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Wanted: Technical Director

December 23, 2016

Wanted; an entrepreneurial geo-environmental specialist at Technical Director level with a keen desire to accept the challenge of developing a technical portfolio to help take the Company to the next level of success.

Tso Rolpa one year after devastating earthquakes in Nepal

June 6, 2016

Prof. John Reynolds, MD, RIL, has just returned from almost three weeks in Nepal during which he undertook field work at Tsho Rolpa in Rolwaling, northern Nepal. He has been visiting this glacial lake regularly since 1994 and has seen huge changes in the terminal moraine complex due to subsidence that is occurring in response […]

RIL’s MD plays significant role in international hydropower conference

April 12, 2016

RIL’s MD, Prof. John M. Reynolds, took a prominent part the ASIA 2016 international hydropower conference in Vientiane, Laos PDR, between 1st and 3rd March 2016, which was attended by 825 delegates from 47 countries. He chaired a session on ‘Safety in water infrastructure’ and presented a technical paper on ‘Glacial behaviour in the Upper […]

The challenges of shifting sands in offshore renewable energy projects

April 12, 2016

RIL’s MD, Prof. John M. Reynolds attended the Marine and River Dune Dynamics MARID-5 international conference held in Caernarfon, North Wales, on the 4th and 5th April. He gave one of three invited keynote presentations entitled ‘Managing the issue of seabed sediment in offshore renewable energy projects’. In his presentation he outlined key issues with […]

Looking for new staff

April 12, 2016

Due to a growing workload RIL is keen to appoint two new members of staff as soon as possible. The new posts are Technical Director and Geohazards Specialist. For the Technical Director role we are looking for a senior technical specialist in one of three sectors: Near-Surface Geophysics (terrestrial and offshore); Engineering Geology/Geotechnical Engineering; or […]

Chile research funding awarded

December 14, 2015

RIL will partner with Aberystwyth and Exeter universities in the UK and with the Austral University of Chile, Valdivia, in Chile for a 2-year research project ‘Glacial hazards in Chile: Processes, Assessment, Mitigation and Risk Management Strategies’ as from January 2016 until January 2018. The work consists of three themes: (1) To understand the physical […]

HYDRO 2015, Bordeaux, France, 26th-28th October 2015

November 2, 2015

This year’s international gathering of hydropower specialists was held in Bordeaux, France, 26th-28th October 2015. Prof. John Reynolds, RIL’s MD, gave a presentation entitled ‘On the need to integrate Disaster Risk Management within the hydropower sector’. This was part of a specially-convened session following the devastating earthquakes in Nepal in April and May. As part […]

Latest status of Tsho Rolpa and Imja Tsho glacial lakes, Nepal, following the Gorkha Earthquake, 25th April 2015

May 22, 2015

The recent earthquakes in Nepal on the 25th April and 12th May 2015 and many aftershocks have led to concerns being expressed about the stability of two glacial lakes in Nepal – Tsho Rolpa in Rolwaling, and Imja Tsho in the Solukhumbu. Given Prof. John Reynolds’ long association with the Rolwaling community (back to September […]

Ghorka earthquake and aftershocks destroy the village of Beding in Rolwaling – renewed concern over the stability of Tsho Rolpa, Nepal

May 12, 2015

On Saturday (9th May) I received the following news from Dr Janice Turner, an anthropologist who has been studying Rolwaling Valley in Nepal for 40 years: “The Rolwaling people are in crisis because of the earthquake [25th April 2015]. Every house is heavily damaged or destroyed. One helicopter dropped off some tarps and food but […]

Update on the aftermath of the Gorkha Earthquake of 25th April in Nepal

May 7, 2015

It is now clear that the immediate aftermath of the devastating earthquake on the 25th April has moved from search & rescue through to body recovery and care for survivors. In additional there is considerable attention being paid by international agencies on how best to help Nepal without swamping it’s already battered infrastructure and systems. […]