Contaminated Land Specialist Group names Anna Hitchmough as Chair

January 05, 2021

RSK Associate Technical Director Dr Anna Hitchmough has been appointed as the new Chair of the Geological Society of London Contaminated Land Specialist Group. In this position, she will be responsible for leading the group over the next few years.

Anna Hitchmough

The Geological Society of London is the UK’s national society for geoscience, providing support to over 12,000 members in the UK and overseas. Founded in 1807, it is the oldest geological society in the world.

Anna joined the Contaminated Land Specialist Group committee when it was first set up in 2016 and became Secretary in 2019. During this time, she has led re-writing the Geological Society’s Chartership Guidance Notes for Land Contamination Specialists. Anna also acted as lead convenor for the 2019 NAPL conference in Birmingham: NAPL in the UK context.

The investigation and management of contaminated land is a multi-disciplinary science bringing together different geological specialisations (e.g. hydrogeology, engineering geology and geochemistry) together with other non-geological professionals (e.g. chemists, toxicologists, engineers).

This puts geoscientists at the forefront of efforts to develop the conceptual site models upon which robust and defensible contaminated land risk assessments depend, and makes the Geological Society the natural home for those specialising in this sector.

The Contaminated Land Specialist Group aims to

  • hold meetings, conferences, seminars, webinars, training courses and workshops
  • represent and promote the Geological Society and its science strategy with respect to land contamination issues
  • promote and support those seeking chartership (CGeol or CSci) as land contamination specialists
  • promote and support those seeking to join the SiLC, RoGEP and SoBRA registers and taking part in the Land Forum-backed ‘National Quality Mark Scheme’.

For more information, visit The Geological Society website.

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