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Contaminated Land 2006, 21 March, Hotel Russell, London


Ground Engineering conference, chaired by British Urban Regeneration Association director Jan Hellings, on the latest government policy and practical solutions for dealing with contaminated land.

The day will start with John Galvin, head of branch, Defra's Licensing and Enforcement Unit, Waste Management Division, who will give an update on waste legislation and implementation of the Landfill Directive.

Environment Agency policy manager, land contamination, Sheena Engineer will discuss Contaminated Land Exposure Assessment (Clea) software and soil guideline values, and Lovells consultant Valerie Fogleman, will talk about the implications of legislation and government policy affecting remediation.

ALcontrol Laboratories policy and communications manager Hazel Davidson will then explain perceived inconsistencies in the Monitoring Certification Scheme (MCERTS) and their resolution.

After lunch, SITA UK divisional commercial director Dave Hughes will give a landfill operator's interpretation of legislation and Sinclair Knight Merz water and environment manager John Palmer will assess soil remediation options.

The day will conclude with a series of case studies exploring the wide range of technology available.

Arup associate Hugh Cherrill will talk about remediation of the Cardiff International Sports Village;

Atkins head of contaminated land Steve Pearmain and senior risk assessor Matthew Worboys will look at retro-fitting vapourproof membranes to homes; and Thermal and Chemical Soil Remediation director Chris Wynne will examine the remediation of a former pesticide manufacturing plant.

Sponsored by Sinclair Knight Merz, delegate places cost £295 + VAT. For more information and to register, visit www.contaminated-sites. co. uk; tel: 0845 056 8069; or email: constructconferences@emap. com

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