CIWEM's Contaminated Land Network (CLN) supports
professionals in the contaminated land sector.
The function of the CIWEM Contaminated Land Network is to
provide expert views for the Institution and to be a sounding board
for current and new initiatives.
Role and Remit
The role of the CIWEM CLN is to bring together
government/non-governmental bodies, industry, academia and other
stakeholders to stimulate sharing of knowledge and good practice in
the management of contaminated land. The network aims to
support the relationship between academic research and
The CLN is a virtual global network, operating mainly by email.
However, the steering group meets on a regular basis to discuss
topics of interest and concern in the sector and steer the
activities of the network.
Steering group members:
- Dr. Nick Voulvoulis - Imperial College, London
- Mark Hill - Central Government
- Joanne Kwan
Update from the steering group
The steering group last met in May 2013, at the present time the
group is preparing a general Policy Position Statement (PPS) on
contaminated land which will be published by the Autumn. The
statement will set out an overarching position with respect to the
assessment, management and remediation of contaminated land - and
therefore set out what we consider to be the proper approach to
identifying and dealing with such land. This overarching
approach will provide a platform to develop further PPS going
forward. We will also soon be developing social media links from
the webpage so that we can generate discussions around contaminated
land policy, practice and procedure.
The Contaminated Land PPS was published in September 2013 and
can be viewed here.
The CLN has a number of strategic linkages with CIWEM's waste
management technical panel as well as through our status as a
founding body of SiLC.
If you have contaminated land as an element of your post, are
interested in contaminated land issues or require further
information on joining the network or steering group please contact
Membership of the network is not a major commitment - it is a
good way to keep in touch with CIWEM's work on contaminated land
issues. A quarterly newsletter is produced (back issues can
be found on the right hand tab) and circulated to the network to
share information, case studies and profiles, if you would like to
contribute please contact Joanna