WasteMINZ is holding a workshop on Coming to terms with the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil (NES) on Thursday, 24 October.

Register online here.

The workshop will run from 1pm to 4pm, at the Energy Events Centre in Rotorua, immediately following the close of the WasteMINZ Annual Conference. It will not form part of the official conference programme, but is being run at this time so that conference delegates can attend.

If you are attending the WasteMINZ conference, the workshop is free of charge; however you MUST still register for the workshop.

For those not attending the conference, the cost to attend the workshop is NZ$95 + GST. Registrations close on Friday, 11 October and you can register online here.

The workshops are targeted at:

  • Council consent and policy planners
  • Council environmental health officers
  • Contaminated land professionals.

What’s included?

  • An interactive workshop where you will hear about, and share, the latest learnings in the application of the NES and you will be directly involved in compiling a shopping list of what the industry wants and the tools required.
  • An opportunity to see the NES from others’ perspectives, rub shoulders with experienced practitioners and gain insight into NES good practice.
  • An opportunity to hear about a proposed accreditation system and the mechanics of applying for recognition as a contaminated land expert.

For detailed programme information please click here.

What will you come away with?

  • A broadened perspective on the issues faced by the range of parties involved in implementing the NES; from developers to councils and the Ministry for the Environment, as originators of the standard.
  • An understanding of the proposed accreditation system that may ease concerns about having to determine the suitability of consultants in a litigious field of practice.

Background Reading:

Background Reading to prepare for the workshop can be found here.

The details:

  • Coming to terms with the NES workshop
  • Energy Events Centre, Queens Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua
  • Thursday 24 October, 1pm to 4pm
  • You can get more information here or register online here .