Last night, Deborah Thomas, Envireau Water’s Senior Hydrogeologist, was crowned the winner of the East Midlands Regional Group (EMRG) heat of the Geological Society Early Careers Award.
The Geological Society Early Careers Award recognises the work of geoscientists in the early stages of their careers. Participants deliver a presentation to demonstrate their understanding of a particular geological topic to an audience. In Deborah’s presentation, she discussed the importance of appropriate water monitoring in sand and gravel quarries. Due to their geological and geographical locations, sand and gravel quarries often have a complex relationship with their hydrogeological surroundings. and adequate monitoring strategies are required to ensure suitable productivity of the quarry, whilst providing appropriate protection to the surrounding environment.
After hearing her interesting and enthusiastic presentation, a panel of judges, along with majority audience vote, chose Deborah to represent the region at the national final. The final is taking place in London at Burlington House on Friday 8th June. The Envireau Water team will certainly be cheering her on, along with the rest of the EMRG Fellows!