Journey towards Net Zero in the environmental remediation industry

The 5th edition of the REMEDy Conference for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites is behind us. The environmental remediation industry demonstrates that in practice the slogan of sustainability is not only inscribed into strategy documents but is also actually being carried out with the aim of improving the welfare of the planet, net zero carbon emissions and accountability for the environment as a whole and for the communities we live in.

“May you live in interesting times”, is a Chinese proverb that can be seen as inspiration or as a curse. Many external factors – geopolitical, economic, and especially environmental give this proverb additional meaning. The world and policymakers in it are being awoken from their comfortable naps, and those still sleeping are being shocked by a bucket of cold water dumped on their heads with all the changes happening.


The global agenda is being increasingly driven by the need to act and to take responsibility. Action has been missing in the last decades and while we are progressing we have to answer for exploiting the environment without concerns for the future. But can we remediate these destructive impacts from the effects of human activity? The environmental remediation industry has been trying so for years. Deteriorated brownfields, poisoned groundwater, surface waters contaminated by dangerous substances in the environment, from heavy metals, arsenic, pesticides, and other industrial chemical are our infamous legacy. This is us, the cost of our human activities. We need to address the impacts from living in buildings erected by irresponsible developers on contaminated land, for example. Remediation of contaminants is both energy and resource intensive. Already by 2017, the ISO 18504:2017 Soil quality – Sustainable Remediation standards, have set guidelines for the remediation industry. This document was created by an international team led by Professor Paul Nathanail, who was the guest of honor at this year's REMEDy conference.


Increasingly with public support, remediation specialists feel the great moral calling to complete projects with successful outcomes. In Poland environmental projects are being evaluated for negative environmental impacts as well. The biggest challenges being faced is legislation shortcomings, obstacles from local decision-makers, and a lack of funding. But these are tasks that need to be openly discussed and lobbied for, and we must share our concerns, challenges, and successes with the whole environmental community. REMEDy, the industry's largest conference (of its type in Poland) and is supposed to serve just such a role. The conference is always held on the last Wednesday in September where it takes up this challenge and difficulties addressing contaminated land and water pollution. The exchange of ideas about remediation projects is the search for solutions, an ongoing process throughout the year that gets to be highlighted at this annual conference.

The responsibility never ends


This year’s REMEDy conference is representative of the times. The central topic of year’s meeting is the timely topic of sustainability. The remediation industry carries a double burden of responsibility here, first its activities are required to restore land and groundwater to acceptable levels, and it bears a further responsibility to a broader social need as well; a repayment of a debt to the planet, caring for those that inhabit it.


Secondly, the projects themselves need to be responsible, from the methodologies applied, the impacts from materials used and from measurable impacts from the value chain leading to remediation effort taken.


In this respect, remediation is no different from any other sustainability perspective found from operations at a construction site, or even operations at a factory, mining operation or even services performed at a bank. Any organization's responsibility extends well beyond its assets and must include those to stakeholders, value chains, employees, and the community; all are important.


The responsibility for sustainability is here to stay, it is a continuous process that is to achieve the goal for least impact on our planet. The current energy and economic crisis mean struggles to find solutions for that generate less carbon and use less energy. André Chiaradia, Lion Environmental’s senior consultant spoke about: "The cost of energy is an important factor when considering options when seeking sustainable solutions for environmental projects. Whether we are investigating pollution levels or conducting feasibility studies, energy consumption should always be part of the equation."

Global challenge, global opportunities


"The debate about sustainable remediation continues" - said Sebastian Stachowski, CEO of Lion Environmental, the independent Polish ESG consulting company that is the main organizer of the REMEDy conference. "Although in other countries in the region such projects are being implemented all the time, as in the Czech Republic, there is an awareness of the environmental bombs in Poland, this still does not yet translate into a better reality. Remediation projects are not coming, and in terms of ESG, it's really a debate that is being put off, we can't lag behind, we have to speed up. I hope that there will be funds (available) for larger projects. We have experienced and competent people, we have proven technologies that work successfully in other countries, and we are ready. I hope that in Poland there will be similar solutions to those seen for example in Italy, there they look at the sustainability of a remediation project before approving it."


Prof. Paul Nathanail, Land Quality Management Ltd & Chair SiLC Register Ltd focused on environmental pollution that is an even bigger problem today than global warming. Remediation, or rather the lack of it, is therefore becoming a global challenge rather than a problem for a specific region or country. According to him, it is important to optimize the environmental value of the remediation work carried out and to strive for sustainability. It is important to properly manage risks that are not acceptable and keeping the idea of sustainability in mind.


More and more good practices in responsible remediation are emerging. Companies are looking for new solutions, combining several technologies, and seeking more responsible methods. Lorenzo Sachetti, Carus Europe: "In the 1990s, a technology was taken and applied until it ended with the effect. Without looking at the environmental costs. Today, solutions are chosen that are based on several activities, such as vapor extraction from soils combined with in-situ chemical oxidation (ISCO)". It is worth mentioning that guidelines for the implementation of these technologies have been published by IMPEL (European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law) and have been translated into Polish (Polish versions available at


Another example is water treatment through phytoremediation techniques. "It used to be only talked about but today phytoremediation has arrived. It's cleaner, cheaper, and greener" - enumerated Randy Mott from Phytoremedia Ltd. Plants can pull contaminants out of land and groundwater. Such a project is under consideration in Jaworzno for a post-mining area.

