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Archived Annual Forum Presentations
SiLC ANNUAL FORUM 2023
The SiLC Annual Forum 2023 took place virtually on Wednesday 29th March 2023.
This half day event (9:30am – 13:30), Chaired by Tom Henman (SiLC PTP Chair), bought together industry professionals for a stellar programme of presentations and discussions.
This event was divided into two sessions; Climate & Sustainability and Looking into the Future, and there was a panel discussion, Chaired by Claire Dickinson on the topic, “What do land condition professionals consider they need to understand to tackle climate change and sustainability challenges?”
The event was sponsored by Jackson Remediation, Vertase FLI, AECOM, Statom Group, Element, Arcadis, Evonik, and Unyte Waste.
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Voices of Early Careers Professionals – What does sustainability mean to me?
Delivering Effective and Sustainable Materials Management on National Infrastructure Projects (Carrie Rose, Associated Technical Director at Atkins and Ian Evans, Senior Technical Director at Arcadis Consulting (UK))
Please note due to client confidentiality, we’re unable to share Carrie and Ian’s presentation within the Annual Forum replay.
The Development and Application of Carbon Calculator Tools to Sustainable Development (Sarah Cook, Associate Director, Leap Environmental)
Understanding the Relationship Between Soil Biodiversity and Soil Health (Dr Felicity Crotty, Senior Lecturer in Soil Science and Ecology at the Royal Agricultural University)
Panel Discussion: “What do land condition professionals consider they need to understand to tackle climate change and sustainability challenges?”
- Claire Dickinson, Director, Geo-environmental Matters (Panel Chair)
- Amy Juden, Associate at The Environmental Protection Group
- Martin Ballard CEnv CMgr FIEMA, Group Head of Environment, Wates
- Robert Tyler, Environmental Quality Officer at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
- Nina Pimblett, Sector Guidance Lead, Transition Plan Taskforce (TPT) Secretariat
- Mark Hill, Climate & Sustainability – Lead at The Pensions Regulator
The Scottish Centre for Geopoetics – Poetry Reading
Post-Brexit Regulation of Excavated Materials: Waste Not Want Not; Waste, Want or Not; Want, Not Waste; Not Want, Waste (Paul Nathanail, Director at LQM)
Evolving Environmental Risks and the Insurance Market (Robert Wade, Environmental Underwriting Manager, The Hartford and Thomas Hughes, Senior Market Services Executive, International Underwriting Association)
PFAS: What the UK can learn from Jersey and Guernsey approach to PFAS (James Lemon, Associate Technical Director, Arcadis)
SiLC ANNUAL FORUM 2022
The SiLC Annual Forum took place virtually on Tuesday 22nd March. This was a half-day event which featured a stellar lineup of expert, industry speakers, each covering a wide array of topics.
The Forum was divided into two themes; NQMS: 5 years on – where has it added value? and Sustainable Remediation & Climate Change. It was an interactive event in which audience participation was encouraged via live polls, handouts, a virtual breakout session and Q&A’s. To view the event programme please click HERE.
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This event was sponsored by Jackson Remediation, Element, Statom Group, Vertase FLI, Arcadis, Mott Macdonald, Hydrock and Advisian.
Angela Haslam, Senior Advisor, Land and Contamination Management Team at the Environment Agency
Environment Agency reflections on the National Quality Mark Scheme for Land Contamination (NQMS) in England
David Kerr, Ireland Brownfield Network and Principal Environmental Consultant at Delta-Simons Environmental Consultants
Demonstrating Competency in Contaminated Land in Ireland
Paul Nathanail, GHD Technical Director of Contamination Assessment and Remediation & Chair SiLC Register Ltd
International perspectives on competency and accreditation for land contamination reporting
Joe Jackson, Managing Director at Jackson Remediation
Sustainable Remediation and Climate Change – Real Impacts & Real Opportunities
Helen McMillan, Associate Director at RSK and SoBRA
Considering climate change in controlled waters risk assessment
Claire Dickinson, Director at Geo-Environmental Matters
Land Condition, extreme weather events and climate change
SiLC Annual Forum 2021
The SiLC Annual Forum took place online on 30th March 2021.
Hosted by SiLC PTP Chair, Ian Evans (Technical Director at Wood PLC), the event featured a stellar line up of expert, industry speakers, each covering a wide array of topics.
The interactive event encouraged audience participation via live polls, the webinar chat facility and Q&A sessions. Delegates also had the opportunity to network in one of the multiple breakout rooms, each co-hosted by our presenters and members of the SiLC PTP.
The event was sponsored by Jackson Remediation Ltd as the Diamond Sponsor and VertaseFLI Ltd as the Gold Sponsor.
