Dealing with persistent and emerging land contaminants
This virtual conference will explore current practices in risk management for persistent and emerging land contaminants.
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Land contamination continues to be a major problem in construction projects in the UK. With Government reforms supporting the regeneration of brownfield sites across towns and cities, effective land remediation is an important component to many projects.
The UK has over 30 years’ experience dealing with contaminants. This event will explore current practices in risk management for persistent and emerging contaminants in soil and ground water. Industry experts will discuss the potential adverse human and ecological impacts and how these risks should be managed. Join us to hear first-hand from the regulators and discover practical solutions to deal with these contaminants.
• Learn the current practices in managing risk of persistent and emerging contaminants
• Hear the views of regulators on emerging contaminants
• Discuss solutions to problems of dealing with these contaminants on site
• Examine how changing climate has affected the way we deal with contaminants
• Share good practice
• Earn valuable CPD
Who should attend
• Contractors including remediation contractors
• LA and other regulators
Wednesday 24 November 2021
10:00 – 13:15
10:00 Session 1: Emerging contaminants - what are the challenges?
Chair: Jim Wharfe, Independent Consultant
10:10 Regulator perspective: prioritising emerging contaminants
• Discover how the Environment Agency’s Prioritisation and Early Warning
System (PEWS) is used to evaluate the potential risk of emerging
• Lessons learnt from applying PEWS in screening and prioritising
Dr Kerry Sims, Senior Advisor for Chemicals – Early Warning, Chemicals Strategic
& Regulatory Planning Team, Evidence and Business Directorate,
10:25 PFAS conceptual model: what we know and what we're missing for
• Highlight recent learnings regarding PFAS transport in soil and the water
• Discuss how these affect management decisions in contaminated land and
Karl Bowles, Technical Director, RPS
10:40 1,4-Dioxane – what it is and why we need to manage the risk
• Overview of the 1,4-Dioxane emerging contaminant
• Latest research on approaches to land remediation
Geraint Williams, Associate, ALS Environmental
10:55 Interactive discussion and Q&A
11:40 Session 2: How good we are in managing old contaminants?
Chair: Andy Cundy, Professor, and Research Director of GAU-Radioanalytical,
University of Southampton
11:50 Extreme climate incidents, controlled waters and ground gases contamination
• Analysis of climate change incidents on persistent contaminants
• Approach to risk management of controlled waters and ground gases
during a climate change event
Emma Evans, Principal Consultant, AECOM and Member of SoBRA’s subgroup
on Controlled Waters and Climate Change
12:05 Risk assessment for asbestos in soil – are we getting any better?
• Highlight issues raised in the new HSG report HSG248 Asbestos
– the analyst’s guide
• Explore how HSG248 complements CIRIA publication C733 Asbestos in
soil and made ground: a guide to understanding and managing risks
Sam Lord, HM Principal Specialist Inspector, Health and Safety Executive
12:20 Lead contamination
• Impacts of lead contamination on health
• Approach to lead contamination risk management
Sarah Dack, Specialist Environmental Public Health Scientist, Public Health
12:35 Interactive discussion and Q&A
13:05 Closing remarks
| BRMF and LACL members
|| One free place per organisation*
£90 + VAT for each additional place**
| CIRIA members
|| £90 + VAT**
|| £150 + VAT**
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