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CL:AIRE is delighted to announce that its Technology and Research Group (TRG) has three new members: Sarah Poulton, Natural Resources Wales joins the main TRG and Emily Reynolds, Mott MacDonald and Oliver Gernon, Arup join the Early Career Professionals section from the Geological Society's Contaminated Land Group. Short biographies are provided below.

The TRG is an advisory group made up of leading professionals who support CL:AIRE on technology development and research, provide guidance on issues relating to the sustainable reuse of land and review all its publications and training. The current list of TRG members is provided here >>>.

Sarah Poulton, Natural Resources Wales
Sarah is an Environmental Hydrogeologist with 9 years’ experience in the field of Remediation Engineering, working on a variety of contaminated land and groundwater projects across the UK. Sarah has recently started a new role as a Lead Specialist Advisor in Hydrogeology for Natural Resources Wales; in her role, she provides an expert technical lead on Hydrogeology and helps manage the preparation of internal policy, programmes and guidance. She leads on, and project manages, specific and complex hydrogeological issues and projects. Previously, Sarah was a Principal Remediation Consultant and Project Manager, with a strong technical focus primarily in Controlled Water Risk Assessment. She is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) through the Institution of Environmental Sciences, and a full member of RemSoc where she also helped develop and now leads the Early Careers Practitioners subgroup; a platform that she uses to deliver remediation and brownfield land focussed information aimed specifically at those within the 5-10 years of their career. She was invited by the IES to join a Working Group focussed on Land Condition, with the principle purpose of developing evidence-led policy on land management. Through this, she helped in the production of the document “ Sustainable, healthy and resilient: Practice-based approaches to land and soil management".

Emily Reynolds, Mott MacDonald
Emily is a Graduate Environmental Consultant, recently obtaining a Masters in Applied Environmental Geology at Cardiff University. As a new graduate, Emily’s work involves contaminated land risk assessments, supporting geotechnical and geo-environmental desk studies, and environmental permitting. This primarily focuses on generic quantitative risk assessment reporting, compiling bespoke flood risk activity permits and production of drainage consent packs. Emily is also an Early Careers Committee Member of the Geological Society’s Contaminated Land Group.

Oliver Gernon, Arup
Oliver is a Geo-Environmental Consultant at Arup with over five years’ experience in ground engineering and contaminated land consultancy. He is accredited by SoBRA as a Registered Risk Assessor in Controlled Waters and Human Health and is experienced in risk management, remediation, and brownfield redevelopment. Oliver has a keen interest in the application of digital tools to geo-environmental schemes and is further developing his knowledge of geospatial modelling and visualisation by focusing on 3D geological and contaminant modelling. Oliver’s experience has included designing and managing site investigations, remediation schemes, piling into contaminated land, environmental permitting, construction quality assurance and verification of materials re-used under CL:AIRE’s DoWCoP.