Complete the chain


There are many more examples (of sustainable remediation). Methods may differ but their aim is the same. It is important to continue to pursue these goals and to plan and (use ) the right resources. Legislation addressing this issue is beginning to mature, even force organizations to changes. Such legal pushes will change the market landscape. Starting in January 2023, ESG (Environmental, Social, Corporate Governance) reporting will become mandatory across the European Union. Large companies and listed entities will be called on first to report. In the following years, non-financial reporting will be submitted by smaller companies, eventually ESG reporting will become a matter of course for all commercial companies. How will ESG affect the remediation industry? REMEDy participants agreed that this is a major opportunity for the entire industry.


André Chiaradia stated that legislation must coexist with awareness. Companies need to understand the impact of their operations on the environment. "One should wonder what materials are being used in the remediation effort, so that certain non-essential materials can be removed from a project, or if possible, find other carbon saving measures. For example how employees commuting to a project, are there opportunities where these emissions can be reduced. There are many places to seek improvements. Throughout a company's value chain, one should look for reductions" - he noted. And these actions must happen now. The planetary clock is ticking. He recounted a recent statement by Al Gore who said, “The sustainable revolution is as big as the industrial revolution, but is happening at the speed as the digital revolution.” - we just don't have more time! – he added.


And there are lots of changes on the way. This was discussed by Monika Partyka, director of R&D at i2 Analytical Limited Ltd. Poland branch. She spoke about green chemistry in laboratory work, a concept for reducing use of harmful substances in the laboratory analysis processes. "You can't talk about ecology without paying attention to what is happening in the laboratory space. We need to talk about using solvent-free techniques as much as possible. The aspect of transferring and transporting soil samples to the laboratory is also important. The smallest possible sample transfer effort and the more we can transport at once makes for smaller carbon footprints. Every action has to be considered," she pointed out. "We need to invest time and energy in activities that lead to the avoidance of negative environmental effects, we don’t want to make the future worse. We have to consider the next generations to come after us, we can't be selfish" - she added.

Hope in legislation


Legislative actions are welcomed with anticipation by the environmental remediation industry.


Sebastian Stachowski, starting the conference mentioning that a proper understanding of sustainable development and appropriate actions in industry is needed. As an example, he pointed out that ex-situ soil remediation methods have until now been very popular in Poland. Exported contaminated land often disappears from sight, out of sight, out of mind. Although the problems are not solved. However, there is a legislative light at the end of this tunnel.


Agnieszka Skorupińska, a partner at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Pośniak and Bejm Sp. k. law firm, noted that most terms used in (sustainable) remediation, and the terms used for legislation, come from the European Green Deal. Zero Pollution and the Soil Conservation Strategy 2030 are key documents. This is not only about soil, but shows direction of increased efforts to identify, assess and remediate land. It envisions concrete actions - an European priority that list of soil contamination its risks that is to be created later this year. There is also a pathway for sustainable, safe, and closed-loop use of excavated soils that is to be developed by 2024. "The goal is to achieve good soil health by 2050. The idea is to treat soil like air and needs stronger protection" - Agnieszka Skorupinska pointed out. In practice, this will mean the creation of a closed-loop economy – contaminated soil will not be exported and stored but will be immediately restored and reuse, the guidance being developed to make clear how this process is to be done.


Legislation, including ESG reporting, will be required to meet compliance, but also creates an opportunity for business. Representative of Lion Environmental pointed to prospects for funding in the development of properties such as brownfield development and the building of new housing. "For property development ESG is not only about mitigating environmental impacts, but a possibility of obtaining green financing. Investors considering ESG scores will be used when deciding invests in products and company capital projects". Remediation should therefore be embedded in an ESG-compliant value chain. As this expert pointed out, many post-industrial areas that are being remediated are raising funds from local governments. But in many cases, applying for remediation grants has no chance of success. Green funding therefore is a possible solution to meet sustainability goals.

The ultimate beneficiary


From an ESG point of view of remediation, projects not only have environmental impacts that are important, but also impacts on the greater whole of society.


This position was confirmed by Grzegorz Gzyl, an expert with the Central Mining Institute, during his speech on sustainable technologies for treating contaminated water with persistent organic pollutants. In a pilot project at a former pesticide factory in Jaworzno, chlorinated compounds contaminated water. "Sustainable remediation must include the risk management values and stakeholder value,” he said.


But how to measure sustainability? This is the question that all companies are asking, how will companies start filing ESG reports starting next year. Daniel Gribbin, COO and Head of Sustainability & ESG, for EMEX Software pointed out that a major challenge for the remediation industry is to control the source of company activity data. "When we start measuring carbon footprint, we should ask ourselves about business - do we know and how much do we know about our subcontractors, suppliers? There are many more of these questions - maybe some operations are located in developing countries? You need to have insight into the carbon footprint along the entire value chain" - he enumerated. "90% of the carbon footprint is electricity, fuels, but also travel. You also have to take into account waste generation. Where do we get this data from?" - he wondered. Organization where the expert works has created a platform that measures all these parameters, collecting real-time information on CO2 emissions, measuring international standards, alignment with legislation, etc. This is what the future of the entire market will look like - transparent, measurable, with no space for environmental understatement. Whoever adapts to the new reality faster will achieve not only zero-carbon, but also other benefits, such as increase competitiveness in the global market. And the ultimate beneficiaries will be all of us. And the planet.



Marco Falconi
Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research
Marco Falconi is a remediation researcher and a trainer and lecturer with more than eight years’ experience. He has studied in the sustainability and human health and safety fields and has a university
degree in environmental sciences and geology. He has held a number of teaching positions with universities and private training companies and has diverse experience as a collaborator on projects of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, European Environment Agency, and EuroGeoSurveys.
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Paul Bardos
Director r3 environmental technology ltd / DOW-COP QP
Professor Paul Bardos is a Chartered Environmentalist with more than 30 years of experience in soil science and biology; contaminated land and brownfields, waste treatment and risk management, particularly biological treatment technologies, sustainability assessment, soil and water issues. He has >300 publications. He has been managing director of r3 which he established in 1997. Prior to 1997 he worked with Nottingham Trent University and before that a UK government research institute, the Warren Spring Laboratory. He has worked with a wide range of clients in worldwide including multinationals, businesses, stakeholder networks and government agencies.

