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Common Forum and NICOLE issue joint position statement on Sustainable Remediation

The Common Forum on Contaminated Land in the European Union (CF) and the Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe (NICOLE) recently issued a 'Joint Position Statement on Sustainable Remediation of contaminated soil, sediment and groundwater'.

Agreeing on the necessity for protecting human populations and the environment against contaminated media and the mitigation of significant risks,the CF and NICOLE recognise that as a society, people need to be sure that money is well spent remediating sites, and that the benefits achieved by remediation outweigh the impacts.  CF and NICOLE consider stakeholder engagement as crucial to ensure that a sustainability assessment minimises uncertainties in its consideration of project-specific issues and concerns, and allows stakeholders to provide their perspectives on the balance of potential impacts and benefits.

For further information and to download a copy of the position statement click here>>>

CL:AIRE July Membership Update


CL:AIRE is delighted to announce that Silt Buster has joined as a new CL:AIRE Technical Member.

In addition, BAM Nuttall (corporate) and CH2M Hill (technical) have renewed their membership for 2013.

New CL:AIRE Recruitment Page launched

Following feedback from CL:AIRE Members at our recent networking events, CL:AIRE has designed and launched a simple recruitment platform on its website. This allows CL:AIRE Members to post current job opportunities which will be widely advertised especially utilising social media. In parallel new graduates or individuals currently out of work will be able to post a CV on the site . These can be reviewed by all and will be especially promoted amongst CL:AIRE Members. Recruitment consultants will not have access to this system.

For more information on this service please visit the
CL:AIRE website here>>>

For further details please contact
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Definition of Waste Code of Practice Proposal for Version 3 and Sponsorship Opportunities

CL:AIRE continues to seek sponsor organisations to support the proposed work of developing a third version to the successful Definition of Waste Code of Practice. If your organisation is looking to link to and gain brand coverage with a successful, widely used initiative we hope this offer is of interest. Perhaps your organisation has benefited from using the DoWCoP and you would like to support its ongoing administration and development. CL:AIRE is not able to support the ongoing maintenance and development of this initiative without the support of the industry. If the DoWCoP is valuable to your organisation please take the time to consider this opportunity.

Alongside this opportunity CL:AIRE wishes to hear from organisations who are willing to provide alternative levels of financial support to this work. Appropriate acknowledgement in the new version will be given to those organisations who can make donations to support this work. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on either of these options.

Full details can be found on the CL:AIRE website here>>>


This years CL:AIRE Annual Conference,  Sustainable Land Management - "Decision support frameworks and tools for the sustainable development of land" will be hosted by and run in conjunction with the Geological Society, London.

Thursday 26th September 2013 10am - 5pm and 5.30pm - 8pm panel discussion & networking.

Morning. Session 1 – SuRF-UK (Sustainable Remediation Forum-UK)

- An overview of the SuRF-UK Framework and sustainability indicators - gain a better understanding of how  project teams can include sustainability decision making in remediation projects.
- Launching of SuRF-UK Phase 3 work, including best management practices aligned with published indicator sets and assessor kit to carry out simple sustainability assessment.
- Case studies. A presentation of projects which have used the framework and provide first hand feedback.
- Q&A / debate session.

Afternoon. Session 2 – Definition of Waste: Development Industry Code of Practice

- A review of this approach to excavated materials management. Facts and figures of use, savings, sustainability benefits achieved.
- Recent case studies presenting first hand experience / tools developed to improve efficiency - matching materials & projects.
- An overview of plans and progress for version 3. Maintaining and improving high-standards.
- Lessons learnt - development of similar initiatives overseas.
- Ask the experts / debate session.

£120 - Early bird - non CL:AIRE Member / non Geol. Soc Fellow - Offer runs to the end of August.
£150 - Non CL:AIRE Member / non Geol. Soc Fellow - price from 1st September.
£100 - CL:AIRE Member / Geol. Soc Fellow
£50  - Public Sector
£15  - Student (limited spaces)

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this conference, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if this is of interest.

To book a place at the conference please click here>>>



This page allows CL:AIRE Members to advertise current employment opportunities. It is not for use by recruitment consultants but can be reviewed by anyone. The facility allows Members to post a standardised job role which will be actively advertised to all CL:AIRE Members through it's e-Alert system and more widely through social media systems.

To post a job opportunity costs CL:AIRE Members £100 +VAT per month, click here for further information>>>


This is a free service for graduates and those currently out of work. It is not for use by those currently employed or recruitment consultants.

The facility allows candidates to post a standardised CV. CL:AIRE Member organisations can request candidate contact details in order to arrange interviews directly.

To review a candidates CV or to add your details please click here for further information>>>

Opportunity for CL:AIRE Members - Tender Opportunity - Russian Federation


CL:AIRE was approached at the end of last week by one of our Members, Priroda, who are based in the Russian Federation (province of Komi). They are seeking technical support and equipment supply for the treatment of large volumes of oily sludges. Working for one of the major Oil/Gas firms in the Russian Federation, they have a requirement to treat over 80,000m3 of sludges.

