Environmental Challenges in 2021-what we can do

Wednesday 18 – Thursday 19 November 2020

This year’s Conference will be held as virtual event online so you can attend from your own home while we are locked down again. Sign up today to watch presentations and engage with 15 speakers over 2 days.

We are once again in a period of considerable flux. Although we have formally left the EU, we have yet to decide the form of our future relationship and what exactly will replace European environmental law. Furthermore, the impact of Covid-19 on our environment has yet to be fully understood and explored. This year’s Conference will offer opportunities to discuss these issues.

For the full programme, follow this  link: https://www.environmental-protection.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/epuk-conference-programme-2020.docx

The speakers and their presentation topics are outlined below:

William Wilson of Wyeside Consulting will give a presentation on COP 26 – key issues at a turning point for climate negotiations

Professor Eloise Scotford of UCL will give an update and commentary on the Environment Bill.

The Government’s strategy for regeneration includes significant investment in new infrastructure which will have environmental consequences, in particular for areas of quiet and tranquility.

Neil Wait, Environmental expert advising the HS2 project, will present his findings on assessing and resolving environmental challenges.

Oliver Bewes Noise Manager, Infrastructure Directorate, HS2 Ltd will discuss noise issues associated with the high-speed train project.

Last year saw the launch of a major new initiative to improve air quality and to reduce the health impacts of air pollution.

Professor Sir Stephen Holgate, newly knighted Clean Air Champion, will update Conference on progress for clean air action.

Dr Ian Mudway, Imperial College London, will give an assessment of new research in health impacts.

Nick Molden, Allow Air, will give a presentation entitled Schrӧdingers Car: the plug-in hybrid conundrum

Land contamination and remediation continues to be a major concern of EPUK members, especially with regard to asbestos and new issues arising from the decline in road fuel retailing sites.

Peter Atchison, PAGeoTechnical Ltd will discuss Prospects for the Contaminated Land Sector in a Turbulent Political Time

Steve Forster of Remedia Group Limited, Chair of Joint Industry Working Group in Soil and Asbestos and C & D Materials, will give an update on the new AGS guidance on asbestos.

David Rudland, former EPUK Chair of Land Quality, will introduce a major new EPUK publication on decommissioning of petrol/diesel forecourts.

Dr Tom Henman, lead investigator from RSK, commissioned by the Scottish Government, will be examining the risk of carbon dioxide arising from former coal workings and the implications for development

Other noise issues will be addressed by the following experts:

George Gibbs of Noise Consultants Ltd will present on noise mapping: potential further uses and opportunities.

Dr Antonio Martinez of Salford University will also be presenting on Environmental Noise after Covid-19:  Issues and Opportunities.

The Conference will be of particular interest to:

  • Local authority Environmental Health, Contaminated Land, Planning and Transport Officers
  • Elected members with an environment brief or interest
  • Environmental managers from the private and public sectors
  • Practitioners: Environmental businesses and consultants
  • Academics and students involved in teaching, research and learning in environmental protection subjects
  • Local environmental interest groups

Not an EPUK member? Why not join Environmental Protection UK and benefit from reduced conference fees and reap the reward of EPUK membership.

Register and pay via our website. All fees are inclusive of VAT at the current rate of 20%.

Conference Rates

EPUK Member (£149.00 + VAT) £178.80
EPUK Member Exhibitor Package

(from £449.00 + VAT)

Non-Member (£199.00 + VAT) £238.80
Non-Member Exhibitor Package

(from £599.00 + VAT)

Students (£49 + VAT) £58.80

Please complete the registration form below. You don’t need a PayPal account – you can pay with most commonly used card types.

Confirmation of registration and a receipted invoice will be sent for all payments. Note that all fees include VAT at 20%.

If you would prefer to pay by invoice click here.

Exhibitor Package

Exhibitors will be able to create their own page including videos, photos and links to your own website and products. Delegates will be directed to the exhibitors’ area between the speakers. There is the facility to chat with you online or make appointments for a later date.

If you create a 1-2 minute advertising video, we can show it between speakers and/or your logo can be shown on a slide after relevant presentations.

If you would like further information about the Exhibitor package, please email Vanessa Tanner on: info@environmental-protection.org.uk

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