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Brownfield & Regeneration Network on-demand events

Environment Analyst's Brownfield & Regeneration Network hosts a year-round programme of technically and strategically focused webinars, panel discussions and roundtable sessions, which bring together brownfield consultants and contractors, with local authorities, regulators and other key stakeholders.

These events are available on-demand for Brownfield & Regeneration Network members and can be watched below.

The reports from these events are also available for Network members to download.

December

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​  The Role of Regenerative Redevelopment in Sustainable
  Soil Management

​  9 December, 14:00 GMT - Panel Discussion

 

To recognise World Soil Day on 5 December, we are hosting an online panel discussion in partnership with SiLC (Specialists in Land Condition), to outline the role of regenerative redevelopment in sustainable soil management. This panel discussion will reflect on past soil management approaches and practices, and explore new ways and wider purposes of managing urban land in line with sustainability goals.

Chair:

  • Claire Dickinson, Director, Geo-Environmental Matters

Panellists: 

  • Dr Paul Nathanail, Technical Director Contamination Assessment and Remediation, GHD
  • Ged Duckworth, Director, Ged Duckworth Ltd                          

  Members can watch on-demand here

Members can download the event report here.

November 2021

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Brownfield Regeneration Summit                                         

9-10 & 23-24 November - Online Summit

 

The Summit comprised our annual remediation, waste management and brownfield planning & development conferences and focused on how to achieve sustainability and net zero goals in brownfield regeneration and redevelopment.

The event offers regulatory & guidance updates, technical presentations, strategically-focused panel discussions and business-leader roundtables, so there’s something for your whole team.

  Attendees can watch on-demand here

If you do not have a ticket to the Summit and would like to purchase the on-demand recordings, please click here.

Members can download the event report here.

October 2021

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​Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) and Environmental Net Gain (ENG) for Brownfield Sites

21 October - Workshop

 

This workshop outlined the concepts of Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) and Environmental Net Gain (ENG) in the context of brownfield remediation.

Specifically, the workshop covered:

  • Introduction to BNG and ENG
  • How the need to deliver BNG may affect redevelopment of brownfield land
  • How BNG may be an opportunity for green end use of PDL
  • Calculating net gains: the new Defra metric 3.0 and small sites metric
  • ENG, Natural Capital and other emerging areas of environment policy

Speaker:

  • Stephanie Wray, Managing Director, Nature Positive, an RSK Company                      

  Members can watch on-demand here

Members can download the event report here.

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​What is Sustainable Remediation & How Can it be Achieved?

6 October - Senior Leader Roundtable Discussion

 

This Senior Leader Roundtable Discussion focused on defining sustainable remediation and exploring how it can be achieved.

This Roundtables are closed, invite-only sessions and so are not available to watch on-demand, but a report of the event can be downloaded below.                    

  Members can download the roundtable report here

September 2021

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Sustainable Place-Making: Exploring Alternative Uses for Derelict, Vacant & Marginal Brownfield Sites

21 September - Panel Discussion

 

This discussion brought together a number of panellists involved with projects to make better use of marginal and vacant brownfield sites, either on an interim basis, or for soft-end uses as part of wider regeneration projects. It provides insight into the benefits of these projects in achieving social, natural capital and sustainability goals and enabling local authorities to make good use of brownfield sites in their portfolio.

Panellists:

  • Gail Atkinson, Project Leader: Climate Change Adaptation, Forest Research
  • Jon Davies, Technical Director, RSK Biocensus & Head of RSK Wilding
  • Josh Rawson, Business Development Manager, Square Mile Farms

  Members can watch on-demand here

May 2021

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Groundwater Spatiotemporal Data Analysis Tool (GWSDAT) – Introducing Version 3.1

25 May - Webinar

 

GWSDAT is a user-friendly, open source, decision support tool for the analysis and reporting of groundwater monitoring data. The software can handle large data sets with multiple monitoring locations, variable sampling events, and differing chemical constituents. GWSDAT has been used extensively in the assessment of soil and groundwater conditions in numerous locations world-wide.

This webinar introduces Version 3.1 and uses a number of case studies to demonstrate its use in achieving optimum groundwater monitoring and remediation.

Speakers:

  • Wayne Jones, Principal Data Scientist, Shell
  • Luc Rock, Hydrogeologist, Shell

  Members can watch on-demand here


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IGNITION - Financing Urban Nature-Based Solutions to the Climate Emergency

20 May - Panel Discussion

 

The Greater Manchester IGNITION project is a ground-breaking multi-partner project working across government, academia, business and communities to establish innovative ways of financing nature-based solutions (NBS) that build urban resilience to climate change.

This panel discussion brought together three of the partners in the IGNITION project to provide an overview of the milestones achieved to date in progressing towards a point where investment in nature-based solutions is business as usual.

Panellists:

  • Amanda Skeldon, Campaign Manager:Climate Action, Business in the Community & IGNITION Technical Lead on Communications & Stakeholder Engagement
  • Matt Ellis, Climate Resilience Officer, Environment Agency & IGNITION UIA Project Lead
  • Sam Evans, Head of Natural Environment, Greater Manchester Combined Authority &  IGNITION Project Lead

  Members can watch on-demand here

March 2021

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Optimising Digital Innovations to Achieve Real-Time, Targeted Data Collection & Improved Risk Assessment

24 March - Panel Discussion

 

The benefits of technology and new digital techniques in facilitating data collection are being increasingly recognised. Remote sensing, continuous monitoring and wireless data management is now easier and more cost-effective, and can improve data quality and availability, as well as facilitating its analysis for improved decision making, thus reducing time and project costs.

This panel discussion explored the use of this technology in improving contaminated land, ground gas and groundwater risk assessments through better refinement of the conceptual site model and developing robust, justifiable remediation and mitigation strategies.

Panellists:

  • Panellists David Campbell, Divisional Director, Head of Remote Sensing, APEM,
  • Tony Windsor, Technical Director, Arcadis and
  • Kayleigh Smith, Regional Sales Manager (North UK), In-Situ

  Members can watch on-demand here

January 2021

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Improving the Quality of Contaminated Land Reports

19 January - Panel Discussion

 

There has been increasing concern recently around the quality of reports and information relating to the risk assessment and remediation of contaminated land, as well as the installation and verification of gas protection measures. As a result it is felt that there is now a lack of confidence within the sector in these reports and their suitability when assessing, verifying and signing-off brownfield development projects. 

This session looked at the key areas of concern and the measures being proposed within the sector to address this, including reviewing the various industry accreditation schemes, their role and value in improving standards and restoring confidence, and how to improve buy-in to the schemes.

Moderator:

  • Ian Evans, Technical Director, Wood Group

Panellists:

  • Vivien Dent, Associate Technical Director, RSK
  • Sarah Hamill, Contaminated Land Officer, West Dunbartonshire Council

  Members can watch on-demand here