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Sustainable risk assessment and remediation

Event date: May 18, 2021

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Tuesday, 18 May, 12:30–13:15

Within the context of contaminated land, the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) statutory guidance, published in February 2019, states in chapter two, “at the heart of the NPPF is a presumption in favour of sustainable development”.

The recently updated Environment Agency guidance on land contamination risk management supports sustainability considerations throughout the risk-assessment process.

We will demonstrate in this event, through a series of case studies, how appropriate risk assessment can be used to create more sustainable development and how the optimum remedial solution can be chosen using the SuRF-UK framework, a recognised method of assessing the environmental, social and economic impacts and benefits of a variety of remedial techniques.

Vivien Dent, BSc, MSc, FGS, CGeol, ASoBRA Controlled Waters, is a controlled-waters risk assessor with 24 years’ experience in the industry. She is the current chair of the Association of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Specialists: Contaminated Land Working Group and sits on the Sustainable Remediation Forum (SuRF) UK steering group.

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