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Janet Watson Meeting 2017: The Future of Contaminated Land Risk Assessment; stakeholder perspectives


  • The Geological Society (Burlington House) Piccadilly Mayfair, London W1J 0BD (map)

With 2017 being the ‘Year of Risk’, the Contaminated Land Group are proud to be hosting this year’s Janet Watson meeting.

The conference will explore emerging science, technologies and guidance in the contaminated land industry, told from the viewpoint of all the key stakeholders: the site owner, consultant, contractor and regulator.

Keynote talks will be provided by accomplished industry leaders and the conference will provide a platform for scientific developments and innovative projects presented by the students, academics and early-career professionals working on them.

Conference Themes

  • Innovative investigation and risk assessment
  • Understanding, managing and communicating risk
  • Emerging remediation technologies
  • New guidance, standards, accreditation and the evolving role of the regulator

The programme will be varied, including workshops, an expert panel discussion and presentations by speakers from a variety of backgrounds. Whilst offering all delegates the opportunity to become up to date with many of the latest technologies and guidance, this conference will also be an excellent opportunity for networking, and particularly beneficial for early-career professionals who are interested in or are currently working towards chartership in contaminated land

Key Note Speakers to include: 

Claire Dickinson (Independent)

Judith Nathanail (Land Quality Management Ltd)

Simon Cole (AECOM)

Hazel Gibson (University of Plymouth)

Mike Smith (Independent)

Gareth Leonard (Regenesis)

Jon Lloyd (University of Manchester)

Sarah Mortimer (The Environmental Protection Group Ltd)

Matthew Pearce (National Grid Plc)

Quentin Hulm (Cornelson)

ConvenersThe early-career sub-committee of the Contaminated Land Specialist Group

Katherine Hunt (Jacobs) Chair

Amy Juden (Arup) Secretary

Sarah Hey (Ivy House Environmental)

Clay Durrant (Environment Agency)

Kristian Fox (Atkins)

Molly Brown (Integra Consulting)

Earlier Event: November 2
Risky Business: Roadshow
Later Event: November 7
SEG UNI Portsmouth Lecture