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Kate Canning

Associate CIvil Engineering Arup,UK.

Kate Canning is a geo-environmental engineer with over 20 years’experience in contaminated land assessment and remediation. Following doctoral research focusing on heavy metal removal from groundwaters and effluents using zeolites, Kate joined the Centre for Contaminated Land Research at the University of Greenwich, where she led an industrial research project investigating new cement stabilisation methods to remediate contaminated soils and wastes.

Kate joined Arup, a leading engineering consultancy in 2003, and leads the contaminated land team across our North West offices. Since joining Arup, her involvement with contaminated land remediation crosses all aspects of the work, from ground investigations, risk assessments, environmental impact assessment, remediation and gas protection measures design, waste classification and the development of sustainable earthworks strategies through to the supervision and validation of remediation works. She has worked on a diverse range of contaminated sites, ranging from infilled quarries, manufacturing facilities and gasworks sites. A key area of Kate’s expertise is providing guidance to our clients regarding cost certainty in brownfield development, supporting their strategic decision making and helping them manage their cost risks.

Kate is actively involved in the promotion of our contaminated land business and skills network across the UK.  She helped form the Northwest Brownfield Regeneration Forum, and sits on the steering committee. The forum seeks to discuss best practice for contaminated land professionals across the North West, and encourage dialogue between practitioners and regulators throughout the region.

Most recently, Kate was part of the China Prosperity Strategic Programme Fund (SPF) project to enhance Sino-UK policy convergence, technical co-operation and business opportunities in soil and groundwater management and remediation.