The correlation between the presence of hazardous materials or substances on or under land and the actual possibility that harm could occur to people, animals or ecosystems is complex. In order to make an appraisal of the link between these two it is necessary and appropriate to undertake a formal assessment of risks. This takes the form of robust quantitative assessment of the physical factors describing the system but must also always be backed up by some elements of subjective judgement and estimation.

Merebrook undertakes quantitative and qualitative assessments of the risks associated with land and water contamination including Human Health Risk Assessment and Controlled Water risk assessment. Bespoke numerical models can be created for particular projects or situations for which accepted standard models are considered inappropriate.


Case Studies


  • Site investigation
  • Waste management
  • Environmental planning support services
  • Contract preparation
  • Waste minimisation
  • Process/effluent treatment design
  • Tender preparation
  • Waste disposal engineering
  • Waste licensing and exemption applications
  • Contract management
  • Sustainability consultancy
  • Industrial process construction supervision
  • Effluent compliance studies
  • Industrial process and effluent feasibility assessment