An update from our India correspondent by Rory Flood

Fieldwork for me at one time meant hiring the cheapest, smallest car possible and driving down to a rain drenched field in Co. Limerick to camp for a couple of nights before coring and surveying sites with a dumpy level. It was a twelve hour slog of lugging around two leather bags of corers aptlyread the rest…

Sunderbans Revisited

Published on December 9, 2011

At my age, birthdays are an occasion for commiseration rather than felicitations and yet it touched me that a birthday cake had been ordered for me by my fellow travellers during the second sampling expedition to the Sunderbans: the world’s largest  mangrove forest which spans the deltas of the Ganges in Bangladesh and the Hugliread the rest…

Groundwater level logging comes of age

Published on November 15, 2011

To say that groundwater is vital is understating its importance. Groundwater accounts for almost 70% of the world’s freshwater supply and as rivers and lakes tend to be supported by groundwater it is no exaggeration to say that almost all the water used in agriculture, industry and for drinking is, or has been, groundwater atread the rest…

Wonderful Wanaka

Published on November 8, 2011

I’ve done this before and yet need to write about it again. For a start, I didn’t need to reset my watch: noon means it’s midnight. That’s the easy part but the cherry trees are in blossom, the tulips and daffodils are in their full glory and lambs are being born. That just seems wrongread the rest…

Working on the Ecosystem Land Use Modelling & Soil C Flux Trial (ELUM)

Much of our training recently has been onsite and we have been delighted to be involved with the ELUM project with the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) who are leading a seven-member consortium project funded and commissioned by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) to produce a framework for predicting the sustainability of bioenergy deploymentread the rest…

It makes sense to rent

Now more than ever it makes sense in terms of time, cost and fit for purpose to rent your environmental monitoring equipment.  At Van Walt we know better than most that sometimes equipment fails, or you have an urgent project you can’t turn away or you just need that vital piece of equipment to doread the rest…

Is there a role for the Smart Phone when remediating a site?

There has recently been much web traffic about the role of the Smart Phone in disaster recovery and we wondered whether there was any application for this technology when remediating a site. Remediation, which is the removal of pollution or contaminants from soil, groundwater, sediment or surface water in wells, sumps or trenches requires specialistread the rest…

The growing importance of wind power to provide energy in the future

In Europe we are installing more wind power capacity than any other form of energy and this source will help us achieve 100% renewable energy production by 2050. Currently only five percent of Europe’s electricity comes from wind but in the past two years 40% of all new electricity generating capacity in Europe has come fromread the rest…

Customers – do you like the way we do business?

I recently saw a Blog entitled: 50 Things Your Customers Wish You Knew . A customers ‘wish list’ when it comes to buying from a supplier.  I thought it would be interesting to blog about what, as a supplier, we wished our customers knew/did before contacting us and placing an order. Customers, please take thisread the rest…

Diver – is also a Surface Water Level Logger

Although not used primarily as a surface water level logger the Diver® range has proved a useful, cost-effective solution for monitoring surface water in addition to its core application of groundwater level logging. When using a Diver® to monitor surface water levels it is important that there is sufficient circulation around the sensors.  Water flowsread 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;…