Programme for a conference on this theme chaired by Antoine GRUMBACH and with contributions by Henri BAVA, Thomas LERCH, Eric VERDEIL, Bernard LANDAU, Patrice DOAT, Charlotte ROUX, Laiticia D'ALOIA, Sophie ALIX, Benjamin TILLET, APUR, Thierry MARESCHAL, Roland CHARVET and Youssef DIAB.
The EIVP, Paris's university of urban engineering, and ECT, the French leader in upcycling excavated soil, have organised the first conference on "La Terre dans tous ses États" or "Earth in all its States". This conference is a product of the business chair endowed by ECT at the EIVP.
EARTH IN ALL ITS STATES
9 and 10 april 2019
at the EIVP, 80 rue Rébeval
Conferences and round tables: Researchers, developers, elected representatives and experts.
Site visit: To ECT's site for the management of excavated soil at Moissy-Cramayel (77)
Every year, in the region of Paris, public and private sector projects produce nearly 10 million cubic metres of inert soil, the equivalent of four Great Pyramids of Giza, a quantity that is a barometer of the sheer volume of public works currently happening in the Paris metropolitan area.
The conference "Soil in all its States" proposes to reveal the thousand and one ways in which inert soil can be upcycled or re-used with added value. It's a golden opportunity to shine a light on the principles of 'circular economy' and ecological mitigation that are at the heart of these often unsung activities.
Soil is an amazing resource !
A wide variety of solutions will be explored, ranging from remediation of polluted zones and the creation of planted parkland to the restoration of farmland, the transformation of soil into a construction material or topsoil, and the creation of works of art or works of urban engineering.
Tuesday 9 April 2019
Morning: The contemporary story of inert soil: The 19th and 21st centuries.
Afternoon: Visit to ECT's site for the management of excavated soil at Moissy-Cramayel (77)
Wednesday 10 April 2019
Morning: The scope for projects, and Earth Engineering
Afternoon: Soil as a lens for the regions
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