MediTerra conducts projects at both national and international levels being its three major clients:
- The Private Sector (industries, law firms, project management companies, real estate agencies, finance entities, etc.);
- Multinational Consultancy Companies with which MediTerra collaborates as a local specialist associate;
- The Public Administrations for which MediTerra acts as an advisor in the development of environmental policies concerning contaminated soil and groundwater.
The lack of criteria and specific regulations did not stop the public administrations from developing their own policies on contaminated soil and groundwater for which the help of environmental specialists and advisors was required.
When Royal Decree 9/2005, which establishes a list of potentially soil polluting activities as well as the criteria and standards to declare a soil as contaminated, was finally approved on 14 January 2005, it marked the end of the lack of environmental regulations on contaminated soils. The public administrations would have to adapt their policies to the new regulations and start applying them.
MediTerra collaborates with entities and public companies such as the Waste Agency and the Water Agency of the Autonomous Government of Catalunya, the Public Society of Environmental Management of the Government of the Basque Country (IHOBE), the Ministry of Environment, Health & Social Affairs of the Government of Andorra, etc.
The counselling and assistance provided by MediTerra has followed these main action lines:
- Investigation and remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater
- Development of policies on soil and groundwater contamination
- Chemical Management
- Risk Management
- Climate Change and Carbon Footprint
The most important projects MediTerra has conducted include:
- Methodological guides on soil contamination;
- Technical guides for the identification of preventive measures against soil contamination;
- Methodological guides which define environmental criteria for the excavation and management of contaminated soil;
- Inventories of contaminated sites and potentially polluting activities.
MediTerra also collaborates with various Environmental European Programs created with the aim to fight against soil contamination among which it is worth mentioning: NICOLE (Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe) andCABERNET (Concerted Action on Brownfield and Economic Regeneration Network).