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Conference update

Contaminated land 2007 - Making sense of continuous regulatory change 27 March, Earls Court Conference Centre, London, SW5. Ground Engineering conference exploring the latest developments in the contaminated land arena. Contaminated work is booming against continuous regulatory change, with developments constrained by uncertainty and unclear information from regulatory agencies and local authorities. This conference will give practical guidance on how to navigate the maze of often con icting guidance.

Chaired by Jan Hellings, director of the British Urban Regeneration Association (BURA), sessions include:

Clarifying the current situation regarding SGVs and CLEA and when guidelines will be completed - Sheena Engineer, Environment Agenc

The impact of regulatory changes - Clive Boyle, Environmental Industries Commission · Risk assessment - examining the new LQM/CIEH risk assessment criteria - Caroline McCaffrey, LQM · Development and experience in eld measurement of gas and vapour - Hugh Mallett, Buro Happold

Field analytical tools - optimising site investigation and remediation verication - Perry Guess, IPM-Net

The latest in land remediation - real world application development in the SABRE project - Phil Morgan, ESI · Applying the latest land remediation techniques - Nicola Harries, CL: AIRE

A look forward at the consequences of today's regulatory situation - Aidan Thomson, Barlow, Lyde & Gilbert

A panel discussion on how industry should deal with inconsistent and contradictory information from all regulatory authorities Price £325 + VAT. Contact: tel: 0845 056 8069; fax: 020 7505 6001; email: constructconferences@emap. com Geoenvironmental engineering 4th-5th June, 1 Carlton House Terrace, London.

International symposium held by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining under the European Community's Asia-Link programme.

The aim of this symposium will be to present and discuss the most recent achievements in Geoenvironmental Engineering from all over the world and to listen to some of the experiences of engineers in China.

The topics covered in this symposium will include the following: recent progress in the geoenvironmental eld; geo-risk problems; waste containment and disposal technology; waste to energy; waste mechanics; application of geosynthetics in geoenvironmental engineering; contaminant transport and fate and; in-situ subsurface remediation technologies. Contact, Paul Harris, IOM Communications Ltd, 1 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5DB; tel: 020 7451 7302

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