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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Contaminated land or environmental specialists need tools that enable them to effectively interrogate, interpret, evaluate, present and report the large amounts of data produced during site investigations and remediation projects. This is important to provide timely and productive outcomes for clients, regulators and wider stakeholders. Well evaluated data can ensure data gaps or deficiencies, which often delay projects, are identified earlier and can be more cost effectively remedied. Such a joined up approach can also help mitigate against the risk of litigation proceedings or lengthy regulatory intervention later down the line. Therefore, data analytical skills can help raise productivity, provide innovative solutions 'on-the-fly' and lead to better investment decisions.
Utilising suitable tools such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are vital to ensure you meet the current standards for data collection, visualisation, data analysis and dissemination of information as required by key standards such as BS ISO 18400‑104:2018 'Sampling Strategies' (and other members of the BS ISO 18400 series) and BS 10175:2011+A2:2017 'Investigation of potentially contaminated sites'.
QGIS is a tool that can help visualise and analyse contaminant data, investigate relationships with other spatial information, such as buildings, features shown on historic mapping. It can also investigate temporal changes in key parameters such as groundwater levels, ground gas and air monitoring datasets. Where remediation is required, if GIS analysis can show that the contamination is localised, and particularly when a credible source can be identified, then more sustainable, cost effective and targeted solutions can often be designed and communicated to clients and regulators.
Delegates will need to bring their own laptops (large display screens recommended) with the QGIS 3+ software installed and ready to use (if this is a problem, please give us a call on 0115 7484080). Full joining instructions including details of which QGIS install version we will be using will be sent to each delegate prior to the course.
This course follows on from and builds on the learning outcomes of the QGIS2 course, so attendance on that course is also recommended. Not suitable for QGIS1 level delegates.
The course will be of relevance to:
|Nottingham (Private Sector)||27/02/2020||£285.00||5||
|Nottingham (Public sector)||27/02/2020||£170.00||5||
Note: All prices exclude VAT, which we are obliged to charge at the prevailing rate
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"A really useful 2 days. Thanks very much!" (Consultant)
"Useful to see the ideas for how to use Graphical Modeler" (Consultant)
"The presentation and coordination of structured practicals and thorough details was good" (PostDoc Researcher)
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"The course really is good with some great content that is very applicable and will change the way we design SI’s, interpret, store, and present data" (Consultant)
"With so much quality content and some not-so-simple concepts and tasks it really would have been great to have had it spread over at least two days!" (Consultant)
"Really great content, very applicable and useful. Would love to come back and spend a full day on the second half of the day!" (Consultant)
"Topics covered and detailed demos" (Consultant)
"Expanded existing knowledge of QGIS" (Consultant)
"Good overview of what QGIS can do, but too much for 1 day really, training could easily be spread over 2 days" (Consultant)
"Excellent practicals and demonstrations. A lot of information and topics to cover in one day" (Consultant)
"A QGIS3 course may help spread the content and give time for experimentation before moving on to the more difficult topics" (Consultant)
"On hand help and advice, but needs a 3rd day!" (Consultant)
"Very relevant information, learnt a lot" (Consultant)
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