Grzegorz Gzyl
Assistant Professor / Project Coordinator, GIG
Grzegorz Gzyl is a researcher in field of hydrogeology and water protection with background in both geology and hydrogeology and PhD in Earth sciences. Grzegorz is successful in attracting funding and coordination & management of projects with international and cross sectional partnership including research, industry and administration from Poland, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, France, Greece, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Croatia. Grzegorz currently works as Assistant Professor and Project Coordinator at the Department of Water Protection, Central Mining Institute (GIG), Katowice, Poland.

Paul Nathanail
Director Land Quality Management Ltd & Chair SiLC Register Ltd
Dr Nathanail has a long standing interest in improving professional standards in land contamination risk management and sustainable brownfield regeneration. He is a qualified European Geologist and a Specialist in Land Condition. He is a member of the EU -China Panel on Land and Soil. He led the working group that drafted ISO 18504 Sustainable Remediation. He is a member of NICOLE’s Innovation Working Group and the new NICOLE working group on PFAS. Through CABERNET and various EU Framework and Horizon projects Paul has worked on pioneering conceptual understanding of the social, environmental and economic aspects of redeveloping brownfield sites. He consulted on and provided expert evidence for many landfill redevelopment projects over the years.


Dr. Sami Al Najem
Dipl.-Geol. Environmental Scientist, Project Engineer, CDM Smith
is an Environmental Scientist at CDM Smith’s Bickenbach office and has more than 5 years of experience in environmental investigation and design, operation, and system optimization of remediation plants. This includes all steps from site investigations, feasibility studies, over pilot studies up to the implementation and monitoring of the final remediation measure. Due to his expertise in the field of hydrogeology and hydrogeochemistry, Dr. Al Najem developed Site specific remediation techniques such as mobilization and immobilization for diverse pollutants. Therefore, he plans and evaluates special laboratory and field experiments, conducts pump tests, and other hydrogeological methods. Based on close co-operations within applied research projects, he is a key person at the interface of research and practical engineering. Due to this experience, he can provide solutions with cutting-edge technologies to our clients, and at the same time focus on the technical and economical optimization of the proposed solution.

Dr. Sven Arnold
MS Geoecology, University of Technology Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany, Dr. rer nat. , Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany, UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia Member, Association for Geoecology in Germany, Member, Engineers Without Borders, Germany, CDM Smith
Sven is a water expert with 16 years of experience in research, consulting and project management. He has proven technical expertise in the field of groundwater and soil water modelling, hydrological and ecological monitoring, water resources management, and post-mining land reclamation. For seven years he was involved in diverse projects for the Coal Seam Gas and Mining Industry in Australia. Back in Germany since 2017, he has been involved in groundwater remediation and modelling projects on the former lignite processing site “Schwarze Pumpe” and the waste dump site “Terpe”. Sven has published his work in numerous peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, conference proceedings and book chapters, and numerous industry reports.

Julien Castellin
Senior Academic advisor – Master of Science and Engineering in Environmental Science – Specialization in Sustainable Management of pollution, Junia ISA Lille
43 years old, Graduated from Lille Catholic University (Master of Science in Environmental Science) and from Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (Master’s degree – Environmental Science), I’ve worked for 8 years in a French consultancy company (positions in Lille and Paris) and since 2013 at JUNIA-ISA Lille, where I’ve co-constructed the MSc in Sustainable Management of Pollution that I’m coordinating since that time.

André Chiaradia
Senior Consultant,
Lion Environmental
Develop health and safety protocols, oversee implementation and addressed potential exposure issues to various chemicals and hazardous waste. Develop and maintained safety and environmental programs to ensure compliance with requirements. Institute comprehensive Environmental Management Systems. Carry out safety programs and conduct baseline assessments and comprehensive risk evaluations. Provide training in environmental, health and safety and regulatory compliance. Services conducted for: manufacturing entities, energy produces, health care, pharmaceutical producers, and life science companies.

Laurie A. Chilcote
Office Manager - Director of Sales Marketing / Director & Vice President
Cox-Colvin & Associates, Inc. / Vapor Pin Enterprises, Inc. & Vapor Pin Do Brasil
Laurie Chilcote serves as Director of Sales & Marketing for Cox-Colvin & Associates, Inc, and is Vice President of Vapor Pin Enterprises, Inc. and Vapor Pin do Brasil. In her role as Managing Director and Vice President of Vapor Pin Enterprises and Vapor Pin do Brazil, she provides managerial and technical oversight on all US and international marketing and sales for the Vapor Pin®, manages the firms US and international Patents and Trademarks, and establishes and oversees the firm’s network of international distributors. Ms. Chilcote provides lectures and poster presentations at numerous regional and international conferences as well as training to environmental firms, regulatory agencies, and developers on the Vapor Pin® technology, implementation, and quality control. Ms. Chilcote is a founding member and serves on the board of the Association of Vapor Intrusion Professionals (AVIP)

Klaudia Cholewa
Advocate, associate in the Environmental Law Practice, CMS
Klaudia Cholewa is an associate with several years of experience working in law firms and a Ph.D. student at the Institute of Legal Studies, Mining Law and Environmental Protection at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Silesia in Katowice.
She specialises in environmental protection law. She has prepared legal opinions on waste management, emission permits and environmental decisions. Klaudia has also taken part in numerous Polish and international scientific conferences on this subject. She has given opinions on, and prepared agreements related to investment processes.
Klaudia also specialises in civil law litigation. She has provided legal advice in court proceedings to one of the leading Polish insurers. She has also conducted court cases both in commercial matters and for individual clients.

