Gareth Barns, MEarthSc, PhD, FGS, CSci, ASoBRA

Gareth Barns is a contaminated land professional with more than 10 years of experience in site investigation, risk assessment and remediation design of contaminated land in the United Kingdom.

Gareth is a Chartered Scientist with the Geological Society and has obtained accredited risk assessor status for Human Health and Controlled Waters risk assessments with the Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment. Gareth has significant experience in site conceptualisation, designing and leading contaminated land ground investigations and in undertaking generic and detailed risk assessment to assess the risk to human health from soil, groundwater and organic vapour sources and to assess the risk to Controlled Waters/ the Water Environment from Contaminated Land. He also has experience of remediation design, hydrogeological modelling and cost benefit analysis. Gareth has worked on gas works, chlorinated solvent contamination, large scale transport, landfill and Galligu remediation projects. He has project management responsibilities for a wide range of projects relating coal tar remediation support, landfill and power station environmental permitting, ground investigations, environmental due diligence.

Gareth is a member of the Geosyntec internal Sustainability Advisory Committee, an exposure modeler on the Phase 2 Category 4 Screening Level Project lead by SoBRA and has also been a guest lecturer for IStructE.