Partner Close up: CL:AIRE

The Contamination Series is just under a week away from opening the doors of the NEC to some 6,000 visitors across a huge breadth of industries. Tickets for the event are available from The Contamination Series website, so be sure to secure your attendance at the event and plan your agenda with the digital show guide also found on the website.

With so many amazing partners with the show, we wanted to take the time to give you a behind the scenes look at some of the great work being done by our partners and the opportunities they see within The Contamination Series. We reached out to non-profit organisation CL:AIRE, which stands for Contaminated Land: Applications in Real Environments, about their work and the history of the non-profit.

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Tell us a bit about the work CL:AIRE currently does?

CL:AIRE is an independent, not-for-profit organisation developing best practice guidance, improving industry performance and works with its Members to raise awareness and pursue shared objectives in land, water and environmental management.

Tell us about the history/background of the CL:AIRE?

CL:AIRE is a respected independent not-for-profit organisation established in 1999 to stimulate the regeneration of contaminated land in the UK by raising awareness of, and confidence in, practical and sustainable remediation technologies. Since then, CL:AIRE has grown into an organisation that does more than just demonstrate remediation technologies `in real environments`. The early years were very much focussed on land contamination and the processes and techniques in site characterisation, remediation and monitoring/verification. As the remediation industry has matured, CL:AIRE`s activities have broadened into many areas of sustainable land reuse. CL:AIRE supports a number of industry initiatives, for example, sustainable remediation and asbestos in soil, and has helped to develop more efficient regulation initiatives, such as the Definition of Waste Code of Practice for development projects and the National Quality Mark Scheme. CL:AIRE`s position in the industry makes it ideally placed to identify and help manage the challenges ahead 

What is the goal/goals of the organisation?

CL:AIRE is committed to providing a valuable service for all those involved in sustainable land reuse. We develop training resources, disseminate information and act as a credible resource for all stakeholders, ensuring we remain at the cutting-edge of best practice and innovation.

Why have you chosen to partner with the Contamination Expo Series this year?

This is our third year in a row partnering with the Contamination Expo Series. We think that the Expo is a key event in our calendar as it brings us into contact with so many industry contacts, existing friends and new acquaintances.

Can you tell us a bit about CL:AIRE’s speaking representatives at this year’s Contamination Expo Series?

Nicola Harries is a Project Director. She is secretary of the Land Forum and the Professional Standards Sub-Group which developed the National Quality Mark Scheme. She also performs secretariat duties for Sustainable Remediation Forum UK (SuRF-UK), SuRF - International and the Joint Industry Working Group for asbestos in soil and construction & demolition materials. Nicholas Willenbrock manages the Definition of Waste: Development Industry Code of Practice (DoW CoP) for CL:AIRE and has developed CL:AIRE''s online ''''Register of Materials'''' which successfully matches projects with surplus soils to those with a deficit. He has also helped foster the International Group of Excavated Materials Reuse Programs, linking soils reuse initiatives in France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Canada. Rob Sweeney is a Project Director at CL:AIRE and manages production of its technical publications. He also manages the Technology and Research Group (TRG) – CL:AIRE’s technical, advisory body.

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