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CL:AIRE is delighted to announce some exciting changes to its Technology and Research Group (TRG) for 2019. The TRG is an advisory group made up of leading professionals who support CL:AIRE on technology development issues and provide guidance on issues relating to the sustainable reuse of land.

First of all we welcome Professor Gary Wealthall from Geosyntec Consultants, who has recently joined the TRG. A short biography for Gary is provided below and his expertise and experience can only be an asset to the Group.

Secondly, we are very pleased to welcome three Early Career Professionals (ECPs), who will sit on the TRG during 2019. We have invited Roseanna Bloxham, a senior geo-environmental engineer from RSK (Roseanna won the Brownfield Briefing Young Brownfield Professional Award in 2018), Abigail Brooks, an environmental engineer from VertaseFLI and Sarah Hey, a geo-environmental consultant from Hydrock, both of who also sit on the Geological Society's Contaminated Land Group Early Careers Subcommittee. We see this as a fantastic learning opportunity both for CL:AIRE and for these ECPs. 

Full details on the TRG and its members

Professor Gary Wealthall, Geosyntec Consultants Ltd.
Gary is the Managing Director of Geosyntec’s consulting business in the UK and Ireland. He is a Senior Principal with more than 25 years of experience in contaminant hydrogeology research and practice. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, and was previously a Principal Research Scientist with the British Geological Survey and Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield.

Gary specialises in the development and application of high-resolution site characterisation methodologies for the selection, design and implementation of advanced remediation technologies. He serves as a Subject Matter Expert for industry clients in Europe, North America, South America and South Africa.

Gary is an Editorial board member of QJEGH and has published numerous research papers and best-practice guidance documents on the behaviour of dense and light non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs and LNAPLs) in intergranular and fractured bedrock aquifers and aquitards.

He is co-author of a number of best-practice documents, e.g. a Guide for NAPL Migration in Sediments (ASTM, 2019), Integrated DNAPL Site Characterization and Tools Selection (ITRC, 2015), a Generic Work Plan to Assess Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid Mobility in the Subsurface at Manufactured Gas Plant Sites (EPRI, 2015), and An Illustrated Handbook of LNAPL Transport and Fate in the Subsurface (CL:AIRE, 2014).

He has significant experience as a technical training instructor on leading-edge professional development courses on five continents, including co-presenter of the prestigious Princeton Remediation Courses.