The synthesis of the baseline and the project design is incorporated in order to produce predictive models, and to assess mitigation measures to reduce impacts. In order to defensibly assess the potential impacts of a project, we employ a range of analytical tools.
Our team uses specialized software to model water quality and discharge parameters, employing mass balance and other model types. This is used to ensure compliance with project discharge, but also provide inputs to water treatment design.
Similarly, we conduct air quality and noise models that represent different phases of project development, in order to effectively design controls and to defensibly assess impacts. These models are completed on industry standard software platforms to ensure readability and acceptability by regulators.
Other model and analyses may include GIS-based assessment of physiography or landscape, including changes to aesthetics, habitat, and ecological function.