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Contaminated land in China & the UK pt 2: site investigation

CIRIA is launching a new webinar series exploring the key issues and opportunities driving the contaminated land agenda in the UK and China. This second event will examine site investigation practice in both countries and showcase good practice. Discover what you need to be aware of when acquiring information for contaminated sites.

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 2: Site investigation practices

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 demand for 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.

Site investigation is an important part of a contaminated land project. Investigation techniques have evolved substantially in the past decade including the increased use of geophysical and remote sensing techniques for data acquisition and interpretation. Many of these techniques can be used to acquire more than one type of data and/or information about the site.
This webinar will examine site investigation approaches used in China and the UK. It will also highlight practical issues specific to these countries and showcase good practice.

Why attend
Understand how site investigation practices differ in China and the UK
Discover what to look out for when planning and delivering site investigation
Learn about the site investigation techniques which could be applied in both countries 
Showcase good practice
Earn valuable CPD

Who should attend
Contractors including specialist contractors
Site investigation specialists 
Site investigation equipment providers
Other construction and contaminated land professionals interested in working in     
        China and the UK


Tuesday 15 September 2020
09:00 - 10:30 (UK time zone)

09:00 Welcome and introduction
Joanne Kwan, Project Manager, CIRIA
09:05 Site investigation in the UK
Eric Downey, Senior Engineering Geologist, Structural Soils
09:35 Site investigation in China
CHEN Mengfang, Deputy Director-General, Soil Environment and Contaminated                  Remediation Key Lab, China Academy of Sciences
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.

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The link to attend the webinar is strictly personal and should not be shared. 

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