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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. GeoCareers Fair, University of Plymouth, 26 February 2020

    GeoCareers Fair, University of Plymouth, 26 February 2020

     November 2019
    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 February 2020...
  2. CL:AIRE meets training milestone by training more than 1000 professionals in asbestos in soil related courses

    CL:AIRE meets training milestone by training more than 1000 professionals in asbestos in soil related courses

     November 2019
    CL:AIRE's successful asbestos in soil training courses go from strength to strength and have recently met a key milestone by training more than 1000 professionals in asbestos related courses in...
  3. Final INSPIRATION bulletin published on a decision support tool to mitigate nutrients in drainage waters

    Final INSPIRATION bulletin published on a decision support tool to mitigate nutrients in drainage waters

     November 2019
    CL:AIRE is pleased to announced the final INSPIRATION bulletin has been published, taking the total to 14.  INSPIRATION Bulletin IB11 describes the development and application of a freely available decision support...
  4. Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme Consultation Report Summary

    Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme Consultation Report Summary

     November 2019
    In Spring 2019, CL:AIRE undertook an industry wide consultation to gather stakeholders feedback about a proposed development of a gas protection verification accreditation scheme. The scheme seeks to raise standards...
  5. Registration closes Friday 1 November - CL:AIRE's 20th Anniversary Conference

    Registration closes Friday 1 November - CL:AIRE's 20th Anniversary Conference

     October 2019
    CL:AIRE's 20th Anniversary Conference: Innovation, Efficiency & Standards is being held on 14th November 2019 at One Great George Street, Westminster, London. ...
  6. CL:AIRE publishes new DoWCoP Bulletin on the Thames Tideway Chambers Wharf site

    CL:AIRE publishes new DoWCoP Bulletin on the Thames Tideway Chambers Wharf site

     October 2019
    CL:AIRE is pleased to announce that a new DoWCoP Bulletin - Implementing the Waste Hierarchy at the Thames Tideway Chambers Wharf site (DoWCoP 1) is now available to download.
  7. Entries open for Rushlight Awards 2019-20 - Closing date 30 November 2019

    Entries open for Rushlight Awards 2019-20 - Closing date 30 November 2019

     October 2019
    The Rushlight Awards 2019-20 are now open to entries!  Entries close on 30 November 2019 and the Rushlight Awards Party will follow the Rushlight Show on Thursday 30 January 2020...
  8. Soils in the SE Workshop 18 - 4 December 2019

    Soils in the SE Workshop 18 - 4 December 2019

     October 2019
    Soil Treatment & Materials Recovery in the South East A workshop designed for developers, consultants, landowners, waste operators and regulators.
  9. University of Plymouth - seeking industry input for new MSc Environmental Geochemistry Course

    University of Plymouth - seeking industry input for new MSc Environmental Geochemistry Course

     October 2019
    University of Plymouth are launching a new MSc Environmental Geochemistry taught masters programme for 2020/21.
  10. SuRF International September 2019 meeting notes now available

    SuRF International September 2019 meeting notes now available

     October 2019
    Sustainable Remediation Forum International (SuRF-International) notes from September's 2019 meeting are now available and can be downloaded here. Catch up on all the different sustainable remediation activities that are...
  11. Defra introduces new Environment Bill 2019

    Defra introduces new Environment Bill 2019

     October 2019
    Defra recently published its Environment Bill that puts the environment at the centre of policy making.
  12. Public consultation on the EU implementation plan for POPs

    Public consultation on the EU implementation plan for POPs

     October 2019
    The European Commission is reviewing and updating the existing Union Implementation Plan (UIP), based on the analysis of literature and information submitted by the Member State Competent Authorities (MSCA) on...
  13. QJEGH 2020 cover photo competition

    QJEGH 2020 cover photo competition

     October 2019
    Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (QJEGH) are once again running a cover photo competition. ...
  14. Business opportunity for CL:AIRE Members - partnership sought for technology demonstration

    Business opportunity for CL:AIRE Members - partnership sought for technology demonstration

     September 2019
    CL:AIRE has been approached by a German start-up company that is seeking to partner with an organisation to demonstrate a remediation technology at pilot- or full-scale in the UK.  The...
  15. CL:AIRE publishes 13 INSPIRATION bulletins

    CL:AIRE publishes 13 INSPIRATION bulletins

     September 2019
    CL:AIRE is pleased to announced that 13 INSPIRATION bulletins have been published. INSPIRATION bulletins describe practical aspects of research which have direct application to the management of contaminated soil or...
  16. NQMS Steering Group reaching out to LAs that are referencing the NQMS scheme in their developer guidance

    NQMS Steering Group reaching out to LAs that are referencing the NQMS scheme in their developer guidance

     September 2019
    NQMS Steering Group has started to populate a map of Local Authorities in England and Wales that they are currently aware of that are...
  17. National Brownfield Forum Notes from July 2019 meeting published

    National Brownfield Forum Notes from July 2019 meeting published

     September 2019
    The National Brownfield Notes from the meeting held on 4th July 2019 have now been uploaded onto the dedicated web page and can be downloaded directly here  ...
  18. New BS ISO standard published on Characterisation of Soil with Respect to Human Exposure

    New BS ISO standard published on Characterisation of Soil with Respect to Human Exposure

     September 2019
    British Standard has recently published BS ISO 15800:2019 " Soil Quality- Characterisation of Soil with Respect to Human Exposure".  This document provides guidance on the type and extent of soil...
  19. Scottish Government publish research into the Prevalence of Carbon Dioxide from Disused Mineral Mines and the Implications for Residential Buildings

    Scottish Government publish research into the Prevalence of Carbon Dioxide from Disused Mineral Mines and the Implications for Residential Buildings

     September 2019
    The research on the prevalence of CO2 from disused mineral mines and the implications for residential buildings has now been published on the Scottish Government website and can be found...
  20. Verification of Gas Protection Training Courses in Scotland

    Verification of Gas Protection Training Courses in Scotland

     September 2019
    CL:AIRE is delighted to announce that they are taking their very successful Verification of Gas Protection Systems training course to Scotland. Two dates are available to book: 19th and 20th November...
  21. CL:AIRE publishes new Research Bulletin (RB21) on the Resource Recovery and Remediation of Alkaline Wastes (R3AW) project

    CL:AIRE publishes new Research Bulletin (RB21) on the Resource Recovery and Remediation of Alkaline Wastes (R3AW) project

     August 2019
    CL:AIRE is pleased to announce that a new Research Bulletin RB21: Resource Recovery and Remediation of Alkaline Wastes (R3AW) is now available to download.