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.
In 2011 CL:AIRE launched the Definition of Waste: Development Industry Code of Practice (DoWCoP) version 2. This featured a significant extension to the scope of scenarios which could benefit from this approach to reusing excavated materials. Since April 2012 over 259 projects have diverted approximately 5,242,128m3 tonnes of excavated material from landfill. This equates to an average of over 20,000m3 per project.
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.
Full details can be found on the CL:AIRE website here>>>
CL:AIRE held its Members' Reception at The House of Commons on 19th June 2013. This has become our annual meeting for Members and was an excellent networking opportunity. Members heard short presentations from Richard Froggatt, CL:AIRE Chair and Jennie Daly from Harrow Estates on CL:AIRE's work over the last year and some perspectives of the market.
The event brought together over 70 industry professionals from a diverse range of organisations and was deemed a great success. CL:AIRE would like to once again publicly thank the three sponsors; FMC Environmental Solutions, Hydrock and National Grid Property without whom this event would not have been possible.
In addition, Landmark has renewed their Technical Membership for 2013.
The meeting notes from the fifth Joint Industry Working Group meeting held on May 8th 2013 have now been finalised and uploaded onto the dedicated project website (www.claire.co.uk/asbestos) and can also be downloaded directly here>>>
For those of you who have been following the progress of the Category 4 Screening Level Project (C4SL), the Committee on Toxicity (CoT) was recently asked by Defra for its views on the revised toxicological framework that has been developed as part of the C4SL project. The CoT met on May 14th 2013 to discuss the approach being taken by the project. The draft minutes from the meeting are now available for download. In general, Members agreed the report was good and the CoT has made a number of suggestions and recommendations that Defra is now currently considering.
The draft minutes from the CoT can be downloaded here>>>
The CL:AIRE eLearning platform will be down for scheduled maintenance from 04.06.2013 until 14.06.2013. CL:AIRE apologises for any inconvenience caused.
UPDATE: The eLearning platform is back live again with new courses available on Soil and Groundwater Risk Assessment and Sustainable Remediation Appraisal.
In conjunction with the Geological Society of London, CL:AIRE held its first networking event at Burlington House on 9th May 2013. The theme for the evening was The Importance of Geology in Managing Contaminated Land, and included a presentation from Professor Andy Cundy of the University of Brighton.
CL:AIRE has recently been approached by one of its Corporate Members - SPASF PRIRODA with a request to help them source expert advice on the treatment of drill sludges. They have been providing services to Russian oil companies in the field of oil waste processing and oil impacted soil washing since 2003. The technologies and equipment used are property of the SPASF PRIRODA and are protected by patents of the Russian Federation.
CL:AIRE intends to arrange face-to-face meetings between SPASF PRIRODA and prospective support organisations during the week beginning the 17th June as their representatives will be in the UK.
For more information please check the Requests Board page of the website here>>.
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