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July 26, 2019

The Environment Agency manages abstraction to balance the needs of the environment with the rights of lawful water users during periods of dry weather …

July 9, 2019

Sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) have become increasingly popular in recent years with Wales leading the way, setting out legislation requiri …

June 28, 2019

At Envireau Water, we find solutions to problems. Our agricultural client, PDM Produce, in Shropshire acquired some new land and needed a water supply …

June 17, 2019

Here at Envireau Water, we enhance our sector knowledge by being active members of professional groups and organisations. We are thrilled to have beco …

June 14, 2019

We have all seen the images of flooding as a result of heavy rainfall in the past. In the last 5 days, significant rainfall has occurred across the Tr …

June 11, 2019

We’re thrilled that Lee Clarke, Principal Hydrologist/Hydrogeologist, and Rebecca Haw, Hydrologist have been published in the June issue of Quarry Man …

June 10, 2019

Envireau Water was approached by a client in late 2015 with regards to the flooding of his property, an industrial part in the south of England, as a …

June 9, 2019

Soils are a key resource to the agricultural production system, yet 33% of arable top soil has been lost globally in the last 40 years. In England and …

May 22, 2019

The Environment Agency have issued a document which provides an update to the document they produced in February 2019 and shows the main prospects for …

May 22, 2019

A reliable groundwater supply is vital for many brewers, distillers and maltsters who require large volumes of water of a consistent quantity and qual …

May 9, 2019

The Environment Agency has launched a long-term strategy to tackle flooding and coastal change today. Whilst flooding floats in and out of the public …

May 1, 2019

Rebecca Haw and Michael Underwood, Hydrologists in our dedicated surface water team, attended the River Restoration Conference in Liverpool this week, …

May 1, 2019

Rebecca Haw and Michael Underwood, Hydrologists in our dedicated surface water team were pleased to share their knowledge in Natural Flood Management …

April 25, 2019

The Environment Agency has announced that it is providing a hotline service, to help you with drafting your new authorisation application now that pre …

April 25, 2019

Envireau Water’s Hydrologist, Rebecca Haw, recently attended a three day intensive Flood Modeller 1D and 2D course. The course involved developing her …

March 29, 2019

If you are abstracting water for a once exempt purpose like trickle irrigation, it is essential that you have submitted a validated abstraction licenc …

March 29, 2019

It has long been recognised that wetland restoration takes careful planning, but few realise that a detailed understanding of the complex hydraulic in …

March 27, 2019

Envireau Water are the leaders in the New Authorisation licensing process. We have been assisting the Environment Agency in getting the message out to …

March 25, 2019

The end of March is fast approaching so here’s a timely reminder that abstractors need to complete their annual returns within 28 days of the 31st Mar …

March 24, 2019

When our client was met with a wall of technical questions by the regulator for a new environmental permit to discharge, they turned to Envireau Water …

March 20, 2019

Chairperson, James Dodds, was invited to speak at Netafim’s UK Annual Product Showcase and Training Meeting. Netafim is a manufacturer of irrigation e …

March 12, 2019

As the leading consultant specialising in the updated abstraction licensing regulations, Envireau Water was pleased to support the Environment Agency …

February 28, 2019

The Environment Agency (EA) has published their initial prospects for irrigation across areas of England where irrigation is most significant. They wi …

February 21, 2019

When our client noticed pollution in the watercourse running through their private property, they approached Envireau Water’s expert team to determine …

February 19, 2019

The UK Irrigation Association (UKIA) have produced an Irrigators’ Handbook which brings together valuable information on irrigation matters for farmer …

February 12, 2019

James Dodds, Chairperson of Envireau Water is thrilled to have been recognised as a fellow of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ), demonstrating his profe …

February 12, 2019

Nationally recognised expert in water management and water resources hydrogeology, James Dodds, spoke at a NFU Water Resources update event in Lincoln …

February 11, 2019

James Dodds, Chairperson, is a member of the Water for Food Group – a National Farmers Union/Environment Agency (EA) liaison group focusing on water r …

January 25, 2019

Envireau Water is actively involved in gaining planning permission for commercial and industrial developments. This month, we were part of a team whic …

