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Re-wilding and re-wetting in an AONB

Re-wilding former farmland is great for natural biodiversity and can lead to beautiful areas of countryside, however careful consideration of surface and groundwater is needed to ensure there aren’t increased flood risks. A recent project involved advising on the re-wilding and re-wetting of a former sheep farm, along the building of one or more houses. […]

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Great weather for groundwater sampling

We have had some beautiful weather for water sampling this week. Our Emilie Roberts has been sampling groundwater to help our client get a discharge licence for an industrial site. Surprisingly for this rural setting, there is a lot of background contamination. We need a robust data set to show that the new site discharge […]

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SiLC Certificate

Hannah Fraser, Specialist in Land Condition

Hannah Fraser has recently qualified as a Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC), the highest qualification for Contaminated Land professionals. She is also registered as an SQP – a suitably qualified person – under the National Quality Mark Scheme (NQMS), which means she is authorised to review contaminated land reports and give them the National Quality Mark […]

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Lost rivers, groundwater and basements

Did you know that many of London’s rivers have been ‘lost’? These lost rivers might be important if you are building a basement. The rivers Fleet, Tyburn, and Westbourne, to name but a few, historically ran through London to the Thames. Many were replaced by combined sewers in the late 19th Century and are no […]

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Detailed Qualitative Risk Assessment

Help! My groundwater is polluted!

Many developers, contractors and consultants involved with brownfield land development are fully familiar with the need to undertake site investigations to examine soil and groundwater quality at their sites. (more…)

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