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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.
e-Learning and Training
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. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. 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,...
  7. EU Network IMPEL is seeking case studies on the use of ISCO & SVE

    EU Network IMPEL is seeking case studies on the use of ISCO & SVE

     November 2020
    IMPEL the European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law (www.impel.eu),  is seeking to understand more on the phasing of remediation of contaminated sites. This year the...
  8. AGS publishes an approach for classifying sites into green, yellow or red

    AGS publishes an approach for classifying sites into green, yellow or red

     October 2020
    AGS has recently published an approach for classifying sites into green, yellow or red in relation to potential contamination hazards related to site investigation need to be subjected to a...
  9. AGS publishes updated guidance on dealing with contamination during a ground investigation

    AGS publishes updated guidance on dealing with contamination during a ground investigation

     October 2020
    AGS has recently published updated guidance for intrusive investigations of contaminated sites. This version replaces the 2012 version of the same name. ...
  10. RemSoc publishes UK remediation training survey

    RemSoc publishes UK remediation training survey

     October 2020
    RemSoc is evaluating the current continuous professional development provisions within the UK that is relevant to remediation practitioners. Further information about the survey and to access here. ...
  11. CL:AIRE - Definition of Waste Code of Practice (DoW CoP) Standards Officer

    CL:AIRE - Definition of Waste Code of Practice (DoW CoP) Standards Officer

     October 2020
    CL:AIRE is seeking to appoint a Definition of Waste Code of Practice (DoW CoP) Standards Officer to be based in Reading. The role will initially be for 1 year as...
  12. SuRF-UK publishes open access paper to support SR1 & 2

    SuRF-UK publishes open access paper to support SR1 & 2

     October 2020
    SuRF-UK has recently had a paper published in Remediation Journal titled"Sustainability assessment framework and indicators developed by SuRF‐UK for land remediation option appraisal" .  This paper supports the recently...
  13. QJEGH calling for sustainability papers for new thematic collection

    QJEGH calling for sustainability papers for new thematic collection

     October 2020
    The Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (QJEGH) is calling for papers to be submitted to the ‘Sustainability in Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology’ thematic collection.
  14. Environment Agency republishes Land Contamination Risk Management web pages

    Environment Agency republishes Land Contamination Risk Management web pages

     October 2020
    On the 08 October 2020 the Environment Agency (EA) republished Land Contamination Risk Management (LCRM) which replaces CLR11. It can be accessed here.
  15. 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...
  16. 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,...
  17. 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...
  18. 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.
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...