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. New British Standard on the selection and application of screening methods

    New British Standard on the selection and application of screening methods

     July 2021
    A new British Standard has been published: BS EN ISO 12404:2021 Soil and waste - Guidance on the selection and application of screening methods. It provides guidance on the selection and...
  2. Concawe Project - Search for Sustainable Remediation Case Studies

    Concawe Project - Search for Sustainable Remediation Case Studies

     July 2021
    CL:AIRE and r3 environmental technology are delivering a Concawe Project (www.concawe.eu) called “Case Studies and Analysis of Sustainable Remediation Techniques and Technologies”.

    We are seeking...
  3. CL:AIRE - Past, Present & Future at The Contamination & Geotech Expo 2021

    CL:AIRE - Past, Present & Future at The Contamination & Geotech Expo 2021

     July 2021
    The Contamination & Geotech Expo are excited to announce new additions to the keynote speaker line-up. Taking place on 22-23 September at the NEC, Birmingham it’s time to connect...
  4. RemTech Europe - Sustainathon : public call for speakers

    RemTech Europe - Sustainathon : public call for speakers

     July 2021
    Remtech Europe, is organising Sustainathon - a 24-hour insight into progress towards the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Starting at 12:00 GMT on Thursday 23 September 2021 and finishing at 12:00...
  5. First European Commission’s EU Soil Observatory (EUSO) Stakeholders Forum - Young Soil Researchers Forum

    First European Commission’s EU Soil Observatory (EUSO) Stakeholders Forum - Young Soil Researchers Forum

     July 2021
    The EUSO has announced the first Young Soil Researchers Forum. This call is open to young scientists from all over the world, with a special focus on soil research carried out in Europe...
  6. TRG Annual Report 2020 and new ECPs

    TRG Annual Report 2020 and new ECPs

     June 2021
    CL:AIRE has released the Technology and Research Group (TRG) Annual Report for 2020. It contains the following parts - of particular note is Appendix 1 which describes the breadth of CL:AIRE's...
  7. Partnership with Contamination & Geotech Expo 2021 and a discount for CL:AIRE Members

    Partnership with Contamination & Geotech Expo 2021 and a discount for CL:AIRE Members

     June 2021
    CL:AIRE is excited to announce its partnership with the UK's leading event for Contamination, Geotechnical, and Environmental professionals. Taking place on the 22-23 September, the Contamination & Geotech Expo...
  8. AquaConSoil 2021 - Post-Event Report

    AquaConSoil 2021 - Post-Event Report

     June 2021
    The first online conference for AquaConSoil took place between 14-17 June 2021. The webinars are available on the AquaConSoil site (scroll completely down the page to the lower menu)...
  9. BGS questionnaire on foundation and costs estimates for brownfield sites

    BGS questionnaire on foundation and costs estimates for brownfield sites

     June 2021
    BGS are currently carrying out research regarding foundation and engineering cost estimates for brownfield sites. The questionnaire and background information can be found here  This research questionnaire has been designed...
  10. SuRF-International May 2021 notes available

    SuRF-International May 2021 notes available

     June 2021
    SuRF International met in May 2021 and the activities of the different SuRF groups from across the world have been captured.  The notes can be downloaded...
  11. UK Specification for Ground Investigation Third Edition - Consultation

    UK Specification for Ground Investigation Third Edition - Consultation

     June 2021
    The UK Specification for Ground Investigation, published by ICE Publishing, is currently undergoing a revision. The revised Third Edition has been produced by a working group led by the Association...
  12. GWSDAT Webinar: 14 September 2021

    GWSDAT Webinar: 14 September 2021

     June 2021
    GWSDAT is an open source, user-friendly, software application for the visualisation and interpretation of groundwater monitoring data and the next version will be released later this summer. Key updates include:...
  13. DEFRA hosted UK PFAS Workshop April 2021 - Presentations and outputs now available

    DEFRA hosted UK PFAS Workshop April 2021 - Presentations and outputs 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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,...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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,...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...