Environmental Challenges in 2021-what we can do

Aston University – Wednesday 18 November 2020


As we are all aware Covid-19 is having a massive impact on large gatherings and events. At the moment we are unsure what restrictions will be in place in November so EPUK are discussing options for Anuual Conference.


This year’s National Conference once again takes place 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. EPUK has been following the debate and commenting regularly, yet there remains much to be played for.

Our President and a leading legal expert 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.

Environmental experts advising the HS2 project about their proposals for assessing and resolving environmental challenges, including environmental/community noise will present their findings.

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

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

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

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.

Steve Foster and Dr Miriam Markham, Jacobs Engineering 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 initiative to produce guidance on decommissioning of petrol/diesel forecourts.

Dr Tom Henman, lead investigator from RSK, commissioned by the Scottish Government, will update on the CO2 disaster involving former coal mines in Gorebridge in 2014.

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

Super Early Bird Rate – Register by 30 June 2020

EPUK Member (£123.00 + VAT) £147.60
EPUK Member Display Stand Package (£415.00 + VAT) £498.00
Non-Member (£199.00 + VAT) £238.80
Non-Member Display Stand Package (£563.00 + VAT) £675.60
Students (£59.50 + VAT) £71.40

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