SURF has been meeting internationally since 2006 to advance sustainable clean-up practices and develop a vision, framework, and metrics to help move the environmental remediation industry toward sustainability.  In Canada, we have taken the first steps towards organizing a similar group.

“Sustainable remediation considers the environmental, social and economic impacts of a project to ensure an optimal outcome, while being protective of human and environmental health, both at a local level and for the larger community”
(SuRF Canada, 2012)

SURF’s primary objective is to provide a forum for various stakeholders in remediation — industry, government agencies, environmental groups, consultants, and academia — to collaborate, educate, advance, and develop consensus on the application of sustainability concepts throughout the life-cycle of remediation projects, from site investigation to closure.