Hosted by The Geological Society & The Royal Society of Chemistry
"The Importance of Toxicology in Managing Contaminated Land”
The CL:AIRE Networking Series is a programme of events aimed at bringing the CL:AIRE Membership companies together. These events give companies the opportunity to create new connections, discuss common industry problems/solutions and to highlight the latest developments in the industry.
Following the success of last year’s events we are delighted to announce the first of these events for 2014:
Monday 24th March 2014 at the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London. The session will run from 17:30 to 20:00.
Attendance is free to all CL:AIRE Members, Qualified Persons, Geological Society Fellows and Royal Society of Chemistry members. Non-members of these organisations will be charged £20 for entry.
From the cases reviewed to date, the contaminated land expert panel has prepared a short document on their initial observations to help local authorities in their determinations of sites. The information is presented under the four key areas in line with what is required to be included within a risk summary as per section 3.35 of the EPA 1990: Part 2A Contaminated Land Statutory Guidance April 2012. The headings include: understanding the risks, understanding the uncertainties, putting the risks in context and possible remediation that could occur on the site.
The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Welsh Government, the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales ask for your participation in an important survey on the impact of the revised Part 2A Statutory guidance and supporting research projects, publications and other initiatives.
The aim of the survey is two-fold:
1. Assessing the level of understanding across the sector of the key principles that were introduced under the revised Statutory Guidance, implemented by Defra and the Welsh Government in April 2012.
2. Gathering Local Authority and other stakeholder views on the usefulness of the revised Part 2A Statutory Guidance for the determination of contaminated land, as well as its impacts on the land contamination sector in England and Wales.
The survey is open for a five-week period (from Monday 27 January until Friday 28 February 2014, midnight) and is being administered by Cranfield University on behalf of the English and Welsh government departments.
The latest Joint Industry Working Group (JIWG) minutes from the main meeting held on 9th October are now available to download here>>>
Also the minutes from the Regulators meeting held on the 1st October 2013 are available to download here>>>
Following the success of recent evening networking events, CL:AIRE has launched an on-line facility to allow further networking of our members.
This group also provides an area to discuss problems, feedback ideas and foster new ideas to solve industry problems.
If you have a LinkedIn account and your organisation is a member of CL:AIRE (either Corporate or Technical) you are invited to come and join this group>>>
CL:AIRE is delighted to announce that Southern Testing has joined as new Technical Members.
CL:AIRE would like to remind its members that the State of the Market Report for 2013 is available to download here>>> Please note that this version contains the profiles of two companies (URS and Waterman) that were omitted from the previous version in error. This is for Members ONLY, and we request that it is not forwarded outside of your organisations to Non- Members.
The State of the Market Report is based on a detailed survey of CL:AIRE Technical Member organisations which have contributed company-specific, and often commercially sensitive information, for the purposes of CL:AIRE collating and reporting back the findings to provide a picture of the land contamination and remediation sector in the UK.
The 2013 State of the Market Report will be promoted to CL:AIRE’s Corporate Members and will be disseminated to UK Governmental Departments and to international equivalent organisations to show a UK capability benchmark. CL:AIRE’s State of the Market Reports will be repeated and available annually as part of CL:AIRE Membership>>>
For our members interested in sponsorship opportunities, on the 2nd - 4th September CL:AIRE is organising the "In Situ Remediation Conference 2014" on behalf of the ADVOCATE network at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London. The conference will bring together leading scientists, researchers and environmental professionals working in the field. The event offers a great opportunity to promote your company, develop new business opportunities as well as gain an international visibility.
If your organisation is looking to link to and gain brand coverage with a successful event full details can be found here>>>
2 day conference to be held at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre,
London in first week of September 2014
A Call for Abstracts will be released shortly for presentations and posters within the following 6 themes:
“In Situ Remediation ‘14“ is an international conference organised and presented by CL:AIRE and will take place in the heart of London in the first week of September 2014. Combining 2-days of presentations and a third day of thematic workshops, the conference will present and discuss the latest scientific research, technical advances and innovations in the management, assessment and sustainable in situ remediation of contaminated land and groundwater.
The conference will bring together leading scientists, researchers and environmental professionals working in the field, offering an unrivalled opportunity to exchange ideas, share experiences, gain exposure to the latest developments and network with experts from around the world. The programme of keynote presentations, platform talks and posters covers scientific, management and technological aspects, and promises to offer something for everyone. Two parallel sessions are planned on the third day for organisations or projects to present a thematic, network or project workshop within the scope of the conference.
Cranfield University has recently been awarded project SP1011 - An examination of contaminated land sector activity in England and Wales by Defra. CL:AIRE is supporting this work along with Dr Naomi Earl, Dr Brian Bone and Stephen Moreby.
The aims of the project are three-fold: