Professor Paul Bardos is a Chartered Environmentalist with more than 30 years of experience in soil science and biology; contaminated land and brownfields, waste treatment and risk management, particularly biological treatment technologies, sustainability assessment, soil and water issues. and is Managing Director of r3, which he established in 1997.
Prior to 1997 he worked with Nottingham Trent University and before that a UK government research institute, the Warren Spring Laboratory. He has worked with a wide range of clients in worldwide including multinationals, businesses, stakeholder networks and government agencies.
A visiting professor at the University of Reading and a visiting researcher at University of Southampton, Paul is also co-chair of the Steering Group of the cross-sectoral Sustainable Remediation Forum in the UK (www.claire.co.uk/surfuk); an author of the European NICOLE road map on sustainable remediation (www.nicole.org), and was a contributor to the International Standard ISO 2017:18504 Soil quality -- Guidance on sustainable remediation. Paul now has more than 300 publications to his name.
Paul provides technical support on eco-efficiency evaluation of production value chains in China. He is also an expert consultant for the Government of China and the World Bank on sustainable and risk based remediation for the World Bank.
He has consulted for the government agency AIST (Tokyo) for the sustainable reuse of contaminated soil in the impacted areas of Fukushima and has carried out a number of remediation project evaluations and audits for various authorities, Public and Private Sector clients around the world, including remediation sustainability assessment in the UK, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy and Poland.
Paul is a partner in several leading edge European (H2020 and HE) and Chinese R&D projects related to advanced bioremediation, production of biofibres on brownfields, re-use of soil and management of persistent organic pollutants.
His major book publication “Sustainable risk based land management in practice” to be published in English and Chinese, is due out in 2023.