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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Career long learning journey … reinforce, broaden horizons and develop new skills

A career is a life long learning journey in which its important to reinforce what you know, broaden horizons and develop new skills along the way.

LQM’s continued commitment to raising standards among practitioners and regulators on topics of timely relevance and new approaches to contaminated land management is reflected in the depth and breadth of face to face training courses and accessible online lie and recorded learning opportunities currently available.

Similarly, the number of contaminated land products (software tools, publications, recorded tutorials and webinars) also continues to expand to meet different demands from clients and practitioners.

The next few months are packed with a range of face-to-face and online training opportunities which have been conveniently listed below to help you find something of interest over the long dark autumn-winter days ahead!  Happy learning.

Face-to-Face Courses (Nottingham)

19 November 2019 Introduction to hydrogeological risk assessment for Contaminated Land
03 December 2019 QGIS 1: Building a QGIS project – the road to data visualisation
04 December 2019 QGIS 2: Solving & Visualising Contaminated Land Problems using QGIS
05 December 2019 QGIS 3: Creating Efficient Workflows for Contaminated Land Problems using QGIS


Equipe Group collaboration (Banbury, Oxfordshire)

A new exciting collaboration with Equipe Training, providers of vocational training and continual assessment to all stakeholders in the geotechnical industry.

04 February 2020 Contaminated Land in Geotechnical Practice
18 February 2020 Sampling and Scheduling for Geoenvironmental Testing


Professional Practice Webinars (Live Online webinars)

(previously recorded webinars also available)

This series aims to raise standards among practitioners and regulators on topics of timely relevance.

18 October 2019 The Language of Risk
15 November 2019 Bioavailability State of the Art
13 December 2019 Green Remediation
21 February 2020  Blowin’ in the Wind: Risk Assessment of Asbestos in Soil
20 March 2020  We need to talk Part 2A – a crammer in Part IIa language


Early Career Briefings (Live Online webinars)

This series of webinars is aimed at practitioners and regulators, at all stages of their career long learning journey.

06 December 2019 Toxicology 101
10 January 2020 Geology 101
07 February 2020 Data analysis and statistics 101


LQM GIS web-bytes (QGIS for contaminated land applications, recorded tutorials)

A quick and accessible way to pick-up some useful QGIS tips and tricks for your contaminated land work or a taster for one of our face-to-face courses.

If you have a specific task or workflow you require then please let us know.

Site Zoning Using Risk Assessment Criteria (18 mins)
Viewing your Site Photographs (12 mins)
Viewing your Borehole Logs (12 mins)


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