Keynote Theatre Hall 25
Wednesday 12th September
Thursday 13th September
10.45 - 11.30
Richard Puttock, Peter Atchison, Michael Lunn
The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) will be launching a new report setting out industry concerns over the lack of rigorous enforcement of contaminated land procedures and regulations, and making proposals for creating an effective enforcement system that would help the industry thrive and deliver consistent outcomes for the industry whilst maintaining public health protection.
11.45 - 12.15
Clients, main contractors, groundworkers and hauliers all have a duty of care to ensure that their construction and demolition waste is classified and disposed of correctly, yet many are still falling short of their legislative requirements. This seminar dispels some common “muck away” myths and discusses how doing things right can reduce risk and cost.
12.30 - 13.00
The Sentinel-5 Precursor mission is the first atmospheric Copernicus mission and was successfully launched on 13th October 2017. The mission provides daily global information at unprecedented spatial resolution (~7x3.5km2) on trace gases and aerosols important for air quality, climate forcing and the ozone layer. The only payload of the mission is the TROPOMI instrument (co-funded by ESA and the Netherlands), which is a nadir push-broom spectrometer measuring in the ultraviolet, visible, near-infrared and the shortwave infrared. The selected wavelength range allows for the observation of key atmospheric constituents including O3, NO2, CO, SO2, CH4, CH2O, aerosols and clouds.
13.15 - 13.45
The presentation will focus on Severn Trent’s ambitious plans to demonstrate an energy neutral, materials recovery wastewater treatment flowsheet. I’ll discuss anaerobic sewage treatment and our plans to build an anaerobic membrane bioreactor at our new test bed facility at Redditch. This test bed will also be used to evaluate technologies that will allow us to recover valuable materials from sewage, including cellulose, bio-plastics and nutrients, and I’ll discuss the collaborative research in this area that Severn Trent are delivering with research partners across Europe.
14.00 - 14.30
Major Nuclear sites in the UK are licensed to discharge radionuclides into the environment and in addition to imposing an offsite environmental monitoring programme, a check programme is also undertaken by the regulators. The seminar introduces the way those people who by the nature of their habits are potentially the most exposed & how they help focus an appropriate radiological programme.
14.45 - 15.15
Professor Roger Willey
In the 21st century the UK has become the 1st major industrialised country to become de-industrialised. The legacy of our 1st Industrial Revolution means that many of the now disused sites are contaminated with asbestos. To allow land to be recycled safely and at reasonable cost requires a good knowledge of REAL risk from asbestos. This short presentation will consider perceived risk, real risk and the impact on some real life contract prices.
15.30 - 16.00
Lucy Gallagher & Stephen Box
This seminar will outline how HS2 will deliver the contaminated land remediation element of the project. The approach requires a robust approach to ensure remediation is delivered to the required regulatory standards and in a timely manner. Having a dedicated EA team embedded within the project, able to provide real-time feedback on a variety of contamination and remediation related aspects to the wider HS2 project team will be fundamental to the successful delivery of the scheme.