Programme

  1. Registration and Refreshments

  2. Opening Remarks from the Chair

    Jane Dottridge Jane Dottridge
    Technical Director, Mott MacDonald
  3. Keynote  Waste Regulation and the Construction Industry: The Regulators' Update

    Jonathan Atkinson
    Technical Specialist, Groundwater & Contaminated Land, Environment Agency
  4. Waste and Legality: What it Means to your Site

    Exploring some of the main areas of potential liability (civil and criminal) associated with waste on development sites and possible consequences of unlawful deposits, including waste removal notices and confiscation orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

    Emma Tattersdill Emma Tattersdill
    Partner, Freeths LLP
  5. Morning Refreshments and Networking

  6. AGS Guidance on Waste Classification for Soils Review and Update

    The presentation is on a guidance note produced by AGS specific to the classification of waste soil

    This guidance is specific to waste soil and builds on WM3

    • It provides guidance on the amount of sampling required;
    • Segregation of the site in to zones of differing properties / waste class;
    • Assistance in assigning the likely metallic species in the soil, so that appropriate hazardous properties can be adopted; and 
    • Discusses the use of statistics to interpret data sets
    Barry Mitcheson Barry Mitcheson
    Principal Consultant, Wood Environment and Infrastructure Solutions UK Limited
  7. Dealing with Asbestos in Soil, Made Ground and Construction Waste

    Steve Forster Steve Forster
    Director, Remedia Group Limited & Chair, Joint Industry Working Group on Asbestos in Soil and C&D Materials
  8. Waste Management Options and Commercial Considerations

    • The anatomy of a ‘muck-away’ price;
    • The Waste Hierarchy and Off-site removal options;
    • Taxes and other charges;
    • Waste classification and Waste Management Costs; and
    • Risks & Opportunities
    Joe Jackson Joe Jackson
    Managing Director, Keltbray Remediation
  9. Networking Lunch

  10. Welcome Back

    Jane Dottridge Jane Dottridge
    Technical Director, Mott MacDonald
  11. Reclaiming Landfills for Development

    • Practicality of landfill redevelopment;
    • How the regulatory regime has developed to accommodate this
    • How industry can be proactive in ensuring such developments are successful and ‘safe’ in the future.
    Peter Witherington Peter Witherington
    Director of Geosciences and Engineering Division, and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, RSK
  12. Landfill Remediation, Detailing the Options Available

    Mark Field Mark Field
    Project Director, Vertase FLI
  13. Case Study: Waterside Drive

    The site is a historic landfill and so required extensive investigation and characterisation to determine potential risks to both site users, surrounding properties and the adjacent river from contaminants within the landfill and changes that may arise from the redevelopment. Following the characterisation a detailed remediation methodology was developed in conjunction with the local authority and Environment Agency which was then closely monitored whilst being carried out, including regular groundwater monitoring to confirm that risks to potential receptors were being appropriately managed.

    Tim Thorpe Tim Thorpe
    Leap Environmental
  14. Afternoon Refreshments and Networking

  15. Coastal Landfills, Dealing with Leaching of Contaminated Material

    Historically, it was common practice to dispose of landfill waste in low-lying estuarine and coastal areas where land had limited value due to flood risk. Such ‘historic landfills’ are frequently unlined with no leachate management and inadequate records of the waste they contain.

    Some historic coastal landfills have already started to erode and release waste, and with the anticipated effects of climate change, erosion events are likely to become more frequent. Strategies to mitigate the risk of contaminant release from historic landfills such as excavation and relocation or incineration of waste would be prohibitively expensive for many countries.

    Therefore, it will be necessary to identify which sites pose the greatest pollution risk in order that resources can be prioritized, and to develop alternative management strategies based on site specific risk.

    Prof Kate Spencer Prof Kate Spencer
    Professor of Environmental Geochemistry, Queen Mary’s University
  16. Satellite Based Ground Motion Surveys for Environmental Safety and Security

    Ground motion surveys have a variety of environmental applications, including the monitoring of landfill sites. Over landfill sites subsidence results as a consequence of shifting solid waste and the decomposition of garbage and can be an indication of leachate, which may cause pollution.  Land stability is also an important prerequisite for the reclamation of landfill sites.

    GVL's wide-area land motion maps provide the ideal source for site-specific reports on ongoing and historical ground stability and subsidence risks.  These can be used to support a wide range of environmental assessments and planning applications.

    Paul Bhatia Paul Bhatia
    CEO and Co-Founder, Geomatic Ventures Limited (GVL)
  17. Bespoke solutions for Piling through Landfill Underlain by Principal Aquifer within an SPZ

    Rick Willemse Rick Willemse
    Technical and Estimating Manager, Cognition Land and Water
  18. Closing Remarks

    Jane Dottridge Jane Dottridge
    Technical Director, Mott MacDonald