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Oct142015

Open call for papers - Global trends in sustainable and green remediation

A Special Issue of the Journal of Environmental Management Sustainable remediation covers a wider range of sustainability impacts and benefits in the remediation of contaminated sites; and also, for a number of the groups involved, extends to ideas of sustainable regeneration and land use (e.g. UK) and sustainable soil management (e.g. NL).  A related concept is "green remediation" being advanced by the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), which focuses on minimizing or mitigating the environmental impacts of remediation activities in mature site clean-up programs. Sustainable remediation has become an area of intense development across the world, and has important contributions to make to emerging cross-disciplinary sustainable development practices in land-use planning (for example in the context of 'brownfields development'), urban design and management ('urban renewal') and transport ('transit oriented development'). This special issue provides an overview of the state of the art for sustainable and green remediation, along with the perspectives and concepts that underpin sustainable/green remediation and a view of its future direction of travel. Contributions are sought on case studies or examples of sustainable or green remediation in practice; tools, techniques and applications for the assessment, management and verification of sustainability on contaminated sites; and application of low impact remedial techniques such as phyto-remediation, use of charcoals etc (so-called "gentle remediation"). To submit a paper please use the submission website for this journal, which is located at:

http://ees.elsevier.com/jema/default.asp 

To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, it is important that authors select SI: Sustainable remediation when they reach the "Article Type" step in the submission process.

The submission deadline is November 30 2015.

If you would like to discuss a title in advance please e-mail Prof Paul Bardos at paul@r3environmental.co.uk by October 31st 2015.  However, this is purely advisory and not obligatory.