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.
MediTerra collaborates with public entities and companies such as the Catalan Waste Agency, the Catalan Water Agency, the Public Society of Environmental Management of the Basque Country (IHOBE), the Ministry of Environment, Health and Social Affairs of the Government of Andorra, and the City Halls of Terrassa, Santa Coloma de Gramanet and Cornellà del Vallès (Barcelona), just to mention a few.
The counselling and assistance provided by MediTerra follows two main action lines:
- The investigation and remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater, and
- The collaboration with the administrations in the development of policies on soil and groundwater contamination.
The collaboration of MediTerra in the development of policies on contaminated soil includes:
- 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 of contaminated soil and soil quality;
- Methodological guides for contaminated soil debris management;
- Inventories of contaminated sites and potentially polluting activities.