The objective of XI Seminario EKOS/SustRem 2018 is to attract prominent speakers from around the world and the Latin American region specializing in circular economy and social aspects principles applicable to sustainable remediation of contaminated land and groundwater protection. The conference seeks to address these social challenges, providing a benchmark of understanding to practitioners and a call to action to change the current social and environmental conditions. Participants in the conference will network with the best professionals in the field, to become active and effective stakeholders. SustRem 2018, jointly with XI Seminário EKOS BRASIL, will be the pioneer conference on contaminated sites with a special focus on social challenges.
EKOS BRASIL SEMINAR
EKOS BRASIL Institute is a non-profit entity, which aims to protect biodiversity and promote sustainability through dissemination of knowledge. The EKOS BRASIL Seminar was the first of its kind in Latin America. The conference brings together international and national experts from industry, service providers, academia and public environmental agencies in a fruitful environment to allow knowledge exchange and networking. A main objective of the seminar is to catalyze experts to solve complex impacted land problems involving society.
INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABLE REMEDIATION ALLIANCE
The International Sustainable Remediation Alliance (ISRA), founded in 2014, is a cooperative enterprise composed of Sustainable Forum groups from all parts of the world, including the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Italy, Taiwan, Brazil, Japan, Colombia and China. Similar to the many SuRFs which have appeared since 2006, the mission of ISRA is to raise awareness and support adoption of Green and Sustainable Remediation (GSR) practices. Ongoing collaborative initiatives led by ISRA are focused on enhancing knowledge sharing, supporting international initiatives such as the ISO standard, as well as supporting individual SuRF projects, and capacity building through on- site and on-line global events. ISRA also endeavours to collaborate with global entities such as the World Bank and United Nations and aligns itself with UN sustainable development goals pertaining to land management, clean energy and sustainable cities.
With Sustrem 2018, ISRA, in conjunction with NICOLE Brasil and Instituto EKOS BRASIL, aims to stimulate international exchange by providing a venue for professionals and interested parties from multiple backgrounds to share experiences and perspectives on how the consideration of sustainability principles in decision making and design in remediation projects can lead to better overall outcomes.