Speaker profile

Duncan Cartwright

Duncan Cartwright

Associate Director, Atkins

Duncan is both a Chartered Geologist and Chartered Scientist and is the Technical Authority for Groundwater Protection and Remediation for Atkins in the UK. He has over 17 years’ hydrogeological experience in both clean water and contaminated land aspects and specialises in quantitative risk assessment and groundwater remediation. He has a wealth of experience working on both historic and operational industrial site helping clients manage contaminated land issues and reach successful agreement and closure with regulatory authorities.  Duncan has developed detailed remedial strategies for projects ranging from small scale retail petroleum filling stations, through redundant oil storage and distribution depots to active operational refineries.  He has also developed remediation strategies for former gasworks sites and military installations in the UK. He has provided support to clients both in the UK and abroad including Cyprus, Egypt, Nigeria and Mozambique. 

As well as supporting industry conferences, Duncan has provided bespoke hydrogeology training for the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency.  He has developed company procedures and methods to make the best use of risk assessment techniques to develop robust yet achievable and pragmatic remediation targets.  Duncan has built strong relationships with clients and regulators which have been invaluable in achieving cost effective and timely remediation close out on many projects.  He is one of the founding members of RemSoc - the society for remediation practitioners in the UK.