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Annual forum


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
View Joe’s presentation

Dr. Alan Thomas, Technical Fellow at ERM & Co-Chair of SuRF UK, gave a presentation on The SuRF UK Sustainability Process and Indicator Guidance.

View Alan’s presentation

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

View Tom’s presentation

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.

View Rebekah & Ann’s presentation here

Dr. Paul Nathanail, Technical Director Contamination 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.

View Paul’s presentation here

View the programme here

SiLC Annual Forum 2020
The 2020 SiLC Annual Forum took place on the 6th March 2020 at the Geological Society.

To view the presentations, click on the below links;

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.
To view their presentations, click on the below links;
Helen Smith The Challenges of Growing a Consultancy

Nicholas Willenbrock Definition of Waste Code of Practice 10 year review

Phil Crowcroft Emerging Contaminants

Rob Biddlecombe Part 2a Where are we and where are we going

SiLC Annual Forum 2018

Following the SiLC Annual Forum which took place on Thursday 19th April 2018 at the Royal Society of Chemistry in London

Welcome Address
Paul Burden, SiLC Chair and Principal, Environmental and Ordnance Liability Management at the Ministry of Defense
1. Introduction, Paul Burden

BGS Geoscience in the Redevelopment of UK Brownfields: Examples of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange
Darren Beriro, Geoscientist at the British Geological Survey
2. BGS Geoscience in the Redevelopment of UK Brownfields, Darren Beriro

Update on Phase 2 of the Category 4 Screening Levels Project
Hannah White, SAGTA
3. Update on Phase 2 of the Category 4 screenin levels project, Hannah White

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
4. State of Brownfield 2018, Rebecca Pullinger

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
5. NQMS one year on, Nicola Harries

Land Transactions and the Importance of Robust Data, Expert Review and Consultancy Appointments – an Environmental Lawyers Perspective
Helen Peters, Legal Director at Pinsent Masons
6. The importance of Robust Data, Helen Peters,

Asbestos in Soils: A Part 2a Case Study
James Macfarlane, Asbestos Manager at Hydrock Consulting
7. Asbestos in Soils James Macfarlane

SiLC Annual Forum 2017

The 2017 SiLC Annual Forum took place on Thursday 27th April 2017 at The Royal Society of Chemistry, in London.

This years’ half day seminar, which was attended by over 70 delegates, saw a number of speakers present on their chosen topics.

To view the presentation slides from the 2017 SiLC Annual Forum, please click on the below link:

SiLC Annual Forum 2017 Presentation Slides

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.

To view their presentations, click on the below links;

1) Phil Crowcroft (SiLC PTP Chairman), The National Mark Scheme

2) Richard Blyth (Royal Town Planning Institute), Implications of the housing and planning bill for brownfield re-use

3) Steve Wilson (The Environmental Protection Group), SUDS and how it interacts with contaminated land and brownfield sites

4) Alan Jones (Institute of Occupational Medicine), Occupational Health

5) Alan Wilson (Jones Environmental Laboratories), Emerging Contaminates; challenges for consultants and laboratories

6) Chris Barrett (Arup), Estimating Remediation Costs