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.