LQM is a specialist environmental consultancy based in Nottingham (UK) with an international reputation for assessing and managing the risks posed to human health and the environment by contaminants in soil. Increasingly this is being done within a context of sustainable development and specifically sustainable brownfield regeneration.

We provide consultancy, peer review and expert witness services, contract research and training courses on all aspects of the management of land contamination to problem holders, developers and local government.

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Archive: Mar 2017

  1. LQM: Introduction to hydrogeological risk assessment for Contaminated Land

    LQM are running our ever popular Introduction to hydrogeological risk assessment for Contaminated Land once again on the 6th June 2017.

    With the Environment Agency continuing to cut-back their support for planning authorities, including in relation to controlled waters risks, local authorities are increasingly having to get to grips with hydrogeological risk assessments. The Environment Agency’s Remedial Targets Methodology and Worksheet provide a framework for assessing the risks to controlled waters from land contamination, and for deriving site-specific remedial targets for contaminated soils and groundwater where those risks are unacceptable.

    The course is also very popular with consultants tasked with producing contaminated land reports.

    Recent delegate feedback includes:

    Sections were clearly well targeted. Presented very well and clearly. Good legislative background provided. Presenter was friendly and engaging.” (Local Authority, March 2017)

    The teaching style was very relaxed but functional and I personally learnt a lot from the course.” (Consultant, March 2017)

    Learning about how the remedial targets work. The way the course was structured meant you could easily pay attention throughout the day (i.e.. theory interlaced with practical sessions).”  (Local Authority, Nov 2016)

    The course was generally fantastic. Helpful practical’s. Appropriate breaks to ask questions. The quality of the handouts were great and will be a very useful resource in the future. The course was well paced and easy to follow.” (Consultant, Nov 2016)

    The course being interactive, actually using the model in the course helps to retain the information much more effectively.” (Local Authority, Nov 2016)

    The amount of information covered – I feel much better informed about the whole groundwater DQRA process.” (Consultant, May 2016)

  2. 5-Day ‘Introduction to contaminated land’ series to be hosted by Ashford Council in Kent

    We know that travel costs can be a significant part of training costs and are often asked if our courses are held anywhere other than Nottingham. The answer is that most of our courses are held at our offices in Nottingham, but we are more than willing to travel whenever an organisation has sufficient interest and offers to host the event.

    Ashford Borough Council (ABC) have several potential delegates for our 5-Day ‘Introduction to contaminated land’ series but their travel costs made training prohibitive. However, by hosting the course they have found a more cost effective way of achieving the needed learning outcomes.

    The course will be held at Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PL on the following dates:

    ABC are looking for additional external delegates (public or private sector) who wish to attend this series of courses in the South East.  Anyone interested in attending should contact Trevor Ford (Team Leader – Environmental Protection & Licensing).