Public water supplies represent about 80% of groundwater abstraction in England and Wales. That’s a lot of water. Understanding where the water comes from that supplies any particular borehole is critical to water companies in order that they can satisfy themselves that their abstractions are sustainable both in terms of quantity and quality.
Envireau Water is thrilled that at the 2016 Borehole Users Conference, Mike Packman will be providing insight on the issues important to the public supply sector and how these impact on borehole design and operation.
Mike has spent over 41 years with companies within the Southern Water Group and currently holds the role of Chief Hydrogeologist. He advises on all matters relating to groundwater, as well as technically managing the water resources sustainability programme and overseeing source output production planning. Over his career, Mike has carried out detailed studies of all aspects of well design that has enabled successful boreholes to be constructed in all types of aquifers throughout the UK.
Mike has been involved with the Geological Society of London since 1975 in a variety of roles, and has also carried out various lecturing, training and research examination for various organisations including the British Drilling Association, Water Training International, Jordan Water Authority, Oman Water Directorate and various universities.
Taking place on the 26th October 2016, the Borehole Users Conference is back by popular demand from borehole operators, specialists, designers and regulators. This is the flagship event for anyone who uses, manages, owns or plans to develop a private water supply. Find out more and book now by clicking here!