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DEFRA Abstraction Licensing

IQ Academy webinar

James Dodds of Envireau Water to present this month’s ‘Lunch and Learn’ webinar from IQ Academy

THE introduction of new abstraction licensing regulations by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), and its impact on the mineral extractives sector, is the subject of this month’s ‘Lunch and Learn’ webinar from the Institute of Quarrying’s IQ Academy.

The 30-minute online presentation will take place on Thursday 25 October between 12:30–13:00. James Dodds, the owner of leading environmental consultancy Envireau Water, is a nationally recognized expert in water management and water resources hydrogeology, and will present the webinar.


Mr Dodds said: ‘Being involved with ‘Lunch and Learn’ is an excellent way for us to help IQ get members up to speed with these very relevant and important changes.

‘My upcoming webinar reviews the transitional arrangements and new requirements for abstraction licensing, which came into effect on 1 January 2018. I also examine what has been learned so far this year and focus on what you need to do now in order to make sure that deadlines are met.’

‘Water Abstraction: Reviewing the transitional arrangements and new requirements’ is the 10th in the series of issues-related online presentations by IQ Academy. The webinars count towards valuable continuing professional development (CPD) and have been very popular, with hundreds of attendees from across the mineral and extractives industry to date.

The next webinars to take place are: 

  • Data in the palm of your hand – Mobile, digital and 3D geology with Clive Mitchell of British Geological Survey – 29 November 2018
  • The Aggregates Industry – A Market Perspective with Andy Sales of BDS Marketing Research – 20 December 2018.

Envireau Water are a specialist consultancy providing guidance on design, management and regulatory issues relating to water management and environmental issues in the UK and worldwide.

James Dodds has been actively involved in the UK minerals sector for 20 years and an IQ member since 1994. He has been intimately involved with the development and implementation of the New Authorisations process, both directly with the Environment Agency and the Mineral Products Association, and with individual operators. He presented the first IQ Academy webinar on this subject back in January 2018.

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