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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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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.

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  1. SoBRA publishes three practical documents for risk assessment

    SoBRA publishes three practical documents for risk assessment

     December 2018
    The Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment (SoBRA) has created three practical tips documents which include human health risk assessment, controlled waters risk assessment and vapour intrusion.  These are freely available...
  2. CL:AIRE Website Maintenance over Christmas and New Year

    CL:AIRE Website Maintenance over Christmas and New Year

     September 2018
    IMPORTANT! Maintenance on the CL:AIRE website is scheduled for this Christmas period.  Please be advised that the website, including the eLearning, will be completely unavailable from midnight on Friday, 21 December 2018...
  3. BGS advertising two CASE funded PhD opportunities

    BGS advertising two CASE funded PhD opportunities

     December 2018
    British Geological Survey (BGS) are currently publicising two exciting CASE funded PhD opportunities. The first is on the development of spatial decision support tools for brownfield land redevelopment: http://www.centa.org.uk/themes/climate-environmental-sustainability/bgs1/ The...
  4. Definition of Waste: Code of Practice: Training 2019 dates now available

    Definition of Waste: Code of Practice: Training 2019 dates now available

     December 2018
    Today CL:AIRE have announced the Definition of Waste: Code of Practice (DoWCoP) Training dates for 2019. 27 March 2019 - Reading 12 June 2019 - Manchester 25 September 2019 -...
  5. Defra consult on Biodiversity Net Gain for Developments

    Defra consult on Biodiversity Net Gain for Developments

     December 2018
    Defra is seeking views on how they can improve the planning system in England to protect the environment (biodiversity net gain) and build places to live and work.  They would...
  6. Winter School on Principles and Application of Catchment-Scale Flow and Transport Modelling in Groundwater: 29 Jan - 1 Feb 2019

    Winter School on Principles and Application of Catchment-Scale Flow and Transport Modelling in Groundwater: 29 Jan - 1 Feb 2019

     December 2018
    A winter school has been organised by the INSPIRATION Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training network (www.inspiration.eu) on the above mentioned theme. The winter school is...
  7. SustRem 2018, Brazil

    SustRem 2018, Brazil

     November 2018
    Nicola Harries was fortunate to attend SustRem 2018 last month held in Sao Paulo, Brazil where she presented two papers, one on UK experience and lessons learned on brownfield regeneration...
  8. GWSDAT releases new web-enabled version v3.00

    GWSDAT releases new web-enabled version v3.00

     November 2018
    GWSDAT the open source, user-friendly, software application for the visualisation and interpretation of groundwater monitoring data has just released v.3.00. This new version uses a...
  9. Registration Open - CL:AIRE Members' Social Event, in association with SiLC - 6 March 2019, London

    Registration Open - CL:AIRE Members' Social Event, in association with SiLC - 6 March 2019, London

     November 2018
    CL:AIRE, in association with SiLC, is pleased to be holding a social event on 6 March 2019. It is for CL:AIRE Members, members of SiLC and DoWCoP Qualified Persons. The event will...
  10. SuRF-UK seeking stakeholders views on indicator guidance in early January 2019

    SuRF-UK seeking stakeholders views on indicator guidance in early January 2019

     November 2018
    In early 2019, SuRF-UK will be undertaking a review of the Annex 1: The SuRF-UK Indicator Set for Sustainable Remediation Assessment published in 2011.  It will be publishing a...
  11. Save the Date - CL:AIRE's 20th Anniversary Conference - 14 November 2019

    Save the Date - CL:AIRE's 20th Anniversary Conference - 14 November 2019

     November 2018
    CL:AIRE will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary by hosting a one day conference on 14 November 2019 at One Great George Street, Westminster, London.  The conference will feature parallel sessions...
  12. RICS publishes - Environmental Risks and Global Real Estate Guidance Note

    RICS publishes - Environmental Risks and Global Real Estate Guidance Note

     November 2018
    RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) has recently published a guidance note titled "Environmental Risks and Global Risk Estate" in November 2018.  This guidance is aimed principally at the land...
  13. A Guide to Small Brownfield Sites and Land Contamination - freely available from NHBC Foundation

    A Guide to Small Brownfield Sites and Land Contamination - freely available from NHBC Foundation

     November 2018
    NHBC Foundation supported the preparation of a CIRIA guide entitled, “A guide to small brownfield sites and land contamination”, which was released on 7 November 2018. The guide provides clear, practical advice...
  14. CL:AIRE Verification of Gas Protection Systems Training - 2019 dates announced

    CL:AIRE Verification of Gas Protection Systems Training - 2019 dates announced

     November 2018
    CL:AIRE is delighted to announce three further dates for the Verification of Gas Protection Systems Training for 2019.  The training includes a morning of theory and an afternoon of demonstrations...
  15. Withdrawal of the SGV and associated reports for Mercury

    Withdrawal of the SGV and associated reports for Mercury

     November 2018
    The Environment Agency has decided to withdraw the Soil Guideline Value (SGV) for mercury and the supporting reports following discussions with Public Health England (PHE) about a revised opinion from...
  16. BS ISO 18400 Series - Publication of Remaining Five Standards

    BS ISO 18400 Series - Publication of Remaining Five Standards

     November 2018
    The remaining five members of the BS ISO 18400 series of standards listed below have now been published by BSI. ...
  17. New Analytical Standard to determine PCBs by gas chromatography

    New Analytical Standard to determine PCBs by gas chromatography

     November 2018
    This document is the result of the merging of EN 16167:2018 and EN 15308:2016, with minor technical modifications. This document will supersede EN 16167 and EN 15308 after publication.
  18. Draft ISO Standard: Geotechnical investigation and testing- available for review

    Draft ISO Standard: Geotechnical investigation and testing- available for review

     November 2018
    Draft Standard: prEN ISO/DIS 22475-1 Geotechnical investigation and testing - Sampling of soil, rock and groundwater measurements - Technical principles is now available for review on the BSI web...
  19. 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. 
  20. 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.
  21. 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...