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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...
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Find out about the benefits of becoming a CL:AIRE Principal or Supporter Member:- Member discounts, Networking, Working Groups, ...
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Water and Land Library ( WALL), Continuing Professional development through Training and workshops...
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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.
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CL:AIRE leads a national programme of technical and core-skills training initiatives that are guided by industry requirements, and produced in collaboration with key stakeholders and specialists.
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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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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.
  1. CL:AIRE Launches its 2019 Asbestos in Soil Training Courses

    CL:AIRE Launches its 2019 Asbestos in Soil Training Courses

     October 2018
    CL:AIRE is delighted to announce its 2019 asbestos in soil training courses.  This includes CAR-SOIL, Non Licensed Work Training for Land Professionals and Non Licensed Work Training for Groundworkers. 
  2. Draft ISO on Conceptual Site Models for Potentially Contaminated Sites out for public comment

    Draft ISO on Conceptual Site Models for Potentially Contaminated Sites out for public comment

     October 2018
    Draft ISO DIS 21365 "Conceptual site models for potentially contaminated sites" has been published for comment.  The closing date for comments is 30th November 2018.
  3. British Standard on Bioaccessibility/Bioavailability of Metals in Soils Published

    British Standard on Bioaccessibility/Bioavailability of Metals in Soils Published

     October 2018
    British Standard (BS ISO 17924: 2018) titled "Procedure for the estimation of the human bioaccessibility/bioavailability of metals in soil" has recently been published.  The method is based on the Bioaccessibility Research...
  4. Qualified Person Renewals 2019

    Qualified Person Renewals 2019

     October 2018
    The Renew QP Registration link can be found once you log in to the CL:AIRE website in the Actions panel of your Dashboard. Fees
    Registration fees will remain at £150 for private sector £105 for...
  5. EIC publishes Building on Brownfield report

    EIC publishes Building on Brownfield report

     September 2018
    The EIC has recently published a report called Building on Brownfield: Towards more effective regulation of brownfield development which states that building on brownfield land will help resolve the housing...
  6. CPD log added to CL:AIRE website

    CPD log added to CL:AIRE website

     September 2018
    Continuing professional development (CPD) is a commitment to continually update your skills and knowledge in order to remain professionally competent.
  7. CL:AIRE Launches Introduction to Brownfield Site Investigation eLearning Course

    CL:AIRE Launches Introduction to Brownfield Site Investigation eLearning Course

     September 2018
    The Introduction to Brownfield Site Investigation eLearning course has been designed to be consistent with the National Brownfield Skills Framework (NBSF), a nationally recognised learning framework.
  8. Call for Abstracts for AquaConSoil 2019

    Call for Abstracts for AquaConSoil 2019

     September 2018
    The Call for Abstracts for the 2019 AquaConSoil Conference is now open.  AquaConSoil is being held in Antwerp, Belgium between 20-24 May 2019 and the Programme Committee invites abstracts for...
  9.  Government investment seeks to overcome barriers to building

    Government investment seeks to overcome barriers to building

     September 2018
    Last week the government launched two streams of investment to tackle issues on potential housing sites and get homes built in areas where they are needed most.
  10. Contamination Expo Series post-show report

    Contamination Expo Series post-show report

     September 2018
    Running for the third year in a row, the Contamination Expo Series saw its most successful show to date. PRYSM Group is very proud of the show, and how it...
  11. Joint CL:AIRE & NICOLE Social Evening - 14 November 2018, Bristol

    Joint CL:AIRE & NICOLE Social Evening - 14 November 2018, Bristol

     September 2018
    CL:AIRE & NICOLE are pleased to be holding an informal social event on Wednesday 14 November 2018 on the eve of the NICOLE Data & Risk Workshop.  It has been...
  12. Registration Closing (2 Nov) for Joint CL:AIRE & NICOLE Social Evening - 14 November 2018, Bristol

    Registration Closing (2 Nov) for Joint CL:AIRE & NICOLE Social Evening - 14 November 2018, Bristol

     September 2018
    Registration for this event will close on Friday 2 November (or sooner if we reach maximum numbers!). CL:AIRE & NICOLE are pleased to be holding an informal social event on Wednesday...
  13. NQMS Steering Group seek feedback from local authorities on quality of reports

    NQMS Steering Group seek feedback from local authorities on quality of reports

     September 2018
    The National Quality Mark Scheme for Land Contamination Management (NQMS) steering group is seeking feedback from local authorities on the quality of reports that...
  14. QJEGH Cover Photo Competition 2019

    QJEGH Cover Photo Competition 2019

     September 2018
    Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology are running a cover photo competition to appear on the cover of Volume 52 of the journal throughout 2019. Closing date is 19...
  15. National Brownfield Forum July 2018 Meeting Notes Published

    National Brownfield Forum July 2018 Meeting Notes Published

     September 2018
    The National Brownfield Forum notes of meeting held on 10 July can be downloaded from the dedicated web page.
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  16. SuRF International Notes July 2018

    SuRF International Notes July 2018

     September 2018
    The latest SuRF international notes of the meeting held on 12 July 2018 are now available to download here.
  17. New Guidance Published for Plastic Pipes on Brownfield Sites

    New Guidance Published for Plastic Pipes on Brownfield Sites

     September 2018
    British Plastics Federation has recently published a Guidance Note titled "Designing Drains and Sewers for Brownfield Sites" August 2018.
  18. Updated regulatory position statement on land contamination pilot trials and small scale remediation schemes

    Updated regulatory position statement on land contamination pilot trials and small scale remediation schemes

     September 2018
    The Environment Agency has recently published an updated regulatory position statement (RPS) on land contamination pilot trials and small scale remediation schemes: RPS 215.
  19. GQ2019 Sponsorship Opportunities

    GQ2019 Sponsorship Opportunities

     August 2018
    There are a limited number of sponsorship opportunities still available for the 10th International Groundwater Quality Conference being held from 9-12 September 2019 in Liege (Belgium).
  20. Technical workshop on sustainable intensification of agriculture - what are the factors which influence its achievement from farm to fork?

    Technical workshop on sustainable intensification of agriculture - what are the factors which influence its achievement from farm to fork?

     August 2018
    A technical workshop, organised by the INSPIRATION Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training network (www.inspiration.eu), has been developed on the theme of "sustainable intensification of agriculture...
  21. CL:AIRE publishes new Technical Bulletin (TB17) on ground gas monitoring

    CL:AIRE publishes new Technical Bulletin (TB17) on ground gas monitoring

     September 2018
    CL:AIRE is pleased to announce that a new Technical Bulletin TB17: Ground Gas Monitoring and ‘Worst-Case’ Conditions is now available to download.