Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Africa (NICOLA)

NICOLA is a forum for contaminated land management in Africa, which aims to establish a solid platform for the development, application and dissemination of sustainable practices, knowledge and technologies. NICOLA promotes co-operation between industry & mining, academia, regulators and service providers while linking closely with the fields of contaminant hydrogeology, geochemistry and waste management.

The overall objective of NICOLA is to pro-actively empower the African contaminated land management sector to identify, assess and manage contaminated land within a science based sustainable best practice framework.

NICOLA focuses its activities in three main themes:

  • Knowledge sharing: Provide an African forum for the dissemination and exchange of good practice, practical and scientific knowledge and ideas to manage contaminated land sustainably;
  • Networking: Develop new relationships and strengthen existing relationships with other networks; and
  • Inspire scientific best practice: Stimulate coordinated, interdisciplinary projects on collaborative, problem oriented research and knowledge transfer to address identified needs.

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Upcoming events

NICOLA will be welcoming CL:AIRE & SuRF-UK to deliver a Sustainable Remediation Training Course as part of the SUSTREM2021 Conference. This training will take place VIRTUALLY on 3 November 2021. The training is aimed at entry level or early-years professionals and those wishing to gain a fundamental understanding of the principles of Sustainable Remediation. Completed courses will count towards 1 CPD point. Attendees will be provided with pre-read materials in advance of the course. The training course will last approximately 6 hours, combining some introductory talks (to re-cap the pre-read materials) and workshop style exercises to give attendees practical first-hand experience. The training will be delivered virtually.

November 3, 2021 10:00

SUSTREM Workshop

November 3, 2021 14:00

SustRem2021 will be an opportunity to bring together experts from across Africa and around the world to broaden the horizons of sustainable remediation and land management. SustRem2021 aims to create collaboration opportunities for Africa’s unique contaminated land challenges, empower sustainable remediation practices and leave a transforming legacy.

November 4, 2021 08:00

NICOLA Company Members