DEFINITION OF WASTE CODE OF PRACTICE (DoWCoP), NATIONAL QUALITY MARK SCHEME (NQMS), ASBESTOS IN SOIL, SuRF, GAS PROTECTION VERIFICATION SCHEME (GPVS)
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We would like to thank everyone who has responded to our Training questionnaire during September. If you haven't already done so, there's still time to take 5 minutes and let us know your thoughts. While we are on the subject of training, we still have a few places available at the Definition of Waste Code of Practice (DoW CoP) training in Manchester on 9 November. It is the last session for 2021, so please book your place if you are interested in either becoming a Qualified Person under the DoW CoP, or need to learn about it for a current or future project.
For those of you interested in Risk Assessment for Mine Gas, join us for our free lunchtime webinar on Monday, 4 October, "Good Practice for Risk Assessment for Coal Mine Gas Emissions", when the authors of this report (which will be published in conjunction with the webinar) will be presenting a summary of the guidance and taking questions. Please register to attend.
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 “relatively simple, common sense actions that can be implemented at any stage in a land contamination management project to improve its environmental, social and/or economic performance".
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 the overall best interest to stakeholders. We’ve received over 20 examples of sustainable remediation so far ...yet there is still an opportunity to get involved and submit your case studies for final selection.
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 regulatory standards. The public consultation is open for feedback until 1 November 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 find out more about the centre, how it may be able to support you, and discuss your business needs or ideas register via this link.
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 brownfield is key to meeting Government ambitions on housing and levelling up and can be downloaded here.
As ReCon Soil gets underway, staff from CL:AIRE recently visited Plymouth to meet with the other UK ReCon Soil project partners from the University of East Anglia, University of Plymouth and Eden Project Learning.
The visit included a tour of a Fixed Soil Treatment Facility, and subsequent tour of Plymouth University's Derriford Research Facility, to learn how each could play a part in the implementation of ReCon Soil.
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 support the event. The UK’s largest event for contamination, geotechnical and environmental professionals took place on 22-23 September at the NEC, Birmingham, connecting the industry once again after a challenging 18+ months. Alongside this, the contamination, geotechnical and environmental industries already find themselves in an ever-changing environment, from government legislation to new projects and the increasing threat of climate change.
A selection of upcoming events throughout the industry.
Good Practice for Risk Assessment for Coal Mine Gas Emissions, 4 October 2021, CL:AIRE Webinar
Join CL:AIRE and the authors of this report to hear a short summary of what the new guidance includes, highlighting the key learning points of the guidance. There will be a short question and answer session at the end. Register
SoBRA Early Careers Webinar Series, 7 October to 2 December 2021, Virtual Events
The SoBRA early careers subgroup are hosting a series of free lunch-time webinars which started in July and continue through to December 2021. Each webinar is geared towards early career professionals and will provide guidance and top tips on topics such as site conceptualisation, site investigation, site monitoring, and risk assessment. Further Information
SustRem2021, 3 - 5 November 2021, Virtual Event
SustRem2021 will be an opportunity to bring together experts from across Africa and around the world to broaden the horizons of sustainable remediation and land management. Further Information
EPUK Annual Conference, 18 November 2021, Birmingham
This year’s theme is Environmental and Climate Protection: Priority Actions for 2022.
In 2021, the context for the Conference is the climate crisis and the recognition that only combined action on greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution will mitigate it. Further Information
Asbestos in Soil and Construction & Demolition Materials CARSOIL™
Available on a bespoke basis. Please enquire through the Help Desk.
Verification of Gas Protection Systems
Available on a bespoke basis. Please enquire through the Help Desk.
Statistics for Comparing Soil Contamination Data to a Critical Concentration
No new dates for 2021. Dates for 2022 to be announced.
CL:AIRE's Online eLearning Courses
Soil and Groundwater Risk Assessment Presenting the key stages to soil and groundwater risk assessment. Underpinning risk based management of soil and groundwater contamination and informing sustainable management solutions.
Presenting an overview of sustainable remediation. Looking at the emergence of sustainable remediation as a topic and defining what it means.
Asbestos Awareness for Land Professionals
Full course and Refresher.
Asbestos Awareness e-Learning training courses designed to meet the requirements of Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR2012).
Options Appraisal and nine other Remediation Technologies FREE
If you have identified a need in the industry that you would like us to consider, please get in touch via our Help Desk.
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