Title: "International Trends in Contaminated Land Management".


The seminar will include presentations in the areas of general philosophies, background guidelines, policy development areas, techincal development areas, future directions of the international trends in contaminated land management. 


About the Speaker


Mr. Ross McFarland is the Principal Environmental Auditor (contaminated land) for CH2M HILL, an international project delivery company in the area of water and wastewater facilities design and operations, and environmental and transportation services and related infrastructure.  He has more than 20 years of local, national and international experience in the assessment and management of contaminated sites and hazardous wastes.


Mr McFarland holds a Bachelors degree in Science (Chemistry) and a Masters in Engineering (hazardous waste management).


In 1988, he was co-opted onto the National Health & Medical Research Councils Working Group and contributed significantly to the 1992 ANZECC/NHMRC National Guidelines for the Assessment and Management of Contaminated Sites.  This document is considered the “bible” for contaminated land management in Australia and New Zealand. Between 1991 and 1993, was NSW representative to the first and second national workshops for the risk assessment and management of contaminated land, subsequently published by the South Australian Health Commission. From From 1990 to 1994, employed by the NSWEPA to develop regulatory management techniques for contaminated land in NSW. 


He is also the Foundation President of the Australian Contaminated Land Consultants’ Association Inc. (ACLCA), Committee Contributor to the 1999 National Environment Protection Measure for the Assessment of Contaminated Sites. Committee Contributor to the enHealth 2004 National Guidelines for the Management of Asbestos in the Non-Occupational Environment. Active Member of the 2003 (inaugural) and current Board of the Australian Research Centre for Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation, University of South Australia.




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