Since the NRF ‘road shows’ last year, there have been several updates and the documents have had some time to infuse themselves into the Australian contaminated land remediation industry. We will be hearing from CRC Care about how the NRF has been prepared and implemented, as well as getting some perspectives from the consultants and practitioners on how the NRF can be used for Australian-based remediation projects.
Dr Joyti N Jit leads or participates in policy development projects in CRC CARE's Best Practice Policy program. She has over 12 years training and experience as scientist and policy analyst in the interdisciplinary areas of environmental, social and legal research. Joyti has published and contributed to national and international technical and policy projects in previous positions held in academia, industry and inter-governmental organisations. She has qualifications in applied science (BAS), marine management (MA) and law (PhD). Joyti's current work focuses on site contamination issues, including the development of guidance on PFAS and petroleum hydrocarbon contamination and the use of flux in groundwater management. Joyti was instrumental in the overall development of the National Remediation Framework (NRF) and drafted the NRF guideline on establishing remediation objectives. Joyti is also currently the Deputy Representative of the United Nations-Nippon Foundation Fellowship Alumni, a global network of over 100 professionals in academia and government.
Chairing the presentation and opening discussion will be Keith Maxfield and Andrew Labbett:
Keith Maxfield (Associate Director of Environment - AECOM) is a contaminated land practitioner with 20 years’ experience who has held roles across industry, regulatory and consultancy in Australia and the UK. Keith’s project experience is extensive covering a wide range of contaminated land and environmental projects. Over the last ten years Keith has specialised in remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater and in the characterisation of complex aquifers, particularly fractured rock. Keith is currently the technical lead on a number of remediation projects involving an array of remediation strategies from routine and simplistic techniques to complex multifaceted schemes involving bespoke technologies and emerging sciences, including sustainable and low-impact remediation. Keith is Chair of ACLCA Victoria's Remediation Focus Area.
Andrew Labbett is Principal Remediation Engineer at Renewal Environmental Consulting with over 25 years’ experience specialising in contaminated land assessment and remediation. He has completed projects across the Asia Pacific Region, the USA and the UK. Andrew specialises in delivery of remedial programs, from the conduct of feasibility studies and cost estimation to the remediation strategy design, pilot testing, strategy implementation and site closure. Andrew has worked on a range of retail petroleum sites, chemical manufacturing plants and manufactured gasworks sites. He has also taken interest in developing and implementing sustainable remediation technologies and was rewarded with the Inaugural SuRF™ ANZ Sustainable Remediation Project Recognition Award from the Australasian Land and Groundwater Association in 2015 for his solar thermal recirculation treatment system.
DATE: Tuesday 13 October 2020
VENUE: Zoom online (Zoom invite will be emailed the day before presentation)
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