CleanUp 2017

On behalf of CRC CARE and the Organising Committee, I invite you to join us for the biennial CleanUp Conference from 10–14 September 2017 at the Crown Melbourne, Australia – incorporating the 1st International PFAS Conference.

CRC CARE leads international CleanUp Conferences that provide an international forum to discuss all aspects of contaminated site assessment, management and remediation. The Organising Committee is prepares outstanding scientific and educational programs across the suite of conferences. The program blends research and industry best practice, drawing on experience from Australian and international markets.

With an expected attendance of 700 delegates across all related fields and industries, the conference presents an excellent opportunity to share expertise and make connections before, during and after the event. The CleanUp Conference can help you to:

  • increase awareness of your organisation;
  • demonstrate your involvement in the contamination assessment and remediation industry;
  • promote your products and services;
  • support your brand; and
  • build your profile.

CleanUp 2015, Melbourne, Victoria. Photograph by Susan Gordon-Brown

The Organising Committee is pleased to have again secured the Crown Melbourne as the host venue for the event. Melbourne, Australia, is one of the world’s most liveable cities – the undisputed events, sports and food capital in the country. It is a modern, multicultural metropolis of over four million people, famed for blending business and pleasure. We hope you will take up the many opportunities for you to enjoy Melbourne and all that is has to offer.

The conference venue offers an environment that enables attendees to easily navigate the tightly paced program, engage with exhibitors, and share ideas and information. The conference program will also feature pre-conference training workshops and post conference tours.

The CleanUp 2017 major themes include:

  • Advanced methods for site characterisation
  • Advances in bioremediation
  • Advances in ecological risk assessment
  • Advances in human health risk assessment
  • Advances in monitoring natural attenuation
  • Advances in risk assessment
  • Analytical aspects of assessment and remediation of contaminants
  • Approaches to prevention of contaminants
  • Asbestos in soil (ASBINS)
  • Assessment, remediation and management of volatiles
  • Biochar and biochar-assisted remediation
  • Bio-solids and their application in remediation
  • Bottlenecks for remediation
  • Case studies
  • Chlorinated hydrocarbon contaminated site assessment, remediation and management
  • Climate change and environmental remediation
  • Dealing with mixed contamination
  • Electrokinetic remediation
  • Emerging contaminants
  • Advances in environmental forensics
  • Fractured rocks
  • Green and sustainable remediation
  • Heavy metal contaminated sites (with a special focus on lead)
  • Horizontal remediation
  • Innovative in situ and ex situ remediation technologies
    – Co-metabolic bioremediation
    – Enhanced degradation of contaminants
    – Amendment formulation and delivery
    – Phyto-technology
    – In-Situ Chemical Oxidation
  • LiDAR
  • Nanotechnology for environmental remediation
  • Per- and Poly-fluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) assessment, remediation and management
  • Permeable reactive barriers
  • Petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated site assessment, remediation and management
  • Policy issues
  • Regulatory constraints for emerging contaminants
  • Regulatory, legal, corporate and social issues
  • Sediments remediation
  • Treatment trains
  • Vapour intrusion

Networking can occur through a full complement of lunches, receptions and other meals being served during program breaks. After the sessions conclude each evening, there will be poster sessions and networking drinks.

We believe this conference will be a highly rewarding educational and networking experience for all.  We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and to contribute to the success of this special event.

We look forward to seeing you at CleanUp 2017, 10–14 September 2017.


Professor Ravi Naidu 
Managing Director: CRC CARE and Chair, CleanUp Conference Series


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Call for papers

We invite you to submit an abstract to be considered as part of the 2017 CleanUp Conference. Important dates for submission and presentation are outlined below.

Important dates:

  • Call for papers opens: 21 November 2016
  • Last date for paper submission: 30 April 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: progressively from mid-May 2017
  • Early-bird registration opens: 1 March 2017
  • Early-bird registration close: 31 July 2017
  • Close of author registration: 31 July 2017
  • Inform event team of any specific session room requirements: 11 August 2017
  • Standard registration close: 31 August 2017
  • Late registration open: 1 September 2017
  • Online registration close: 6 September 2017 12 noon ACST
  • Conference dates: 10–14 September 2017.

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