Brownfield Intelligence Network

Connecting the brownfield community through networking and learning

Network events

We are hosting an expansive series of webinars, roundtables, panel discussions and virtual networking sessions, which are available exclusively to Corporate Members and Network Pass holders.

These events cover topics from SDGs, brownfield and contaminated land management, SuDs, biodiversity, planning, remediation, natural capital and more.

Network Passes give you unlimited, company-wide access to our upcoming virtual training events for one year.









Upcoming Network event calendar


  • 30 September 14:00 BST - Delivering the UN SDGs through Integrated Land Use  & Better Soil Management  - Lessons from INSPIRATION 

    Land and soil services are fundamental if we are to: Meet societal needs (food, drinking water, energy production, shelter, infrastructure) AND: Overcome societal challenges (climate change mitigation and adaptation, demands on non-renewable natural resources, environmental justice).

    The EU funded INSPIRATION project developed a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) to tackle the following questions: 

    • How can land management help balance demand and supply of resources and natural capital (including ecosystem services, the services of the Soil Sediment Water system)?

    • What research is needed to enhance the contribution of land management to reducing our ecological footprint and to optimising the desired quality and availability of resources at different scales?

    • What EU-scale knowledge creation and transfer on soil, land use and land management are therefore needed?

    • How do priority research demands of different stakeholders vary among the EU Member States?

    • Which networks and coalitions of funders and other stakeholders are most suitable to deal with these knowledge gaps (matchmaking)?

    • What are strengths and weaknesses of various possible funding models for executing the SRA?

    • How can this be done in a timescale that contributes to achieving the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs)

          Two years on from INSPIRATION publishing the SRA, we will look back on what has been achieved and look forward to what is yet to be done
          as we get closer to 2030 – and perhaps take a peek at how potential changes to the planning regime can help, or at least not hinder, progress.            The presentation will be delivered by Dr Paul Nathanail who led the drafting of the INSPIRATION Strategic Research Agenda.

          Dr Paul Nathanail, Technical Director, GHD



  • Effectively Incorporating Biodiversity Net Gain in Local Development Planning


  • 22 October 13:30-14:30 BST - Brownfield Intelligence Networking Session

    Network with other brownfield professionals, share ideas and debate topical issues.



  • 5 November 14:00-15:30 BST - Improving Stakeholder Communication & Collaboration in the Risk Assessment-Remediation-Development Process

    • Identifying the key areas of delay and concern for each party involved in the remediation and development process

    • Exploring the role of NQMS, SQPs and industry initiatives in improving the quality of, and increasing confidence in, information and reports 

    • How can improvements be achieved within current resource and funding constraints?

    • Strategies for improving early engagement, better communication and effective collaboration between local authorities, developers, remediation consultants & contractors, and other stakeholders to speed up the delivery of brownfield sites

      Ann Barker, Lead Officer Contaminated Land, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council


  • 12 November 13:30-14:30 BST - Brownfield Intelligence Networking Session

    Network with other brownfield professionals, share ideas and debate topical issues.


  • 25 November 10:00 BST - Exploring the Barriers and Opportunities for Infiltration SuDS on Potentially Contaminated Brownfield Land:

    Infiltration SuDS is an important part of sustainable urban water management for new development and infrastructure. Its incorporation into brownfield projects poses risks to water resources not necessarily present for other types of land. British Geological Survey would like to gain a better understanding of the data, information and knowledge required to support infiltration SuDS scheme design and implementation in urban areas to feed into our existing research and innovation activities such as the Community Water Management for a Liveable London (CAMELLIA) project. 

    This virtual workshop will seek to engage with planners, designers and ground and water engineering professionals to exchange knowledge on current good practice in infiltration SuDS and urban future water planning. This virtual workshop will be interactive and engaging with results disseminated after the event. 

    Dr Darren Beriro, Geoenvironmental Scientist, British Geological Survey 
    Dr Christopher Jackson, Principal Groundwater Modeller, British Geological Survey



  • Panel Discussion: Improving the Quality of Contaminated Land Reports to Increase Confidence in Risk Assessment & Remediation Proposals

    There has been increasing concern recently around the quality of reports and information relating to the risk assessment and remediation of contaminated land, as well as the installation and verification of gas protection measures.  As a result it is felt that there is now a lack of confidence within the sector in these reports and their suitability when assessing, verifying and signing-off brownfield development projects. The issue of competency, and demonstrating competence or proving eligibility to sign-off  / approve permits or reports is also an important area for review and discussion.

    This session will look at the key areas of concern and the measures being proposed within the sector to address this, including reviewing the various industry accreditation schemes, their role and value in improving standards and restoring confidence, and how to improve buy-in to the schemes.



  • Developing Effective Risk Communication Strategies & Improving Community & Stakeholder Engagement:

    Effectively engaging and communicating with stakeholders and communities is an important aspect of many large-scale, complex or disruptive remediation, regeneration and infrastructure development projects, as well as those that are more controversial. Understanding how those affected perceive the project and helping them to understand the objectives can significantly reduce the risk of delays and increased costs, as well as improve company reputation and community relations.

    This webinar will look at the importance of understanding stakeholders’ perceptions of risk and how to develop effective risk communication strategies for different stages of a project and different types of projects, as well as techniques for better engaging with different stakeholders and community groups.



  • Member-only virtual networking



  • Member-only virtual networking


Other topics (dates TBC)

  • Financing Mechanisms for Brownfield Projects

  • Panel discussion: What does the Next Generation Brownfield Professional Look Like? Determining the Right Balance of Skills Required to Work Effectively in a Changing Industry Sector

  • Project Management Skills for Early Career Brownfield Professionals – Translating On-Site Experience into Effective Project Management

  • Delivering the 25 Year Environment Plan in Brownfield Planning & Development 

  • Incorporating a Natural Capital Approach within Brownfield and Infrastructure Development

  • Practicalities of Natural Capital Accounting

Previous Network events


Watch previous Brownfield Intelligence Network webinars and roundtable discussions on-demand.



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