Groundwater monitoring for brownfield sites

This event will explore different types of instrumentation, data capture, analysis techniques and technologies used in groundwater monitoring.

Ticket information

This event is free for LACL, BRMF, CIRIA network, Core and Associate members.
This event costs £100 + VAT for non members.

2 July 2014, 14:00 - 16:50 (Registration from 13:00)

Groundwater can be a resource, a pathway, a source of diffuse pollution or indeed all three. Monitoring of groundwater is often carried out as part of land remediation projects under legal requirements and environmental legislation.

Groundwater monitoring is an important component to ensure the remediation targets are achieved in contaminated land projects. Monitoring becomes more complex when radioactive substances are involved, e.g. in the Fukushima nuclear plant case, and if monitoring is not designed properly, causing delays and extra cost.

A number of groundwater monitoring techniques have been developed and applied in the UK and other countries. Following recent changes in the statutory guidance in the UK and considering financial constraints, there is a need for practitioners to understand the challenges and search for more cost effective approaches.

This event will:

  • discuss issues that relates to development of an appropriate water monitoring strategy and problems practitioner have in different circumstances
  • provide an overview of the current environmental legislation relating to ground water monitoring such as the Water Framework Directive (2000), Nitrates Directive (1991), Groundwater Regulations (1998) Water Resources Act (1991) and Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act (1990)
  • discuss issues that relates to development of an appropriate water monitoring strategy and problems practitioner have in different circumstances.
  • review the various water monitoring approaches for different types of contaminated land and how they could be applied in UK projects
  • highlight ground breaking techniques and examine how they could be applied in real sites
  • share experience from other countries e.g. USA
  • provide networking opportunities
Who should attend?
  • Clients
  • Developers
  • House builders
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Local Authorities
  • Nuclear liabilities holders
This event has a value of 2.5 hours towards your CPD (As recognised by ICE, CIOB, RICS, CIBSE, IstructE).


13.00-14.00 Lunch and registration

14.00-14.10 Chairman’s introduction  

14.10-14.30 Sampling and laboratory analysis in relation to water framework directive and priority substances
Paul Gribble, ALcontrol

14.30-14.50 Field measurement using water quality monitoring and data relay technology
Rob Sears, ESI

14.50-15.10 Coffee

15.10-15.30 Water monitoring - the US experience
Cecilia Macleod,  WYG

15.30-15.50 Case study: Redeveloping a chemical works site
Nik Dixon, Grontmij

15.50-16.10 Nuclear Industry Code of Practice (NICOP) on water monitoring
Hugh Richards, Magnox

16.10-16.30 Questions and discussion

16.30-16.50 Summing up and close

CIRIA, Griffin Court, 15 Long Lane, London, EC1A 9PN

If you are unable to book online, please contact Patrick Williams on 0207 549 3308 or return the booking form by post or fax.

02/07/2014 - 02/07/2014
Griffin Court
15 Long Lane
London, EC1A 9PN

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