CL:AIRE Members have been invited to a forthcoming meeting with a visiting Chinese delegation hosted by UKTI. The delegation are very interested in meeting with leading environmental and contaminated land organisations and as such have approached the CL:AIRE members to join a half-day conference followed by a business round-table meeting.
This event has been arranged for Fri 12 Sep in London.
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The is space for 10 companies for each session (morning conference and afternoon round-table), and places will be granted on a first come first served basis.
Future Cities GREAT Conference–exploring UK China Collaboration in Pollution Treatment
0900-0920 - Opening remarks by senior government officials from both countries and a contract signing ceremony
0920-0930 - Defra presentation to introduce the UK’s environmental policies and regulations
0930-0940 - Chinese Embassy official to talk about environment sector opportunities in China
0940-0950 - China IPR Talk
0950-1000 - NERC or UK universities to introduce environmental research advances
1000-1030 - Chinese delegation presentations
1030-1045 - Tea break
1045-1115 - Chinese delegation presentations
1115-1155 - UK environmental company presentations
1155-1230 - Free discussion
1230-1430 - Networking lunch
1430-1630 - Business roundtable
What’s in it for UK companies attending the event?
- Understand market intelligence and accessible opportunities arising from China’s emerging environmental sector particularly in areas of water and waste-water treatment, air pollution control, soil remediation, and solid waste treatment;
- Speak to business leaders and senior government officials from Chinese cities cross the country and explore with them specific business opportunities;
- Hear from UK businesses who are already in collaboration with China and understand how they have achieved successes and how they have managed to handle China specific issues that might also be relevant to your business strategies towards China;
- Have the opportunity to network with wider audiences such as UK environmental trade associations, research institutes, China Britain Business Council, and UK Trade & Investment;
- Have potential business contract wins with Chinese partners that might be signed around the time of the conference, please do let us know. You might have the opportunities to get the signing witnessed by bilateral Ministers during the occasion.
What the Chinese delegation are looking for
- Industrial and domestic air monitoring and treatment
- Air emission management and process control
- River and lake pollution treatment including sediment
- Industrial waste-water and sludge treatment
- Water recycling and waste to energy
- Water and waste-water treatment
- Sustainability management and water efficiency
- Incineration process management and emission control
- Landfill process control
- Recycling and efficiency
- Waste to energy
- Land Remediation
- Heavy metal and organic pollution treatment
- Land remediation assessment, solution and control
Chinese delegates will be representing the following organisations -
Wuhan Kinghome Environmental Technology Co Ltd
Wuhan Weihong Environmental Technology Co Ltd
Hubei Shuiyunjian Environmental Engineering Co. Ltd
Beijing Green Science & Technology Company
Shenzhen Techand Ecology & Environment Co.,LTD
Chongqing Ringo Environmental Science & Technology Development Co. Ltd.
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CLAIRE is pleased to announce that In Situ Remediation of contaminated Sites workshop will be going ahead at the In Situ Remediation ´14 Conference on 4th September 2014.
The workshop will run between 8.30 - 13.00. The workshop can be attended by those attending the conference and by external delegates. The workshop theme is:
The registration fee is £89 for each workshop including materials, lunch and coffee break. Please register before August 20th 2014.
Workshop places are limited to 25 participants.
Full details of the workshop can be found at the In Situ Remediation Conference website here>>>
To register please click here>>>
In addition, McAuliffe Civil Engineering has renewed their Technical membership.
The latest Land Forum minutes from the meeting held on the 25th June 2014 have now been uploaded onto the dedicated Land Forum website. The minutes can be viewed here>>>
GWSDAT (GroundWater Spatiotemporal Data Analysis Tool) is freely available from the CL:AIRE website. This free software application, developed by Shell, is open source, user-friendly and can be used for the visualisation and interpretation of groundwater monitoring data. It's key features include:
The benefits of using GWSDAT include:
To obtain access to GWSDAT click here>>>
Details of the draft Commission Regulation, which proposes detailed definitions for severely degraded land and heavily contaminated land has been prepared and circulated to European Member States for comment. To download click here>>>
This Regulation will be voted on in the autumn, and Defra would appreciate input from stakeholders now so that they can raise issues or concerns with the Commission.
With this in mind Defra would be grateful for views on the Regulation, particularly on the following questions:
1. Overall do you think this regulation is helpful?
2. Do you think the definitions stated will be of benefit in classifying land which has been severely degraded and/or heavily contaminated; including the definitions as to when that land can be considered as converted to agriculture use?
3. Article 4 addresses when severely degraded land and heavily contaminated land could be considered as sufficiently converted to agricultural use. It covers i) increase in carbon stocks; ii) sizeable reduction in erosion phenomena; and iii) reduction in the level of hazardous substances; but it does not state what has to be done in order to achieve these. By omitting this do you think an unhelpful incentive could be created?
CL:AIRE is delighted to announce it is running three workshops in association with the project consortium partners that developed the Category 4 Screening Levels (C4SLs) on the following dates:
London: September 23rd 2014
Manchester: October 14th 2014
Birmingham: November 26th 2014 (In association with EP UK West Midlands Region)
For further details and to download the PDF flyer click here>>>
£150 + VAT (CL:AIRE members discounts apply)
The aim of the workshop is to:
- Explain the drivers and purpose of the C4SLs
- Understand the methodology and approach that was taken to derive the C4SLs for all six substances
- Better understand how C4SLs should be used
- Learn what should be considered in the derivation of other C4SLs
Each workshop will have two presenters (a toxicologist and exposure modeller) to enable participants to have the opportunity to learn both key aspects. Numbers are limited to 40 people so book your place to avoid disappointment.
Who Should Attend?
The workshop is aimed at practitioners in the public and private sector who work with land affected by contamination.
Registration will be 9.30am with teas and coffee on arrival. The workshop will start at 10am and finish at 4pm with a buffet lunch and drinks provided.
You can pay directly for a workshop on CL:AIRE’s website here>>>
The latest SuRF international and partners minutes from the meeting held on 10th June 2014 have now been uploaded onto the dedicated web page and can be accessed here>>>
An update of the work of the Asbestos in Soils Joint Industry Working Group (JIWG) can be found here>>>
Thousands of new homes will be built on unused and previously-developed land under the government’s plans to make it easier to build on brownfield sites suitable for housing.
Ministers are clear of the need to make the best possible use of brownfield land in a way that keeps strong safeguards in place that protect our valued countryside.
Councils will play a critical role in bringing forward brownfield land and will be asked to put in place local development orders which can provide sites with outline planning permission to speed up the building of new homes.
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