Australasian Sustainable Remediation Forum (SuRF-ANZ) | ALGA
Building leaders in the sustainable management of contaminated land and groundwater

About SuRF-ANZ

Australasian Sustainable Remediation Forum (SuRF-ANZ) is an independent member of the International Sustainable Remediation Alliance (ISRA) proclaimed in 2016.

Sustainable remediation (SR) is a rapidly developing research and environmental management topic within Australia and internationally. ALGA supports this group to help promote the use of sustainable practices within Australia and New Zealand, in terms of environmental, economic, and social indicators, during the remediation and development of contaminated land.

Our Mission

The group is committed to the development and promotion of sustainable remediation practices for application to contaminated land and groundwater projects.

Our Vision

SuRF-ANZ envision the principles of Sustainable Remediation to be not only applied, but also recognised as a necessary part of developing a site remediation and management strategy, Additionally, they envision having the principles written into formal regulatory requirements to be a normal part of responding to site contamination.

Our Strategy

In order to achieve our goals, the strategies are:

  • Promote awareness, need for, and knowledge of how to apply Sustainable Remediation (SR).
  • Embed SR within the National Remediation Framework (NRF).
  • Embed SR within Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) ranking and certification process for major infrastructure projects.
  • Engage with Green Building Council of Australia and assist them in recognising SR on property developments as part of their rating scheme.
  • Encourage application of the International Standard ‘Soil Quality – Sustainable Remediation’ (ISO 18504) in Australia and internationally.
  • Share SuRF ANZ program with international partners. - Work with Standards Australia to adopt ISO 18504 as an Australian Standard.
  • Reinforce that SR is how to remediate not whether or how much to remediate.

Our Achievements

The SuRF-ANZ specialist interest group achievements include:

  • Ongoing development of a Framework for Sustainable Remediation (SR).
  • Establishing "sustainable remediation" policy in consultation with members.
  • Providing web-based SR tools. - Organising meetings and forums for SR dialogues.
  • Facilitating contact with international SR associations

What is sustainable Remediation?

The video below is a short explanation from our SuRF-UK affiliate to help us understand the basics of sustainable remediation.

Our Volunteers

ALGA’s current SuRF-ANZ Specialist Interest Group volunteering committee:

  • Dr David Tully - Contaminated Land Solutions (CHAIR)
  • John Hunt - GHD
  • John Stevanoni - Liberty Industrial
  • Kannan Kaliappan - K2 Enviro Solutions
  • Katrina Zenger - Origin Energy
  • Professor Michael Manefield - University of New South Wales
  • Matthew Clutterham - Ventia
  • Tony Scott - Tetra Tech Coffey
  • Dr Mitzi Bolton - Monash Sustainable Development Institute
  • Nikki Meskanen - GHD
  • Pacian Netherway - EPA Victoria
  • Dr Paul Nathanail - GHD UK
  • Dr Peter Nadebaum - GHD
  • Scott Carroll   - Ventia
  • Tanya Astbury - Viva Energy Australia
  • Tasos Katopodis - GHD

Would you like to get involved in the SuRF specialist interest group?

ALGA’s Specialist Interest Groups (SIGs) are normally available for members to volunteering on each year and ALGA has in total, ten Specialist Interest Groups (SIG) to match your area of interest and expertise that you can be part of and get involved.

Come and join forces in your interest area and share knowledge and experience with professionals of the contaminated land and groundwater wider industry. You will help create, manage and deliver a productive and relevant work agenda, and play a leading role in informing, advising and enlightening ALGA, its members, government and/or related industry stakeholders about the interest field.

Recommended Links

ALGA’s Industry Excellence Awards - Sustainable Remediation Project Recognition

2021 Award Winner

Congratulations to AECOM for your winning submission: Low-Flow SVE and Enhanced In-Situ Bioremediation.

2020 Award Winner

Congratulations to HAIL Environmental for your winning submission: Wharenui Rise Remediation Project.

2019 Award Winner

Congratulations to Wallis Lake Project Team for your winning submission: Remediation of Diesel Fuel Loss, Wallis Lake NSW.

2018 Award Winner

Congratulations to Enviropacific for your winning submission: Narellan Remediation Project.

2017 Award Winner

Congratulations to Burnie City Council and SYRINX Environmental for your winning submission: Waste Management Centre Landfill Leachate Treatment Project .

SuRF-ANZ SIG Newsletter (coming soon)

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