EMGRISA participates in the Workshop of Soil Policy, Science & Technology in China
EMGRISA participated in the China-EU Workshop on Soil Policy, Science and Technology held in the city of Beijing from February 27th to February 28th 2017.
This workshop was oranganised by the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES), the Directorate-General for Environment of the European Commision y el Joint Research Centre of the European Commision. The Ministry of Environmental Protection of The People’s Republic of China actively participated in this workshop
The workshop was participated by experts from Europe on Soil Policy, high level civil servants from the government of the People’s Republic of China, doctors, scientists and experts from the different organisms of the Chinese Government as well as from various provinces and regions. The workshop highlighted the enormous interest by the Chinese administration and the great scientific development being done by their scientific institutions and centres of investigation in environmental impacts caused by soil contamination. At the same time recognising the great advancement completed over the recent years in understanding and characterising the chemical quality of soils via numerous research projects, on-hand experiences and advances in soil remediation.
The European Commission brought together a group of experts in the management of contaminated soils from the Joint Research Center of the European Commission, public administrations of several countries of the European Union, research institutes, organizations like NICOLE, universities. Spain was represented by Alfonso Alvarez, Technical Director of EMGRISA, whose participation was on human health and ecological risk analyses and their role in decision-making on the declaration of a soil as being contaminated.
The workshop was of great interest and served as a point of exchange on experiences and on knowledge for both sides.