BROWNFIELD ASIA 2008 (BF2008)

Venue: Berjaya Time Square

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Event Date/Time: Oct 21, 2008 End Date/Time: Oct 23, 2008
Registration Date: Oct 21, 2008
Early Registration Date: Sep 15, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 01, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Aug 15, 2008
Report as Spam

Description

THE CONFERENCE

Rapid economic development in Asia over the last decades has elevated numerous developing nations towards the status of New Industrialised Countries.This development was achieved at a considerable expense to the environment.Although much effort has gone into controlling air and water pollution in Asian countries,the pollution of soil and groundwater has been given little attention.For many Asian countries land availability in the past has not been a majorproblem,thus the “nomadic practice” of using,developing or even contaminating one location and moving to another was tolerable.However,as land is now fast becoming inadequate in many countries,the need to recycle these lands,commonly referred to as brownfields,has now emerged.Economically brownfields contribute to the decline of the surrounding neighborhood,thereby creating a distressed area.
As public awareness in Asia on risk and hazards associated with brownfields increases, authorities are now forced to take measures to not only to manage these brownfields,but also to formulate policies and strategies on the redevelopment of such lands.
Brownfield Asia 2008 follows the success of the first two international conferences in this series in 2004 and 2006.

CONFERENCE THEMES
Papers on the following themes are considered for the conference:
Policies, strategies and management–the use of regulatory and economic instruments
Land use planning and management
Financial aspects
Liability – legal and insurance
Estate management and property values
Site assessment : practices and standards
Soil and groundwater quality standards
Groundwater contamination assessment & monitoring
Waste management practices
Soil contamination assessment & monitoring
Contaminant transport modeling
Remediation technologies
Case studies

Venue

Additional Information

The following are important dates for the conference: Dateline for submission of extended abstract : 1 April 2008 Notification of acceptance of abstract : 15 May 2008 Deadline for submission of full paper : 15 August 2008 Notification of acceptance of full paper : 1 September 2008 Deadline for early registration : 15 September 2008