Useful links

Take a look below at the useful links that we hope you like:

OrganisationWebsite Additional comments
GENERAL
Association of Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Specialistswww.ags.org.ukExcellent resource for practicing geo specialist with advice and guidance on risk and liability as well as technical matters - AGs' Loss Prevent Alerts is particularly valuable to an industry which is perceived as "risky".
British Drilling Association www.britishdrillingassociation.co.uk/Good resources for industry specific safety and technical matters - Home of training and qualifications for drilling.
British Geological Surveywww.bgs.ac.ukWealth of data on UK soils, rocks, flooding and of course Normal Background Concentrations of Contaminants
Building Research Establishmentwww.bre.co.ukHome of BREEAM, publishers of key construction industry guidance eg SD1, Building on Fill, Radon and Ground Gas Protection Measures
British Standards Institutewww.bsigroup.comIf you want to have your say on forthcoming standards then go to drafts http://drafts.bsigroup.com
CIRIAwww.ciria.orgWealth of good practice guidance for the construction industry - the ready reference for C733 Asbestos in Soils can be downloaded here
The Coal Authority www2.groundstability.comFor the interactive map of coal mining information go to http://mapapps2.bgs.ac.uk/coalauthority/home.html
Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs - Northern Irelandhttps://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/topics
Earthwisehttp://earthwise.bgs.ac.uk/index.php/Main_PageThe digital publication channel for the British Geological Survey
Environment Agency www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency
EUGRIS - portal for soil and groundwater management in Europehttp://www.eugris.info/Many now archived and/or superceeded UK contaminated land publications can stiil be found here
European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC)
http://esdac.jrc.ec.europa.eu/The thematic centre for soil related data in Europe including but not limited to contamination, soil organic carbon, erosion and landslides
Health and Safety Executivewww.hse.gov.ukWith 35 fatalities in the construction industry during 2014/15 why not improve you knowledge by making use of the wealth of information freely available on this site
NHBC http://www.nhbc.co.uk/Access to NHBC standards including section 4.1 Builidng near trees. Download the Guidance for the Safe Development of Housing on Land Affected by Contamination here. Read Guidance on Evaluation of Development Proposals On Site where Methane and Carbon Dioxide are Present here.

Natural Resources Wales https://naturalresources.wales/
Netregshttp://www.netregs.org.uk/Environmental Guidance for businesses in Northern Ireland and Scotland
SEPAhttp://www.sepa.org.uk/
The Survey Associationwww.tsa-uk.org.uksome useful Client guides on different survey techniques including UAV
UKAShttp://www.ukas.com/UK Accreditation Service including soils testing both geotechnical and chemical. Searches for accredited laboratories and MCERTs approved tests can be made here
LAND CONTAMINATION
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/index.htmlFederal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
CIRIA Contaminated Land Guidance Toolhttp://contamlanddb.ciria.org/This database allows you to search through pre-selected references to identify the ones that are most relevant to your needs

Users can search by publisher, date, relevance and selected keywords.
CL:AIREwww.claire.co.uk

