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Janet Watson Meeting 2017: The Future of Contaminated Land Risk Assessment; stakeholder perspectives

06 - 07 November 2017
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1. Geological Society Events, Contaminated Land Group, 2017 Year of Risk
The Geological Society (Burlington House)
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With 2017 being the ‘Year of Risk’, the Contaminated Land Group proudly hosted this year’s Janet Watson meeting.

The conference explored emerging science, technologies and guidance in the contaminated land industry, told from the viewpoint of all the key stakeholders: the site owner, consultant, contractor and regulator.

Keynote talks were provided by accomplished industry leaders and the conference also provided a platform for scientific developments and innovative projects presented by the students, academics and early-career professionals working on them.

Conference Themes

  • Innovative investigation and risk assessment
  • Understanding, managing and communicating risk
  • Emerging remediation technologies
  • New guidance, standards, accreditation and the evolving role of the regulator

The varied programme included workshops, an expert panel discussion and presentations by speakers from a number of backgrounds. Whilst offering all delegates the opportunity to become up to date with many of the latest technologies and guidance, the conference also provided a great opportunity for networking particularly beneficial for early-career professionals interested in or are currently working towards chartership in contaminated land.


Key note speakers to include:
  • Claire Dickinson (Independent)
  • Judith Nathanail (Land Quality Management Ltd)
  • Simon Cole (AECOM)
  • Hazel Gibson (University of Plymouth)
  • Mike Smith (Independent)
  • Gareth Leonard (Regenesis)
  • Jon Lloyd (University of Manchester)
  • Sarah Mortimer (The Environmental Protection Group Ltd)
  • Matthew Pearce (National Grid Plc)
  • Quentin Hulm (Cornelson)


The early-career sub-committee of the Contaminated Land Specialist Group:
  • Katherine Hunt (Jacobs) Chair
  • Amy Juden (Arup) Secretary
  • Sarah Hey (Hydrock)
  • Clay Durrant (Environment Agency)
  • Kristian Fox (Atkins)
  • Molly Brown (IGE Consulting)

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