Craig A. Cox, CPG
President/Principal Scientist, Cox-Colvin & Associates, Inc.
Craig Cox serves as President and Principal Scientist for Cox-Colvin & Associates, Inc, and is responsible for providing managerial and technical oversight on major environmental projects conducted by the firm. In addition to his consulting activities, Mr. Cox provides lectures and poster presentations at numerous regional and international conferences on the topics of groundwater contaminant migration and remediation, source area evaluations, and the assessment of vapor intrusion migration pathways. Mr. Cox is the inventor of the Vapor Pin®, a sub-slab soil gas sampling device used worldwide, and is the primary architect of a variety of environmental database applications, including Data InspectorTM. Mr. Cox is a founding member and serves on the board of the Association of Vapor Intrusion Professionals (AVIP).

Marco Falconi
Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research
Marco Falconi is a remediation researcher and a trainer and lecturer with more than eight years’ experience. He has studied in the sustainability and human health and safety fields and has a university
degree in environmental sciences and geology. He has held a number of teaching positions with universities and private training companies and has diverse experience as a collaborator on projects of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, European Environment Agency, and EuroGeoSurveys.

Daniel Gribbin
COO and Head of Sustainability & ESG, EMEX Software
Daniel is the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Sustainability & ESG at Emex. Daniel is a Sustainability Advisory and Assurance expert with extensive experience across Australia, South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East in sectors including construction, natural resources, transport, food and beverage, government, financial services and manufacturing. Daniel joined the Climate Change and Sustainability team at KPMG Australia in early 2010, having graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce, specialising in environmental economics from Monash University, Australia. In 2021, Daniel was ranked as one of the “Top 20 sustainable MENA real estate professionals in the Middle East” by City Scape MENA. Daniel is passionate about and works with clients to help improve their strategy development / integration, public sustainability reporting, climate change adaptation and mitigation, social impact calculations, alignment with the UN Global Compact and Sustainable Development Goals.

Rafał Hałabura
President Association of the Contaminated Areas Remediation Institute
Attorney-at-law, graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. He specializes in investment process contracts, remediation, construction law and real estate. He has been an advisor on several hundred projects in the construction and renewable energy industry and on the largest remediation projects in Poland. Between 1998 and 2001 he was a personal assistant to the Prime Minister. From 2002 he cooperated with a law firm affiliated with Deloitte and later with Wardyński & Partners. Currently he runs his own law firm and is the President of the Management Board of the Remediation of Contaminated Sites Institute.

George (Bud) Ivey
B.Sc., CES, CESA, P.Chem, EP, 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 over twenty five years of assessment and remediation experience, has travelled to over 50 countries, and worked on more than 2500 major 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 PFAS-SOL for enhancing the treatment of PFOA and PFOS in soi and groundwater. Over the last two decades he has won many international environmental awards including: The Globe Award, North American Frost & Sullivan Award, Roy F. Weston Award, among others.

Randy Mott
President, Phytoremedia Sp. z o.o
an American lawyer (ret) with 30 years of experience in waste remediation in the US and EU; Former member of the Advisory Committee on Waste Remediation (CERCLA) for Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (US); Director for Europe, CHWMEG Inc. (waste stewardship assn); and CEO of Phytoremedia Sp z o.o.

Monika Partyka, PhD
R&D Director, i2 Analytical Limited Sp. z o.o. Oddział w Polsce
MBA - specialist in the field of environmental protection, food analysis, cosmetics, dietary supplements and product safety. For over 20 years associated with laboratory research, innovations and solutions to analytical problems. Experienced practitioner, she started her professional career in the Tri-City, gaining her first experience at the Department of Analytical Chemistry of the Gdańsk University of Technology. Currently, he works at the i2 Analytical Ltd Sp z oo laboratory in Ruda Śląska as the implementation and development director.
In his professional work, he emphasizes that determination in pursuing goals, innovation, creativity and critical thinking as well as continuous improvement of competences are necessary.

Agnieszka Skorupińska
Partner, Head of the Environmental Law Practice, Coordinator of ESG Team, CEE and Poland, CMS
Agnieszka Skorupińska is an advocate with almost 15 years’ experience. She specialises in Polish and EU environmental protection and natural resources law, and advises companies on regulatory issues, investment projects, the environmental aspects of real property transactions, mergers and acquisitions as well as funding processes. For many years she has also successfully represented clients in administrative and court proceedings concerning environmental protection law.
Agnieszka’s experience includes projects concerning: historical soil and groundwater contamination; environmental damage; baseline reports; environmental impact assessments; air protection, including adjustment to emission standards specified in IED and BAT conclusions, and obtaining derogations and departures from such standards; climate change including issues related to CO₂ emissions (EU ETS); and obtaining environmental permits, including integrated permits, waste and water management, noise and REACH.
As an advisor she has successfully represented companies from the energy, chemical, construction, waste management, FMCG, water supply and sewerage, renewable energy sources, mining, automobile, clothing and food sectors.
She coordinates work of the ESG Team at CMS in Poland and CEE.

