Annual Forum


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)



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