Program

This year, the XII Seminário Ekos Brasil will have an innovative format: focused on a well-known complex case of contaminated area in the city of São Paulo, the Jurubatuba area, the event will have the bold mission of presenting the final results of a sequence of technical meetings involving different actors of the case. These technical meetings have the objective of identifying and overcoming the barriers that currently prevent the solution of the case, which has lasted for decades, aiming to accelerate its development and, potentially, its closure in the near future.

In 2018, we brought national and international experts from different sectors in four sessions focused on sustainability in the context of remediation and revitalization of contaminated areas: Solutions, Perception of Risk and Trust, Values ​​and Transformation.

The Technical Meetings have been taking place since March this year. With a methodology developed in order to draw a roadmap for solving challenges such as the case of Jurubatuba, it is expected that the outcome of the meetings, presented at the Seminar, will open doors for its effective solution.

Sponsorship opportunities are now open! More information about the available tiers is presented here. To become a sponsor, contact seminario@ekosbrasil.org.

Meet the speakers of the 2018 edition

Alan Thomas – ERM
Hugo Maurer – Institut National de l’Économie Circulaire
Anabel Kuriss – Jacobs
Daniel Maragna Anton – Arcadis
Miriam Ribeiro – Arcadis Brasil
José Carlos Gouvêa – Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional
Jeff Paul – Golder Associates
Paola Barreto – Jacobs
Nicola Harries – CLAIRE/SURF-UK
Christopher Wells – Santander
Dr. Sandra Vasin – City of Stuttgart, Department for Environmental Protection
Craig Cox – Cox-Colvin & Associates
Gary Wealthall – Geosyntec
Juliana Bedoya – Fundação Renova
Lina Pimentel – Mattos Filho
Juliana Gomes Ramalho Monteiro – Mattos Filho
Christine Leas – Sive, Paget & Riesel
Lucia Buvé – Umicore
Dietmar Müller – Commom Forum
Roberto Waack – Fundação Renova

Statements

I had the privilege to attend the EKOS conferences in Sao Paulo every two years since 2011, the Sustrem conferences since 2010 when it started in Copenhagen, Denmark, as well as the series of workshops organized by EKOS and Nicole Brasil in Brazil and in Peru. The EKOS and Nicole Brasil conferences are the biggest and only events I know in Latin America on contaminated land, always successfully attracting a large crowd of professionals from the industry, consulting, technical providers, governmental agents and researchers, from Brazil and across Latin America, making it a very efficient networking platform to promote the development of State of the Art in this field. The same applies to the Sustrem series of conferences, bringing professionals from around the world in the field of Sustainability applied to the reclamation and redevelopment of impacted land. Typically, such conferences focus their attention on technical solutions while experienced professionals know today that to overcome the challenge of addressing the “tip of the iceberg”,  social and financial aspects are essential to consider. I am therefore very much looking forward to the Sustrem 2018 conference in Sao Paulo, a joint event between the Sustrem community, EKOS and Nicole Brasil, and a very special occasion to gather professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and geographies, to share their experience, this time focusing the debate on social and financial issues and solutions.

Olivier Maurer

Client Executive Europe and Latin America – CH2M/JACOBS

I had the privilege to attend the EKOS conferences in Sao Paulo every two years since 2011, the Sustrem conferences since 2010 when it started in Copenhagen, Denmark, as well as the series of workshops organized by EKOS and Nicole Brasil in Brazil and in Peru. The EKOS and Nicole Brasil conferences are the biggest and only events I know in Latin America on contaminated land, always successfully attracting a large crowd of professionals from the industry, consulting, technical providers, governmental agents and researchers, from Brazil and across Latin America, making it a very efficient networking platform to promote the development of State of the Art in this field. The same applies to the Sustrem series of conferences, bringing professionals from around the world in the field of Sustainability applied to the reclamation and redevelopment of impacted land. Typically, such conferences focus their attention on technical solutions while experienced professionals know today that to overcome the challenge of addressing the “tip of the iceberg”,  social and financial aspects are essential to consider. I am therefore very much looking forward to the Sustrem 2018 conference in Sao Paulo, a joint event between the Sustrem community, EKOS and Nicole Brasil, and a very special occasion to gather professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and geographies, to share their experience, this time focusing the debate on social and financial issues and solutions.

Olivier Maurer

Client Executive Europe and Latin America – CH2M/JACOBS

I had the privilege to attend the EKOS conferences in Sao Paulo every two years since 2011, the Sustrem conferences since 2010 when it started in Copenhagen, Denmark, as well as the series of workshops organized by EKOS and Nicole Brasil in Brazil and in Peru. The EKOS and Nicole Brasil conferences are the biggest and only events I know in Latin America on contaminated land, always successfully attracting a large crowd of professionals from the industry, consulting, technical providers, governmental agents and researchers, from Brazil and across Latin America, making it a very efficient networking platform to promote the development of State of the Art in this field. The same applies to the Sustrem series of conferences, bringing professionals from around the world in the field of Sustainability applied to the reclamation and redevelopment of impacted land. Typically, such conferences focus their attention on technical solutions while experienced professionals know today that to overcome the challenge of addressing the “tip of the iceberg”,  social and financial aspects are essential to consider. I am therefore very much looking forward to the Sustrem 2018 conference in Sao Paulo, a joint event between the Sustrem community, EKOS and Nicole Brasil, and a very special occasion to gather professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and geographies, to share their experience, this time focusing the debate on social and financial issues and solutions.

Olivier Maurer

Client Executive Europe and Latin America – CH2M/JACOBS

Contact

Instituto Ekos Brasil

Tel: +55 11 5505-6371

Tel: +55 11 3589-1502

E-mail: seminario@ekosbrasil.org