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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.

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  1. HSE - PFAS Regulatory Management Options Analysis :call for evidence

    HSE - PFAS Regulatory Management Options Analysis :call for evidence

     December 2021
    The UK, Welsh and Scottish Governments have asked HSE and the Environment Agency to prepare a regulatory management options analysis (RMOA) for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). This RMOA will...
  2. CL:AIRE Training Programme 2022

    CL:AIRE Training Programme 2022

     November 2021
    CL:AIRE’s Training Programme for 2022 is now available. We are pleased to offer a range of courses throughout 2022 including some new subjects. New courses and more dates will be added throughout...
  3. European Union soil strategy for 2030 has been published

    European Union soil strategy for 2030 has been published

     November 2021
    The European Union's Soil Strategy for 2030 "Reaping the benefits of healthy soils for people, food, nature and climate" has been published and is available to download here. ...
  4. WHO launch event - Planning brief on protecting health through the redevelopment of contaminated sites

    WHO launch event - Planning brief on protecting health through the redevelopment of contaminated sites

     November 2021
    WHO is organising a launch event titled: Planning brief on protecting health through the redevelopment of contaminated sites on 6 December 2021 from 10.00-11.30 (CET). Further information and to register is...
  5. IMPEL seeking case studies using soil washing and multi phase extraction in land remediation projects

    IMPEL seeking case studies using soil washing and multi phase extraction in land remediation projects

     November 2021
    IMPEL (European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law) is promoting a project on water and land remediation. The next phase of work will focus on Soil...
  6. BEIS publishes Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener

    BEIS publishes Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener

     October 2021
    Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy published the Net Zero Strategy. This strategy sets out policies and proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the...
  7. Defra publishes 25 year Environment Plan 2020/21 Annual Progress Report

    Defra publishes 25 year Environment Plan 2020/21 Annual Progress Report

     October 2021
    Defra publishes its 2020/21 progress report for the 25 Year Environment Plan. The 25 Year Environment Plan sets out the governments goals for improving the environment, ensuring protection and enhancement...
  8. Environment Agency - Ground Water & Contaminated Land - new roles advertised

    Environment Agency - Ground Water & Contaminated Land - new roles advertised

     October 2021
    ​The Kent area of the Environment Agency is advertising two short-term contracts currently open for applicants. The links for the external vacancies are - Groundwater and Contaminated Land...
  9. New CL:AIRE Publication: Good Practice for Risk Assessment for Coal Mine Gas Emissions

    New CL:AIRE Publication: Good Practice for Risk Assessment for Coal Mine Gas Emissions

     October 2021
    CL:AIRE is pleased to announce that "Good Practice for Risk Assessment for Coal Mine Gas Emissions" has been published and is now free to download from the CL:AIRE website. Good Practice...
  10. One month left to comment on EC consultation on pollutants affecting surface and ground waters

    One month left to comment on EC consultation on pollutants affecting surface and ground waters

     September 2021
    In July, the European Commission launched an online public consultation to seek views on the upcoming review of the lists of pollutants occurring in surface and ground waters and corresponding...
  11. Invitation to SME Workshop for Circular Construction Innovation

    Invitation to SME Workshop for Circular Construction Innovation

     September 2021
    The Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centre for Mineral-based Construction Materials (ICEC-MCM) invites you to take part in the online SME Workshop for Circular Construction Innovation on 12 October 2021 between 13.00 and 14.00.  To...
  12. Concawe Sustainable Remediation Project

    Concawe Sustainable Remediation Project

     September 2021
    Concawe’s ‘Sustainable Remediation’ Project is entering the final stages of data collection. Our aim is to find examples where stakeholders have agreed that a sustainable approach to remediation is in...
  13. The Contamination & Geotech Expo 2021 Highlights

    The Contamination & Geotech Expo 2021 Highlights

     September 2021
    The organisers couldn’t be prouder with the result of the long-awaited 2021 edition of The Contamination & Geotech Expo. They would like to thank those of you who came to...
  14. EIC publish Brownfield First report

    EIC publish Brownfield First report

     September 2021
    EIC has recently published Brownfield First: Supporting Levelling Up, which builds on their previous 2018 report Building on Brownfield. The 2021 report puts forward a series of recommendations outlining how...
  15. Defra consulting on amendments to the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016

    Defra consulting on amendments to the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016

     September 2021
    Defra is currently consulting on potential amendments to the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) 2016 for groundwater activities (GWA). ...
  16. SuRF-UK publishes updated Sustainable Management Practices Guide

    SuRF-UK publishes updated Sustainable Management Practices Guide

     September 2021
    CL:AIRE is delighted to publish SuRF-UK's updated Sustainable Management Practices (SMP) guidance, bringing this 2021 version in line with Environment Agency Land Contamination Risk Management regulatory guidance. SuRF-UK defines SMPs as...
  17. Environment Agency publish PFAS: sources, pathways and environmental data

    Environment Agency publish PFAS: sources, pathways and environmental data

     September 2021
    The Environment Agency has recently published PFAS: sources, pathways and environmental data which can be downloaded here.
    ...
  18. Slides from the GWSDAT Webinar on 14 September, are now available

    Slides from the GWSDAT Webinar on 14 September, are now available

     September 2021
    Following an excellent presentation on GWSDAT v3.1 today from Wayne Jones, Principal Data Scientist, Shell Global Solutions (UK) Ltd and Luc Rock, Soil and Groundwater Scientist,...
  19. National Brownfield Forum July 2021 meeting notes now published

    National Brownfield Forum July 2021 meeting notes now published

     September 2021
    The latest National Brownfield Forum notes from the July 2021 meeting have now been uploaded onto the dedicated web page here .
  20. The countdown is on for the 2021 edition of The Contamination & Geotech Expo

    The countdown is on for the 2021 edition of The Contamination & Geotech Expo

     August 2021
    The agenda is live and the countdown is on for the 2021 edition of The Contamination & Geotech Expo! You can start planning your day and...
  21. Updates about CL:AIRE and DoW CoP Fees

    Updates about CL:AIRE and DoW CoP Fees

     August 2021
    Declaration administration fee increase from 1 October 2021 Since 2016 an administration fee has been applied to all Declarations under the Definition of Waste Code of Practice (DoW CoP) to cover...