Phil Haygarth is a Professor of Soil and Water Science at The Environment Centre, Lancaster University. He is a specialist in the interaction between soils and water and in the flow of the nutrient (phosphorus) through the soil – water catchment, where there are benefits for farming and food production, but also problems with water quality downstream.
The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) is celebrating its centenary year by announcing plans for a spectacular ‘Quarry Garden’ at the first ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show this summer.
Celebrating a century since our foundation, we will be marking our hundredth year with a series of high-profile member and public events designed to share the essential role the sector fulfils in people’s everyday lives.
A new health, safety and environmental vocational qualification (VQ) has become the latest addition to the IQ Academy’s growing sector-specific professional development portfolio.
The Yorkshire branch held their December meeting at the usual venue of the Bridge Inn, Wetherby, where there was an excellent turnout to hear Alan Millband of Howes Percival give a talk on ‘Mistakes and Aggravation’
The theme of the technical evening held at the Waterloo Inn on 7 December 2016 was Process Instrumentation in the Minerals Industry. An introduction to the event was made by Richard Yeates, Technical Sales Engineer from Underwoods Electrical Distributors UK, an electrical distributor for Siemens equipment and Denise Flanagan, the Northern Business Development Manager for Siemens in the UK.
Ahead of its centenary year, The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has appointed a new chief executive officer who will take up post in January 2017.
Branch Chairman Sam Eccles had the pleasure of presenting two local charities a cheque for £4,000.00 each at the December technical evening.
The November technical meeting of the Yorkshire Branch for the 2016-17 season was held at the Bridge Inn, Wetherby. Members and guests heard a talk by Carl Pinches of Siemens and Richard Yeates of Underwoods Electrical Distributors about process automation and instrumentation in the minerals industry.
The Scottish Branch continued its 2016-17 technical evening calendar on Tuesday 8th November, a joint event with the IAT held at Stirling Court Hotel.