Great resources check out CL:AIRE's WaLL ( Water and Land Library) if you cannot find that publication you know should be or was on gov.uk. CL:AIRE is also home to the Definition of Waste: Development Industry Code of Practice and JIWG Abestos in Soils project.
CONCAWEwww.concawe.euEnvironmental Science for the European Refining Industry. You can find the "Supplementary guidance for the investigation and
risk-assessment of potentially contaminated sediments: a companion volume to Energy Institute / CONCAWE report E1001" here.
Common Forum on Contaminated in Europehttp://www.commonforum.eu/Useful overview of contaminated land issues and knowledge across Europe
ContaminatedLandwww.contaminatedLand.co.ukDescribed as "Information on Contaminated Land and Brownfields in the UK, for all working in the field, whether involved in buying, selling, assessing, advising, remediating or even just ingesting..." BE WARNED NO LONGER REGULARLY UPDATED but something useful information eg List of abandonned bombs in London
Contaminated Land Expert Panelhttp://www.claire.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=656&Itemid=141The panel has been set up to review potential Part2A cases submitted by Local Authorities that are not straight forward and where there is a question mark over whether the land is considered legally contaminated or not.
Interstate Technology and Regulatory Councilwww.itrcweb.org/USA based website containing extensive contaminated land guidance The ITRC is a public-private coalition working to reduce barriers to the use of innovative environmental technologies that reduce compliance costs and maximise cleanup efficacy. Whilst this site provides access to guidance that is often ahead of the UK it should be noted that the UK Contaminated Land Regime is not the same as the USA and not all guidance may be directly transferrable.
Land Forumhttp://www.claire.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=475&Itemid=127Brings together private and public sector organisations to promote the sustainable use of land
JISCMAIL - CONTAMINATED-LAND-STRATEGIEShttps://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=CONTAMINATED-LAND-STRATEGIESExtremely active email discussion list originally for the UK Education and Research communities but widely used by public and private sector contaminated land practitioners as well as academia
NERChttp://www.nerc.ac.uk/Funders of environmental research
NICOLE http://www.nicole.org/
Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe promoting co-operation between industry, academia and service providers on the development and application of sustainable technologies - the Network is being mirrored in other regions with the recent announcement of NICOLA ( for Africa) and NICOLE Brasil.
Qualified Person (QP)http://www.claire.co.uk/index.php?option=com_contact&view=category&id=943&Itemid=332Register of QP's who can sign-off the Declaration which forms part of the voluntary Definition of Waste: Development Industry Code of Practice
SAFEGROUNDShttp://www.safegrounds.com/A forum and learning network focussing on contaminated land on nuclear and defence sites and on non-active/low activity waste from nuclear and defence site decommissioning
SAGTAhttp://www.sagta.org.uk/index.htmlThe Soil and Groundwater Technology Association (SAGTA) is a not-for-profit association of member organisations drawn from UK companies representing many major landholding sectors.
Scottish Contaminated Land Forumhttp://www.sclf.co.uk/

Promoting the effective and sustainable reuse of contaminated land in Scotland - Good for links to Scottish contaminated land resources, annual conference presentations avilable online
SiLChttp://www.silc.org.uk/silc-register/Specialist in Land Condition, a register of senior practitioners who advise on land condition matters and are able to support the Land Condition Record as launched by the Urban Tak Force on 1999
SNIFFERwww.sniffer.org.ukSniffer is a registered charity delivering knowledge-based solutions to resilience and sustainability issues inclduing contaminated land. The Communicating Understanding of Contaminated land Risks Guidance can be accessed here.
Society of Brownfield Risk Assessorswww.sobra.org.ukEstablished to support the growing number of professionals working in land contamination risk assessment why not check out SoBRA's resources for reports and other tools and documentation produced to support the industry To find a an accredited SoBRA Risk Assesor go to https://sobra.org.uk/accreditation/register-of-sobra-risk-assesors/
Suitably Qualified Person (SQP)http://www.claire.co.uk/projects-and-initiatives/nqms-sqp-registerThe National Quality Mark Scheme for Land Contamination Management (NQMS) is a scheme that has been developed by the Land Forum to provide visible identification of documents that have been checked for quality by a Suitably Qualified and experienced Person (SQP). It will provide increased confidence and improved quality of submissions made under regulatory regimes, particularly planning applications, related to previously used land. for more information on the NQMS please click here
RemSocwww.remsoc.orgRecently set up society by remediation professionals for remediation professionals
UKRadonwww.ukradon.orgUK reference site on radon from Public Health England icludes UK radon maps
Water Framework Directive UK TAGhttps://www.wfduk.org/UKTAG is a partnership of the UK environment and conservation agencies which was set up by the UK-wide WFD policy group consisting of UK government administrations. It was created to provide coordinated advice on the the science and technical aspects of the European Union's Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC
Click here for Groundwater Hazardous Substances Standards and the Rivers & lakes - metal Bioavailability Assessment tool (M-BAT) can be found here.
GEOTECHNICAL
British Geotechnical Associationwww.britishgeotech.org
Principal association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom.
The British Tunnelling Society https://www.britishtunnelling.org.uk/Forum for all matters tunnelling - click here to go direct to the knowledge section of the website which has a wealth of information and guidance relating to tunnelling
Federation of Piling Specialistswww.fps.org.ukIndustry body for foundation contractors undertaking piling and other geotechnical construction work - website includes access to guidance on a range of related topics such as safety, specification and technical matters.
SPARKhttp://www.rssb.co.uk/research-development-and-innovation/knowledge-services/about-sparkSPARK is a free web based knowledge sharing tool, available to all. It contains an organised library of knowledge and information relating to research and innovation within the international rail community