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Contaminated Land Group

Contaminated Land logoThe investigation and management of contaminated land is a multi-disciplinary science bringing together different geological specialisations (e.g. hydrogeology, engineering geology and geochemistry) together with other non-geological professionals (e.g. chemists, toxicologists, engineers).

This puts geoscientists at the forefront of efforts to develop the conceptual site models that robust and defensible contaminated land risk assessments depend on, and makes the Geological Society the natural home for those specialising in this sector.

The Contaminated Land group has the following aims:

  • hold meetings, conferences, seminars, webinars, training courses and workshops;
  • represent and promoting the Geological Society and its science strategy in respect of land contamination issues;
  • promote and support those seeking chartership (CGeol or CSci) as land contamination specialists;
  • promote and support those seeking to join the SiLC, RoGEP and SoBRA registers and taking part in the Land Forum backed 'National Quality Mark Scheme'

Our Events

Historic Events:

Janet Watson Meeting 2017: The Future of Contaminated Land Risk Assessment; stakeholder perspectives. Date: 6-7 November 2017

East Anglian Regional Group evening lecture - "Is it OK to pollute your neighbour's land?" Hauxton chemicals factory case study Flyer

BGS Geoscience and Brownfields Workshops – using science to manage England’s sub-surface. London - 8 February, Leeds 13 February and Birmingham 22 February 2018. Flyer

Future Events:

25-26 April 2018 – Hydrogeology of the Chalk at the Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London.

11 June 2018 – NGWA McEllhiney lecture and talks at the Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London.

19 June 2018 – Fundamental ways to improve risk assessment within the context of geological knowledge and remedial needs. Joint meeting with SoBRA at the Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London.

26 July 2018 - Contaminated Land and Groundwater: Resources, past and future at University Place, Manchester.

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  • Jane Dottridge (Mott MacDonald)

Secretary & Treasurer:

  • Dave Jones (Natural Resources Wales)

Specialist groups rep:

  • Nik Reynolds (Coopers)

Regional groups rep:

  • Clive Williams (Mott MacDonald)

External groups rep:

  • Anna Hitchmough (RSK)

Publicity lead:

  • Jenny Lighfoot (Arup)

Web editor:

  • Aaron Morley (Huntingdonshire District Council)

Other members:

  • Paul Nathanail (University of Nottingham)
  • Chris Swainston (Soils Limited)
  • Mike Smith (M A Smith Environmental Consultancy)
  • Angela Haslam (Environment Agency)
  • Sara Hegewald (WYG)
  • Chris Eccles (TerraConsult)

Early Career sub-committee:

  • Chair: Katherine Hunt (Jacobs)
  • Secretary: Amy Juden (Arup)

Other members:

  • Clay Durrant (Environment Agency)
  • Kristian Fox (Atkins)
  • Sarah Hey (Hydrock)
  • Molly Brown (IGE Consulting)