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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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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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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.

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  1. Public consultation on the European Union implementation plan for POPs

    Public consultation on the European Union implementation plan for POPs

     October 2019
    The European Commission is reviewing and updating the existing Union
  2. QJEGH 2020 cover photo competition

    QJEGH 2020 cover photo competition

     October 2019
    Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (QJEGH) are once again running a cover photo competition. The photo must be landscape of approx. 2-3MB in file size.  It will appear on...
  3. Business opportunity for CL:AIRE Members - partnership sought for technology demonstration

    Business opportunity for CL:AIRE Members - partnership sought for technology demonstration

     September 2019
    CL:AIRE has been approached by a German start-up company that is seeking to partner with an organisation to demonstrate a remediation technology at pilot- or full-scale in the UK.  The...
  4. CL:AIRE publishes 13 INSPIRATION bulletins

    CL:AIRE publishes 13 INSPIRATION bulletins

     September 2019
    CL:AIRE is pleased to announced that 13 INSPIRATION bulletins have been published. INSPIRATION bulletins describe practical aspects of research which have direct application to the management of contaminated soil or...
  5. CL:AIRE's 20th Anniversary Conference: Innovation, Efficiency & Standards, 14 November 2019, London

    CL:AIRE's 20th Anniversary Conference: Innovation, Efficiency & Standards, 14 November 2019, London

     September 2019
    CL:AIRE's 20th Anniversary Conference: Innovation, Efficiency & Standards is being held on 14th November 2019 at One Great George Street, Westminster, London. ...
  6. NQMS Steering Group reaching out to LAs that are referencing the NQMS scheme in their developer guidance

    NQMS Steering Group reaching out to LAs that are referencing the NQMS scheme in their developer guidance

     September 2019
    NQMS Steering Group has started to populate a map of Local Authorities in England and Wales that they are currently aware of that are...
  7. National Brownfield Forum Notes from July 2019 meeting published

    National Brownfield Forum Notes from July 2019 meeting published

     September 2019
    The National Brownfield Notes from the meeting held on 4th July 2019 have now been uploaded onto the dedicated web page and can be downloaded directly here  ...
  8. New BS ISO standard published on Characterisation of Soil with Respect to Human Exposure

    New BS ISO standard published on Characterisation of Soil with Respect to Human Exposure

     September 2019
    British Standard has recently published BS ISO 15800:2019 " Soil Quality- Characterisation of Soil with Respect to Human Exposure".  This document provides guidance on the type and extent of soil...
  9. Scottish Government publish research into the Prevalence of Carbon Dioxide from Disused Mineral Mines and the Implications for Residential Buildings

    Scottish Government publish research into the Prevalence of Carbon Dioxide from Disused Mineral Mines and the Implications for Residential Buildings

     September 2019
    The research on the prevalence of CO2 from disused mineral mines and the implications for residential buildings has now been published on the Scottish Government website and can be found...
  10. Verification of Gas Protection Training Courses in Scotland

    Verification of Gas Protection Training Courses in Scotland

     September 2019
    CL:AIRE is delighted to announce that they are taking their very successful Verification of Gas Protection Systems training course to Scotland. Two dates are available to book: 19th and 20th November...
  11. CL:AIRE publishes new Research Bulletin (RB21) on the Resource Recovery and Remediation of Alkaline Wastes (R3AW) project

    CL:AIRE publishes new Research Bulletin (RB21) on the Resource Recovery and Remediation of Alkaline Wastes (R3AW) project

     August 2019
    CL:AIRE is pleased to announce that a new Research Bulletin RB21: Resource Recovery and Remediation of Alkaline Wastes (R3AW) is now available to download.
  12. Just two weeks until Contamination Expo!

    Just two weeks until Contamination Expo!

     August 2019
    The Contamination Expo is just around the corner, and we are excited to announce that we are partnering with the show which takes place 11-12 September at the NEC, Birmingham. The...
  13. QJEGH calling for papers on ground models in engineering geology and hydrogeology for upcoming thematic journal

    QJEGH calling for papers on ground models in engineering geology and hydrogeology for upcoming thematic journal

     August 2019
    The Geological Society's Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (QJEGH) is calling for papers to be submitted to a thematic collection, titled: Ground models in engineering geology and hydrogeology...
  14. Asbestos Awareness for land professionals elearning course proving popular

    Asbestos Awareness for land professionals elearning course proving popular

     August 2019
    CL:AIRE's Asbestos Awareness for Land Professionals elearning course launched last year is proving extremely popular with sales continuing to grow.  The flexibility of the five hour course being split into...
  15. SuRF-UK animation explaining sustainable remediation goes global

    SuRF-UK animation explaining sustainable remediation goes global

     August 2019
    SuRF-UK's recently launched animation explaining what sustainable remediation is has been so well received globally, requests have been received to translate the animation into further languages.  Subtitles are now available...
  16. 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...
  17. Environment Agency publish updated groundwater SPZ methodology manual

    Environment Agency publish updated groundwater SPZ methodology manual

     August 2019
    The EA has 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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,...