In Wales, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water praised our role in the largest programme of scientific coastal investigation work ever undertaken in the country, naming us as the delivery alliance’s team of the month.

Scenic view of Welsh coast

In Scotland, a pilot catchment monitoring project on behalf of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency is focussed on the rivers Glazert and Nith, where we have conducted all macroinvertebrate sampling, laboratory analyses and identification, bulk sediment sampling, macrophyte sampling and fixed photography.

In England, we provided hydro-ecological consultancy for several water companies after securing framework contracts in collaboration with other leading aquatic science consultancies. Working for South Staffs Water and Cambridge Water we partnered with ESI Ltd, while for work for Severn Trent Water we partnered with ESI and Hydro-logic.

Research led by APEM and published this year will meanwhile help scientists to recommend more effective ways to mitigate the impacts of water abstraction and fine sediment on wildlife in rivers and streams.

Fine sediment in stream

Finally, close to our head office in Manchester the new Mersey Gateway Bridge is the England’s largest infrastructure project outside London. Its recent opening brought back proud memories for many of our staff.

View of Mersey Gateway bridge over the estuary mudflats

If you have any queries, please contact Dr Adrian Williams, associate director.
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