James Rayner, MSc, FGS

James has more than 18 years of experience in the assessment, management and remediation of contaminated land in the UK, Europe, North and South America. He is a contaminant hydrogeologist specialising in the development of advanced conceptual site models and evaluation of contaminant fate and transport.

James has expertise in applying pioneering data analysis and modelling techniques to assess feasibility and performance of Monitored Natural Attenuation and remediation technology alternatives for complex environmental liabilities associated with operational and legacy chemical and pharmaceutical facilities.

James contributes to several research and industry collaboration initiatives with the US Department of Defense Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), UK Society for Brownfield Risk Assessment (SOBRA) and Network for Industrially Co‑ordinated Sustainable Land Management in Europe (NICOLE). He has lectured for the M.Sc. Contaminant Hydrogeology postgraduate study program at the University of Sheffield, UK and delivered technical training in site characterization, risk assessment and groundwater modelling at the Battelle International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds and for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Ireland. James has published industry guidance documents with SOBRA, EPA of Ireland and the CL:AIRE sponsored revision of the UK Monitored Natural Attenuation guidance.