Envireau Water Supporting Quarrying Industry with New Authorisations
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January 26, 2018

As the UK’s leading independent abstraction licensing and water management specialists, Envireau Water is heavily involved with supporting organisations in the quarrying industry to navigate the updated abstraction licensing regulations.

In January, nationally recognised expert in water management, James Dodds, delivered the first Institute of Quarrying (IQ) ‘lunch and learn’ webinar examining the transitional arrangements and new requirements for abstraction licensing.

With 120 viewers, the webinar was well received and feedback after the event was overwhelmingly positive, including:

“Very informative and helpful introduction into the subject in a bit sized chunk” and “Please thank James for his excellent presentation. It has invoked many un-thought of issues the industry may face.”

The webinar is available in the Envireau Knowledge section of our website.

James has worked in conjunction with IQ to produce a factsheet focusing on the updated Abstraction Licensing regulations.

James Thorne is IQ’s Chief Executive Officer: “It’s essential that as an industry we have our finger on the pulse of change. That’s why we’ve partnered with the expert team at Envireau Water to produce this timely factsheet to coincide with legislative changes introduced by DEFRA. It’s a useful reference point for all professionals working in our sector involved in water management.” You can request the Abstraction Licensing Factsheet here.

James has also this month attended the East Anglia branch meeting of the Mineral Products Association (MPA) to speak with members about the updated abstraction licensing regulations. You will have the opportunity to meet him at the Welsh branch meeting which he will be speaking at on the 2nd March.

James commented: “Being involved with IQ and MPA has been an excellent way for us to help update members on these very relevant and important changes quickly and efficiently. We have been actively involved in the New Authorisations process since it was first raised in about 1998, and as active members of the Mineral Products Association Water Group. This is combined with our work across other market sectors and related specialist interest groups; giving us a view of the issues, the policy development and regulator decisions, that no other similar consultant has.”

There will be an article in the February issue of Quarry Management, written by James, which will address the recent changes to dewatering regulation. Make sure you keep an eye out next month when it is published. Alternatively, if you need expert guidance regarding the New Authorisations for quarry dewatering, don’t hesitate to get in touch with James himself on 01332 871 882 or james@envireauwater.co.uk.