The East Midlands Group of the Geological Society held their annual poster competition at their recent Christmas Extravaganza at the British Geological Survey office in Keyworth. Fellows of the society were invited to submit a poster on any geological topic for attendees of the event to view and vote for a winner.
Envireau Water was pleased to submit two posters to the competition. The first was a poster produced by our Senior Hydrogeologist, Penny Jenkinson and Senior Geoscientist, Eleanor Raper which discussed a baseline water quality monitoring programme at a hydraulic fracturing wellsite. The project involved the collation and interpretation of 4 years of water quality monitoring data to provide a baseline against which any changes in chemical and physical attributes can be measured. The poster was also used to share expertise at the recent Hydrochemistry and Human Health conference organised by the British Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists and the Hydrogeological Group of the Geological Society. You can view the poster here.
The second poster was one of the cartoon case studies which we produced earlier in the year for our summer garden party. Inspired by Hazel Gibson, a researcher of Science Communication at Plymouth University, along with discovering that Lauren, our summer intern had artistic talents, we challenged our team to work together in small groups to produce case studies that highlight how their skills and expertise helped solve a problem for a client. The poster that was submitted for the Geological Society competition was titled ‘Thinking Outside the Books’ and focused on an oil and gas project which combined geology and hydrogeology expertise. Learn more about the project and view the poster here.
There were 7 posters submitted for the competition, and whilst our entries didn’t win, it was great to engage with the geological community about the work that our team has been undertaking. Congratulations to John Black whose imaginative poster won the competition.