We are an independent UK consultancy practice providing technical, advisory and expert witness services in the specialised fields of water, wastewater and environmental management.
The practice specialises in the design, installation, operation and control of water, wastewater, effluent and sewage treatment systems, trade effluent handling and disposal and related aspects of environmental management including: waste minimisation; environmental impact assessments; site surveys; water, wastewater and effluent plant surveys; drainage surveys; pollution prevention and control (PPC) and the environmental permitting regulations (EPR).
In addition the practice can provide related expert technical evidence/advice in connection with criminal or litigation proceedings and at public enquiries.
Should you require a consultant or expert witness in any of the aforementioned fields we trust our website will provide the information you require about us and the services we have to offer. However, if you still have any queries, or you would like to discuss a specific project with us, please do not hesitate to contact us. Any such discussions will be treated in the strictest confidence and we will do what we can to assist you accordingly.
The practice was established in 1975 to provide a comprehensive, confidential and impartial consultancy service to Industry in the specialised fields of water, wastewater and environmental management.
The services offered by the practice encompass all aspects of the water cycle, including water supply, treatment and distribution, wastewater treatment and disposal and the associated planning, design, installation and commissioning of treatment systems. In addition the practice can undertake project management, environmental impact assessments (EIAs), waste handling/minimisation audits, PPC permit applications under the new Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) and pollution control (EPC) investigations as these may be required for regulatory compliance and/or environmental management system (EMS) development.
Guidance and assistance is also available on trade effluent handling and disposal, including advice on discharge consents and agreements, discharge standards, trade effluent charges, monitoring and sampling systems, analytical testing and negotiations with the Environment Agency and Water Service Companies.
John S. Cooper, the Principal, has extensive experience of the statutory, financial, and technical aspects of environmental protection as this relates to both existing and new industrial developments. He is an Expert Witness, a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, a Chartered Scientist, a Chartered Chemist and a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.