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, ...
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.
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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. 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...
  2. 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.  The guidance states that prior to any investigation...
  3. 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.      ...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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. More information can be found here: https://www.lyellcollection.org/cc/sustainability-in-engineering-geology-and-hydrogeology  Abstracts...
  7. 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. The EA has addressed extensive feedback on the...
  8. 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...
  9. 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,...
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Concawe Publish Report on NSZD at a Paved Former Petrol Station

    Concawe Publish Report on NSZD at a Paved Former Petrol Station

     September 2020
    Concawe has recently published a report entitled "Detailed Evaluation of Natural Source Zone Depletion at a Paved Former Petrol Station”, it is available to download free of charge here.
  16. Concawe Publish Review of Water Treatment Systems for PFAS removal

    Concawe Publish Review of Water Treatment Systems for PFAS removal

     September 2020
    Concawe has recently published ''Review of water treatment systems for PFAS removal” . The report has been prepared by DVGW-Technologiezentrum Wasser (TZW) at the request of Concawe Special Task Force on...
  17. REMTECH Europe 2020 Virtual : 21-25 September 2020 Final Programme published

    REMTECH Europe 2020 Virtual : 21-25 September 2020 Final Programme published

     August 2020
    REMTECH Europe 2020 virtual conference 21-25 September 2020 has published their final programme . The conference is free to attend if you register by BEFORE 16 September 2020 ...
  18. SuRF international publish June meeting notes

    SuRF international publish June meeting notes

     July 2020
    SuRF International publish their June 2020 meeting notes.  These are available to download here.  ...
  19. SuRF-UK publish updated  guidance documents and supporting spreadsheet

    SuRF-UK publish updated guidance documents and supporting spreadsheet

     July 2020
    SuRF-UK is delighted to announce the publication of the updated guidance under the SuRF-UK Framework. These guidance documents and spreadsheet are freely available and replace Annex 1: The SuRF-UK Indicator...
  20. Novel passive flux sampler to monitor contaminant spreading - INSPIRATION bulletin IB01 published

    Novel passive flux sampler to monitor contaminant spreading - INSPIRATION bulletin IB01 published

     July 2020
    CL:AIRE is pleased to announced that one last INSPIRATION bulletin has been published, taking the total to 15.  INSPIRATION Bulletin IB01 describes the demonstration and evaluation of iFLUX technology to monitor...
  21. Launch of EA2025 - A Healthier, Greener, More Sustainable Future

    Launch of EA2025 - A Healthier, Greener, More Sustainable Future

     July 2020
    EA2025, the Environment Agency’s new action plan, has now been published, setting out the Environment Agency’s priorities from 2020 to 2025. Web version     PDF version The plan describes three long term...