Nicholas Willenbrock, Nicola Harries & Dr Rob Sweeney
Dr Rob Sweeney
Rob is currently a Project Director at CL:AIRE and he manages a number of remediation technology demonstration and research projects and production of technical publications. Rob has a PhD in Environmental Engineering.
He recently project managed the production of the Light Nonaqueous Phase Liquid (LNAPL) Handbook. He manages the secretariat role for the CL:AIRE Technology and Research Group (TRG) and co-ordinates and quality checks for all CL:AIRE publications.
Nicola Harries is a project director at CL:AIRE and manages a number of industry initiatives. Nicola is the secretary of the Land Forum and the Professional Standards Sub-Group who are leading on developing the National Quality Mark Scheme. She also currently performs secretariat duties for a number of other industry initiatives such as Sustainable Remediation Forum UK (SuRF-UK), SuRF - International and the Joint industry Working Group for asbestos in soil and construction & demolition materials.
Nicholas manages the development of the Definition of Waste: Development Industry Code of Practice
(DoW CoP) – a hugely successful, co-regulation approach to excavated soils reuse.
Alongside this, he has developed CL:AIRE''s online ''Register of Materials'' which successfully matches projects with surplus soils to those with a deficit. He has also helped foster the International Group of Excavated Materials Reuse Programs – which aims to link soils reuse initiatives in France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Canada to share lessons learnt and development ideas.
Most recently, Nicholas led the auditing and review process on behalf of the UK Regulator and led the first research into the benefits of soil reuse through sustainability assessments of real projects.
CL:AIRE – What do we do, what have we done and what’s next?
CL:AIRE''s role and remit has expanded over the last 18 years. CL:AIRE will present its recent work and future plans for its major initiatives and projects including the Definition of Waste Code of Practice and Asbestos in Soils. The session will also showcase CL:AIRE’s new strategy and its plans for collaborating more with industry to strengthen its role as the leading education provider for sustainable land management.
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