Len Hutton - environment and water quality

Please contact me if you need help in designing and operating water and environmental laboratories, field and laboratory testing of water and wastes and associated training of operators and management at all levels.

Saturday, January 01, 2005


Kuwait November 2004

World Health Organization

Advisory visit to introduce latest edition of WHO Guidelines for Drinking Water laboratories and assess water testing facilities used by Water Resources Development Centre in Ministry of Energy (Electricity and Water) for state of Kuwait

Botswana April 1997

Kampsax International A/S Consultants, Copenhagen

Tender preparation for Water Quality and Data Management Project for DANCED sponsored project with Ministry of Mineral Resources, Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Lands and Department of Water Affairs

Oman April and Sept-Oct 1996

Glasgow Cardonald College

Training needs survey and arranging training programmes in Disinfection and Water distribution and management for Ministry of Electricity and Water. Setting up accreditation for Technical Institutes.

Ghana May and August 1996

Donor: ODA / IIED

Client: Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana
Consultant: Advising on environmental data management and storage. Checking field operations for water and noise monitoring. Assessing performance of service laboratories.

Malaysia Dec. 1990, Aug. 1991, Oct. 1994

Donor: British Council / UKM National University of Malaysia

Consultant: Establishing academic link to promote research and awareness in water quality, bacteriology and virology. Visiting lecturer, link coordinator and on conference organizing committees. Link with Yorkshire Water enterprises continues and new links established with UNIPEQ. Two national conferences organized and proceedings published. Greater awareness locally of water quality. Staff development.

Sri Lanka Oct. - Dec. 1986, Dec. 1987 March 1988

Donor: UN (Habitat)/UNDP

Title: Consultant to UN Habitat/National Building Research Organization
Project title: Establishing Environmental Monitoring Laboratory.
Recommending equipment for purchase. Design of Laboratory. Setting up program.
Installation and commissioning of equipment. Staff training. Editing planning guidelines for Environmental monitoring for Development of Urban Areas. Awareness seminars on water, air and noise pollution. Left working laboratory and trained and motivated staff.

April 1981, October 1981 March 1982, Lecturer, November l982, January and November 1985

Donor: ODA/British Council

Title: Resident Tutor / Organizer and lecturer
Project title: Training programmes for Ministry of Local Government, Housing & Construction, National Water Supply & Drainage Board
Assessing training needs for NWSDB and National Housing Development Authority. Setting up and managing training by bringing in lecturers from WEDC for short periods. Regional seminars organized with local counterparts. Trained staff at all levels in two organizations in appropriate water supply, sanitation and housing. Raised local awareness of their own potential. Institutional strengthening.

Iraq July - August 1986

Donor: World Health Organization; Client: Ministry of Health

Consultant: Conducting seminars on WHO Drinking Water Quality Guidelines, advising on treatment and analysis of water supplies.

Uganda July September l979

Donor: Inter Universities Council/ British Council/ODA

Title: Leader of Inter Universities Council Technical Mission to Makerere University
This was to liaise with the University staff to assess the rehabilitation needs of the whole campus. Repair equipment where possible and provide encouragement after expulsion of Idi Amin. Team of four academics and two senior technicians. Established confidence in future refinancing of University. Provided details for funding to be arranged at donor conferences later. Flag waving for UK government. Repaired wide variety of equipment from tractors to typewriters and computers in uncertain and sometimes hazardous civil situation.

Nigeria April 1983

Donor: British Council Ibadan Polytechnic

Curriculum design for ONC and HNC courses. Reorganizing laboratories. Delivering seminars.

April 1984

Donor: British Council; Client: National Water Resources Institute Kaduna

Leader of team of lecturers for course on Water resources assessment using scarce data.

March 1984

Donor: British Council / National Universities Commission.

Consultant: Setting up training programmes for university technicians. Assessing equipment uses and needs for university teaching. Programmes organized and proposals for funding prepared.

WEDC Conferences 1980, 1990 Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria & Kaduna.

Afghanistan July 1986

Donor: World Health Organization; Clients: Ministry of Health, Ministry of Water

Consultant: Conducting seminars on WHO Drinking Water Quality Guidelines.
Reviewing local water treatment and supply facilities, recommending equipment needs for water analysis.

Argentina September 1981

Donor: Inter American Bank; Client: INCYTH, Ministry of Public Health

Consultant: advising on design of new laboratory and reorganization of existing water testing facilities, INCYTH, Ezeiza. Training seminars.

Qatar August l985

Donor: Ministry of Public Health / British Council

Consultant: Independent investigation on corrosion in the city distribution system. Water from desalination plants was very aggressive and was attacking weak points in the distribution system causing brown/red water problems and trace metals in supply. Advised Ministry to install liming and treatment for desalination plants.

Tunisia May 1986

Donor: World Health Organization

Consultant: Fact finding for preparation of Training Manuals for rural water supply and sanitation. Visited UNICEF projects in interior and Ministry of Health staff at work. Background material, training leaflets and posters collected, photographs taken. Publication produced 1988.

UK based work

1981-2 Brown & Root UK Ltd.

Great Man- Made River Project, Libya
Investigations into disinfection of large diameter water mains, aggressive water and corrosion potential. Prevention of groundwater pollution from drilling camps, advising on suitable sanitation.

1982 Watson Hawksley Consulting Engineers

Design of vehicle based water testing and environmental monitoring for Ministry of Public Health, Qatar


Testing and improving performance characteristics of point of use devices for water treatment including membrane filters, KDF, iodized resins, activated carbons and spiral wound filters for several commercial companies.


BPCC Nottingham
Investigation into dosing of cooling water systems for printing works. Testing for bacteria and sampling for Legionella. Remedial work recommended.

1990 Dunlop Oil and Marine

Performance studies of low pressure diffuse fine bubble aerator systems using pilot plant

1990 Leicestershire County Council

Evaluating various methods of treating landfill leachate to reduce ammonia levels to meet discharge consent levels. Study of trends in ammonia levels with time and rainfall events.

1996 November, Bangor University, Centre for Arid Zone Studies and Loughborough University

Lectures, field work and laboratory exercises on water quality for M.Sc. course. Design of module and examination questions and coursework marking.