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: Jun 2017

  1. Invitation to join us for a seminar on polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)

    Most of us are normally concerned with traditional contaminants, such as lead, arsenic and benzo[a]pyrene, but there are a growing number of emerging environmental contaminants around the corner.  We are all likely to become increasingly familiar with many of them as governments and regulators begin to try to control their effects on health and the environment.  One of these emerging contaminants, is PFAS; a family of persistent, bioaccumulatory and toxic chemicals that

    have been widely used in industry and in firefighting applications.

    LQM are collaborating with consultants GHD to present a seminar on PFAS in London on July 5, 2017.  The seminar will harness the knowledge of two industry experts Dr Paul Nathanail (LQM) and Dr Peter Nadebaum (GHD) and will be of interest to a wide range of delegates including local authorities, regulators, problem holders and developers.

    Full details of the event and booking details can be found on GHD’s website

  2. Free LQM webinar (12 June 2017): How GIS adds value to desk study and site investigation data

    This free 1-hour webinar on the 12th June 2017 provides an extended version of the LQM talk recently presented by Judith Nathanail at the Brownfield Briefing Effective Site Investigation and Data Management Conference held at Birmingham (24-25th May 2017). The conference was designed to assist site investigation professionals and their clients in sourcing, manipulating and sharing the ever-increasing volumes of data required when evaluating previously used land.  As discussed at the conference, communication of information between disciplines has never been more important and so the ability of data users to utilise relevant GIS tools to more fully understand the flow of informatics in their supply chain is critical.

    Sign-up to webinar here (number limited to 100):


    LQM are also running their Getting value from your data: a hands on GIS Course on 20th June 2017 at their Nottingham training venue. This course gives you the opportunity to use QGIS in anger to load up historical maps, open source datasets (e.g. flood maps, LiDAR, BGS WMS) plus your hard won site data such as walkover photos and AGS data … view your geology (even borehole logs) and contaminant data quickly to improve your understanding of site conditions, conceptual site model and help you formulate more cost effective decisions.