Course Description

For 10 years Richard Römer witnessed the struggle of BC with land remediation strategies, policies and regulations and consequently the lagging redevelopment of brownfields. He explains why this has lead to a personal 'ethical crisis' and how we can change towards a more pragmatic and sustainable approach. His experience with a variety of environmental management regimes gives a unique perspective on BC's approach.

Richard Römer

Richard Römer has worked as a project manager and remediation specialist in the Netherlands and BC.  He has worked with industries, cities and governmental organizations on challenging and complex problems in order to achieve a balanced approach to the management of contaminated sites. In feasibility studies he compared site remediation options to social, economic and environmental aspects; a relative unique approach in BC but a widely accepted approach in the Netherlands. Richard Römer is a passionate advocate for a holistic approach to contaminated sites management, and presented his vision of incorporating social and economic aspects in the decision-making process on numerous occasions.  

Course curriculum

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    Sustainable Management of Contaminated Sites in BC

    • Discussion

    • GPro Talks - Sustainable Management of Contaminated Sites in BC

    • Sustainable Management Webinar