About Conference

Key topics of the conference

Contaminated sites have become one of the most serious environmental issues facing the European Union and involving enormous financial and social implications.

The conference aims to provide a wide space for discussion, knowledge exchange among experts from government and non-government organizations, public and private sector, praxis, science and academic sector.

The International Conference CONTAMINATED SITES 2018 aims to provide a unique possibility to share experience and perspectives internationally in these main topics:

  • Legislation, policy and strategies of EU and member states in the field of contaminated sites (CS)
  • Methodologies of inventory and identification of CS
  • Geological survey of CS
  • Risk assessment – risk analysis, limit values, human health and environmental risk assessment
  • Remediation methods and innovative technologies, Best Available Techniques (BAT) on CS remediation
  • Sustainable remediation of CS
  • Brownfields – contamination clean-up and redevelopment
  • Citizen Science – Involvement of the general public into CS management
  • Case studies

No conference fees

There is no registration fee for early registered participants: Coffee breaks and lunches, welcome drink, dinner, scientific programme and conference proceedings as well as accommodation for 2 nights (check-in 8 October 2018, check-out 10 October 2018) are free of charge (gratis) for timely registered participants.
The participants’ travel expenses are not covered by organizers.

Conference venue

The conference venue is The OLD TOWNHALL, Square of the Slovak National Uprising 1 in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia.
For more information please visit the official website of the City of Banská Bystrica.

Free Wi-Fi access will be available throughout the building. The login details and password will be displayed in the meeting room. The facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities and assistance will be provided if needed.
Badges will be provided to each participant and will be distributed at the conference venue during the registration session of the conference on 8 and 9 October 2018.