CL:AIRE is a UK charity committed to providing a valuable service for all those involved in sustainable land reuse.
We develop training resources, disseminate information and act as a credible resource for all stakeholders, ensuring we remain at the cutting-edge of best practice and innovation.

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. DEFRA Hosted UK PFAS Workshop April 2021 - Presentations now available

    DEFRA Hosted UK PFAS Workshop April 2021 - Presentations now available

     June 2021
    Defra hosted a two day PFAS workshop in April 2021. The workshop covered a range of PFAS topics from risk assessment to key PFAS policy questions and shared the work...
  2. Law Commission Consult on Regulating Coal Tip Safety in Wales

    Law Commission Consult on Regulating Coal Tip Safety in Wales

     June 2021
    The Law Commission’s consultation paper on Regulating Coal Tip Safety in Wales (LC 255) has recently been published.  The consultation paper considers current legislation relating to coal tip safety and...
  3. UKAS Accreditation for the inspection of land for the presence of asbestos - update

    UKAS Accreditation for the inspection of land for the presence of asbestos - update

     June 2021
    During the early part of 2019 UKAS was made aware of several organisations with an interest in progressing accreditation for the inspection of land for the presence of asbestos based...
  4. Registrations now open for the Contamination & Geotech Expo 2021

    Registrations now open for the Contamination & Geotech Expo 2021

     May 2021
    Event organisers ROAR B2B are pleased to announce that the registrations are now open for the long awaited 2021 edition of the Contamination & Geotech Expo,...
  5. SustRem 2022 - 14-17 March 2022, call for abstracts open

    SustRem 2022 - 14-17 March 2022, call for abstracts open

     May 2021
    SustRem 2022 is being hosted by SuRF in the USA on 14-17 March 2022 in San Diego, California and is the 7th SustRem conference in the series.  SustRem 2022...
  6. Sellafield Ltd launch two new Gamechanger competitions on leak identification and prevention

    Sellafield Ltd launch two new Gamechanger competitions on leak identification and prevention

     May 2021
    Sellafield Ltd are launching two new Gamechanger competitions to assist in leak identification and prevention. Leaking crack identification, location and condition monitoring and leak prevention or minimalisation. Closing date for both competitions...
  7. SuRF UK Supplementary Report 2 publication amended

    SuRF UK Supplementary Report 2 publication amended

     May 2021
    Following the publication of Supplementary Report 2 (SR2) of the SuRF-UK Framework: Selection of indicators/Criteria for Use in Sustainability Assessment for Achieving Sustainable Remediation and supporting Appendix 1 in July 2020,...
  8. AGS publish guidance document on the assessment and control of asbestos in soil risks

    AGS publish guidance document on the assessment and control of asbestos in soil risks

     May 2021
    AGS has recently published an important guidance document focusing on the assessment and control of asbestos in soil risks.  It is published in two parts: Part 1: Protection of Personnel working...
  9. HSE publishes revised Asbestos - The analyst's guide (HSG 248)

    HSE publishes revised Asbestos - The analyst's guide (HSG 248)

     May 2021
    HSE has recently published a revised Asbestos: The Analyst's Guide (HSG 248). This guidance is for analysts involved in asbestos work. It is the authoritative source of asbestos analytical procedures within...
  10. National Brownfield Forum March 2021 Meeting Notes Published

    National Brownfield Forum March 2021 Meeting Notes Published

     May 2021
    The National Brownfield Forum March 2021 meeting notes have now been published and available to download here.
  11. Publication of first Phase 2 C4SL reports

    Publication of first Phase 2 C4SL reports

     May 2021
    CL:AIRE is delighted to publish the first of the phase 2 C4SL reports, of Vinyl Chloride, Tetrachloroethene (PCE) and Trichloroethene (TCE).  These can be downloaded directly from the dedicated web...
  12. WHO - The health impact and the remediation of sites contaminated by industrial activities

    WHO - The health impact and the remediation of sites contaminated by industrial activities

     May 2021
    The WHO/Europe has published a report providing the results of an expert consultation on redeveloping contaminated sites for new urban functions, aiming to review the health and environmental impacts of conversion...
  13. Richard Froggatt - 10 YEARS at CL:AIRE

    Richard Froggatt - 10 YEARS at CL:AIRE

     April 2021
    Over the last couple of years CL:AIRE has celebrated several milestones, including celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019, and May this year marks 10 years since Richard Froggatt joined CL:AIRE...
  14. AquaConSoil 2021 - Registration is open!

    AquaConSoil 2021 - Registration is open!

     April 2021
    Registration is now open for AquaConSoil 2021 - Sustainable use and management of soil, sediment and water resources.  The virtual conference registration includes admission to all virtual activities and presentations during...
  15. New 50% eLearning discount for Government departments, agencies and public bodies

    New 50% eLearning discount for Government departments, agencies and public bodies

     April 2021
    To coincide with the release of three recently updated eLearning modules, CL:AIRE has introduced a 50% discount for all those with a gov.uk email address.  It gives an opportunity for Government...
  16. CL:AIRE releases two updated eLearning courses

    CL:AIRE releases two updated eLearning courses

     April 2021
    CL:AIRE is excited to release fully updated editions of two of its popular eLearning courses: Sustainable Remediation Appraisal Introduction to Brownfield Site Investigation Both courses have been updated to take the new Environment...
  17. CL:AIRE TRG Member News

    CL:AIRE TRG Member News

     April 2021
    CL:AIRE is delighted to announce that its Technology and Research Group (TRG) has three new members: Sarah Poulton, Natural Resources Wales joins the main TRG and Emily Reynolds, Mott MacDonald and...
  18. Environment Agency Land Contamination Risk Management (LCRM) updates

    Environment Agency Land Contamination Risk Management (LCRM) updates

     March 2021
    The Environment Agency is producing updates to Land Contamination Risk Management (LCRM). These are planned to be published on the 12 April 2021. ...
  19. Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme - Update

    Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme - Update

     March 2021
    The first Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme (GPVS) applicants have now been processed and we are looking forward to receiving new applicants for both Specialist and Technician grade.
  20. CL:AIRE and ISRA support the Sustainable Remediation Conference Series (SustRem)

    CL:AIRE and ISRA support the Sustainable Remediation Conference Series (SustRem)

     March 2021
    CL:AIRE and International Sustainable Remediation Alliance (ISRA) are delighted to be supporting the latest Sustainable Remediation (SustRem 2021) conference.  This year it will be virtual on 28 & 29 October 2021...
  21. CEN proposal - Characterisation of Waste

    CEN proposal - Characterisation of Waste

     March 2021
    A new CEN (European Committee of Standardization) work item proposal  - WI 444044 Characterization of waste: Determination of the content of elements and substances in waste is now available for...