Lorenzo Sacchetti
Director Remediation Technolgies, Europe, Middle East and Africa at Carus Europe
Lorenzo has more than 25 years’ experience in the environmental and chemical industry, currently based in Italy. Lorenzo started his career working for the major environmental consultancy firms such as Dames and Moore (AECOM), Groundwater Technology-Fluor Daniel and ERM as Principal Consultant for the Contaminated Sites Group accruing a strong experience with contaminated sites characterization and In Situ treatments (ISCO, Bioremediation). After that experience, Lorenzo joined Carus Europe as Remediation Technologies Director for Europe. In 2012, Lorenzo was appointed Remediation Technologies Director for Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with responsibilities for general sales for WST area (United Kingdom, France, Benelux, Italy and Switzerland). Lorenzo’s expertise covers market development for Remediation and Environmental issues, and more specifically in contaminated soil and groundwater remediation, water treatment and municipal drinking water. Lorenzo graduated in Environmental and Civil Engineering (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) and is Registered Professional Engineer.

Sebastian Stachowski
Managing director, Lion Environmental
Sebastian Stachowski the founder of REMEDy 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.

Dr Katarzyna Barańska
Radca prawny, Partner, Szef Praktyki Infrastruktura i Środowisko, Kochański & Partners
Katarzyna jest radcą prawnym, specjalizuje się w projektach regulacyjnych i infrastrukturalnych, ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem prawnych aspektów procesu inwestycyjnego. Prowadzi także projekty z zakresu prawa ochrony środowiska.
Posiada bogate doświadczenie w zakresie inwestycji w odnawialne źródła energii, obejmujące zarówno analizy typu due diligence, jak i doradztwo transakcyjne oraz reprezentowanie klientów przed organami administracji publicznej. Doradzała w zakresie budowy i rozbudowy farm wiatrowych, fotowoltaicznych i elektrowni wodnych. Ponadto realizowała projekty związane z budową infrastruktury pod wydobycie kopalin.

Joaquim Halen
Customer Success Manager Haemers Technologies
Joaqiuim Halen jest inżynierem środowiska w Haemers Technologies jako inżynier projektu, oraz Customers Success Manager. Do jego głównych zadań należy, prezentacja technologii, oraz wsparcie bieżących projektów w terenie jak i w biurze.

Paweł Kot
Business Development Manager, i2 Analytical
Paweł jest inżynierem środowiska z ponad 12-letnim doświadczeniem w zakresie doradztwa środowiskowego i usług laboratoryjnych. W trakcie swojej kariery brał udział w wielu projektach remediacyjnych oraz szeregu audytów środowiskowych (w Polsce, Belgii, Hiszpanii i na Litwie), był wiodącym ekspertem i audytorem ds. azbestu w międzynarodowej firmie konsultingowo-inżynieryjnej oraz odegrał kluczową rolę w tworzeniu działu rozwoju i wdrożeń w polskim oddziale komercyjnego laboratorium badawczego. Od prawie dwóch lat jego głównym zadaniem jest rozwój obecności biznesowej wiodącej międzynarodowej firmy laboratoryjnej i2 Analytical w Polsce. Elementem nierozerwalnie związanym z tą działalnością jest wykorzystywanie osobistego doświadczenia oraz narzędzi badawczych oferowanych przez i2 Analytical do zapewnienia skutecznego wsparcia klientom nawet w najbardziej złożonych i wymagających projektach z zakresu inżynierii środowiska.

Harry O’Neill
Prezes Beacon Environmental
Harry O’Neil - prezes Beacon Environmental, ma ponad 30 letnie doświadczenie w badaniach powietrza glebowego i intruzji powietrza glebowego. Zdobywał je zarówno w Stanach Zjednoczonych, jak i na całym świecie – w ponad 40 krajach na wszystkich siedmiu kontynentach. Pod jego kierownictwem, Beacon osiągnęło akredytację ISO/IEC 170205 w zakresie analizy próbek powietrza glebowego i powietrza w celu określenia śladowych ilości stężeń substancji organicznych. Ponadto, Harry nadzorował wdrażanie programu umożliwiającego Beacon stanie się pierwszą akredytowaną przez NEFAP organizacją pobierającą próbki I dokonującą pomiarów w terenie (FSMO) w Stanach Zjednoczonych. Harry od początku był zwolennikiem przyjęcia technologii pasywnego poboru próbek na poziomie krajowym i międzynarodowym, oraz kierował tysiącami badań nad poborem próbek powietrza glebowego. Jest założycielem Association of Vapor Intrusion Professionals (AVIP), oraz głównym autorem normy ASTM D7758 : Standard Practice for Passive Soil Gas Sampling in the Vadose Zone. Prezentował wyniki badan w całych Stanach Zjednoczonych, oraz na arenie międzynarodowej – na 5 kontynentach.

Sylwia Janiszewska
Kierownik działu Remediacji, Remea sp. z o.o.
Dr inż. nauk technicznych w dyscyplinie Inżynieria Środowiska Wydziału Budownictwa, Architektury i Inżynierii Środowiska, absolwentka ochrony środowiska Wydziału Biologii i Ochrony Środowiska Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego oraz technologii chemicznej Wydziału Chemicznego Politechniki Łódzkiej. Kierownik działu remediacji w firmie Remea sp. z o.o. Specjalizuje się w remediacji środowiska gruntowo-wodnego. Projektuje oraz wprowadza innowacyjne rozwiązania systemów technologicznych oczyszczania ścieków, wód gruntowych oraz gruntu. Nadzoruje prace na budowach w firmie Remea Sp. z o.o. pod względem prac remediacyjnych. W latach 2011-2015 asystentka na Wydziale Budownictwa, Architektury i Inżynierii Środowiska na Politechnice Łódzkiej. Autorka oraz współautorka około 25 publikacji naukowych, w tym artykułów z listy filadelfijskiej. Prelegent na licznych konferencjach krajowych i zagranicznych. Członek założyciel Stowarzyszenia Instytutu Terenów Zanieczyszczonych.

