Van Walt’s Window Sampling System is very photogenic!

Who would have thought a RD 32 rope thread connection, a hollow sample top, laser cut gouges and window-less core samplers could be so camera-friendly – but they have proved very photogenic as evidenced by the number included in our recently ended Photographic Competition. The Locations and the businesses who use this equipment have oftenread the rest…

A commonsense approach to your equipment needs

Renting your environmental equipment on a project by project basis makes good business sense – so why don’t more of you do it? The benefits are numerous:  access to a wide range of up-to-date equipment  delivered where and when you want it  no maintenance or calibration costs  no long term storage of the equipment  noneread the rest…

Blinding you with the science!

At Van Walt we sell soil moisture measurement instruments that use TDR technology.  They are small, portable devices and provide immediate soil moisture readings as a percentage by volume when they are inserted into soil.  They appear very simple and straightforward to use but behind this ‘plug & play’ equipment is some very sophisticated technology.read the rest…

Sign-up here …..

At this time of year, when the festivities are over, only cold turkey is left and you have a few days ‘break’ before returning to work, have a think about some of the good causes you could sign-up to for 2011 – there are lots out there! We guess, because you’re reading this, you’re interestedread the rest…

After the snow…..

With more snow forecast and a white Christmas an odds on favourite at the bookies for most parts of the UK there are already warnings to take precautions against domestic floods. In the last four days of November, London Fire Service went to 163 floodings, up 150%, with Thames Water answering 150 reports a day,read the rest…

Know your rights!

Did you know there was a Drinking Water Inspectorate? Formed in 1990 they provide independent assurance that water supplies in England and Wales are safe and drinking water quality is acceptable to consumers. Based in London the Inspectorate has three areas of operation: the audit of water companies, regulations on improving drinking water and theread the rest…

All that glitters is Gold ….

All that glitters is not gold but if you are one of the lucky investors to have bought gold – you will be celebrating this Christmas. Gold prices are at a record high and forecast to continue growing in 2011 as investors get the jitters about other global investments. In Dubai and Germany they haveread the rest…

Remediation – have we been missing a trick with landfill?

We’re told that continuing to put our waste into landfill is not an option. The EU Landfill Directive specifies that biodegradable waste must be diverted from landfill sites and the UK, having signed up to the directive, has to support alternative waste management options. However, one option being debated is the production of energy fromread the rest…

Sunderbans, West Bengal, India

Published on November 30, 2010

I’d never heard of the Sunderbans, Bengali for “beautiful jungle” and yet that’s exactly where I found myself in the exalted presence of two professors, a senior human geographer and a PhD student from Queens University Belfast (http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/gap/). That I got there at all is a small miracle as our driver was possessed by thatread the rest…

On site with Queens’s College Belfast in Sundarbans, India

On site with a Window Sampling System; a Professor of Physical Geography – Julian Orford, Head of School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Keith Bennett; Dr Satish Kumar, Senior Lecturer Human Geography and PhD student, Rory Flood; sampling from a boat in the mangrove forests of the Sundarbans National Park (one of the largest reservesread the rest…

Other News

Making the YSI ProDSS even easier to use…

August 12, 2017

The YSI ProDSS is the flagship handheld water quality meter in our rental fleet.  Using the advanced technology from the EXO series the ProDSS has…

Defining the link between us & them and a tale of two cities!

June 20, 2017

They say what you wear says a lot about you; what’s on your desk defines how you work and the organisations you work with, purchase…

Bring on normality!

June 5, 2017

We are proud to work in the environmental sector providing equipment for groundwater, water and soil research; monitoring; measuring and collection. Helping you make the…

The MP1’s back in Town

April 24, 2017

“Spread the word around. Guess who’s back in town” ** The MP1 Pump is back for sale and in our rental fleet! This updated submersible…

Why we love the EXO!

March 13, 2017

The EXO advanced multiparameter water platform is a lovely piece of kit, beautifully engineered, using only the best materials and houses wet mateable high accuracy…

Full CALIBRATION or BUMP test?

February 21, 2017

It is neither always prudent nor is it always desirable that a full calibration, whether for a PID or an LEL is done on site;…