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Contaminated land in China & the UK - part 1: policy

CIRIA is launching a new webinar series exploring the key issues and opportunities driving the contaminated land agenda in the UK and China. This first event will cover policy and the legal framework for contaminated land. Get the inside track on what you need to know to successfully operate in both countries.


Contamination can cause harm to health, property and the environment if not dealt with adequately. It can also impact on development. This webinar series will cover all aspects of contaminated land including policy and legal requirements; site investigation to determine whether land could be contaminated; and how to deal with different types of contamination.

Join us to discover what China and the UK can learn from each other.

9 September Part 1 Policy and the legal framework
15 September Part 2 Site investigation practices
22 September Part 3 Hydrocarbon contamination
29 September Part 4 Metals contamination

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Part 1: Policy and the legal framework
Land contamination is an issue affecting the UK and China alike. Having experienced a decade of meteoric growth in GDP, China has seen an increase in land for development. Like the UK, China has a legacy of land contamination resulting from industrial and commercial activities. Nowadays, many developers in China are seeking to deploy cost-effective and sustainable practice following stricter legislation and increased awareness of environmental issues.

This webinar will explore the legal and policy framework in China and the UK, and how this has defined the way contaminated land is managed. It will also shine a spotlight on the issues and opportunities you need to be aware of when operating in these two countries.

Why attend
Discuss the current legislation and policy for contaminated land in China and the UK
Discover opportunities to invest in and work for contaminated land professionals in
China and the UK
Explore what skill set is needed for professionals working in these two countries
Earn valuable CPD

Who should attend
Remediation contractors
Other contractors 
Site investigation specialists
Contaminated land site investigation and remediation equipment providers
Clients / Investors
Other construction and contaminated land professionals interested in working in
China and the UK

Wednesday 9 September 2020
09:00 - 10:30 (UK time zone)

09:00 Welcome and introduction 
Joanne Kwan, Project Manager, CIRIA
09:05 UK land contamination policy
Joanne Kwan, Project Manager, CIRIA
Cecilia MacLeod, Program Leader Water, Wastewater and
Environmental Engineering, University of Greenwich
09:35 Contaminated land policy in China
Mr HOU Deyi, Associate Professor, School of Environment, Tsinghua University
Professional Committee
10:05 Interactive discussion and Q&A
10:25 Closing remarks

All times are UK time zone.

Simultaneous translation will be provided in Mandarin and English.

Fees (per webinar)
BRMF and LACL members FREE*
CIRIA members and all other attendees £35 + VAT

*LACL and BRMF members qualify for two free places per company.
Additional registrants from LACL and BRMF member companies would need to pay £35 + VAT per person.
Please contact Hanifa Qamar for more information.

Please sign in or create an account to register for this event.
Joining instructions will be sent ten days before the webinar.
The link to attend the webinar is strictly personal and should not be shared. 

If you are experiencing issues registering for this event online please contact us on
020 7549 3300  or email [email protected]

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