SCLF Conference

10th Annual Conference on the Advances in Land Contamination Assessment and Remediation – 4th September 2019. 

Our tenth annual one day conference will take place on the 4th of September 2019 – the venue will be in the Stenhouse Wing, University of Strathclyde Business School, 199 Cathedral Street, Glasgow, G4 0QU.

SCLF 2019 will contain a mix of academic research papers, good practice and regulatory review presentations with a poster display area and space for exhibitors’ stands.

Please book your tickets here for £60 per person.


The conference will be chaired by Jane Dottridge. Jane is a Technical Director at Mott MacDonald with over 40 years experience in contaminated land, groundwater contamination, water quality and water resources.  Jane is chair of Chair of the Geological Society’s contaminated land specialist group and has worked on groundwater projects across the UK and internationally. She has specialist expertise in modelling groundwater flow, contaminant fate and transport, and risk assessment.


09:00 – Registration and Coffee

09:20 – Welcome and Opening Remarks

09:30 – 10:00 – Statistics for Groundwater Contamination Risk Assessment and Cost Management in Monitoring Design – Alex Statton, AECOM

10:00 – 10:25 –  GWSDAT: A Tool for Analysing Groundwater Quality Data and Contamination Plumes – New Developments – Marnie Low, University of Glasgow

10.25 Questions

10.35 Coffee and Networking

11.00 – 11.35 Assessing Risks to the Water Environment – Does your Data Support your Conclusion? – Scottish Environment Protection Agency

11.35 – 12:00 – Dealing with Dangerous Daughter Products in DQRA – Helen McMillan – RSK

12:00 – 12:25 – The Clyde’s Industrial History and its Impact on Antimicrobial Resistance – Dr. Kiri Rodgers, University of the West of Scotland

12:25 Questions

12:35 Lunch, networking and posters

13:30 – 13:55 Changes in Contaminant Behaviour as an Effect of Low Rainfall at Dounreay Site – David Orr, Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd

13:55 – 14:20 Resource from Waste: Potential of Sepiolite Mining by products in the Migration of Environmental Impacts from Resource Exploitation in Hunan PRC – Na Song, University of the West of Scotland

14:20 Questions

14:30 Coffee and Networking

15:00 – 15:25 Successful Biostimulation and Bioaugmentation Treatment of DNAPL and Dissolved Phase Mixed Chlorinated Solvent Contamination under an Active Commercial Site in Scotland – Jack Shore, Regenesis

15:25 – 15:50 – Remediation Challenges in the Arctic – Lessons from Alaska’s North Slope – Dr. Keith Torrance, University of Strathclyde

15:50 Questions

16:00 Closing Remarks & Poster Award Announcement

16:15 – Finish 

Follow the build up and the event on twitter @ScottishCLF or #SCLF2019

The conference venue is fully accessible with some further details available here.

We will also have a quiet room available for delegates to use as a place to take a break from the busy conference areas or for prayer.  Please note that the quiet room is not for making business phone calls!!

If you have any particular accessibility needs for example, sign language interpreter, large print or Braille transcription then please let us know as soon as possible and we will try to arrange the assistance that you need.  If you require a personal support worker to accompany you, then please let us know and we can offer them a free place.

This year’s conference is sponsored by

Introductions to our sponsors.

Catax are experts in specialist areas of tax relief, including Capital Allowances, Research & Development (R&D) and the Patent Box. With over 10 years’ experience, we have identified over £230m in tax benefit for our clients to date. We’re headquartered in Manchester, with offices in London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Channel Islands.  One of the fields we have started to focus on is ‘Remediation of Contaminated Land Tax Relief’ which is basically where you can claim tax back on the money spent to clean land.

Envirolab provides soil (contaminated land, topsoil and subsoil) and water (groundwater, surface water and industrial effluent) laboratory services to environmental consultants, site investigation and civil engineering contractors, and local authorities, nationally and internationally.  We have a licence to accept soil from anywhere in the world to support clients that work internationally.  Our reputation for excellence is built on our flexibility and our willingness to adapt procedures and to go the extra mile for clients.

Chemtest is an independent award winning company providing routine analytical services and bespoke specialist testing throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe. Our staff are employed across a number of strategically placed locations, all utilising latest technologies. All our laboratories are UKAS accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and where applicable the Environment Agency MCERTS Performance Standard for soils.  At Chemtest we work alongside our customers to understand their unique requirements.

Landmark is at the forefront of legal products and data supply to the UK’s property market. Our pioneering technology, data, reports and expert team enable thousands of successful property transactions, every day. Landmark is a true PropTech, LegalTech and EnviroTech innovator.  Whether you’re looking to acquire land, design or build a development, sell or lease land or property, invest in or secure funding, or undertake compliance – we can help you.

Chemtech Environmental is recognised nationwide for chemical analysis testing that is fast, accurate and reliable.   A steadily growing customer base has come to rely on fast, accurate and reliable reporting and the company was able to grow into a 30,000 sqft purpose-designed lab facility. The company has grown but the commitment to provide 5-star customer service remains, and we’re still pushing the envelope.  What other lab would be championing a minionesque man in a white coat as a company mascot? We are an independent leading testing laboratory, which performs a full range of chemical analyses using state of the art laboratory techniques on soils, waters, building and waste materials. i2 has created an Environmental facility specialising in the analysis of trace levels of organic pollutants in a huge variety of environmental and other matrices. i2 Analytical integrates the benefits of its locations into one package and we support a diverse range of clients across a variety of global environmental projects.

Archived Conference Presentations

You can find documentation of previous conferences and copies of all the posters and presentations below.

SCLF Conference 2018        SCLF Conference 2017         SCLF Conference 2016         SCLF Conference 2015

SCLF Conference 2014         SCLF Conference 2013         SCLF Conference 2012

SCLF Conference 2011         SCLF Conference 2010