January 15, 2019

It is a year since James Dodds, Chairperson of Envireau Water, wrote an article for Quarry Management on the ‘New’ Authorisations process. He has been …

December 15, 2018

Envireau Water is at the forefront of abstraction licensing in the UK, including being intimately involved with the developing New Authorisations proc …

December 13, 2018

James Dodds, Chairperson at Envireau Water, is thrilled that his review of the Urban Water Atlas for Europe has been published on the Geological Socie …

December 12, 2018

The East Midlands Group of the Geological Society held their annual poster competition at their recent Christmas Extravaganza at the British Geologica …

November 30, 2018

From the 1st of January 2018 it has been a requirement that: abstraction of water for quarry dewatering; abstraction of water for trickle irrigation; …

November 30, 2018

James Dodds, Water Management Specialist at Envireau Water was pleased to present alongside Andy Turner, Water Resources Manager from the Environment …

November 30, 2018

Our Senior Hydrogeologists, Deborah Thomas and Penny Jenkinson, were pleased to attend the Hydrochemistry and Human Health conference organised by the …

November 19, 2018

James Dodds, Chairperson of Envireau Water, was invited to speak at the Mineral Products Association (MPA) Wales Planning Meeting on Quarry Dewatering …

October 26, 2018

As the UK’s leading independent abstraction licensing and water management specialists, Envireau Water is heavily involved with supporting organisatio …

October 12, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed catching up with our contacts in the soft drinks industry at the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) Annual Lunch in London. …

October 12, 2018

Our team had a fantastic evening at the Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) Great Northern Section Annual Banquet with Joseph Holt Ltd and Bla …

September 28, 2018

James Dodds, Chairperson of Envireau Water will be delivering an Institute of Quarrying (IQ) ‘Lunch and Learn’ webinar on the 25th October, 12:30-13:0 …

September 15, 2018

From the 1st of January 2018 it has been a requirement that abstraction of water for quarry dewatering requires an abstraction licence. Envireau Water …

September 15, 2018

Envireau Water had the pleasure of attending the 20th Extractive Industry Geology (EIG) Conference in Durham this month. The EIG Conference is the pri …

September 13, 2018

Certain parts of England and Wales have always been exempt from abstraction licensing no matter what the quantity of water or its use. These areas wer …

September 11, 2018

From the 1st of January 2018 it has been a requirement that abstraction of water for trickle irrigation requires an abstraction licence. Envireau Wate …

August 1, 2018

Here at Envireau Water, we are pleased to learn that the Environment Agency (EA) is supporting farmers to deal with the warm, dry weather that we have …

July 27, 2018

Envireau Water is a member of the UK Irrigation Association (UKIA) – the only independent organisation representing irrigation in the UK. The UKIA is …

July 26, 2018

Our Senior Hydrogeologist, Deborah Thomas, was invited to speak at The Geological Society Contaminated Land and Groundwater Conference. With 2018 bein …

July 15, 2018

The current river basin management plans, which outline actions needed to protect and improve the water environment, were published in February 2016 b …

June 20, 2018

Nestlé Waters has acquired a majority stake in Princes Gate Spring Water, the UK’s eighth biggest producer of bottled water, and one of Envireau Water …

May 10, 2018

The Environment Agency has provided their updated prospects for spray irrigation across England for those areas where irrigation is most significant. …

April 23, 2018

The exemption from abstraction licensing for dewatering of groundwater or rainwater in mining, quarrying or other engineering works has been removed. …

April 4, 2018

On the 2nd April 2018, DEFRA implemented 8 new rules for farmers and land managers to prevent water pollution in England. The NFU has summarised these …

March 23, 2018

Laurence J Betts Ltd required a licence to abstract water for the irrigation of their crops. In a catchment deemed ‘stressed’, and with the growing se …

March 1, 2018

Since the 31st October, Envireau Water has been tracking and discussing the implementation of New Authorisations across a range of sectors. This has i …

February 23, 2018

DEFRA have launched a number of new grant schemes in the last 12 months for farmers, growers and rural businesses. Our colleagues at Robin Turney Ltd …

