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The British Drilling Association (BDA) is the UK's trade association for the ground drilling industry.

External Events

Groundwater 2019 – 27thMarch

A 10% discount off the standard conference ticket price is available to BDA members who wish to attend Groundwater 2019, being held on 27th March in London, with the code BDA10.

Returning for its 8th year, this informative event will once again offer a balanced mix of practical case studies, new research and policy updates, combined with interactive Q&A sessions and extensive networking opportunities. Together, these will provide you with the latest knowledge, tools and techniques to address your most pertinent groundwater challenges.

To find out more or to book your place visit -


Brownfield & Contaminated Land, Belfast – 1st May 2019

The British Drilling Association is pleased announce it has negotiated a 10% discount for those BDA members wishing to attend Brownfield & Contaminated Land, Belfast 2019 being held 1st May at the Clayton Hotel Belfast, 22-26 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast, BT2 8HS.

Brownfield and Contaminated Land is returning to Belfast on 1st May with the latest information and innovative techniques for the risk assessment and remediation of contaminated land and groundwater, as well as strategies to deliver effective brownfield development within revised planning and policy frameworks in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Key presentations include:

  • Regulatory framework: Outlining current regulations and any recent or forthcoming revisions to contaminated land and groundwater guidance

  • Local development planning: Exploring how the process from site investigation to remediation to redevelopment could be simplified and accelerated

  • Data management, visualisation & presentation: Optimising new technologies available for data collection to get a better understanding of a site and improve your CSM

  • Historic landfill sites: Assessing and managing the risks from landfill gases and risks to groundwater

  • Waste licensing: Permitting and management procedures and the re-use of soils

  • Regional case studies: Including remediation technologies and regeneration projects


To qualify for your 10% discount off the standard delegate rate email or call their sales team on +44 (0)203 637 2191.

Event details can be found:


Geotechnica – 10th – 11th July 2019

The British Drilling Association (BDA) has secured a 5% discount on all exhibition packages for members wishing to participate at Geotechnica 2019.

The UK’s Largest Geotechnical Conference and Exhibition, Geotechnica 2019 is this year being held 10-11 July 2019 at the Warwickshire Event Centre, and looks set to be bigger than ever.

Geotechnica 2019 brings together all areas of the geotechnical industry, from suppliers and manufacturers through contractors to clients. It brings these disparate parts of the geotechnical sector together for a single focussed event, helping to promote the very best specialist services, products and innovations the industry has to offer. It also aids industry growth and development through the building of business relationships, the introduction of new products and innovations and the imparting of knowledge and advice.

The event is free to attend for visitors, with over 70 exhibition spaces available for companies wishing to communicate, promote, network and learn.

Full event information can be found at; for information on how to obtain the 5% discount when booking your package, please contact


Contamination Expo – 11th – 12thSeptember 2019

The British Drilling Association (BDA) is pleased to support ‘The Contamination Expo Series’, Europe’s leading contamination and geotechnical specialist event, being held 11-12 September 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham.

This must-attend event was created to provide businesses, private and public sector professionals and more, with access to the latest equipment, procedures and strategies in sectors such as ground engineering, as well as discovering best practices in managing, preventing and recovering from contamination occurrences. The biggest event of its kind, the Contamination Expo brings the entire industry together in one place. 

For two days the entire contamination and geotechnical sector meet at the NEC, Birmingham; the only place to be for forward-thinking professionals, authorities, and businesses within the industry.

Across the event the Contamination Expo Series boasts 120 expert-led and CPD-accredited seminars and 150 cutting-edge suppliers, all intent to improve global geotechnical engineering and contamination prevention and recovery.

To secure your free ticket or for more information please visit

If you're interested in exhibiting at this year's event, contact Daniel Rogers on 0117 990 2005 or


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