During the visit of Dr. Cristina Macci, CNR researcher, to the Environment, Soil and Land-Use Department (Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Wexford, Ireland) from 1 to 8 December 2019, the activities of the LIFE Subsed project has been presented to Simon Parker (Postdoc), Amanuel Gebremichael (Postdoc) and David Wal (Senior Research officer). The objectives, the main actions and the expected results of the project have been described.
The invitation letter and the presentation shown are available at these links.
Furthermore, the issue of dredging sediments and the different possibilities of re-using decontaminated sediments in various environmental sectors was addressed. During the meetings the process that will be undertaken during the project for the insertion of sediments in the list of agronomic substrates of the Italian legislation (Legislative Decree 75/2010) was described.
The LIFE Subsed project was present (thanks to the participation of the beneficiary CNR of Pisa) at BRIGHT 2019 – The night of researchers in Tuscany (here is the detail for the city of Pisa), now a classic annual appointment to make citizens aware of the excellence of Italian research.
During the day, objectives and expected results of the LIFE Subsed project has been exposed to the crowd that took part in the event by going to the stand of the CNR of Pisa.
RemTech is the most specialized event on contaminated sites remediation and territory protection and requalification. The program focuses every year the most topical and interesting themes: regulatory evolution, characterization, risk analysis, remediation technologies, research, innovation, monitoring, environmental controls, industry, sustainability.
During the event, the general activities of the LIFE Subsed project has been described at the CNR stand, as well as its objectives, its main actions and the expected results. Particular attention has been paid to illustrating the problems inherent in the re-use of sediments, but relating them to their potential in different environmental sectors.
The LIFE project was presented by the CNR-IRET team of Pisa during the Institute Conference (here the program) which took place in Rome on 9 and 10 April. During the event, in addition to an oral intervention, the poster that is shown below was exposed.
On Monday March 4th, the National Seminar “Fitotecnologie per la Gestione e la bonifica di siti contaminati: esempi di buone pratiche” (Phytotechnology for the Management and Reclamation of Contaminated Sites: Good Practice Examples) was held at the Pesaro Provincial Council Hall.
Dr. Grazia Masciandaro, first researcher at the CRN of Pisa, together with Prof. Giancarlo Renella of the University of Florence gave the speech entitled “Fitotecnologie per il reimpiego dei sedimenti fluviali contaminati” (Fitotechnology for the reuse of contaminated river sediments).
The event represented an important opportunity to illustrate objectives, actions and expected results of the LIFE Subsed project. The discussion then focused on the landfarming process to be used as the main technology in the remediation of sediments and other environmental matrices, or as a final refinement process (as proposed in the Subsed project).
The seminar also allowed for a strengthening of relations with important stakeholders in the sector:
- Andrea Sconocchia, REMTECH scientific committee and GdL Manager Fitoremedio RECONNET;
- Paolo De Angelis, DIBAF – University of Tuscia;
- Massimo Fagnano, Dia / CIRAM – University of Naples;
- Marco Falconi, CNR-ISPRA of Rome;
- Valeria Ancona, CNR-ISPRA of Taranto.
Meeting with Francesco Bellino, Officer and Agronomist of the Puglia Region, at the headquarters of the Region in Bari.
During the meeting, Dr. Grazia Masciandaro presented the Subsed project, describing its objectives and expected results. In particular, the conversation covered aspects related to the use of dredged sediments in agriculture, with assessment of limits, advantages and costs. Particular attention has been paid to legislation, which unfortunately does not currently allow the use of reclaimed sediment in agriculture, but for which the LIFE Subsed project is working intensively.
LIFE Subsed at the Flora Toscana end-of-year meeting held in Pescia on 21 December 2018
In the context of the End-of-Year Meeting of Flora Toscana, which was attended by the Regional Councilor for Agriculture Marco Remaschi, the Regional Councilor Marco Niccolai, the President of the Nursery District Francesco Mati and the President of the Inter-Province Nursery District of Pistoia and Lucca Marco Carmazzi, the LIFE Subsed project has been presented.
Participation in the event of various public and private authorities represented a strong point for the dissemination of the objectives and results of Subsed. Here are some photos of the event.
On December 13th and 14th, the conference “Challenges and research opportunities in horticulture and floriculture: the role of CREA” was held in Pontecagnano, in the province of Salerno (here the agenda and the program of the event are available).
During the meeting the objectives and expected results of the project Life Subsed were presented by Dr. Stefania Nin of the project team of the CREA of Pescia.
Here are some photos of the event.
Caliplant presents Life Subsed to the delegates of the Shaanxi Fruit Group
On 23 November 2018 Caliplant welcomed to its plants some delegates of the Shaanxi Fruit Industrial Group Co. Ltd., an important Chinese customer engaged in the fruit and vegetable sector. During the visit the objectives and measures envisaged in the Life Subsed project has been illustrated, collecting observations from these important stakeholders.
Presentation of the Life Subsed project to the students of the Miguel Hernández University
On the same day there was an on-field visit of UMH‘s students, during which Professor Pilar Legua and Sergio Navarrete of Caliplant illustrated them the project Life Subsed.
Here are some photos of the day.
Life Subsed at SYA Orihuela 2018
Caliplant took part in SYA Orihuela 2018 – III Symposium Internacional del Sector Agroalimentario de la Vega Baja which was held in November in Orihuela (Spain).
Sergio Navarrete, Caliplant’s technician, provided the various subjects he met with information on Life Subsed and its objectives, as well as disseminating and presenting the information material of the project.