CL:AIRE's charitable remit is to encourage discussion and debate of important issues in the world of sustainable remediation. If you would like to submit an article on the latest developments in your field, or have an idea for a topic you would like CL:AIRE to cover, please email
All articles are reviewed in-house to ensure quality and independence.
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:
Initially, please send an email to Jessica Sandhu (
) by 19th December 2013 confirming that you have a case study that you would like considered and provide the following information on your case study:
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>>>
The Nanotechnology for contaminated land Remediation (NanoRem) project funded through the 7th framework funding programme is delighted to announce that the project website has now been launched www.nanorem.eu
The website currently describes the projects aims, the different work packages and the partners involved. The news section highlights items of news published by the NanoRem project so far along with signposting readers to articles relating to nanoremediation that may be of interest.
As the project develops, the website will be populated with project updates and links to interesting articles published byNanoRem partners.
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 too.
CL:AIRE wish to again 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.
CL:AIRE is delighted to announce that Cuddy Group has joined as a new Corporate Member and Biosoil & Universite de Liege as new Technical Members.
In addition, BAE Systems Properties Ltd, and Hazardous Waste Management Ltd (HWM Group) have renewed their Technical Membership for 2013/14.
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:
Copies of the amended version should be available from the BSI bookshop at a preferred rate for regulators as for the original version and BS 8576. If there are any difficulties in this respect please contact the Secretary of BS Committee EH4 Jessy Matthews (
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>>>
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