Land Condition Symposium

Wednesday, 11 November 2020 - 9:15am to 3:30pm

This one-day technical symposium is returning as an online conference to provide professionals with an opportunity to debate, discuss and address topical issues at the centre of land condition.

Hear from experts at the cutting edge of research, policy and practice in the assessment and remediation of land, gain valuable CPD through this online event. and have ample opportunity to network with sectoral peers. 

Who should attend?

Environmental Consultants | Contaminated Land Equipment Manufacturers | Expert Practitioners | Remediators | Local Authority Officers | Academics & Researchers | Environmental Science Graduates & PhD Students | Government Officers | NGO & Professional Body Staff


IES member £170
Standard £200
Local Authority  £100
Student, Graduate or unemployed* £100






*Graduate and student rates are available to those who graduated after 1st January 2019 and are not currently in full-time employment. Certification will be requested to confirm your booking.






Our Speakers

The Office for Environmental Protection – what is it and what will it do?

Angus Evers, Partner at SHOOSMITHS LLP

Angus is the head of environmental law at national law firm Shoosmiths, which he has led since 2016. He is an experienced environmental lawyer whose practice covers all aspects of environmental law from contaminated land to waste, climate change, renewables, nuisance, water pollution and asbestos. He advises developers and operators of, and investors in, real estate, infrastructure, and other businesses on transactional, regulatory and contentious issues, regularly working alongside real estate, commercial, regulatory, corporate, projects and EU/competition teams.


Nuclear New Build and excavated materials management - The elephant in the room?

Liz Gray, Principal Consultant at Atkins​

Liz is an advocate for bringing excavated materials into the spotlight during the planning phase of a project to maximise reuse and sustainability benefits. She has worked with industry over the last 15 years to improve resource efficiency in construction including the application of the DoWCoP to large infrastructure and multi-phase projects. She is a trainer for CL:AIRE delivering the DoWCoP training courses and has co-authored the inaugural IEMA guidance on the assessment of materials and waste in Environmental Impact Assessment. 

Soil treatment – Look back to the future!

Jonathan Atkinson, Technical Specialist Ground Water & Contaminated Land at Environment Agency (UK)​

After a degree in Environmental Sciences and postgraduate diploma in Soil and Water Engineering, Jonathan undertook Voluntary Service Overseas in the Philippines and soil research projects in Papau New Guinea and Burkina Faso. His first full time permanent job was with the Kent CC geotechnical group in 1987, moving to the Pollution Control section in the KCC Waste Disposal Department after two years. He joined the Environment Agency when it was formed in 1996. Jonathan has worked on risk assessment of developed closed landfill sites, landfill engineering and environmental enforcement on permitted sites, and a variety of contaminated land projects.


Using biochar to promote the bio-remediation of petroleum contaminated soils

Emmanuel Atai, PhD researcher at Cranfield University 

Emmanuel completed a BSc in Microbiology and later a MSc in Microbiology (Medical) at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, with a research and thesis on Determination of Rheumatoid Factor and staphylococcus aureus in Suspected Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients. Emmanuel is in Cranfield University to pursue a PhD in Promoting microbial remediation processes using Biochar. His PhD research is with Cranfield Environment and Agrifood, within Cranfield Water, Energy and Environment. Focusing on Sustainable Bioremediation practice exploring the potentials of Biochar and Spent mushroom compost to promote soil microbial remediation of complex mixture contaminants in soils.

The importance of a CSM - best practice from a regulatory perspective and regulatory updates in Wales

Rachel Thomas, Pembrokeshire County Council - Representing Welsh Land Contamination Working Group

Rachel is Pembrokeshire County Council’s Contaminated Land Inspector. Rachel joined the council in 2012 after working for 7 years for an international consultancy where she was involved in a wide range of land contamination projects across England, Wales and internationally. Rachel is Chair of the Welsh Land Contamination Working Group (LA, NRW, Welsh Government and Public Health Wales), helping to promote consistency and standards across Wales.


Challenges arising from nuclear site clean-up and developments in the regulatory landscape

Juliet Long, Environment Agency

Juliet, ​FIEMA CEnv, manages the Radioactive Substances Legacy and Waste Issues team in the Environment Agency. Originally a geochemist, Juliet has spent over 20 years working in the nuclear industry, at the Atomic Weapons Establishment, the UK Atomic Energy Authority, and most recently at the Environment Agency. Her recent work with Government has helped develop proposals for an improved regulatory framework for final stage nuclear site decommissioning and clean-up in the provision of a robust radioactive waste infrastructure for the UK. Juliet is also a Director of the Nuclear Institute and a member of the NEA Radioactive Waste Management Committee. 

Technical aspects of remediating radioactive contaminated land

Jonathan Taylor​, Radiation Protection Adviser​ at Aurora Health Physics Services​

Jon has been a Certificated Radiation Protection Adviser since 2003. Jon has a background as a physicist and has worked with nuclear submarines at Devonport dockyard and other MoD bases from 1993 to 2000. He later worked at the Nuclear Department of the MoD Defense Engineering College teaching military and civilian staff. In 2005 Jon joined Aurora Health Physics Services Ltd. where he continues to enjoy a wide range of nuclear, medical, industrial, research and land remediation projects. 


Realising the heritage value of former gasworks sites 

Russell Thomas, Technical Director at WSP & Professor at University of Strathclyde​

Russell has spent his entire career looking at different aspect of the environmental legacy which the manufactured gas industry has left behind, initially from the development of remediation technologies to work he now undertakes on the heritage of the gas industry. Russell is regularly involved in heritage related activities, he has appeared on TV, authored books, reports and numerous academic papers and been an invited speaker at conferences globally.
Russell has a visiting Professorship at the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde and a lectureship at the University of Manchester. 

Introduction to the RemSoc Framework

George Evans, Soil Fix and RemSoc 

George is a member of the RemSoc Steering Committee and is also founder and Managing Director of Soilfix. He has over 25 years of experience in the design, implementation and verification of remediation works for divestment, redevelopment and regulatory drivers. He has led the design and build teams for remediation of a wide range of sites including former and current chemical works, manufacturing facilities, power stations, gas works and fuel sites. George has played a key role in the development of company procedures and policies that make Soilfix one of the UK’s leading remediation contractors. At RemSoc, George chairs RemSoc's Career Development Sub Group that provides guidance to members on career paths and options available within the remediation sector.

Sponsoring this year

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Meet our exhibitors 

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We aim to provide events, conferences and workshops which are accessible to all. If you anticipate needing any type of assistance to fully participate in this event, please email Rhianna Jarvis at or call +44 (0)20 3862 7484 to discuss this further.


Who to contact

Derek Jardine

Events & Training Officer

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