In addition to the annual SoBRA summer workshop, we will be hosting a workshop in conjunction with Geological Society & RemSoc aimed to promote early careers learning.


SoBRA Summer Workshop 2018

Fine Tuning DQRA’s for the Water Environment


Date: 18th June 2018
Venue: Workshop at Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, London WC1H 9JE
Programme: Click here for workshop programme
How to Book: SoBRA members book here
Cost: SoBRA Member (£120) + 5 early bird concessionary non private sector places for £1 then 10 places at £45 .



Joint SoBRA/Geological Society & RemSoc Early Careers Risk Assessment Workshop*

How to be a Better Risk Assessor


Date: 19th June 2018
Venue: Geological Society Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BG
Programme: Click here for workshop programme
How to Book: Book here (SoBRA Members & Non Members)
Cost: £50 Early bird concessionary places until 20th May 2018 then £75 + £30 for Students & members of the Geological Society (numbers may be limited) .



* This is a NEW event supported and promoted by The Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment, The Geological Society Contaminated Land Group and RemSoc. Its inception has arisen from the request of SoBRA members to promote early careers learning, awareness and networking opportunities. This workshop will provide early career professionals with the tools to be a better brownfield risk assessor. Talks and workshops presented by experts in each field will:

  • Provide an overview of key risk assessment frameworks (human health from soil, asbestos, gas and vapours and controlled waters);
  • Develop understanding of the key factors that commonly drive our model projections;
  • Explore how such model uncertainty may be reduced by good field practices, good site conceptualisation, and selection of appropriate criteria;
  • Introduce potential chartership and accreditation schemes; and finally
  • Provide attendees with an opportunity to network with their peers and attain confidence in a workshop environment. 

As consultants we are tasked with understanding and communicating risk. We rely heavily upon models in supporting our decision making. These models most often are a simplification of the real world and consequently contain a degree of varying uncertainty. Awareness to the key drivers within a model that controls their output can helps us focus our effort during a site investigation, reduce uncertainty and better understand a risk. The day aims to introduce common risk assessment tools and those parameters key to driving model projections, enabling focused field investigations.