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:
CL:AIRE is delighted to announce that A L P Ambrose Minerals & Beech Consultants have joined as new Technical Members.
In addition, DEC UK Ltd & ERM have renewed their Corporate Membership and the following companies have renewed as Technical Members; Atkins, Cavendish Nuclear, The Environmental Protection Group Ltd (EPG), Environmental Scientific Group Ltd (ESG), Firth Consulting Ltd, HBR Ltd, H Fraser Consulting Ltd, MDK Environmental Ltd, Pegasis UK Limited, Peter Brett Associates, R3 Environmental Technology Ltd & Residential & Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO).
CL:AIRE is working in partnership with UKTI to update and redraft the Land Remediation sector capability document which is one of the sectors that UKTI is actively marketing to an international audience of decision makers and buyers (international Governments, urban authorities and international companies). The document aims to showcase UK skills, expertise, capabilities and innovation within this sector and therefore CL:AIRE would like to hear from UK companies who have exemplar case studies that they are willing to share that fall into the following categories:
The Contaminated Land Expert Panel set up by Defra following publication of the revised Contaminated Land Statutory Guidance in April 2012, to support Local Authorities in making decisions on whether land is or is not contaminated, has now met on two occasions to discuss two separate cases. Each case has been presented by the Local Authority and the Expert Panel has discussed the site in detail and provided verbal and written feedback. The panel aim to meet on a monthly basis if there are sufficient cases to review and are looking to publish a short general lessons paper that can be shared with Local Authorities (and the wider industry) from the two cases that have been reviewed so far to help with determinations.
The panel currently have two more sites to look at in December and expect to publish case studies following consideration of these sites. Further information on the role of the expert panel can be found here>>>