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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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Find out about the benefits of becoming a CL:AIRE Principal or Supporter Member:- Member discounts, Networking, Working Groups, ...
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Sharing Knowledge & Developing People
Water and Land Library ( WALL), Continuing Professional development through Training and workshops...
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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. Registration closing for 11 March social event in Bristol

    Registration closing for 11 March social event in Bristol

     February 2020
    Over 80 people have registered for CL:AIRE's next social event on Wednesday 11 March 2020 in Bristol, organised for its Members and DoWCoP Qualified Persons. There are only a few more...
  2. PFAS in the news - ‘Forever chemicals’ get the Hollywood treatment

    PFAS in the news - ‘Forever chemicals’ get the Hollywood treatment

     February 2020
    To coincide with the UK release of Hollywood film Dark Waters on 28 February, we’d like to bring to your attention some useful resources on the subject matter: per- and...
  3. Revision of PAS 128 - Underground Utility Detection, Verification and Location

    Revision of PAS 128 - Underground Utility Detection, Verification and Location

     February 2020
    The draft of a revised version of PAS 128 - Specification for Underground Utility Detection, Verification and Location has been published by BSI. To download, review and comment on the draft,...
  4. Establishment of a UK enhanced landfill mining network

    Establishment of a UK enhanced landfill mining network

     February 2020
    Cranfield University has a track record of waste management, landfill science and landfill mining research, and been involved in a number of European-level enhanced landfill mining projects. Part of our...
  5. Exhibition Stand Discount for CL:AIRE Members at Contamination Expo 2020

    Exhibition Stand Discount for CL:AIRE Members at Contamination Expo 2020

     January 2020
    CL:AIRE has been given an exclusive discount offer for its members to exhibit at the Contamination Expo 2020.
  6. CL:AIRE 20th Anniversary Special Publication ready to download

    CL:AIRE 20th Anniversary Special Publication ready to download

     January 2020
    CL:AIRE is delighted to let you know that a Special Publication from its 20th Anniversary Conference has been compiled and is now available to download by delegates and CL:AIRE members. 20...
  7. Register Now for CL:AIRE Members' Social Event in Bristol - 11 March 2020

    Register Now for CL:AIRE Members' Social Event in Bristol - 11 March 2020

     January 2020
    More than 50 people have registered so far for CL:AIRE's next social event on Wednesday 11 March 2020 in Bristol, organised for its Members and DoWCoP Qualified Persons. Register now...
  8. ISO 21365:2019 Conceptual Site Models for Potentially Contaminated Sites published

    ISO 21365:2019 Conceptual Site Models for Potentially Contaminated Sites published

     January 2020
    ISO 21365:2019 "Conceptual Site Models for Potentially Contaminated Sites" published in October 2019 is available to purchase directly from ISO here.  Currently it has not been adopted as a British...
  9. Uni. of Plymouth GeoCareers Fair - 26 Feb 2020

    Uni. of Plymouth GeoCareers Fair - 26 Feb 2020

     January 2020
    The Uni. of Plymouth School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences invites CL:AIRE Members to meet current students in relevant disciplines at this careers fair on the 26 Feb 2020...
  10. Defra publish research report - Typical background concentrations of asbestos in near surface soils in public open space areas

    Defra publish research report - Typical background concentrations of asbestos in near surface soils in public open space areas

     January 2020
    Defra has recently published the research report SP1014 titled "Determination of typical background concentrations of asbestos in near-surface soils of selected public open space areas of England and Wales, to...
  11. Joint Unit for Waste Crime (JUWC) launched

    Joint Unit for Waste Crime (JUWC) launched

     January 2020
    A new unit will bring together law enforcement agencies and UK environmental regulators to target waste criminals. The new taskforce will be dedicated to tackling serious and organised waste crime, such...
  12. National Brownfield Forum November 2019 Meeting - Notes available

    National Brownfield Forum November 2019 Meeting - Notes available

     January 2020
    The National Brownfield Forum November 2019 meeting notes are now available to download here.
  13. NICE publish guidelines for indoor air quality in residential buildings

    NICE publish guidelines for indoor air quality in residential buildings

     January 2020
    National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recently published guidelines that cover indoor air quality in residential buildings.  It aims to raise awareness of the importance of good...
  14. Historic England publish guidelines on evaluating and recording Gasworks and redundant Gas Holders

    Historic England publish guidelines on evaluating and recording Gasworks and redundant Gas Holders

     January 2020
    Historic England has recently published "Gas Works and Redundant Gas Holders: Guidelines for their Evaluation and Recording".  It is available to download here. ...
  15. EEA report on emerging chemical risks in Europe - PFAS

    EEA report on emerging chemical risks in Europe - PFAS

     January 2020
    The European Environment Agency (EEA) has recently published a briefing summarising the known and potential risks to human health and the environment in Europe posed by persistent chemicals the per-...
  16. Anniversary Conference videos are ready!

    Anniversary Conference videos are ready!

     December 2019
    CL:AIRE is delighted to let you know that the videos from its 20th Anniversary Conference are now available to view by delegates and CL:AIRE members. 21 presentations were recorded, 18 from the...
  17. Asbestos in Soil Training

    Asbestos in Soil Training

     December 2019
    With a hugely successful 2019 for CL:AIRE asbestos in soils training for land professionals, we are delighted to announce its 2020 classroom dates for CAR-SOIL and Non Licensed Work training (see...
  18. Registration Open for CL:AIRE Members' Social Event in Bristol - 11 March 2020

    Registration Open for CL:AIRE Members' Social Event in Bristol - 11 March 2020

     December 2019
    CL:AIRE is pleased to be hosting an informal social event on Wednesday 11 March 2020 in Bristol for CL:AIRE Members and DoWCoP Qualified Persons.
  19. Environment Agency update on land contamination risk management (LCRM)

    Environment Agency update on land contamination risk management (LCRM)

     December 2019
    In June 2019 the Environment Agency published on GOV.UK an update to the model procedures for the management of land contamination (CLR11). The EA requested feedback on the technical content and...
  20. New Material Donor Sites at Corfe Mullen (D145) & Havant (D146)

    New Material Donor Sites at Corfe Mullen (D145) & Havant (D146)

     December 2019
    Material Donor sites: D145 at Corfe Mullen has Topsoil for Gardens, Open Space, Verges, Allotments, Play Areas use. D146 at Havant has Subsoil with Ground Reports for Gardens, Open Space, Verges, Allotments,...
  21. Natural capital for clean growth | Research Festival 2020  - University of Plymouth, 23 January 2020

    Natural capital for clean growth | Research Festival 2020 - University of Plymouth, 23 January 2020

     December 2019
    The South West has a wealth of untapped potential as a natural resource centre with a national offer, particularly for emerging sectors. How can these assets be harnessed for clean...