Brownfield Summit 2020
12 May 2020 | London
About this stream
The Groundwater Stream will provide a comprehensive overview of the regulatory and policy framework governing the quality and protection of groundwater, as well as the latest laboratory advances and monitoring techniques for better assessing the risks of groundwater contamination.
The conference programme is currently being researched. To view last year's programme click here.
The conference will provide a comprehensive overview of the regulatory and policy framework governing the quality and protection of groundwater, as well as the latest laboratory advances and monitoring techniques for better assessing the risks of groundwater contamination.
Topics to be discussed include:
Achieving improved Detailed Quantitative Risk Assessment (DQRA) and Plume Characterisation
Better understanding Groundwater Pollutant Fate and Transport in the sub-surface
Understanding & managing NAPL for more accurate risk assessment
Groundwater Flood Risk Management
Managing PFAS / PFOS and Plastics Contamination in Groundwater
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As part of the programme we will have an interactive break-out session which will give delegates the opportunity to discuss a key topic of interest to them in a more participative format. Each session will be led by a facilitator who will lead the discussion and encourage maximum debate and sharing of ideas. Topics to be discussed on the day include:
These topics may be subject to alteration and other topics will be added as the programme content develops.
A. “What does the Next Generation Brownfield Professional Look Like?” Determining the Right Balance of Skills Required to Work Effectively in a Changing Industry Sector
Discussing the current skills shortage and ways to tackle it, what skills are needed in the sector now, and how best to manage the increase of digitalisation in the sector and its impact on recruitment, training and development.
B. Effective Communication Skills for Improved Stakeholder & Community Engagement
C. Developing a Robust & Workable Conceptual Site Model (workshop)
Identifying all the necessary characteristics of a site including all possible pollutant linkages; sources, pathways and receptors, is crucial to developing a comprehensive CSM. This workshop will look at the latest techniques being used to effectively assess a contaminated site and optimise the process from desk study through to site investigation - risk management - validation. Having confidence in your site investigation enables you to better justify decisions to the regulator and develop a cost- and time-effective remedial strategy.
D. Delivering the Digital Revolution on the Ground – Innovative Data Collection, Analysis & Management (workshop)
How can we best respond to the challenges of digitalisation and the opportunities presented by new technology? How can new digital innovations help us to achieve cost savings, efficiencies and added-value insights? This workshop will look at some of the latest techniques and their potential to transform the work that we do and the services we can offer.
E. Project Management Skills for Early Career Brownfield Professionals – Translating On-Site Experience into Effective Project Management
F. Selecting the Most Appropriate Laboratory Analysis for Different Contaminants to Achieve Optimum Cost-Efficiency
Practical advice - Learn from a range of specialist presentations. Get insight into new strategies, innovations and techniques to tackle your most pressing groundwater challenges. Protect your company from liability by staying current with the latest changes in legislation.
Case studies - Learn from hands-on experience in a series of case studies which will provide technical guidance and practical frameworks. You will come away with best practices that you can apply immediately within your organisation.
Share and engage - Find out what your competitors and peers are doing, not doing, contemplating and committing to.
Networking - Meet and mingle with professionals in your sector. Whether you want to have a 1-on-1 with a speaker, raise your profile, attract new clients or simply catch up with peers, the Brownfield Summit 2020 provides invaluable networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities.
Who should attend?
Contaminated Land Technical Specialists
Contaminated Land Managers
Groundwater and Land Quality Advisors