Our Senior Hydrogeologists, Deborah Thomas and Penny Jenkinson, were pleased to attend the Hydrochemistry and Human Health conference organised by the British Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) and the Hydrogeological Group of the Geological Society.
This joint event brought leading UK speakers together to address the geochemical issues that we face today with our potable groundwater supplies and potential impacts on human health.
As well as a full programme of lectures, there was the opportunity for attendees to share their expertise through poster presentations. Penny contributed a poster discussing 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.
Penny commented “The whole conference was highly interesting and I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to engage with my peers and highlight the importance of baseline monitoring. Establishing an accurate baseline is a critical aspect for any sensitive development where there is potential to impact the natural water environment. This project provides a very robust evidence base upon which to characterise the water environment and understand baseline conditions”.
Our team at Envireau Water are experienced at designing and installing groundwater and surface water monitoring systems. We ensure that our monitoring networks are designed to provide the necessary data, based on site characteristics as well as regulatory and project specific requirements. Find out more about our environmental monitoring and data analysis services.
You can view Penny’s poster by clicking the image below: