What are they?

As part of the programme at the WasteMINZ Conference & Expo we’ll be holding National Environmental Standard and Contaminated Land Fundamentals workshops on Wednesday 17 October.

The workshops are targeted at Council consent and policy planners, environmental health officers and contaminated land professionals. In particular the Council planners and environmental health officers are a little outside of WasteMINZ’ usual audience. However with the introduction of the NES some eight months ago, Contaminated Land really has been thrust onto the agenda of every Council in New Zealand.

Our conference has long had a stream dedicated to Contaminated Land Management and this year the Sector Group Steering Committee felt it was vitally important that we broaden our audience and share knowledge and expertise to ensure better environmental outcomes.

What’s included?

  • Interactive workshops where the first nine months working under the new NES will be reviewed from government, industry and practitioner perspectives.
  • Interactive workshops where the basics of contaminated land assessment will be explained.
  • A range of topical presentations by some of the country’s leading practitioners that will highlight the range of skills required for those that are investigating and assessing the effect of contaminated land
  • Panel discussions on NES implementation challenges and the accreditation of Suitably Qualified and Experience Practitioners, which will provide participants with the opportunity to challenge, collaborate and bring about change.

For a detailed programme and further information please click here.


What will you come away with?

  • A greater understanding of how to implement the NES at your council
  • A high level understanding on the various elements of contaminated land work
  • Guidance on what experience and qualifications a Suitably Qualified and Experienced Practitioner requires and what an accreditation system could look like
  • A process to assess consent requirements under the NES
  • Direction on how to use the SCSs under the NES
  • An overview of site management options
  • Guidance on what a good preliminary site investigation looks like
  • The in’s and out’s of conceptual site models that are relevant to the investigation, assessment and mitigation of contamination impact

The details:

What? National Environmental Standard and Contaminated Land Fundamentals Workshops

Where? WasteMINZ Conference, Claudelands Events Centre, Hamilton

When? Wednesday 17 October, 9am to 5pm

Who? Council consent and policy planners, environmental health officers and contaminated land professionals

Get more information here or register online here.