediation
George (Bud) Ivey

Q&A session
Piotr Kociołek

Coffee break and networking

Summary and ending

Simultaneous translation will be available.




Karolina Gębka
Oceanographer, Lion Environmental
Karolina Gębka is an Oceanographer with chemical samples analysis experience (in particular Hg and radioactive isotopes). Karolina is a co-author of the assessment of Polish Baltic Sea regions environment status, assessment of surface water quality and reports of radioactivity in atmosphere. Moreover, Karolina has an experience in research projects which resulted in the publishing of more than 10 English research papers. Currently, she works as a Junior Environmental Consultant in Lion Environmental supporting team with environmental protection projects.

George (Bud) Ivey
President and senior remediation specialist, Ivey International Inc.
George (Bud) Ivey, is the president and Senior Remediation Specialist with Ivey International Inc. He is an environmental professional with thirty years of assessment and remediation experience, has travelled to over 50 countries, and worked on more than 2500 environmental projects globally. His educational background includes: Synthetic-Organic Chemistry, Geological Engineering, and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management. He has developed many innovative remediation technologies, and holds several International product and process patents. Recently developed an environmentally safe replacement for AFFF fire-fighting foams, that is PFOA and PFOS free and biodegradable. Over the last two decades he has won many international environmental awards such as: "Best Environmental & Remediation Solutions Company 2019" and "2018 Technology Merit Remediation Award".

Per Johansson
Environmental consultant, WSP Sweden
Per Johansson has a Ph. Lic. in Quaternary geology, from the University of Lund. His thesis handled the deglaciation in north west Poland and was prepared in cooperation with Polish Geological Institute in Szczecin. After this, He has worked with the geochemical mapping program in Sweden, mineral exploration and for the last 22 years as consultant undertaking site investigations, risk assessments and remediation work for a wide range of clients, specializing in landfills, railway sidings, petrol stations and heavy industries such as foundries and paper mills.

Piotr Kociołek
Environmental director Europe, Panattoni Europe
Piotr Kociołek: born in Poland, living in Italy. A graduate of the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Turin. All his career concentrates on environmental science, for 24 years Piotr has been working as an environmental consultant, and since 2016 he is a an European Director of Environmental Protection for Panattoni Development Europe. He is a full Member of the British IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment). Piotr's main scope of professional experience is as following: environmental site assessments for industrial and commercial facilities (Phase I ESA (environmental site assessment), Phase II ESA, EDD (environmental due diligence)), planning and implementation of remediation projects, including estimation and calculation of environmental / remedial costs related to transactions (M&A - mergers and acquisitions).

Jakub Kraczkiewicz
Principal consultant, ERM Poland
Jakub Kraczkiewicz is a Certified Hydrogeologist and Principal Consultant at ERM Poland. He has been with the Site Investigation and Risk Assessment / Remediation Management Team since 2007. Before joining ERM, he worked for 8 years at Hydrogeotechnika Sp. z o.o. on Site Investigation and Remediation projects. His professional experience comprises Remedial Planning, Design and Operations, Risk-Based Remediation Limitation and Closure, Contaminant Fate and Transport Modelling, as well as Site Investigation including Baseline/Exit Studies and Phase I & II Environmental Due-Diligence Assessments. Jakub has participated in over 50 Site Investigation and Remediation projects in Poland and other European countries.

Gareth Leonard
Managing director, Regenesis in Europe
Gareth is the Managing Director of Regenesis in Europe, in which role he manages a dedicated team of in situ remediation specialists to provide the design and implementation of remedial solutions for contaminated groundwater, on behalf of environmental consultants, remediation contractors and site owners. Gareth has worked in the remediation industry for 17 years. He joined REGENESIS Europe in 2006 as the District Manager of the UK and Scandinavia, in which role he successfully managed all product sales, services and customer support across the region. Prior to REGENESIS, Gareth gained his expertise as a Senior Project Manager at a remediation contracting firm and as a Lead Drilling Fluids Engineer in offshore oil exploration. Gareth holds a Certificate of Technical Competence (4TMHCL), a MSc in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, and a BSc (Hons) in Geology from the University of Leeds.

Rafał Łazanowski
Business development manager, WESSLING Polska sp. z o.o.
Rafał Łazanowski is a business development manager at WESSLING Polska. Associated with the company since 2016. During his career he has worked on remediation projects, IED baseline reports, analysis of ground and water samples. Currently he is focused on emission measurements branch and the BREEAM certifications. Human impact on the environment was present also in his life before, throughout the products for energy-saving and passive constructions.

Karolina Motyka
The main specialist in damage in the environment, RDOŚ Wrocław
Karolina Motyka is the main specialist in damage in the environment at the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection. Karolina has many years of experience in verification of environmental documents (in particular in the area of remediation projects and plans). She is an absolvent of several environmental studies.