Piotr Wojda
Mianowany urzędnik naukowy Komisji Europejskiej, Komisja Europejska, Dyrekcja Generalna: Wspólnotowe Centrum Badawcze.
Piotr dołączył do grona pracowników Komisji Europejskiej w 2009 roku do Dyrekcja Generalnej Wspólnotowego Centrum Badawczego. Zajmował sie wymiana danych geograficznych przy zintegrowanych systemach zarządzania i kontroli subwencji rolniczych: Systemu Informacyjnego Działek Rolnych w krajach członkowskich. Następnie, Piotr przeniósł sie do Dyrekcji Generalnej Rolnictwa i Rozwoju Obszarów Wiejskich w Brukseli w Belgii, gdzie zajmował sie podobna tematyka od strony legislacyjnej. Następnie, w 2019 Piotr powrócił do Wspólnotowego Centrum Badawczego we Włoszech, aby koordynować badania naukowe na temat miejscowego i rozproszonego zanieczyszczenia gleb w kontekście funkcjonowania większych ekosystemów, bezpieczeństwa żywieniowego, zrównoważonego rolnictwa i zdrowia w kontekście Wspólnotowej Polityki Rolnej i wskaźników pozwalających na pomiary osiągnięcia zamierzeń tej polityki. Dodatkowo, Piotr zajmuje sie zanieczyszczeniem gleb w kontekście światowych celów zrównoważonego rozwoju, zatrzymania degradacji zasobów ziemskich i strategi przywrócenia ich do pelnej funkcjonalnosci. Piotr lubi łączyć ludzi i dziedziny naukowe.
Piotr Wojda otrzymał tytuł doktora nauk inżynierskich z Uniwersytetu Liege w Belgii, magistra geologii z Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego i magistra ekonomii ze Szkoły Głównej Handlowej w Warszawie w Polsce.

Brad Elkins
Dyrektor ds. Sprzedaży Technicznej, EOS Remediation
Brad Elkins kieruje działem sprzedaży i wsparcia technicznego w EOS Remediation z siedzibą w RTP NC. Specjalizuje się we wdrażaniu strategii bioremediacyjnych, do usuwania szkodliwych substancji z gleby i wód podziemnych. Zdobył tytuł magistra geologii na East Carolina University, i jest zarejestrowanym zawodowym geologiem w NC. Brad pomaga klientom osiągać możliwie najlepsze efekty remediacji, wykorzystując technologię EOS Remediation. Stosuje się ją na całym świecie, w przypadku terenów zanieczyszczonych rozpuszczalnikami chlorowanymi, nadchloranem, metalami ciężkimi, substancjami grożącymi wybuchem, bioargumentacje dla PCE i jego pochodnych, 1,4-dioksan i ropa naftowa, regulacja pH warstwy wodonośnej, węglowodory (BTEX).

Travis Barnum
Koordynator ds. Terenów poprzemysłowych w stanie Arizona, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
Travis Barnum jest koordynatorem ds. terenów poprzemysłowych w Arizonie, USA. Pracował przy ponad 30 projektach skupiających się na terenach poprzemysłowych na terenie całego stanu. Pomagał małym i wiejskim społecznościom zająć się zaniedbanymi nieruchomościami poprzez oceny środowiskowe i oczyszczanie środowiska. Travis zaprezentuje jak tereny poprzemysłowe mogą przyczynić się do zniwelowania zniszczeń środowiskowych oraz wykorzystana do zaspokojenia potrzeb społeczności.

Brant A. Smith, P.E., Ph.D.
Technology Manager, PeroxyChem ©
Brant Smith jest Kierownikiem ds. Technologii w PeroxyChem. Posiadając ponad 20–letnie doświadczenie zaprojektował i wdrożył liczne metody zastosowań technologii oraz testów laboratoryjnychopierających się na ISCO, bioremediację in situ, redukcję chemiczną in situ oraz stabilizację metali. Jest autorem ponad 90 prezentacji przedstawianych na konferencjach na całym świecie, a jego badania były publikowane między innymi w Environmental Science and Technology, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, i Journal of Environmental Engineering. BrantSmith uzyskał wykształcenie na kierunku Inżynierii Lądowej i Środowiska oraz Ekonomii na Worcester Polytechnic Institute a także tytuł magistra a następnie doktora Inzynierii Lądowej na Washington State University. Jest zarejestrowany jako zawodowy inżynier w stanie Waszyngton, USA.

Radosław Piechal
Country Environmental Manager, Panattoni Development Europe sp. z o.o.
Radosław Piechal jest absolwentem Międzywydziałowego Studium Gospodarki przestrzennej w Szkole Głównej Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie. Ukończył również studia podyplomowe na Politechnice Warszawskiej w zakresie systemów informacji przestrzennej. Pracował w branży doradztwa środowiskowego oraz w sektorze nieruchomości, wydobywczym i energetycznym. Był zaangażowany w sporządzanie raportów oceny oddziaływania na środowisko farm wiatrowych
i biogazowni rolniczych, a także raportów oceny oddziaływania na środowisko, społeczeństwo
i zdrowie (ESHIA) oraz uzyskiwanie pozwoleń dla koncesji poszukiwawczych za gazem łupkowym w Polsce. Nadzorował remediacje oraz wykonywał audyty środowiskowe fazy I i II, compliance w Polsce, na Słowacji, w Rosji i na Ukrainie. Od 2018 roku Radosław pracuje w Panattoni Development Europe, a od 2021 jako Country Manager, nadzoruje proces due diligence, oceny środowiskowej terenu oraz koordynuje prace remediacyjne terenów zanieczyszczonych.

