Rick Brassington has been a regular lecturer for WTI Training on groundwater courses for over 20 years covering a wide range of groundwater subjects. He has taught at the universities of University of East Anglia, Lancaster, Liverpool, Birmingham, and Manchester at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has presented training courses for British Forces Cyprus personnel on the headquarters site at Episcopi, awareness training on the Groundwater Protection Policy for Environment Agency staff and contributed to training a programme for the Oman Ministry of Water. Services offered include developing training courses and material to meet clients' specific needs and training objectives
Training courses for the WTI Training Group
- designed and presents a two-day training course on aspects of groundwater resources management. Course has run since 1997
- designed and presented a one-day training course on the design, use and operation of private water supplies and the regulation of these sources in the context of UK legislation for Environmental Health Officers.
Lecturing on MSc course in hydrogelogy, University of East Anglia
Rick Brassington presented lectures on water well design and construction as part of the MSc course in hydrogeology at the University of East Anglia in Norwich from the inception of the course in 1992 to its closure in 1999.
Lecturing to undergraduate and postgraduate students, University of Manchester
Rick Brassington acted as a locum lecturer at Manchester University in 1998 designing and presenting a course in hydrogeology to third year undergraduate students of geology. The course included practical classes and setting and marking examination questions. An intense one-week course on hydrogeology was also presented to MSc students and has now become a regular feature in the MSc programme.
Training of Non-specialists in Groundwater Protection for the Environment Agency
A training programme to train Environment Agency staff on the Policy and Practice for the Protection of Groundwater was developed and presented as a joint project with Entec (UK) Ltd. The project involves the preparation of teaching material and delivering some 17 half-day courses to Agency staff with a variety of backgrounds
Pumping test training at the university of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham organized a one-week course on hydrogeological investigations. Rick Brassington designed and presented a half-day session of pumping test planning and implementation