March 17, 2015

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Graham Webb Joins Other Brownfield Experts to Discuss Reforms to Northern Ireland

Geosyntec Senior Engineer Graham Webb (Dublin) is one of thirteen experts speaking at the Brownfield Land 2015 conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland on March 25.  Experts at the conference will deliver practical insights into the implications of imminent reforms to Northern Ireland’s Planning System and offer strategies for managing and developing brownfield projects efficiently and cost-effectively under the new regime.

Graham with present a session titled “Techniques for achieving more robust risk assessment of groundwater to minimize the impact of groundwater contamination on land use.” In his presentation, he will demonstrate the importance and value of a detailed Conceptual Site Model (CSM) when assessing contaminated groundwater, how to effectively use technical guidance to develop robust yet achievable targets for the protection of water environment receptors, and how to improve certainty of key input parameters when developing groundwater models. Graham has over 20 years’ experience in contaminated land and groundwater consulting in Ireland and the United Kingdom and over the past four years has been a lead consultant to the Irish EPA on contaminated land and groundwater issues.

The Planning System reforms, which include the transfer of planning functions to 11 new local councils in Northern Ireland, are due to take place in April 2015. The majority of contaminated land and groundwater issues are dealt with under this Planning regime.

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For more information, contact Graham Webb in Dublin, Ireland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..