Joe Jackson of Jackson Remediation Ltd, presented on Remediation and Risk: Identification, Mitigation and Transparent Apportionment
Dr. Alan Thomas, Technical Fellow at ERM & Co-Chair of SuRF UK, gave a presentation on The SuRF UK Sustainability Process and Indicator Guidance.
Ellanor Joyce, Project Manager within the Magnox Winfrith End State Project, presented on the phased assessment of land quality for the Winfrith site through the final stages of decommissioning to support site closure
Dr. Tom Henman, Director at RSK Geosciences and Deputy Chair of the SiLC PTP, presented on Effective Risk Communication and Stakeholder Engagement
Highly experienced contaminated land officers Ann Barker and Rebekah Norbury jointly provided an introduction to the National Contaminated Land Officers’ Group (NCLOG) from inception through to progress to date plus an updated view on NQMS from a Contaminated Land Officer’s viewpoint.
ination Assessment and Remediation at GHD UK and Deputy Chair of the SiLC Board, provided an interesting and useful presentation on Professional Qualifications and their recognition in a post-Brexit world.
SiLC Annual Forum 2020
The 2020 SiLC Annual Forum took place on the 6th March 2020 at the Geological Society, and featured the following presentations:
RemSoc Framework- A Practitioners Guide to Remediation – Steve Edgar, Vertase FLI
Demonstrating Geotechnical Suitability Materials Management Plan– Ian Gardner, Hydrock
Land Contamination: Risk Management– Angela Haslam, Environment Agency
Comparisons with a Critical Concentration– Nigel Marriott, Independent Statistician
SiLC Annual Forum 2019
The 2019 SiLC Annual Forum took place on Wednesday 6th March 2019 at The Royal Society of Chemistry, in London, and featured the following presentations.
The Challenges of Growing a Consultancy – Helen Smith
Definition of Waste Code of Practice 10 year review – Nicholas Willenbrock
Emerging Contaminants – Phil Crowcroft
Part 2a Where are we and where are we going? – Rob Biddlecombe
SiLC Annual Forum 2018
The SiLC Annual Forum 2018 took place on Thursday 19th April at the Royal Society of Chemistry in London, and included the following presentations:
Welcome Address – Paul Burden, SiLC Chair and Principal, Environmental and Ordnance Liability Management at the Ministry of Defense
BGS Geoscience in the Redevelopment of UK Brownfields: Examples of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange – Darren Beriro, Geoscientist at the British Geological Survey
Update on Phase 2 of the Category 4 Screening Levels Project – Hannah White, SAGTA
State of Brownfield 2018, Following the Launch of our Latest Research into the Brownfield Registers- Rebecca Pullinger, Planning Campaigner at Campaign to Protect Rural England
National Quality Mark Scheme Panel Discussion: Take up and take off
Nicola Harries, Project Director at CL:AIRE
Helen Peters, Legal Director at Pinsent Masons
Phil Crowcroft, Technical Fellow at ERM
Angela Haslam, Senior Advisor at the Environment Agency
Frank Evans, Head of Operations at National Grid Property
Anita Metelko, Senior Land Quality Officer at Dudley Council
Compered by Paul Burden, Principal, Environmental and Ordnance Liability Management at the Ministry of Defense
Land Transactions and the Importance of Robust Data, Expert Review and Consultancy Appointments – an Environmental Lawyers Perspective –Helen Peters, Legal Director at Pinsent Masons
Asbestos in Soils: A Part 2a Case Study – James Macfarlane, Asbestos Manager at Hydrock Consulting
SiLC Annual Forum 2017
The 2017 SiLC Annual Forum took place on Thursday 27th April 2017 at The Royal Society of Chemistry, in London and was attended by over 70 delegates.
SiLC Annual Forum 2016
The 2016 SiLC Annual Forum took place on Tuesday 19th April at The Royal Society of Chemistry, in the heart of London.
Attended by over 70 delegates, last years half day seminar saw a number of speakers present on topics unique to their experience and expertise.
Presentations on the day included:
Phil Crowcroft (SiLC PTP Chairman)- The National Mark Scheme
Richard Blyth (Royal Town Planning Institute) – Implications of the housing and planning bill for brownfield re-use
Steve Wilson (The Environmental Protection Group) – SUDS and how it interacts with contaminated land and brownfield sites
Alan Jones (Institute of Occupational Medicine)- Occupational Health
Alan Wilson (Jones Environmental Laboratories)- Emerging Contaminates; challenges for consultants and laboratories
Chris Barrett (Arup) – Estimating Remediation Costs