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August IQ Lunch and Learn webinar

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In this month’s webinar, Dr Craig Speed will focus on cost-effective water quality monitoring

DISCOVER how to maximize the effectiveness of water quality monitoring, while also minimizing cost, at this month’s ‘Lunch & Learn’ webinar from the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) Academy.

The webinar focuses on knowledge and innovation from 12:30–13:00 on Thursday 29 August. Delivered by environmental specialist Dr Craig Speed, the 30-minute online session counts towards valuable continuing professional development (CPD) for IQ members.

Dr Speed, associate director at Wardell Armstrong, has more than 15 years’ experience in water quality, water resources and the Water Framework Directive. He says: ‘Water quality monitoring is an essential part of quarrying. While cost is a very important driver in monitoring design and implementation, it must not be at the expense of quality and effectiveness. My webinar will discuss how to maximize the effectiveness of water quality monitoring, while also minimizing cost.’

Dr Speed is a hydrogeochemist and hydrogeologist working for the Environment Agency, as well as a lecturer at Birmingham University. His expertise includes design, management and review of water quality monitoring, hydrochemical interpretation, knowledge of UK water legislation and detailed knowledge of the Water Framework Directive (WFD).


Wardell Armstrong ( is a multidisciplinary engineering, environmental and mining consultancy working in the mining and minerals, infrastructure and utilities, and property and development sectors. With a history going back over 180 years, they have a reputation for high-quality service, both in the UK and internationally.

Each ‘Lunch & Learn’ webinar is led by an industry expert and topics are mapped to the IQ’s Skills Wheel: Standards & Professionalism; Engagement, Influence & Impact; Knowledge & Innovation; and Personal Effectiveness. For more information and to sign up, visit:


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