It is a pleasure to release the Programme for the UK and Ireland Spill Association Annual Conference on 2 November 2023 at the Nottingham Belfry Hotel.
The programme has three sections to it:
Learning from Incidents
We are delighted to be able to hear from a number of technical experts independent of the Association:
Nicola Harries, Technical Director, CL:AIRE
Dr Cecilia MacLeod, Advanced Bacterial Sciences
Richard Williams, Technical Specialist, Vertase FLI
We are also focussing on delivering topics by experts that members need to hear and be aware of and I am grateful to our members for sharing their knowledge with other members.
Dr Bill Atkinson, Chief Scientific Adviser, Adler and Allan
Adrian Bhreathnach, Director, ASP Environmental
James Godfrey, Operations Director, Seed Environmental
Robert Monk, Suez
Florin Oprea, Ecologia
Amy Parekh-Pross, Socotec
Karl Jones, OAMPS
The programme is listed below.
Attendance at the Conference is just £55 per attendee (member companies) £95 per attendee (non-member).
UK and Ireland Spill Association Annual Conference Programme 2 November 2023
(This is the programme at the time of distribution) as of 16 Oct 23
0930 – Conference opening addresses – Chair, UK and Ireland Spill Association
0940 – Sustainability in spill response – The options for remote VOC monitoring during spill response and case study- Adrian Bhreathnach, ASP Environmental
1020 – Remediation of Hydrocarbon Spills using a Microbiological Approach – Dr Cecilia MacLeod, Advanced Bacterial Sciences and Amy Parekh-Pross, Socotec
1050 – Coffee and Tea Break in Exhibition Area
1110 – ESG through the Insurers’ and loss adjusters’ eyes and what they require, TBD
1140 – Nicola Harries, Technical Director CL:AIRE: Sustainability in Spill Response
1210 – PFAS – How to destroy PFAS – Richard Williams, Vertase.
1240 – PFAS Working Group panel discussion
1300 – Finger Buffet lunch in Exhibition area
1340 – Alternative Fuels – the issues for spill response – Bill Atkinson, Chief Scientific Adviser, Adler and Allan
1410 – Outcome of the Emerging and Future Risks Working Group Li-Ion battery seminar and workshop
1430 – Plastic is no longer so fantastic – Plastic Pollution Working Group
1500 – Coffee and Tea Break in Exhibition Area
Learning from incidents
1520 – Regulation/Legislation update: Are we going in the right direction with LCRM and RPS 215 James Godfrey, Seed Environmental
1540 – Demystifying Data Variability: Sampling to Testing Insights – Robert Monk, Suez
1610 – Case Study – Emergency Aeration of Polluted Surface Waters, presented by Florin Oprea, Ecologia
1640 – Insurance Overview – Karl Jones, OAMPS
1700 – Open Discussion
1715 – Closing comments and thanks
Any queries please get in touch!