Related themes: Soil and Groundwater
Period: January 2020 - december 2021
Client: European Commission
Involved Tauw consultants:
Under the name 'HCH in the EU', the European Commission has commissioned the consortium with Tauw as lead consultant to identify the contaminated sites with HCH in the EU Member States and to provide a full roadmap for sustainable management of six selected HCH contaminated sites.
HCH (Lindane) was produced between 1945 and 2000 and used as an insecticide and against parasites in both veterinary and human applications. Eight to twelve tons of waste isomers were produced for every ton of lindane. We now know that these are Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and are harmful to humans or the environment and resulted in November 2006 to ban the use of Lindane in 52 countries.
The consortium consists of Tauw, CDM Smith Europe GmbH from Germany and Sociedad Aragonesa de Gestión Agroambiental (SARGA) S.L.U from Spain. Because the project consists of many different (international) parties and locations, good cooperation and sharing of information is essential. To facilitate this, the project uses tailor-made digital environments including a Geographic Information Model (GIM) to collect, organise, store, interpret, assess and report all inventory data from the different locations. The GIM Viewer is available to the project team members, the European Commission, stakeholders and will be public to other stakeholder and interested.
This project will soon have two results:
*Note webinar: attendees are anonymous. The session will be recorded and used for (internal and external) communication and can be made available on request.
*Note break-out session: attendees can choose to be anonymous.The session will be recorded and used only for internal training purposes only and deleted after 4 weeks.