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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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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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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.

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. BS EN ISO 16133:2018 - Guidance on the establishment and maintenance of monitoring programmes : published

    BS EN ISO 16133:2018 - Guidance on the establishment and maintenance of monitoring programmes : published

     January 2019
    BS EN ISO 16133:2018 Soil quality - Guidance on the establishment and maintenance of monitoring programmes has recently been published and is available from BSI shop. This document gives general guidance...
  2. BS EN ISO 15175:2018 Characterization of contaminated soil related to groundwater protection - published

    BS EN ISO 15175:2018 Characterization of contaminated soil related to groundwater protection - published

     January 2019
    BS EN ISO 15175:2018 Soil quality – Characterization of contaminated soil related to groundwater protection has recently been published and is available from BSI shop. This document provides guidance on the principles...
  3. SuRF-UK publishes sustainable remediation certificate template

    SuRF-UK publishes sustainable remediation certificate template

     January 2019
    SuRF-UK has recently published a simple certificate template for practitioners to use when undertaking a sustainable remediation assessment.  SuRF-UK would like to encourage practitioners to use the certificate and append...
  4. National Brownfield Forum Notes from November 2018 meeting now available

    National Brownfield Forum Notes from November 2018 meeting now available

     January 2019
    The latest National Brownfield Forum notes of meeting from November 2018 are now available for download.
  5. SuRF International December Meeting Notes - now available

    SuRF International December Meeting Notes - now available

     January 2019
    Representatives from the different Sustainable Remediation Fora from around the world met on 5th December 2018.  The meeting notes are now available to download...
  6. SuRF-UK seeking stakeholders views on indicator guidance - consultation open

    SuRF-UK seeking stakeholders views on indicator guidance - consultation open

     January 2019
    SuRF-UK are carrying out a review of their guidance on indicators for sustainable remediation titled: “Annex 1: The SuRF-UK indicator Set for Sustainable Remediation Assessment” published in 2011. This consultation...
  7. Verification of Gas Protection Measures Free Webinar

    Verification of Gas Protection Measures Free Webinar

     January 2019
    To support raising awareness and providing an introduction to the requirements of verification of gas protection measures, a short webinar has been prepared by leading industry experts that authored CIRIA's...
  8. Call for Abstracts for GQ2019

    Call for Abstracts for GQ2019

     December 2018
    Please find the Call for Abstracts for GQ2019 Conference to be held 9-12 September 2019 in Liège, Belgium. Abstract deadline is 1 March 2019. There are still some sponsorship opportunities available.
  9. SoBRA publishes three practical documents for risk assessment

    SoBRA publishes three practical documents for risk assessment

     December 2018
    The Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment (SoBRA) has created three practical tips documents which include human health risk assessment, controlled waters risk assessment and vapour intrusion.  These are freely available...
  10. BGS advertising two CASE funded PhD opportunities

    BGS advertising two CASE funded PhD opportunities

     December 2018
    British Geological Survey (BGS) are currently publicising two exciting CASE funded PhD opportunities. The first is on the development of spatial decision support tools for brownfield land redevelopment: http://www.centa.org.uk/themes/climate-environmental-sustainability/bgs1/ The second...
  11. Definition of Waste: Code of Practice: Training 2019 dates now available

    Definition of Waste: Code of Practice: Training 2019 dates now available

     December 2018
    Today CL:AIRE have announced the Definition of Waste: Code of Practice (DoWCoP) Training dates for 2019. 27 March 2019 - Reading 12 June 2019 - Manchester 25 September 2019 -...
  12. Defra consult on Biodiversity Net Gain for Developments

    Defra consult on Biodiversity Net Gain for Developments

     December 2018
    Defra is seeking views on how they can improve the planning system in England to protect the environment (biodiversity net gain) and build places to live and work.  They would...
  13. Winter School on Principles and Application of Catchment-Scale Flow and Transport Modelling in Groundwater: 29 Jan - 1 Feb 2019

    Winter School on Principles and Application of Catchment-Scale Flow and Transport Modelling in Groundwater: 29 Jan - 1 Feb 2019

     December 2018
    A winter school has been organised by the INSPIRATION Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training network (www.inspiration.eu) on the above mentioned theme. The winter school is...
  14. SustRem 2018, Brazil

    SustRem 2018, Brazil

     November 2018
    Nicola Harries was fortunate to attend SustRem 2018 last month held in Sao Paulo, Brazil where she presented two papers, one on UK experience and lessons learned on brownfield regeneration...
  15. GWSDAT releases new web-enabled version v3.00

    GWSDAT releases new web-enabled version v3.00

     November 2018
    GWSDAT the open source, user-friendly, software application for the visualisation and interpretation of groundwater monitoring data has just released v.3.00. This new version uses a...
  16. Registration Open - CL:AIRE Members' Social Event, in association with SiLC - 6 March 2019, London

    Registration Open - CL:AIRE Members' Social Event, in association with SiLC - 6 March 2019, London

     November 2018
    CL:AIRE, in association with SiLC, is pleased to be holding a social event on 6 March 2019. It is for CL:AIRE Members, members of SiLC and DoWCoP Qualified Persons. The event will...
  17. SuRF-UK seeking stakeholders views on indicator guidance in early January 2019

    SuRF-UK seeking stakeholders views on indicator guidance in early January 2019

     November 2018
    In early 2019, SuRF-UK will be undertaking a review of the Annex 1: The SuRF-UK Indicator Set for Sustainable Remediation Assessment published in 2011.  It will be publishing a...
  18. Save the Date - CL:AIRE's 20th Anniversary Conference - 14 November 2019

    Save the Date - CL:AIRE's 20th Anniversary Conference - 14 November 2019

     November 2018
    CL:AIRE will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary by hosting a one day conference on 14 November 2019 at One Great George Street, Westminster, London.  The conference will feature parallel sessions...
  19. RICS publishes - Environmental Risks and Global Real Estate Guidance Note

    RICS publishes - Environmental Risks and Global Real Estate Guidance Note

     November 2018
    RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) has recently published a guidance note titled "Environmental Risks and Global Risk Estate" in November 2018.  This guidance is aimed principally at the land...
  20. A Guide to Small Brownfield Sites and Land Contamination - freely available from NHBC Foundation

    A Guide to Small Brownfield Sites and Land Contamination - freely available from NHBC Foundation

     November 2018
    NHBC Foundation supported the preparation of a CIRIA guide entitled, “A guide to small brownfield sites and land contamination”, which was released on 7 November 2018. The guide provides clear, practical advice...
  21. CL:AIRE Verification of Gas Protection Systems Training - 2019 dates announced

    CL:AIRE Verification of Gas Protection Systems Training - 2019 dates announced

     November 2018
    CL:AIRE is delighted to announce three further dates for the Verification of Gas Protection Systems Training for 2019.  The training includes a morning of theory and an afternoon of demonstrations...