A two-year Envirolink funded project commenced in July 2014 to:

  • assist regional councils to develop soil guideline values for the protection of ecological receptors (Eco-SGVs)
  • enable regional councils to fulfil their responsibilities for soil quality and land management to safeguard the life-supporting capacity of soil and ecosystems
  • ensure any adverse effects on the environment are avoided or mitigated.

As Eco-SGVs can be developed to provide different levels of protection depending on their application, feedback from industry and other stakeholders is being sought on the application of these values and to facilitate agreement on the derivation methodology.

A workshop is being held at WasteMINZ’ offices to enable contaminated land practitioners give feedback on the proposed approach.  To facilitate workshop discussions, a range of Eco-SGVs for copper and zinc will be derived to demonstrate the effect decisions about different levels of protection to make the final derived “number”, and enable stakeholders to consider the practical implications of meeting these SGVs on their operations.

The workshop will be facilitated by Jo Cavanagh, of Landcare Research and is a follow-up to her presentation at WasteMINZ’ 2014 conference.

When:  Thursday, 16 April 2015, 10am to 1pm

Where:  WasteMINZ, Unit 2, 5 Orbit Drive, Rosedale, Auckland or by webinar

Cost:  Free

To register:

  • I wish to attend the workshop at the WasteMINZ Offices: click here.
  • I would like to join the webinar: click here.

Registrations close: Thursday 9 April

More information:  Contact Nic at nic@wasteminz.org.nz or 09 476 7167