This IEMA event was hosted by Brighton University and gave an interesting and exciting insight into issues surrounding contaminated land. There were 5 speakers who talked about a variety of issues from new technologies and sustainable developments to coping in an economic down turn.

The event programmes was as follows-

4pm: Introduction - Caroline Gill, IEMA

4:15pm: Brownfield Regeneration and House Building: A Developers Perspective on the Economic Outlook - Ian Heasman Associate Director of Brownfield and Sustainability: Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd

4:45pm: How innocent owners can become liable for contamination they never caused and why due diligence is imperative - Simon Boyle: Argyll Environmental Limited

5:15pm: How new standards for geotechnical and environmental site investigation and design could enable more sustainable developments - Mike Brown Head of New Business and Marketing: Geo-Environmental Services

5:45pm: Fingerprinting and identifying nuisance dust emissions during Brownfield redevelopment - Ben Williams: DustScan Limited

6:15pm: Development and spin-out of new remediation technologies and University: business partnership opportunities - Professor Andy Cundy: Assistant Head of School (Research) School of Environment and Technology - University of Brighton

6:45pm: Questions and Finish