Symposium Environmental Crime

Practical information

  • 30 September 2022
  • 12:00-17:00
  •  Wageningen University, Aurora building, room C9120

On September 30th the Wageningen Environmental studies Alumni Association (KNM) and the section Milieuchemtox of the Dutch Society of Toxicology (NVT) and the Royal Dutch Chemistry Society (KNCV) jointly organize a symposium on environmental crime. During this afternoon you will be introduced into the world of environmental crime, with an introduction by an expert of the police academy, a look behind the scenes of a public prosecutor and a judge, a fascinating case, and opportunities for questions and discussion. The meeting will be held in Wageningen. Prior to the meeting it is possible to join for lunch, and afterwards there will be drinks and bites.

The programme:

  • 12:00 Lunch (for those who indicate this on their registration form)
  • 12:30 Registration and coffee
  • 13:00 Welcome by Willie Peijnenburg (Milieuchemtox) and Caroline Moermond (KNM)
  • 13:05 Introduction: What is environmental Crime? – Rudie Neve, Netherlands Police Agency
  • 13:30 Case from a Dutch waterboard – Bram van Diggele,  Enforcement specialist and Coordinator criminal law
  • 13:50 The many roles of the authorities – part 1. – Ingeborg Koopmans, Public prosecutor 
  • 14:15  Break
  • 14:40 The many roles of the authorities – part 2. – Ingeborg Koopmans, Public prosecutor
  • 15:00 Research and Science in court – Roos van de Munckhof, Judge
  • 15:20 Environmental crime investigation starts with you: the use of chemical and technical expertise in our criminal investigations – Edwin Lakerveld (Edwin), Head of the special Intelligence and Investigation Service of the Human Environment and Transportation Inspectorate (ILT-IOD).
  • 15:45 Reflection from science Willie Peijnenburg (CML Leiden, RIVM) 
  • 16:00 Panel discussion with the speakers. 
  • 16:30 Drinks and bites


  • Lunch (optional): 10 euro

To register, click here or visit the website of Milieuchemtox

p.s. it is possible to receive a proof of participation during the symposium 




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