Annual Forum


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.

To view the SiLC Annual Forum 2022 replay, please click HERE. Please note the link is password protected. If you attended the SiLC Annual Forum and would like to view the webinar replay please contact for access details.

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

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David Kerr, Ireland Brownfield Network and Principal Environmental Consultant at Delta-Simons Environmental Consultants

Demonstrating Competency in Contaminated Land in Ireland

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Paul Nathanail, GHD Technical Director of Contamination Assessment and Remediation & Chair SiLC Register Ltd
International perspectives on competency and accreditation for land contamination reporting

View Paul’s Presentation

Joe Jackson, Managing Director at Jackson Remediation
Sustainable Remediation and Climate Change – Real Impacts & Real Opportunities

View Joe’s Presentation

Helen McMillan, Associate Director at RSK and SoBRA
Considering climate change in controlled waters risk assessment

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Claire Dickinson, Director at Geo-Environmental Matters
Land Condition, extreme weather events and climate change

View Claire’s Presentation




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


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