Ewa Szczebak
Starszy Specjalista ds. Środowiskowych, Arcadis Sp. z o.o.
Ewa Szczebak jest starszym specjalistą ds. ochrony środowiska, kierownikiem projektów w Arcadis, oraz certyfikowanym hydrogeologiem. Zdobyła tytuł mgr inż. geologii, hydrogeologii i ochrony środowiska na Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim. Ewa dołączyła do zespołu Arcadis w 2007 r., biorąc udział głównie w projektach skupiających się na ocenach środowiskowych i remediacjach (głównie in – situ), teraz zaangażowana jest w projekty cechujące się złożonymi aspektami hydrogeologicznymi i środowiskowymi.. Od 2014 roku jest członkiem zespołu oceny ryzyka w Arcadis Poland.

Przemysław Wyskocki
Inżynier budowlany/Asystent projektanta, REMEA PL
Przemysław posiada tytuł mgr inż. inżynierii lądowej, który zdobył na Politechnice Poznańskiej. Od początku swojej kariery zawodowej pracował w firmach budowlanych – w działach odpowiedzialnych za jakość wykonywanych robót, jako laborant, kierownik laboratorium, technolog. W marcu 2020 r. dołączył do zespołu zajmującego się projektem pt. “Remediacja terenów zdegradowanych i zanieczyszczonych w rejonie stawu Kalina w Świętochłowicach”.

Piotr Surma
Dyrektor Kontaktu, Remea sp. z o.o.
Piotr jest absolwentem kierunku Budownictwo (specjalność geotechnika) na Politechnice Krakowskiej. Posiada ponad 15–letnie doświadczenie w branży geotechnicznej – jako kierownik robót, projektant, kierownik budowy. Obecnie pełni rolę dyrektora kontraktu, w Remea sp. z o. o i odpowiada za wdrażanie projektu pt. “Remediacja terenów zdegradowanych oraz zanieczyszczonych w rejonie stawu Kalina w Świętochłowicach”.

Rafał Hałabura
Prezes Zarządu, Stowarzyszenie Instytut Remediacji Terenów Zanieczyszczonych
Radca prawny, absolwent Wydziału Prawa i Administracji Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego. Specjalizuje się w umowach w procesie inwestycyjnym, remediacji, prawie budowlanym i nieruchomościach. Doradzał w kilkuset projektach w branży budowlanej i energetyki odnawialnej oraz przy największych projektach remediacyjnych w Polsce. W latach 1998-2001 był sekretarzem Prezesa Rady Ministrów. Od 2002 roku stale współpracował z kancelarią stowarzyszoną z Deloitte, a następie z kancelarią Wardyński i Wspólnicy. Obecnie prowadzi własną kancelarię prawną i jest Prezesem Zarządu Stowarzyszenia Instytut Remediacji Terenów Zanieczyszczonych.

Dr n. biol. Anicenta Bubak
Prywatna firma wykonująca ekspertyzy i opinie w zakresie wpływu szkodliwych substancji i czynników na zdrowie ludzi i stan środowiska. Główne obszary działalności to: oceny oddziaływania na zdrowie, ocena ryzyka zdrowotnego dla zdrowia ludzi, ocena ryzyka ekologicznego, analiza konfliktów społecznych dotyczących kontrowersyjnych przedsięwzięć.
Anicenta BUBAK jest doktorem nauk biologicznych o specjalności toksykologia środowiskowa. Główne obszary zainteresowań to zanieczyszczenia powietrza, wody, gleby; narażenie dzieci na metale ciężkie, ocean ryzyka zdrowotnego (HRA) i oceny oddziaływania na zdrowie w ramach ocen oddziaływania na środowisko (EHIA). Brała udział w opracowaniu narzędzi pomocnych w ocenach oddziaływaniu na zdrowie (HIA) przedsięwzięć planowanych na terenach rolniczych i miejskich. Jej zainteresowania skupiały się wokół włączenia procedury ocen oddziaływania na zdrowie do procesu podejmowania decyzji podnoszenia kwalifikacji uczestników procesu (projekt WHO: Efektywność Ocen Oddziaływania na Zdrowie). Była uczestnikiem następujących projektów międzynarodowych UE dotyczących narażenia dzieci na metale pochodzące z gleby (2-FUN), oceny ryzyka zdrowotnego powodowanego przez metale w glebie (I+DARTS), dotyczące zanieczyszczenia wód i wód gruntowych (FOKS), a także zmian klimatu w odniesieniu do zdrowia ludzi i ich samopoczucia: BRIDGE and PREPARED.

Dawid Jasiński
Geotechnik | Doradca projektowy,
Grupa Pietrucha
Dawid współpracuje z wykonawcami i wspiera działania z zakresu badań i rozwoju. Absolwent Politechniki Śląskiej na wydziale Górnictwa i Geologii, specjalizacja Budownictwo Podziemne i Ochrona Powierzchni. Doświadczenie zawodowe w geologii inżynierskiej i geotechnice zdobył zarówno w pracy w Polsce jak i za granicą w Anglii, Kazachstanie i Australii.

Wojciech Wołkowicz
Badacz, Państwowy Instytut Geologiczny – Państwowy Instytut Badawczy
Wojciech Wołkowicz posiada wieloletnie doświadczenie w dziedzinach związanych z geologią środowiskową, gospodarowaniem odpadamioraz weryfikacją systemów zabezpieczeń składowisk. Jest autorem i współautorem licznych opracowań na temat stanu środowiska, w szczególności gruntów i wód podziemnych na terenach przemysłowych i poprzemysłowych. Wojciech jest także członkiem zespołu ds. terenów poprzemysłowych powołanego przez Ministra Klimatu i Środowiska.

