Dr Martin Boland is a hydrogeologist with 19 years postgraduate experience. He is currently UK Operations Manager for Schlumberger Water Services (formerly Water Management Consultants), having previously worked for Entec and the BGS. Martin has extensive experience in groundwater characterisation and monitoring as part of both water resource development and impact assessment projects. Martin’s technical focus is in the development of aquifer testing and monitoring programmes relating to both water resource and water quality studies, determination of minewater dewatering requirements, and groundwater risk assessment, in particular related to Acid Rock Drainage. Martin has worked on projects in many countries including the UK, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Israel, Qatar and Botswana, and has lived in both Chile and Ecuador.