Ralph B. Peck said that he read the adverts in new magazines first. He maintained that if you truly want to know what is developing technically in your field, you should follow the adverts before turning to the technical papers, which are probably out-of-date by the time they are published.

On this basis, I turn your attention to the short brochure from Schlumberger on Water Management for Mines – Technology and Solutions. It is one of the best I have seen. Best because of looks, content, and technical information.

I am tempted to replicate all of it as a state-of-the-art review, of course adding some more comment and more links. But that is almost redundant and a disservice to the sheer pleasure derivable from reading this brochure. So I write no more; other than to urge you to take a look at it yourself.