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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...
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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.
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CL:AIRE leads a national programme of technical and core-skills training initiatives that are guided by industry requirements, and produced in collaboration with key stakeholders and specialists.
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. New CL:AIRE Research Project (RP27) - Legacy wastes in the coastal zone: environmental risks and management futures

    New CL:AIRE Research Project (RP27) - Legacy wastes in the coastal zone: environmental risks and management futures

     September 2020
    CL:AIRE is pleased to announce that the research project “Legacy wastes in the coastal zone: environmental risks and management futures” has been approved by the CL:AIRE Technology and Research Group...
  2. Rushlight Awards 2020-21 - Open for entries - Closing date 30 November 2020

    Rushlight Awards 2020-21 - Open for entries - Closing date 30 November 2020

     September 2020
    The Rushlight Awards are the only set of awards designed specifically to support and promote all the latest clean technologies, innovations and initiatives for businesses and other organisations throughout UK,...
  3. New CL:AIRE Publication: Guidance on applying statistics to land contamination decision-making

    New CL:AIRE Publication: Guidance on applying statistics to land contamination decision-making

     September 2020
    CL:AIRE is pleased to announce that "Professional Guidance: Comparing Soil Contamination Data with a Critical Concentration" has been published and is now available to download for free from the CL:AIRE...
  4. Environment Agency consult on new technical guidance for the non-hazardous and inert waste sector

    Environment Agency consult on new technical guidance for the non-hazardous and inert waste sector

     September 2020
    The Environment Agency (EA) has produced new guidance to improve the way that permitted facilities in the non-hazardous and inert waste sector are operated and designed.
  5. E3B network launches its latest funding opportunity

    E3B network launches its latest funding opportunity

     September 2020
    E3B has recently launched its latest funding opportunity with funding of up to £10k per award available to boost academia-industry collaboration.  Funding is awarded to the academic partner and must...
  6. MHCLG launch planning for the future consultation to reform the planning system

    MHCLG launch planning for the future consultation to reform the planning system

     September 2020
    MHCLG has launched a consultation titled: Planning for the future.  This consultation is looking at undertaking landmark reforms to speed up and modernise the planning system and to get the...
  7. National Brownfield Forum - July 2020 meeting notes now available

    National Brownfield Forum - July 2020 meeting notes now available

     September 2020
    The latest National Brownfield Forum notes from the July 2020 meeting have now been uploaded and are available to download here...
  8. Concawe Publish Report on NSZD at a Paved Former Petrol Station

    Concawe Publish Report on NSZD at a Paved Former Petrol Station

     September 2020
    Concawe has recently published a report entitled "Detailed Evaluation of Natural Source Zone Depletion at a Paved Former Petrol Station”, it is available to download free of charge here.
  9. Concawe Publish Review of Water Treatment Systems for PFAS removal

    Concawe Publish Review of Water Treatment Systems for PFAS removal

     September 2020
    Concawe has recently published ''Review of water treatment systems for PFAS removal” . The report has been prepared by DVGW-Technologiezentrum Wasser (TZW) at the request of Concawe Special Task Force on...
  10. REMTECH Europe 2020 Virtual : 21-25 September 2020 Final Programme published

    REMTECH Europe 2020 Virtual : 21-25 September 2020 Final Programme published

     August 2020
    REMTECH Europe 2020 virtual conference 21-25 September 2020 has published their final programme . The conference is free to attend if you register by BEFORE 16 September 2020 ...
  11. SuRF international publish June meeting notes

    SuRF international publish June meeting notes

     July 2020
    SuRF International publish their June 2020 meeting notes.  These are available to download here.  ...
  12. SuRF-UK publish updated  guidance documents and supporting spreadsheet

    SuRF-UK publish updated guidance documents and supporting spreadsheet

     July 2020
    SuRF-UK is delighted to announce the publication of the updated guidance under the SuRF-UK Framework. These guidance documents and spreadsheet are freely available and replace Annex 1: The SuRF-UK Indicator...
  13. Novel passive flux sampler to monitor contaminant spreading - INSPIRATION bulletin IB01 published

    Novel passive flux sampler to monitor contaminant spreading - INSPIRATION bulletin IB01 published

     July 2020
    CL:AIRE is pleased to announced that one last INSPIRATION bulletin has been published, taking the total to 15.  INSPIRATION Bulletin IB01 describes the demonstration and evaluation of iFLUX technology to monitor...
  14. Launch of EA2025 - A Healthier, Greener, More Sustainable Future

    Launch of EA2025 - A Healthier, Greener, More Sustainable Future

     July 2020
    EA2025, the Environment Agency’s new action plan, has now been published, setting out the Environment Agency’s priorities from 2020 to 2025. Web version     PDF version The plan describes three long term...
  15. PhD research survey on digital tools and barriers for brownfield redevelopment in the UK

    PhD research survey on digital tools and barriers for brownfield redevelopment in the UK

     July 2020
    Ellis Hammond, a Cranfield PhD research student hosted at British Geological Survey, is seeking input from brownfield planning and redevelopment professionals about the extent of digitalisation within their organisation, and...
  16. Important Update: Contamination Expo 2020 rescheduled to 3 & 4 November 2020

    Important Update: Contamination Expo 2020 rescheduled to 3 & 4 November 2020

     June 2020
    Roar B2B, the organisers of Contamination Expo Series, the UK’s leading event for contamination, geotechnical and environmental professionals, have taken the decision to reschedule the event to 3 & 4...
  17. EPUK publish -  Before You Dig, Garages & Petrol Stations - Guidance for Developers

    EPUK publish - Before You Dig, Garages & Petrol Stations - Guidance for Developers

     June 2020
    EPUK has recently published a new guidance document titled "Before You Dig, Garages & Petrol Stations".  This is aimed at developers of brownfield sites and is intended to present an...
  18. BSI publishes Conceptual Site Models for Potentially Contaminated Sites

    BSI publishes Conceptual Site Models for Potentially Contaminated Sites

     June 2020
    British Standards Institute (BSI) publishes BS EN ISO 21365:2020 Conceptual site models for potentially contaminated sites.  This document provides guidance on developing and using conceptual site models (CSMs) through the...
  19. National Remediation Framework and Guidance of Australia published

    National Remediation Framework and Guidance of Australia published

     June 2020
    The National Remediation Framework (NRF) and associated guidelines for Australia has recently been published.  It provides a nationally harmonised approach for the remediation and management of contaminated sites in Australia...
  20. EU Biodiversity Strategy Adopted

    EU Biodiversity Strategy Adopted

     June 2020
    The EU biodiversity strategy was adopted in May 2020.  This initiative commits the EU to: Curtailing biodiversity loss Preserving and restoring ecosystems Further information is available here...
  21. British Standard 5930 Code of Practice for Ground Investigations has been amended and published

    British Standard 5930 Code of Practice for Ground Investigations has been amended and published

     June 2020
    BS 5930 Code of practice for ground investigations, which helps to assess the suitability of sites for construction operations and civil engineering works, has been amended and BS 5930:2015 +A1:2020...