André Chiaradia
Senior Consultant, Lion Environmental
Develop health and safety protocols, oversee implementation and addressed potential exposure issues to various chemicals and hazardous waste. Develop and maintained safety and environmental programs to ensure compliance with requirements. Institute comprehensive Environmental Management Systems. Carry out safety programs and conduct baseline assessments and comprehensive risk evaluations. Provide training in environmental, health and safety and regulatory compliance. Services conducted for: manufacturing entities, energy produces, health care, pharmaceutical producers, and life science companies.

Craig Franzel
Senior Project Manager,CDM Smith
Mr. Franzel is a senior project manager with the CDM Smith International Department based in Germany and has +20 years of experience as an environmental consultant. His experiences include environmental site assessments and investigations, remediation of contaminated sites, environmental compliance auditing, environmental management system implementation, permitting, industrial hygiene monitoring and emergency response, evaluation of pollution prevention/waste minimization alternatives, and geotechnical monitoring. During his current role as a Senior Project Manager at CDM Smith Mr. Franzel serves as the Project Manager for the subject remediation project in Japan.

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).

Slawomir Adamczyk
Head of Environmental Damage Prevention, Repair andInformation on the Environment and Environmental Management Department
An Employee of the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection in Katowice since its creation i.e. on November 15th, 2008.
Position: Head of Environmental Damage Prevention, Repair Department and Information on Environment and Environmental Management (since June 2012). Many years of experience in conducting, supervising proceedings and verification of documents in the field of environmental damage, historical pollution of the earth’s surface, waste management in closed areas, waste storage in a place not intended for this and providing information about the environment.
Previous professional experience: Katowice Geological Enterprise (mainly in geological engineering) Silesian Voivodship Office (environmental protection, groundwater protection)
Education: MA. In Geology (specialization in hydrogeology), University of Silesia in Katowice, Faculty of Earth Sciences in Sosnowiec; postgraduate studies in “Instruments and techniques of environmental management”, AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow.

Craig A. Cox, CPG
President/Principal Scientist, Cox-Colvin & Associates, Inc.
Craig Cox currently serves as President and Principal Scientist for Cox-Colvin & Associates, Inc, and is responsible for providing managerial and technical oversight on major environmental projects conducted by the firm under RCRA, CERCLA, and Brownfield programs. Cox-Colvin & Associates, Inc., founded in 1995, provides environmental consulting services to public and private sector clients throughout the United States.
In addition to his consulting activities, Mr. Cox provides lectures and poster presentations at numerous regional and international conferences on the topics of groundwater contaminant migration and remediation, source area evaluations, and the assessment of vapor intrusion migration pathways. Mr. Cox is the inventor of the Vapor Pin®, a sub-slab soil gas sampling device used worldwide, and is the primary architect of a variety of environmental database applications, including Data InspectorTM.
Mr. Cox received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geology and Mineralogy from The Ohio State University and a Professional Degree in Hydrogeology from the Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Cox is a Certified Professional under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program and a contributing author on reports concerning background metals concentrations in soils published by Ohio EPA. Mr. Cox is also a member of the ASTM Committee developing standards for the long-term monitoring of vapor mitigation systems.

Piotr Bąbała
Contract Director, REMEA
Piotr Bąbała is a graduate of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, specializing in geotechnics and special construction at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. He achieved his experience on large geotechnical projects while working for the Menard Group - one of the largest geotechnical companies in the world. His professional practice and experience in the field of design was acquired in projects related to various sectors of the economy, which allowed him to obtain a technical and construction specialization in GEOTECHNICS. He is an active participant in scientific conferences both in Poland and in the international arena, and openly applies the obtained knowledge into practice. His last two years of professional activity focused on remediation issues where, as contract director together with REMEA, he directed one of the largest projects in southern Poland - an investment applied towards the revitalization of degraded areas with the goal of transforming polluted areas into public utility areas.

Guido Ebert
Senior Business Development Manager,CDM Smith
Mr. Ebert is a senior Business Development Manager with +25 years of working experience with international clients. Mr. Ebert’s experience includes Business Development, Key Account Management, Program and Project Management, Due Diligence, Environmental Site Assessment (Phase I to III), Health-Risk Assessment, Remediation Design, Implementation and Monitoring, and QA/QC-Management. For the subject remediation project in Japan, he serves as a client lead and QA/QC Manager.

Aneta Chochorek
Managing Director at WESSLING Polska sp. z o.o
Aneta Chochorek is the Managing Director at WESSLING Polska.
Associated with the company since 2008, where she began her career as a Laboratory Manager. She was responsible for the design, construction, implementation of the quality management system and management of the new WESSLING Polska environmental laboratory in Krakow. Since 2013, he has been working as the Managing Director, overseeing the work of environmental and food laboratories in Poland. Previously, she worked at the Laboratory of the Provincial Inspectorate for Environmental Protection in Krakow.
She has been associated with the environmental protection industry for over 20 years.
She is a graduate of the Faculty of Chemistry of the Jagiellonian University.

Martynas Paškevičius
Partner, ESSPO

Oliver Phipps
Partner in ERM - Global Director for Key Accounts; Leader of the Contaminated Areas Section for the region of Europe, the Middle East and Africa; Chairman of the Regulatory Working Party - NICOLE
Oliver Phipps is a UK trained hydrogeologist who has worked internationally in environmental & sustainability consulting for nearly 30 years. He currently fulfills two roles at ERM, as Partner lead of the Liability Portfolio Management & Remediation service in EMEA and ERM’s global technology enablement programme. Oliver recently took over as Chair of the Regulatory Working Group at NICOLE, the leading industry network for contaminated land in Europe.