Features from our technical community

Celebration of World Environmental Day

Those of you who know WRc well will be aware of the wide depth and breadth of expertise that our technical community have. They are passionate and dedicated to their fields, pursuing and maintaining applicable professional registrations. In celebration of World Environment Day in June a number of our staff took time to share their reflections on how the work they do helps to safeguard the environment for future generations. A short video summarising their thoughts is available here (https://www.youtube.com/) , and an article reflecting on his career of 40 years by Principal Consultant Nick Orman is available here (https://lnkd.in/eNwcXBJ).


Nick Orman, a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Environmentalist is a Principal Consultant. Nick is passionate about sharing knowledge and improving the water environment - he is a member of the CIWEM Urban Drainage Groups Committee and the CIWEM SuDS Policy Leadership Group. Nick has authored countless best practice and guidance documents, and is currently looking forward to launching the new ‘Sewer Renovation Design Guide’ - Part of the Sewerage Rehabilitation Manual.

Waste Doctors Tackle 'POPs' and Maximising Value from Test Regimes

Waste Doctors from the Waste and Resources team have also been busy having recently completed work to assess persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) working with The Industry Council for Electronic Equipment Recycling (ICER). POPs bioaccumulate, posing a risk to humans and wildlife if released into the environment. A summary of the work, and a link to the new guidance from the Environment Agency is available here: (https://www.wrcplc.co.uk/).

Our Waste Doctors provide independent trusted advice to industry, and their verified solutions have credibility with the regulators. The focus of the team is on helping their clients navigate the complexities of regulation, help them make informed decisions regarding resource recovery and maximise the benefits of their waste recovery processes. One of our Waste Doctors Peter Keeley-Lopez took the time to share his thoughts about how to get the most out of testing regimes in his article on LinkedIn which is available here: (https://www.linkedin.com/).


Dr. Peter Keeley-Lopez' background in urban mining has made him passionate about turning waste into resources. From the extraction of platinum and gold from car catalysts and waste electronics to turning slags and residues into concrete, he has seen how it is possible to reduce our reliance on natural resources and help create a more circular economy. Peter's goal is to extend his expertise in the waste and resources industry and help us all rethink how we can make the most of what we throw away.

Infrastructure Field Surveys - supporting commissioning works

Last, but not least in our technical features, I'd like to turn attention to our Infrastructure field teams who have continued to deliver surveys as part of their critical work supporting the water sector throughout the COVID-19 lockdown period. Thanks are extended from all of us at WRc to both our field teams, and the water and waste sector who have kept our critical utility services working throughout. Recently our team were featured in a project write up by Stantec where we supported commissioning works for the major Childrey Warren pipeline scheme. Read all about it here: https://www.linkedin.com/.