February 22, 2018

We’re thrilled that Envireau Water’s Chairperson, James Dodds, has been published in the February issue of Quarry Management. In his article, James di …

January 26, 2018

As the UK’s leading independent abstraction licensing and water management specialists, Envireau Water is heavily involved with supporting organisatio …

January 16, 2018

Envireau Water is supporting the Environment Agency to distribute information sheets that they have produced regarding New Authorisations. If you are …

January 12, 2018

James Dodds will be chairing the 2018 UKIA Spring Conference taking place on the 28th February in Peterborough. Many changes are afoot for abstractors …

January 10, 2018

The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has launched a compelling new series of ‘Lunch and Learn’, issues-related seminars from IQ Academy. As a nationally re …

December 17, 2017

This exclusive event is not one to miss, with experts Dr Hazel Gibson and Professor Iain Stewart from Plymouth University discussing how to communicat …

December 13, 2017

Envireau Water was approached by an existing client to assist in the development of a water supply borehole, to support an expanding business after fi …

December 5, 2017

DEFRA/Welsh Government (WG) have announced that the transitional arrangements for licensing of the currently geographically exempt areas will come in …

December 5, 2017

DEFRA/Welsh Government (WG) have announced that the transitional arrangements for licensing of the currently exempt abstractions for quarry dewatering …

December 5, 2017

DEFRA/Welsh Government (WG) have announced that the transitional arrangements for licensing of the currently exempt abstractions for trickle irrigatio …

November 3, 2017

On the 31st October, the Environment Agency published data, case studies and evidence about the role of natural flood management in reducing flood ris …

November 1, 2017

At 21:00 on Tuesday 31st October DEFRA/Welsh Government (WG) announced that the transitional arrangements for licensing of the currently exempt abstra …

October 17, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed catching up with our contacts in the soft drinks industry at the BSDA Industry Lunch in London. The BSDA, or British Soft Drinks …

August 14, 2017

Envireau Water’s Chairperson, James Dodds will be sharing his knowledge on geology, hydrogeology and borehole basics at the BSDA Bottled Water Manufac …

August 2, 2017

The UK Irrigation Association has informed us that a new round of capital grants opened on the 31st July, including water resource management grants t …

July 11, 2017

Envireau Water’s Projects Director & Principal Hydrogeologist, Dr Phil Ham, has successfully completed the highly acclaimed Cardiff University Law …

July 10, 2017

Managing Director and Water Management Expert, James Dodds, spoke at the 2017 UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) Annual Conference this weekend. …

June 28, 2017

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has published its new Water Strategy. Outlining the industry’s vision, the Strategy sets out three aims; to min …

May 26, 2017

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has been urging all operators to check their fencing, signage, safety devices and security arrangements at both …

May 18, 2017

James Dodds, Managing Director of Envireau Water, represents agricultural clients on the Water For Food Group. With the recent spell of dry weather, h …

April 25, 2017

James Dodds, Managing Director, has commented on Abstraction Licence Reform and New Authorisations many times since ideas were first promoted at the t …

April 12, 2017

BGS have relaunched their OpenGeoscience webpages, which are full of free geological maps, publications, photos and data, where you can learn more abo …

March 27, 2017

James Dodds, Managing Director of Envireau Water, has been appointed to the British Standards Institute Committee CPI/113 to represent the British Sof …

March 6, 2017

We last issued a bulletin on quarry dewatering in August 2016. The message then was “Implementation will be October 2016”. We said January or April 20 …

March 2, 2017

James Dodds, Water Management Specialist and Managing Director of Envireau Water, was invited to speak at the highly interesting 2017 UKIA Spring Conf …

February 24, 2017

We last issued a bulletin on trickle irrigation licensing in August 2016. The message then was “Implementation will be October 2016”. It is now Februa …

February 10, 2017

The winter of 2016/17 has been a very dry affair across the UK. The December 2016 rainfall totals were well below the long term average for England at …

February 8, 2017

We’re thrilled that Envireau Water’s Managing Director, James Dodds, has been published in the February issue of Water Active (page 29). In his articl …

