Graham Smith, Principal Environmental Scientist with WSP Australia, has been accepted to present at the Australasian Land & Groundwater Association’s 4th Contaminated Land Conference in Auckland, New Zealand in April, 2017.

In his paper titled ‘Sustainable Treatment Optimisation’ Graham discusses the challenges presented by emotional outrage over pollution as a by-product of past activities, as compared to the reality of imminent risk to beneficial uses of a site.


Sustainable treatment of chemical manufacturing impacts on the environment forms the basis of a remediation optimisation approach to achieve a balanced environmental outcome for the community. The commercial reality of clean up can often become lost in the perception of risk and the pressure for clean up at all costs.


Graham Smith has over 20 years of experience in assessing and remediating contaminated sites. He provides specialist remediation advice to various large multidisciplinary projects across Australia. As a recognised industry leader in this field, Graham provides specialist advice in the management and delivery of complex environmental projects covering a wide range of environmental regulatory issues and environmental remediation clean up works.


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