Since "proper" environmental quality is at the heart of decision making whether or not (and how) to remediate a contaminated site; a full 3-day session was devoted to this subject. Basically, the "Dutch approach" was taken as a basis to guide the participants through the process of identifying risks (human, ecological, groundwater, quality of agricultural products) and deciding upon the seriousness of these risks in a given situation.
The goal is to support Romania in designing and implementing soil policy and legislation. This project is demand driven. This means that the issues developed for collaboration between the Netherlands and Romania were decided in mutual agreement.
As part of Romanian <=> Dutch bilateral cooperation on soil environmental management, a Government to Government (G2G) seminar and a Business to Business (B2B) matchmaking event were held in Bucharest on June 14 & 15 2011. The programme and individual presentations are attached below:
InfoMil/NL Agency was involved in a twinning project (Twinning Project RO/06/IB/EN/06) with experts from Spain, the Netherlands and Romania. The project covered the assessment of domestic waste management, training on legislation on dangerous substances, REACH and CLP regulation.
This project aims to clarify a number of critical issues in relation to soil and (ground)water pollution in Romania in the technical and institutional domain. The goal for this feasibility project is to prepare an integrated solution strategy for a regional environmental problem. This strategy will be based on the background of EU ideas, and be inspired by a Dutch approach without copying it and should address and guide these issues to Romanian authorities towards the capacity and expertise level that enables them to comply with EU environmental standards and regulations. In this way this expertise could directly resolve critical issues in a number of regions in Romania.
The MARES G2G project aimed at creating a stimulating and stable environment for the use of underground water and energy buffers in those areas in Romania where the feasibility is proven. Secondly the project aimed at establishing public private partnerships in Romania that can further booster the appropriate application of MARES techniques either by using private or European funds.