Italian experience in managing contaminated sites: challenges and solutions
Mr. Marco Falconi holds two Master degrees in Environmental Science (2001) and in Geology (2010) both achieved at University of Urbino (Italy). He has been working with ISPRA (Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research) since 2003. His main activity in ISPRA is to support IMELS (Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea) in the technical control of the Characterization Plans, Risk Analysis, Reclamation Projects, Monitoring Plans, Emergency Safety measures in the 41 Contaminated Sites of Italian National Priority List. He is author of several reports and guidelines on the topic of land and contaminated sites management with Italian and international institutions. He is member of the IMPEL Expert Team “Water and Land”, member of European Environment Information and Observation Network (EIONET) as NRC for soil. He collaborates or has collaborated with various international institutions such as EEA, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, UN Environment, FAO, on different aspects concerning soil and groundwater and with several universities in Italy and abroad (Georgia State University-USA, Madison University-USA, University of Paris Est Marne la Vallée-France, University of Liege-Belgium, Hebei Safea-China, Rajagiri-India).