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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...
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. 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...
  2. Contam Digital Series sessions are available on demand for free

    Contam Digital Series sessions are available on demand for free

     January 2021
    Earlier this month the Contam Digital Series was launched which delivered a series of free online informative sessions on the theme of "Contaminated Land Remediation" Spotlight. These are now available...
  3. AquaConSoil abstract deadline approaches (15 February 2021)

    AquaConSoil abstract deadline approaches (15 February 2021)

     January 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...
  4. Details released for the Rushlight Show - virtual, 10-11 March 2021

    Details released for the Rushlight Show - virtual, 10-11 March 2021

     January 2021
    The 12th Rushlight Show, headline sponsored by Innovate UK, is taking place on Wednesday and Thursday 10-11 March 2021 as a virtual event with all the interactions of a physical event.  Other...
  5. New AGS Publication - Contaminated Land Standards Relating to Investigation, Assessment, Remediation and Development of Potentially Contaminated and Contaminated Sites

    New AGS Publication - Contaminated Land Standards Relating to Investigation, Assessment, Remediation and Development of Potentially Contaminated and Contaminated Sites

     January 2021
    The AGS has published a new guidance document that provides key information required for an understanding and use of Standard Guidance documents and Standard Specifications such as, conventions in the...
  6. New CL:AIRE Online Training Course - Statistics for Land Contamination Professionals

    New CL:AIRE Online Training Course - Statistics for Land Contamination Professionals

     January 2021
    The new statistical guidance from CL:AIRE “Comparing soil contamination data with a critical concentration” was published in September 2020 and introduces land contamination professionals to a different way of drawing...
  7. National Brownfield Forum November 2020 notes published

    National Brownfield Forum November 2020 notes published

     January 2021
    The latest notes from the National Brownfield Forum meeting held in November 2020 have now been published and are available here.
  8. Historic England publish reports on the Manufactured Gas Industry

    Historic England publish reports on the Manufactured Gas Industry

     January 2021
    Historic England has published a set of five reports on the manufactured gas industry.  These reports provide an illustrated summary of the history of the gas industry and will be...
  9. Ofwat launch water innovation competitions

    Ofwat launch water innovation competitions

     January 2021
    Ofwat (water regulator for England and Wales) has established a £200 million Innovation Fund to grow the water sector’s capacity to innovate, enabling it to better meet the evolving needs...
  10. Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme Launches

    Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme Launches

     January 2021
    CL:AIRE launched the Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme (GPVS) on the 7 January 2021. Working closely with industry, this scheme seeks to raise standards in gas membrane inspection, verification...
  11. Draft Standard: Remediation techniques applied at contaminated sites - published for comment

    Draft Standard: Remediation techniques applied at contaminated sites - published for comment

     January 2021
    A new draft British/International Standard ISO CD 24212 Remediation techniques applied at contaminated sites has been published for comment.  All comments are to be received by BSI by 22 February 2021 and...
  12. Draft Standard: Sampling for volatiles on site - published for comment

    Draft Standard: Sampling for volatiles on site - published for comment

     January 2021
    ISO CD 18400-301: Soil quality – Sampling for volatiles and on site semi-quantitative determination in field investigations, has been published for comment, with all comments to be received by BSI by...
  13. SuRF international publishes latest November 2020 meeting notes

    SuRF international publishes latest November 2020 meeting notes

     December 2020
    Sustainable Remediation Forum (SuRF) International which has representation from across the globe, met on 11 November 2020.  They have recently published their meeting notes which can be download here . ...
  14. AquaConSoil 2021 newsflash

    AquaConSoil 2021 newsflash

     December 2020
    AquaConSoil in 2021 – webinar series & focus week June 14–18, 2021 2021 will be a year full of AquaConSoil! Instead of a week-long conference, a series of webinars and other...
  15. CL:AIRE TRG News

    CL:AIRE TRG News

     December 2020
    CL:AIRE is delighted to announce that its Technology and Research Group (TRG) has three new members - Ruth Chippendale from Shell, Liz Gray from Atkins and Karen Young from Jacobs UK...
  16. Rushlight Awards 2020-21 - deadline for entries: 30 November

    Rushlight Awards 2020-21 - deadline for entries: 30 November

     November 2020
    The Rushlight Awards are in their 14th year, recognizing the cleantech stars and sustainability champions of today. They are the only independent set of awards designed specifically to support and...
  17. Waste Quality Protocols Review - Aggregates from inert waste Quality Protocol - Call for evidence

    Waste Quality Protocols Review - Aggregates from inert waste Quality Protocol - Call for evidence

     November 2020
    Quality Protocols (QPs) are end of waste frameworks that are used by Industry on a voluntary basis to identify the point at which waste, having been fully recovered, may be regarded...
  18. Consultation on protecting Scotland’s groundwater from pollution

    Consultation on protecting Scotland’s groundwater from pollution

     November 2020
    The Scottish Government is proposing changes to the legislation that regulates groundwater and has included them in a consultation, Protecting Scotland’s groundwater from pollution, published on the SEPA consultation...
  19. DoW CoP QP Renewals 2021, Whistleblowing and Rejected Declarations

    DoW CoP QP Renewals 2021, Whistleblowing and Rejected Declarations

     November 2020
    QP Renewals Qualified Persons for the CL:AIRE Definition of Waste: Development Industry Code of Practice (DoW CoP) are reminded that renewals will be due in January 2021 for that year.  Two years...
  20. University of Plymouth: open call for work-based learning opportunities for students

    University of Plymouth: open call for work-based learning opportunities for students

     November 2020
    The first cohort of students onto Plymouth University's Environmental Geochemistry MSc programme started this year, building on the success of their existing post-graduate taught programmes in Environmental Consultancy and Sustainable Environmental Management.
  21. Public Consultation on Good Practice Guide for Risk Assessment for Mine Gas Emissions

    Public Consultation on Good Practice Guide for Risk Assessment for Mine Gas Emissions

     November 2020
    A public consultation has opened on the draft publication "Technical Note - Good Practice for Risk Assessment for Mine Gas Emissions".  This technical guide has been prepared by Steve Wilson,...