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CL:AIRE is a UK charity committed to providing a valuable service for all those involved in sustainable land reuse.
We develop training resources, disseminate information and act as a credible resource for all stakeholders, ensuring we remain at the cutting-edge of best practice and innovation.

Improving efficiency & raising standards
Improving efficiency & raising standards
Definition of Waste Code of Practice (DoWCoP), National Quality Mark Scheme for Land Affected by Contamination (NQMS), Asbestos in Soil, SuRF...
Supporting our Members
Supporting our Members
Find out about the benefits of becoming a CL:AIRE Principal or Supporter Member:- Member discounts, Networking, Working Groups, ...
Sharing Knowledge & Developing People
Sharing Knowledge & Developing People
Water and Land Library ( WALL), Continuing Professional development through Training and workshops...
CL:AIRE Membership
CL:AIRE works with its Members to raise awareness and pursue shared objectives in land, water and environmental management by collecting strategic industry information and developing industry initiatives that improve efficiency and save money.
Gas Protection Verification Scheme (GPVS)
The GPVS seeks to raise standards in membrane inspection, verification and reporting and provide confidence that risks associated with ground gases have been adequately managed.
Definition of Waste Code of Practice
The Definition of Waste Code of Practice (DoWCoP) provides a clear, consistent and efficient process which enables the reuse of excavated materials on-site or their movement between sites.

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NQMS for Land Contamination Management
The National Quality Mark Scheme for Land Contamination Management (NQMS) is developed by the National Brownfield Forum to provide visible identification of documents that have been checked for quality.
  1. National Brownfield Forum March 2021 Meeting Notes Published

    National Brownfield Forum March 2021 Meeting Notes Published

     May 2021
    The National Brownfield Forum March 2021 meeting notes have now been published and available to download here.
  2. Richard Froggatt - 10 YEARS at CL:AIRE

    Richard Froggatt - 10 YEARS at CL:AIRE

     April 2021
    Over the last couple of years CL:AIRE has celebrated several milestones, including celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019, and May this year marks 10 years since Richard Froggatt joined CL:AIRE...
  3. AquaConSoil 2021 - Registration is open!

    AquaConSoil 2021 - Registration is open!

     April 2021
    Registration is now open for AquaConSoil 2021 - Sustainable use and management of soil, sediment and water resources.  The virtual conference registration includes admission to all virtual activities and presentations during...
  4. New 50% eLearning discount for Government departments, agencies and public bodies

    New 50% eLearning discount for Government departments, agencies and public bodies

     April 2021
    To coincide with the release of three recently updated eLearning modules, CL:AIRE has introduced a 50% discount for all those with a gov.uk email address.  It gives an opportunity for Government...
  5. CL:AIRE releases two updated eLearning courses

    CL:AIRE releases two updated eLearning courses

     April 2021
    CL:AIRE is excited to release fully updated editions of two of its popular eLearning courses: Sustainable Remediation Appraisal Introduction to Brownfield Site Investigation Both courses have been updated to take the new Environment...
  6. CL:AIRE TRG Member News

    CL:AIRE TRG Member News

     April 2021
    CL:AIRE is delighted to announce that its Technology and Research Group (TRG) has three new members: Sarah Poulton, Natural Resources Wales joins the main TRG and Emily Reynolds, Mott MacDonald and...
  7. Environment Agency Land Contamination Risk Management (LCRM) updates

    Environment Agency Land Contamination Risk Management (LCRM) updates

     March 2021
    The Environment Agency is producing updates to Land Contamination Risk Management (LCRM). These are planned to be published on the 12 April 2021. ...
  8. Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme - Update

    Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme - Update

     March 2021
    The first Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme (GPVS) applicants have now been processed and we are looking forward to receiving new applicants for both Specialist and Technician grade.
  9. CL:AIRE and ISRA support the Sustainable Remediation Conference Series (SustRem)

    CL:AIRE and ISRA support the Sustainable Remediation Conference Series (SustRem)

