The conference organising committee and the University have reflected upon the increased risks arising from the global coronavirus outbreak. This, together with the increased imposition of travel restrictions, will have an impact on the attendance of speakers, sponsors and guests.  In the interests of maximising conference participation, global collaboration  and learning, the event will be rescheduled to 9-11 June 2021.
A new call for abstracts and participation will be announced shortly.
Thank you for your patience whilst the conference organisers and sponsors work on the rescheduling of this event.

Clear 2020 – The 5th International Conference on Contaminated Land, Ecological Assessment and Remediation 2020

The CLEAR biennial series is one of the leading environmental events gathering stakeholders presenting state-of-the-art research and addressing emerging environmental issues as a result of rapid industrial development. 

The first CLEAR conference (CLEAR 2012) was initiated by Prof Ming Hung Wong in Hangzhou, China in November 2012.  this biannual conference have since taken place in Chuncheon, Korea (CLEAR 2014), organized by Prof Yong Sik Ok; in Taipei, Taiwan (CLEAR 2016), organized by Prof Zueng-Sang Chen; in Hong Kong , China (CLEAR 2018), organized by Dr Daniel Tsang.

The organizing and scientific committee of CLEAR 2020 is pleased to invite you to participate in the CLEAR 2020 in London, UK. The conference will be held in Middlesex University, from 13th to 15th May 2020.

All the papers that are selected for either oral or poster presentation undergo a review process. Since 2012, the papers that are presented in CLEAR, are submitted to cooperating journals for review and publication in special issues.

During CLEAR 2020 you will have the opportunity to:

  • present and discuss your research with an international audience
  • network with researchers and policy makers around the world
  • exchange knowledge in the latest trends and innovations in the field of environmental pollution, risk assessment and remediation
  • meet with our prestigious invited speakers
  • enjoy the attractions of London

Welcome from the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science & Technology, Middlesex University

When Middlesex University’s Urban Pollution Research Centre was established in 1975 it aimed to develop technological and sustainable solutions to minimise the impact of urbanisation on environmental and human health.
Today, more than 40 years later, the need for sustainable solutions in the fields of land and water resources management is more acute than ever. Our Faculty of Science and Technology through its research and teaching programmes remains committed to investigating novel and sustainable solutions to the global challenges we face. Recent examples of our research include behaviour of pharmaceutical waste products in soils, the use of soil solarisation, and vermiremediation coupled with bio-surfactants to enhance remediation of oil-derived contaminants.
Middlesex University is rightfully proud of its long-standing involvement in tackling the impacts of pollution and it is therefore fitting that we have the honour to host CLEAR2020.
I warmly welcome you to Middlesex University and wish you a successful conference.

Professor Sean Wellington