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What should you do if you spot chemical runoff?

By : Chris Peacock |February 23, 2018 |Blog |0 Comment

Chemical runoff is a major source of water pollution. It occurs when there is more water than land can absorb. In extreme cases, the excess flow of liquid can cause irreversible damage to everything in its path. However, with regular monitoring, the worst case scenario can be prevented. (more…)

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How bad is flooding expected to be in the UK this winter?

By : Chris Peacock |January 04, 2018 |Blog |0 Comment

What should we expect for winter weather in 2017/18?

It has been a difficult few years in the UK when it comes to predicting and managing the weather. Between having the hottest June for more than 40 years, to record level floods, the rapidly changing weather has caused a myriad of issues for people living in the country – and has made predicting the weather more important than ever. With this in mind, these are the current predictions for the 2017/18 winter period. Bear in mind that these are just predictions based on current knowledge (at time of writing), and are subject to change.


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How to identify issues in water quality

By : Chris Peacock |November 24, 2017 |Blog |0 Comment

Water quality can mean different things to different people and therefore depends on what standard of quality one is looking for, for example, water may be fine for fish to live in but lack the quality required for human consumption.

To measure the quality of water accurately, tests are carried out to identify several key indicators. These characteristics are then compared to numeric standards and guidelines in order to decide if the water is suitable for a particular purpose. The assessment of the quality of water can be divided into three categories; biological, chemical, and physical. (more…)

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What are the main indicators of water quality?

By : Chris Peacock |October 23, 2017 |Blog |0 Comment

“Water is the driving force of all nature;” so said Leonardo da Vinci. The survival of our planet depends on the availability of water and the condition that it is in. It is therefore vital to make sure that it is able to provide a hospitable environment for those that live in it, and is free from harmful levels of substances for those that drink it. (more…)

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What Are The Biggest Sources of Water Pollution?

By : Chris Peacock |September 13, 2017 |Blog |0 Comment

Water pollutants can come in many different forms and can have dramatic impacts on fragile ecosystems and aquatic life.

There are a huge number of different sources of pollutants and each can have very different levels of harmfulness and environmental impact. In order to explain this further this article explains why water pollution is such an issue, as well as some of its main causes.

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Where is water temperature monitoring most important?

By : Chris Peacock |August 17, 2017 |Blog |0 Comment

It is essential to monitor for abnormalities in water temperature, as the water chemistry can be significantly affected by fluctuations. Whether you are monitoring domestic or commercial water supplies, the temperature should be regularly checked. We would recommend regular water testing for all water supplies and, in agriculture, for continued monitoring of natural water formations. (more…)

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What is the Paris Climate Change agreement, and what could it mean for the world’s oceans?

By : Craig Harrison |July 19, 2017 |Blog |0 Comment

Whilst the Paris Agreement has been praised for its progressive steps towards the unification of the world’s leaders in action against the negative result of anthropogenic activity on the climate, it has also been criticised for its failure to determine legally enforced action as opposed to ‘promises’. (more…)

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Aquaread launch new products – the LeveLine-CTD and LeveLine-Mini-CTD at Geotechnica 2017

By : Chris Peacock |July 12, 2017 |Blog |0 Comment

Today we are excited to announce the launch of two new products to join our wide range of precise, scientific water testing equipment. Following the success of the LeveLine water level and temperature logger, we have expanded the range, adding conductivity sensors to both the regular LeveLine and the SDi-12 mini version. (more…)

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How dangerous is blue green algae?

By : Craig Harrison |April 24, 2017 |Blog |0 Comment

Blue green algae is one of the popular parameters that can be tested using our water monitoring equipment. It is a common water pollutant that can have a severe impact on ecosystems and plant and animal life. (more…)

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