     March 2021
    CL:AIRE and International Sustainable Remediation Alliance (ISRA) are delighted to be supporting the latest Sustainable Remediation (SustRem 2021) conference.  This year it will be virtual on 28 & 29 October 2021...
  10. CEN proposal - Characterisation of Waste

    CEN proposal - Characterisation of Waste

     March 2021
    A new CEN (European Committee of Standardization) work item proposal  - WI 444044 Characterization of waste: Determination of the content of elements and substances in waste is now available for...
  11. EBNet proof of concept funding call now open

    EBNet proof of concept funding call now open

     March 2021
    Environmental Biotechnology Network (EBNet) 2nd proof of concept funding call has recently opened. In this open call, it is looking for cross- and multi-disciplinary projects at Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) 1...
  12. SuRF-UK publishes its updated Tier 1 Sustainability Assessment Tool

    SuRF-UK publishes its updated Tier 1 Sustainability Assessment Tool

     March 2021
    SuRF-UK has published an updated Tier 1 qualitative sustainability assessment tool. The SuRF-UK Steering Group has worked collaboratively with AECOM on updating the spreadsheet taking into account the updated SuRF-UK guidance...
  13. EU Commission Consults on EU Soil Strategy

    EU Commission Consults on EU Soil Strategy

     March 2021
    The European Commission has launched an online public consultation on the development of the new EU Soil Strategy. This is the last of a set of public consultations on different...
  14. CL:AIRE involved with new EU and China funded research project EiCLaR

    CL:AIRE involved with new EU and China funded research project EiCLaR

     March 2021
    CL:AIRE is delighted to announce that they are a partner in the project EiCLaR. This 6.7 million Euro project funded by the EU and China is composed of 13 EU...
  15. CL:AIRE a partner in EU funded research project ReCon Soil

    CL:AIRE a partner in EU funded research project ReCon Soil

     March 2021
    CL:AIRE is delighted to announce that they are a partner in the ReCon Soil project, led by the University of Plymouth. The €2.5million ReCon Soil project, supported by €1.8million from...
  16. DoW:CoP Volume Analysis published

    DoW:CoP Volume Analysis published

     February 2021
    We have undertaken an analysis of the DoWCoP Declarations and produced a report that shows a breakdown by year and by type of the number and volume of DoWCoP Declarations from 2012 to...
  17. Update to "Comparing Soil Contamination Data with a Critical Concentration"

    Update to "Comparing Soil Contamination Data with a Critical Concentration"

     February 2021
    An update to the document Professional Guidance: Comparing Soil Contamination Data with a Critical Concentration has been published to provide some minor points of clarification and these are described in...
  18. National Planning Policy Framework and National Model Design Code: consultation proposals

    National Planning Policy Framework and National Model Design Code: consultation proposals

     February 2021
    There is a consultation from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government on draft revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework and a new draft National Model Design Code.
  19. AquaConSoil abstract deadline approaches (28 February 2021)

    AquaConSoil abstract deadline approaches (28 February 2021)

     February 2021
    The AquaConSoil Programme Committee cordially invites those who wish to contribute to the conference (June 14-18, 2021) to submit an abstract for an online presentation or an online session The...
  20. SustRem 2021 conference is going virtual and calls for abstracts

    SustRem 2021 conference is going virtual and calls for abstracts

     March 2021
    NICOLA (Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Africa) will be hosting the latest Sustainable Remediation (SustRem) conference on 28 & 29 October 2021.  This will be the 6th International SustRem...
  21. AGS seeking industry views on the UKAS proposal to establish an accreditation scheme for Surveying Contaminated Land for Asbestos

    AGS seeking industry views on the UKAS proposal to establish an accreditation scheme for Surveying Contaminated Land for Asbestos

     January 2021
    Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) is seeking industry's view on the proposal by UKAS to develop an accreditation scheme for surveying of contaminated land for the presence of...