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CL:AIRE is a UK charity committed to providing a valuable service for all those involved in sustainable land reuse.
We develop training resources, disseminate information and act as a credible resource for all stakeholders, ensuring we remain at the cutting-edge of best practice and innovation.

Improving efficiency & raising standards
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...
Supporting our Members
Supporting our Members
Find out about the benefits of becoming a CL:AIRE Principal or Supporter Member:- Member discounts, Networking, Working Groups, ...
Sharing Knowledge & Developing People
Sharing Knowledge & Developing People
Water and Land Library ( WALL), Continuing Professional development through Training and workshops...
CL:AIRE Membership
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.
Gas Protection Verification Scheme (GPVS)
The GPVS seeks to raise standards in membrane inspection, verification and reporting and provide confidence that risks associated with ground gases have been adequately managed.
Definition of Waste Code of Practice
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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NQMS for Land Contamination Management
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. National Brownfield Forum November 2023 notes now published

    National Brownfield Forum November 2023 notes now published

     January 2024
    The National Brownfield Forum November 2023 meeting notes are now published. They are available to download here....
  2. SEPA launches consultation on framework to streamline environmental regulation

    SEPA launches consultation on framework to streamline environmental regulation

     January 2024
    Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is seeking views on the type of authorisation required for regulated activities in Scotland. It has launched a consultation proposing changes to the way environmental activities...
  3. New Phase 2 C4SL reports on cis- and trans-1,2-dichloroethene

    New Phase 2 C4SL reports on cis- and trans-1,2-dichloroethene

     January 2024
    CL:AIRE is delighted to publish the next two of the Phase 2 C4SL reports on cis- and trans-1,2-dichloroethene. They can be downloaded directly from the dedicated web page
  4. Sustainable remediation paper published to support Concawe project

    Sustainable remediation paper published to support Concawe project

     January 2024
    Following the publication of the Concawe report Case Studies and Analysis of Sustainable Remediation Techniques and Technologies in November 2023, a Remediation Journal paper has been published to support this work.
  5. EiCLaR project publishes latest newsletter

    EiCLaR project publishes latest newsletter

     January 2024
    The EiCLaR project (Enhanced and Innovative In Situ Biotechnologies for Contaminated Land Remediation) has produced its second newsletter that is available for downloading here. It provides...
  6. GPVS application window now open

    GPVS application window now open

     January 2024
    The next Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme (GPVS) application window is now open and closes on 29 February 2024.  The application window is open to Technician Grade and Specialist...
  7. CL:AIRE publishes first GPVS audit report

    CL:AIRE publishes first GPVS audit report

     January 2024
    CL:AIRE has recently published the 2023 Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme (GPVS) Audit report.  The report is available to download here.
  8. Government responds to Lords Built Environment Select Committee inquiry findings

    Government responds to Lords Built Environment Select Committee inquiry findings

     January 2024
    The Government has responded to the Lords Built Environment Select Committee inquiry findings on "The impact of environmental regulators on development". The response by government was published on 12 December...
  9. International SuRF Group and Partners November meeting notes now available

    International SuRF Group and Partners November meeting notes now available

     January 2024
    The International Sustainable Remediation Forum Groups and Partners (collectively known as International Sustainable Remediation Alliance (ISRA)) November 2023 meeting notes are now available. These can be
  10. DoW CoP Use Survey

    DoW CoP Use Survey

     January 2024
    As part of CL:AIRE’s ongoing commitment to improving industry practices and addressing challenges faced by professionals like yourself, we invite you to participate in a survey focused on the application...
  11. DLUHC announces third round of Brownfield Land Release Fund 2

    DLUHC announces third round of Brownfield Land Release Fund 2

     December 2023
    Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has announced the final round of Brownfield Land Release Fund 2 funding available to local authorities in England.  Local authorities will be...
  12. MPs urge “Take soil as seriously as air and water to protect food supply and environment”

    MPs urge “Take soil as seriously as air and water to protect food supply and environment”

     December 2023
    The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) published the report to its inquiry into soil health on Tuesday 5 December 2023 – World Soil Day. Chair of the Environment, Food...
  13. Government publishes Biodiversity Net Gain guidance

    Government publishes Biodiversity Net Gain guidance

     December 2023
    Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published the final part of the package of information concerning Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG).  This piece of guidance includes how it affects land...
  14. CL:AIRE launches DoW CoP Insight Service

    CL:AIRE launches DoW CoP Insight Service

     December 2023
    Managing the application of the DoW CoP on large or complex projects at planning stage, especially mixed site uses, phased works, or multiple redline boundaries presents both challenges and significant...
  15. CL:AIRE 2024 training course calendar is now live

    CL:AIRE 2024 training course calendar is now live

     December 2023
    CL:AIRE is delighted to be publishing its 2024 training course dates for its existing courses.  In addition, CL:AIRE is launching a new course "Practical aspects of ground gas, vapour and...
  16. GPVS next application window opening 1 January 2024

    GPVS next application window opening 1 January 2024

     December 2023
    The Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme (GPVS) application window will be opening on 1 January 2024 and close 29 February 2024.  The application window will be open to Technician Grade...
  17. European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2024 - invitations for abstract submissions

    European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2024 - invitations for abstract submissions

     December 2023
    CL:AIRE is pleased to be helping convene a session at next years European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly. As such, an invitation for abstract submissions is extended for the session...
  18. Request for high-resolution photographs for upcoming CL:AIRE publications

    Request for high-resolution photographs for upcoming CL:AIRE publications

     December 2023
    CL:AIRE is currently developing a number of technical publications related to soil remediation and management.  We are looking for assistance from our members and subscribers in providing recent, high-resolution photographs...
  19. Request for high-resolution photographs for upcoming CL:AIRE publications

    Request for high-resolution photographs for upcoming CL:AIRE publications

     December 2023
    CL:AIRE is currently developing a number of technical publications related to soil remediation and management.  We are looking for assistance from our members and subscribers in providing recent, high-resolution photographs...
  20. Concawe publishes sustainable remediation report and ten case studies

    Concawe publishes sustainable remediation report and ten case studies

     November 2023
    Concawe has published a new report called Case Studies and Analysis of Sustainable Remediation Techniques and Technologies.  The report aims to fill in a recognised gap in the provision of detailed...
  21. GWSDAT V3.2 released

    GWSDAT V3.2 released

     November 2023
    The latest version of the GroundWater Spatiotemporal Data Analysis Tool (GWSDAT) has just been released. The GWSDAT has been...