Our Senior Hydrogeologist, Deborah Thomas, was pleased to speak to university students at the Geological Society Career & Industry Day about pursuing a career in Hydrogeology.
The Geological Society Career and Industry Day is an essential meeting place for geoscience students and the geoscience industry, and includes a range of short presentations covering different areas of geology and academia.
Deborah took the students through her career path to date – She graduated from the University of Birmingham with an MSc in Hydrogeology after having completed her BSc (Hons) in Geology at the University of Leicester. Prior to joining Envireau Water, Deborah worked for a multidisciplinary consultancy where she undertook projects both in the UK and overseas; including work on mining feasibility studies, impact assessments, groundwater monitoring and hydrogeological risk assessments, predominantly within the waste and minerals sector. Now based in Envireau Water’s head office in the East Midlands, Deborah works on a range of projects in sectors of quarrying and mining, food and drink, and oil and gas. Deborah provides environmental monitoring & data analysis, hydrogeological impact assessments and groundwater feasibility studies as part of her work undertaking industrial & private water supplies, dewatering assessments and environmental permitting.
Deborah is also heavily involved in the East Midlands Regional Group of the Geological Society. As a member of the committee, shes helps to organise talks throughout the year covering a broad spectrum of topics from Geoscience related disciplines. Earlier this year, Deborah participated in the Geological Society Early Careers Award and was proud to represent the East Midlands at the national competition.
If you want to know more about what a career in Hydrogeology entails, or how you can get involved with the Geological Society, contact Deborah at firstname.lastname@example.org.