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Good soil management - where there's muck there's brass

Join us for a virtual conference on sustainable soil management for construction projects.

The UK government has set a target that by 2030 all soils should be sustainably managed. In a wider context, the need to improve soil health so that it can contribute more to growing food, capturing carbon, reducing flooding and erosion as well as other ecosystem services is now a priority for the UK government and United Nations.

Management of soil from construction projects has always been an important and sometimes difficult issue for many construction professionals. This conference will cover the Environment Agency’s view on defining soil as waste and explore challenges that construction professionals have managing soil from construction projects. This includes how well they have been complying with waste regulations and meeting the wider environmental agenda eg Biodiversity Net Gain.

The conference will also address national and international initiatives such as the UN’s International Network on Soil Pollution (INSOP) and Defra’s Soil Action Plan for England. Attendees will get an exclusive preview of CIRIA’s forthcoming soil report and insight into the Soil Community of Practice activities for 2023.

Sponsorship opportunities
For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Joanne Kwan.

Why attend
  • Understand how Defra’s forthcoming Soil Health Action Plan will affect soil management in construction projects.
  • Hear about international initiatives including the UN’s International Network on Soil Pollution (INSOP) and understand how this will influence the way that UK practitioners manage soil in the future.
  • Learn about the Environment Agency’s view on how to define soil as waste and other soil-related issues.
  • Benefit from case studies demonstrating how good soil management could meet wider environmental goals.
  • Preview CIRIA’s forthcoming report ‘A good practice soil management guidance’ and learn how our Soil Community of Practice will help the industry manage soil.
  • Earn valuable CPD.
Who should attend
Clients, developers, contractors including remediation contractors, consultants, landscape architects, green infrastructure specialists, regulators and local authorities.

Wednesday 16 November 2022
10:00 – 13:30

10:00 Welcome and introduction
Dr Bruce Lascelles, UK Director – Land Management, Arcadis

10:15 Regulatory perspective: soil management
Peter Elliott, Senior Advisor, Environment Agency

10:35 Client perspective: reuse of soil

10:55 Preview: CIRIA’s guide to the sustainable management of soils from
Chris Berryman, Technical Director, Stantec

11:15 Coffee break

11:35 Implications of Defra’s Soil Health Action Plan for construction projects
Graeme Duggan, Senior Policy Officer, Department for Environment, Food
and Rural Affairs

11:55 UN’s International Network on Soil Pollution (INSOP) and how this affects
construction projects
Sergejus Ustinov, Soil Pollution Specialist, Global Soil Partnership, Food, and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

12:15 Case study: Sustainable use of topsoil in construction projects

12:35 CIRIA Soil Community of Practice
Joanne Kwan, Senior Research Manager, CIRIA

12:55 Interactive discussion and Q&A

13:25 Closing remarks

 BRMF and LACL members 
 Two free places per organisation*
 £100 + VAT for each additional place** 
 CIRIA members
 £50 + VAT**
 £100 + VAT**

*  Please complete and return the booking form to Susan Richards to register.
**Please register online.

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11/16/2022 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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