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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...
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Find out about the benefits of becoming a CL:AIRE Principal or Supporter Member:- Member discounts, Networking, Working Groups, ...
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Sharing Knowledge & Developing People
Water and Land Library ( WALL), Continuing Professional development through Training and workshops...
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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.

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. MHCLG updates a number of its planning practice guidance categories

    MHCLG updates a number of its planning practice guidance categories

     August 2019
    MHCLG has recently updated a number of its planning practice guidance categories including "Land affected by Contamination".  This category now links to the National Quality Mark Scheme.  Further information is...
  2. Environment Agency publish updated Groundwater SPZ methodology manual

    Environment Agency publish updated Groundwater SPZ methodology manual

     August 2019
    The EA have published an updated manual for the production of groundwater source protection zones, as well as a new webpage on gov.uk where anyone can find...
  3. RemSoc 2019 Conference – 16 October 2019

    RemSoc 2019 Conference – 16 October 2019

     July 2019
    RemSoc, the society for remediation practitioners in the UK, is holding its third conference at The Studios in Birmingham City Centre on 16 October 2019. The conference aims are to provide: a...
  4. CL:AIRE publishes new Technical Bulletin (TB21) on the GroundWater Spatiotemporal Data Analysis Tool (GWSDAT)

    CL:AIRE publishes new Technical Bulletin (TB21) on the GroundWater Spatiotemporal Data Analysis Tool (GWSDAT)

     July 2019
    CL:AIRE is pleased to announce that a new Technical Bulletin TB21: The GroundWater Spatiotemporal Data Analysis Tool (GWSDAT) for Groundwater Quality Analyses is now available to download. The...
  5. Regulatory Enforcement & Landfill Tax Liability for Incorrect Re-use of Soils on Development Sites - Reminder.

    Regulatory Enforcement & Landfill Tax Liability for Incorrect Re-use of Soils on Development Sites - Reminder.

     July 2019
    We are taking this opportunity to write to developers and site managers in England & Wales to remind of changes in the way landfill tax is to be applied and...
  6. New Regulator eAlert from July 2019

    New Regulator eAlert from July 2019

     June 2019
    In line with CL:AIRE's ongoing commitment to support regulators involved in sustainable land management, we have decided to issue a monthly regulators eAlert from July 2019, alongside, but separate from,...
  7. CL:AIRE 20th Anniversary Conference: Innovation, Efficiency & Standards - more than 20 speakers announced and early-bird discount expires on 14 July

    CL:AIRE 20th Anniversary Conference: Innovation, Efficiency & Standards - more than 20 speakers announced and early-bird discount expires on 14 July

     June 2019
    A conference to celebrate CL:AIRE's 20th Anniversary is being held in London on 14 November 2019. The Programme contains more than 20 speakers across two lecture theatres running parallel sessions,...
  8. SustRem 2020 - Expressions of Interest sought to host next event

    SustRem 2020 - Expressions of Interest sought to host next event

     June 2019
    Sustainable Remediation of contaminated sites has been continuously evolving in the last decade as a response to a growing global, public and industry environmental awareness, social pressure and resource scarcity. This has been witnessed...
  9. CL:AIRE publishes new Technical Bulletin (TB20) on Natural Source Zone Depletion

    CL:AIRE publishes new Technical Bulletin (TB20) on Natural Source Zone Depletion

     June 2019
    CL:AIRE is pleased to announce that a new Technical Bulletin TB20: An Introduction to Natural Source Zone Depletion at LNAPL Sites is now available to download. ‘Natural source zone depletion’ (NSZD) describes the...
  10. Environment Agency publishes reformed land contamination guidance

    Environment Agency publishes reformed land contamination guidance

     June 2019
    The Environment Agency (EA) has published an update to the Model procedures for the management of land contamination (CLR11). The updated online guidance is called: Land contamination: risk management (LCRM). The...
  11. Definition of Waste Code of Practice - Audit Outcomes & Immediate Actions

    Definition of Waste Code of Practice - Audit Outcomes & Immediate Actions

     May 2019
    CL:AIRE has completed its latest round of auditing for projects using the Definition of Waste Code of Practice (DoW CoP) and the results indicate the need for improvement on a...
  12. Programme available and registration open for Groundwater Quality (GQ19) Conference

    Programme available and registration open for Groundwater Quality (GQ19) Conference

     May 2019
    The 10th International Groundwater Quality Conference (GQ 2019) will be held in Liège (Belgium) on 9-12 September 2019. The conference theme, Groundwater quality in the transition between rural and urban...
  13. NQMS Update - May 2019

    NQMS Update - May 2019

     May 2019
    An update on the use of the National Quality Mark Scheme (NQMS) for Land Contamination Management has recently been prepared and is available to...
  14. Addressing the issue of micropollutants and endocrine disrupting chemicals in water

    Addressing the issue of micropollutants and endocrine disrupting chemicals in water

     May 2019
    In 2013, CL:AIRE published Technology Demonstration Project bulletin #31 which described two demonstrations of Arvia’s Nyex™ technology to treat pesticides and petroleum hydrocarbons respectively. Since then, Arvia has been developing...
  15. Unmissable educational content at the Contamination Expo Series

    Unmissable educational content at the Contamination Expo Series

     May 2019
    The Contamination Expo Series is Europe’s leading event for contamination and geotechnical experts.  The 11th and 12th of September will see over 6,000 key decision makers flock to the NEC,...
  16. Sustainable Land Management Special Session presented at ACS 2019

    Sustainable Land Management Special Session presented at ACS 2019

     May 2019
    International Sustainable Remediation Alliance (ISRA) organised a special session at AquaConsoil 2019 on "Sustainable Land Management".  Presentations were given by...
  17. SuRF-UK launches Sustainable Remediation animation

    SuRF-UK launches Sustainable Remediation animation

     May 2019
    SuRF-UK recently launched a short animation explaining Sustainable Remediation.  It is now freely available on www.claire.co.uk/surfuk in multiple languages.
  18. DAERA - Northern Ireland publishes planning guidance for land affected by contamination

    DAERA - Northern Ireland publishes planning guidance for land affected by contamination

     May 2019
    Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs - Northern Ireland has recently published a Practice Guide for Redeveloping Land Affected by Contamination.  It is available to download here...
  19. National Brownfield Forum notes of meeting March 2019 now published

    National Brownfield Forum notes of meeting March 2019 now published

     April 2019
    The notes from the National Brownfield Forum meeting held in March 2019 are now available to download...