The latest SuRF international and partners minutes from the meeting held on 17th October 2013 have now been uploaded onto the dedicated web page and can be accessed by clicking here>>>
The latest Land Forum minutes from the meeting held on 24th September 2013 have now been uploaded onto the dedicated part of the CL:AIRE website and can be downloaded here>>>
24th March 2014 - CL:AIRE Members Networking Event.
Once again, CL:AIRE will be running a series of evening networking events in the new year. These provide an informal opportunity to get together and discuss relevant topics over a drink or two.
CL:AIRE wishes to extend free invitations to these events to all CL:AIRE Members and Qualified Persons. The March event will be in London; please hold the date and look out for more info in the new year.
The 3rd international conference on Sustainable Remediation is to be held on 17th -19th September 2014 in Ferrara, Italy and is being hosted by the Sustainable Remediation Forum, Italy.
The conference will be soon open to receive abstracts. You are invited to present your scientific findings, policy concepts and practical experiences on sustainable remediation by lecture or poster.
Details about the conference and how to submit an abstract can be found here>>>
Closing date for abstract submission is 25th April, 2014.
The following portfolios have been assigned to the following Ministers:
Soil & Contaminated Land – Lord de Mauley (in the Commons, soil & contaminated land will be covered by George Eustice)
Waste management – Dan Rogerson
For the full new list of Defra responsibilities click here>>>
The amendment is consequential to the publication of BS 8576 and the planned revision of BS 5930.
The main changes are:
The four year research project funded through the European Commission FP7 called NanoRem (Nanotechnology for Contaminated Land Remediation) has recently released its first newsletter. The newsletter summarises the project's ambitious objectives and the work that each of the 11 work packages is undertaking.
To download a copy of the newsletter, please click here>>>
The CL:AIRE online training module - Soil & Groundwater Risk Assessment has recently been endorsed by the Geological Society of London. CL:AIRE is pleased that this module has gained recognition from such a leading institution.
CL:AIRE will be submitting more of its modules in due course and hope they will achieve equal success.
CL:AIRE would like to announce that the SNOWMAN funded IMaHg project results will be presented on the 29th November at the IMaHg final on-line workshop connecting national meeting rooms in Sweden, England, The Netherlands, Belgium and France. IMaHg is focused on enhancing knowledge in mercury fate and transport for improved management of Hg soil contamination. SNOWMAN is the European network for Sustainable Management of Soil and Groundwater (www.snowmannetwork.com).
Further details on the IMaHg project are available here>>>