Magda Pavlak-Chiaradia
Partner and managing director, ERM Poland
Magdalena Pavlak-Chiaradia is Partner and Managing Director in ERM Poland, Warsaw office. Ms. Pavlak--Chiaradia has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Geology and Marine Science from Northeastern University, Boston and an MBA from Endicott College, Beverly Massachusetts. After being educated and spending most of her professional career in the United States, she returned to Poland in 2011. Prior to working for ERM, she was the Poland Country Manager within an international environmental engineering consulting company. Currently she is on the Board of Directors at the American Chamber of Commerce and at the Polish-American Fulbright Commission. Magdalena Pavlak-Chiaradia managed over 1,500 modified Phase I evaluations, conducted and managed storm water audits for over 100 facilities annually in the U.S. Ms. Pavlak-Chiaradia professional experience in Poland involves deconstruction and reclamation supervision, land leasing activities, regulatory analysis, and permitting, baseline investigation / due diligence at drill pads and construction management during the construction of the well pads.

Monika Rzeźniczak
Technical director, Lion Environmental
Monika Rzeźniczak is an Environmental Consultant and Technical Director in Lion with experience in Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), Compliance Audits and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs). Monika focuses on contaminated land assessments and environmental liabilities. Her experience comprises numerous Phase I and II Environmental Auditing projects and water supply and management guidance. During her experience as an Environmental Consultant she managed Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and EIA for Natura 2000 projects for oil and gas industry. She was also involved in extensive environmental and water management studies. She gained an experience in planning and agreeing offshore investment in Poland.

PhD Klaus Schnell
Partner, Head of contaminated site management team of Central Europe, ERM GmbH
PhD Klaus Schnell is a Partner with ERM GMbHbased in Frankfurt, Germany. Klaus is a Geologist by education and is holding a PhD in Hydrogeology from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He is the Head of ERM’s Contaminated Site Management team in Central Europe and Eurasia. In this role he is responsible for structuring and leading highly qualified project teams in managing large scale and complex site investigation and remediation projects.Working for more than twenty years in the contaminated land and remediation business, he accumulated extensive experience as a project director and senior advisor in managing contaminated land issues. Klaus has been involved in contaminated land projects in many countries.

Agnieszka Skorupińska
Attorney at law, Head of environmnetal law practice, CEE and Poland, CMS
Agnieszka Skorupińska, legal attorney from CMS Law Office. Heading Environmental Law Practice in Poland and CEE. Adviser with respect to regulatory issues, in the investment projects and environmental aspects of transactions. She represents her clients in administrative and court proceedings regarding environmental law. She lead projects concerning: historical soil surface contamination, environmental damage, baseline report, environmental permits, protection of air quality (including EU ETS), waste and water management, noise management and REACH. She worked for companies from the energy, chemical, metallurgic, cement, construction, waste, FMCG, water and sewage, renewable energy and other sectors. In 2014, awarded in the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily's ranking ""Rising Stars Lawyers - leaders of tomorrow"". In the Chambers Europe ranking, recommended as a lawyer specializing in environmental protection law since 2013.

Sebastian Stachowski
Managing director of Lion Environmental
Sebastian Stachowski is an Environmental Consultant currently working as a Managing Director of Lion Environmental. During his career he focused on contaminated land assessment, permitting and environmental auditing. Sebastian ran several Environmental Site Assessment, Environmental Due Diligence and Compliance Audits in Poland and Belgium. Sebastian also participated in design of an ex-situ remediation project and performance of in-situ DNAPL (Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid) remediation based in Italy. Sebastian has managed several environmental studies such as baseline studies and feasibility studies relating to selection of investment location, water sourcing and wastewater management as well as .Environmental Impact Assessment reports.

Lucy Thomas
Managing director, RSK UK
Lucy Thomas is a Chartered Geologist, accredited risk assessor and a Specialist in Land Condition. Lucy is Chair of the National Brownfield Land Forum that promotes sustainable land use and was previously Chair of the Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment in the UK that promotes good practice and promotes knowledge sharing with respect to risk assessment.  Lucy has over  20 years’ experience in redeveloping brownfield land including material re-use and specialising in assessing risks to people and the environment across the property and petroleum sectors.

PhD Eleonora Wcisło
Assoc. Prof. of IETU, Leading Expert - Health risk assessment
PhD Eleonora Wcisło is a leading expert - Health risk assessment at the Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas. She is a PhD in biological sciences with the environmental toxicology specialization, PhD hab. in technical sciences - environmental engineering. Eleonora is a specialist in the health risk assessment in the chemical degraded areas and the specialist in environmental health risk assessment in cities areas. For more than 20 years, she has been taking a part in national and international research and implementation projects connected to investigation, assessment and remediation of chemical degraded sites. She collaborated with Florida State University, United States Environmental Protection Agency and with research and administration institutions in EU countries. Eleonora is a co-author of programs to estimate health risk in the contaminated areas (NORISC-HRA i HRA2)


Lion Environmental is an independent environmental consultancy created by people that want to make a difference. Our founders have been successful directors, project managers and consultants in the most prestigious environmental consulting corporations. With time aspirations of our founders grew bigger than the companies they worked for so a life-changing decision was made to utilise the knowledge and experience in order to create a new business. Commitment of our team is set in stone, our foundation stone.


Date: September 25, 2019,
Venue: Golden Floor, ul. Chłodna 51, Warszawa
Time: 8.30 - 15.30