Sustainable soil management conference
Event by: CIRIA
16 November 2022 | 09:00 – 13:30 GMT
Save the date for a virtual conference on sustainable soil management for construction projects.
The UK government has set a target that by 2030 all soils should be sustainably managed. Management of soil in construction projects has always been an important and sometimes difficult issue for clients, consultants and contractors. If soil becomes waste, the penalties of managing this inappropriately is very expensive.
In a wider context, the contribution of ecosystem services from soils such as providing nutrients to grow food, capturing carbon and reducing flooding and erosion, are now a priority for both the UK and United Nations.
This conference will explore issues that construction professionals have in managing soil from construction projects. This includes how well they have been complying with waste regulations, meeting the wider environmental agenda and using soil to contribute more to green infrastructure. It will also discuss national and international initiatives such as the UN’s International Network on Soil Pollution (INSOP), DEFRA’s Soil Action Plan for England and CIRIA’s activities to support the industry with good practice guidance on green infrastructure and the Soil Community of Practice.
Sergejus Ustinov, Soil Pollution Specialist, Global Soil Partnership, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Graeme Duggan, Senior Policy Officer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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