Apologies are passed on for the late deadline on this opportunity (19/07/2013) but Priroda welcomes immediate correspondence with CL:AIRE Members who would be interested in this opportunity. This is for the supply of equipment and technologies to be used at a refinery sites in Komi, Russian Federation. Priorda will do the works in accordance with item 13 of the TDA (Technical Design Assignment - attached) as well as item 9 under the supervision of the successful supporting organisation.

If this is of interested please click on the link below for further details and contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. immediately so we can instigate the necessary contact.

T3 Technical Design Assignment>>>


CL:AIRE is pleased to announce that the ADVOCATE project has recently updated its webpage, with a new more user-friendly format. As well it has recently set up its own LinkedIn group and its social media pages. You can find them at

In May, the fifth ADVOCATE network training workshop was hosted at AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow (Poland). The workshop was attended by 15 fellows and external participants, who included researchers, consultants and other professionals. Over the two days the participants were introduced to the principles and practical application of sustainable management strategies for soil and groundwater, effective clean-up methods and emerging contaminants.

Additionally, the ADVOCATE team is preparing its second summer school about flow and transport modelling in the subsurface at University of Liège, Belgium on 27-30th August 2013. The aim of the summer school is to expose and apply the principles of advanced subsurface flow and transport modelling tools and application, focused on the investigation and management of contaminated soil and groundwater from the site scale to the regional scale. As well, the summer school will be presented by experienced training facilitators from the University of Liège, VITO, University of Mons (all of them from Belgium) and Université Laval in Québec (Canada). The final programme is now available here>>>

Finally, the spring 2013 ADVOCATE newsletter is now available to download here>>>

SoBRA supporting work of the JIWG Asbestos in Soil work


SoBRA (Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment) recently held a workshop on 27th June 2013 to support the Joint Industry Working Group (JIWG) work on the development of an industry code of practice (CoP) for assessment and management of asbestos in soil, made ground and construction and demolition material. SoBRA is one of the contributing organisations to the JIWG and their workshop is a vital part of SoBRA’s input to the risk assessment part of the CoP being developed by the JIWG.  

For further information about the SoBRA workshop outputs, please visit their website

CL:AIRE Launches Two New eLearning Modules

CL:AIRE is delighted to announce the launch of two new eLearning modules in Soil and Groundwater Risk Assessment and Sustainable Remediation Appraisal. The courses are fully interactive and deliver approximately four hours of learning with two assessments per module. On completion of the courses and passing the assessments, a personalised PDF certificate will be issued for your continuing professional development.

Soil and Groundwater Risk Assessment
This course presents the key stages to soil and groundwater risk assessment. It underpins risk based management of soil and groundwater contamination and also informs sustainable management solutions.

Sustainable Remediation Appraisal
This course presents an overview of sustainable remediation. In the first instance looking at the emergence of sustainable remediation as a topic and defining what it means. Secondly, by introducing the frameworks and guidance that have been developed and examining how these may be applied in practice. Finally, it looks at the range of tools and techniques that may be applied through the life-cycle of the process.

If you would like to know more information about these modules or CL:AIRE's existing eLearning modules please visit A printable flyer for the new modules is available for download here>>>

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Cranfield University
CRB Environmental Ltd
Crossfield Consulting Ltd
Deep Soil Mixing Ltd
Department of Environment Northern Ireland (DOE)
DWL Environmental Ltd
The Environmental Protection Group Ltd (EPG)
Environmental Scientifics Group
EnviroSurveying Ltd
Erith Group
Firth Consultants Ltd
Frankis Solutions Ltd
Geo2 Remediation Ltd
Geo-Environmental Services
Ground-Gas Solutions Ltd
Hazardous Waste Management
HBR Limited
H Fraser Consulting Ltd
The Hub
Kalex Limited
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Landmark Information Group Ltd
Listers Geotechnical Consultants Ltd
Lithos Consulting
McAuliffe Civil Engineering
MDK Environmental Ltd
Mott MacDonald Ltd
Opus International
Pegasis UK
Peroxychem Environmental Solutions
Peter Brett Associates
r3 environmental technology ltd
RAW Group
Residential & Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO)
Rodgers Leask
Rolton Group
Roundhay Environmental Consulting Limited
RSK Group
Rural Arisings
SEnSe Associates
Siltbuster Limited
Southern Testing
Stephenson Harwood
The Sirius Group
Tamdown Group Ltd
T & P Regeneration Ltd
Universite de Liege
University of Birmingham
University of Sheffield
University of York
URS Infrastructure & Environment
VHE Construction Plc
Wardell Armstrong
Ward Homes
Waterman Energy, Environment & Design Ltd
WSP Group

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