February 6, 2017

The new RDPE Growth Programme was launched by DEFRA on the 25th January 2017 and provides £120 million of EU funding for projects in England which cre …

February 3, 2017

New research by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) supported by a wide …

January 25, 2017

Leading UK law firm, Burges Salmon, have re-launched their Environment and Energy Law briefings. Here at Envireau Water, we find these briefings infor …

January 25, 2017

Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) are areas designated as being at risk from agricultural and nitrate pollution. Farms may be completely or partially wi …

January 24, 2017

Scotland will have a new integrated framework for environmental authorisations if proposals by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Environment Pr …

January 19, 2017

Real-time Scottish rainfall data is now available on SEPA’s website. The site provides rainfall information for over 270 locations across Scotland. Th …

January 18, 2017

With LAMMA ’17 taking place in Peterborough over the next 2 days, we thought this was the ideal time to highlight the services that Envireau Water off …

January 6, 2017

December 2015 will not be forgotten for many years, not least by the people that have still not returned to their homes, but thankfully while we had n …

January 3, 2017

2017 is off to a fantastic start with Envireau Water’s Principal Hydrogeologist, Dr Phil Ham, being published in the January issue of Water Active. In …

November 25, 2016

Since 2009 English grassland farmers and land managers within Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) have been able to apply for a derogation allowing them t …

November 18, 2016

Envireau Water’s Dr Phil Ham was published in the November issue of GeoDrilling International, looking at some of the most important aspects of boreho …

October 21, 2016

To mark the 50th anniversary, the Envireau Water team took time today to reflect on the Aberfan disaster. The Aberfan disaster was the catastrophic co …

October 11, 2016

The British Soft Drinks Association’s Bottled Waters Technical Workshop has proved very popular and has now SOLD OUT! The workshop is being run in par …

October 10, 2016

James Dodds, Managing Director of Envireau Water recently spoke at the Minorca Open Cast Mine Closure Party as the Chair of the Minorca Open Cast Liai …

October 7, 2016

Managing Director, James Dodds, can now add Archaeologist to his job title as he has been published in the journal of Conservation and Management of A …

September 26, 2016

We are looking forward to heading down to London next week for the BSDA Industry Lunch. This key event in the UK soft drinks industry calendar provide …

September 9, 2016

Envireau Water had the pleasure of attending the 19th Extractive Industry Geology (EIG) Conference in Birmingham on the 6th – 8th September.

September 1, 2016

The Envireau Water team are excited to be heading to Birmingham next week for the 19th EIG Conference. Envireau Water is a technical consultancy speci …

August 31, 2016

The August issue of Brewing & Beverage Industries Business published an article by Envireau Water’s Phil Ham, answering frequently asked questions …

August 18, 2016

Despite years of procrastination and delays, as well as BREXIT, DEFRA say that the implementation date for ‘trickle irrigation licensing’ is OCTOBER 2 …

August 16, 2016

Despite years of procrastination and delays, as well as BREXIT, DEFRA say that the implementation date for ‘quarry dewatering licensing’ – Transfer Li …

August 11, 2016

Did you know? Envireau Water provides expert witness services in all our core areas of expertise. Find out more, including information on our recent c …

July 20, 2016

Envireau Water is thrilled to announce that the British Soft Drinks Association will be hosting a Bottled Waters Technical Workshop alongside our annu …

June 5, 2016

If you missed Professor Paul Younger’s lecture, the video is now available

May 27, 2016

With the recent announcement that Councillors have approved plans for fracking in North Yorkshire, the controversial extraction process has been broug …

May 26, 2016

Here at Envireau Water, we were pleased to see that Third Energy gained planning permission for their proposed hydraulic stimulation of their KM-8 wel …

May 17, 2016

Dr Phil Ham, Director and Principal Hydrogeologist of Envireau Water, attended a fantastic event at multi-award winning Salopian Brewery, Shrewsbury o …

April 11, 2016

The March issue of Water and Wastewater International published an article by Envireau Water’s Michael Underwood, which explored the Blue-Green approa …

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