Soil is an amazing resource!
The EIVP (the City of Paris School for Engineers / École des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris) and ECT are organising, on 9 and 10 April 2019, a conference on the theme “La Terre dans tous ses États” or “Soil in all its States”. Presentations by Henri Bava and Antoine Grumbach, both winners of the town planning award ‘le Grand Prix de l’Urbanisme’, will conclude these two days of exploring soil engineering.
This conference is part of the EIVP / ECT chair, “Upcycling Inert Soil”.
- Seminars and round-tables: Researchers, developers, elected representatives, experts
- Site visit: To the ECT site for upcycling excavated soil at Villeneuve-sous-Dammartin (77)
Every year in the Paris region, the construction & public works sector excavate more than 10 million cubic metres of inert soil. That’s the equivalent of four Great Pyramids of Giza, and 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. 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.
The speakers will explore numerous solutions:
- Remediation of polluted zones
- Creating planted parkland
- Restoring farmland
- Transforming soil into a construction material or a fertile substrate
- Creating works of art
The conference is at the EIVP, 80 rue Rébeval, on 9 and 10 April 2019 from 09:00 to 17:00