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Hydrogeology

Hydrogeology

Developing cost-effective approaches to managing groundwater quality and quantity and minimizing potential groundwater impacts are critical for project success.

Our hydrogeology professionals support projects through effective development, management, and protection of groundwater resources. We provide services to mining and industrial clients; local, regional, and federal authorities; and engineering consultants.

Key hydrogeological services that we provide include:

  • Baseline characterization for scoping, pre-feasibility, and feasibility studies
  • Design and implementation of field programs to support baseline studies
  • Field services, including the integration of geotechnical and hydrogeological testing programs
  • Dewatering strategies for underground and surface mine design
  • Water supply and groundwater resource development studies
  • Environmental impact evaluations for groundwater and surface water resources
  • Numerical modeling in support of dewatering and environmental assessments
  • Hydraulic testing and groundwater sampling
  • Mine water management solutions
  • Numerical groundwater flow and contaminant transport modeling
  • Hydrogeological predictive modeling
  • Seepage analysis for impoundment structures and dams
  • Groundwater characterization studies for environmental and social impact assessments and environmental management plans
  • Groundwater monitoring with risk mitigation solutions
  • Inflow estimates

Our hydrogeology team includes geologists, engineers, and water quality professionals who work closely with other disciplines to develop an integrated understanding of water flow at the site. Our team provides hydrogeology support through all phases of project development, including scoping, pre-feasibility, and feasibility studies, as well as operational technical support. Groundwater modeling specialists develop site-specific models to evaluate and predict groundwater behavior, for use in mine dewatering, slope depressurization, water supply, and groundwater impacts studies.

We can assist in the design and implementation of monitoring systems, including the selection and procurement of specific instrumentation and interaction with suppliers. Groundwater baseline sampling and monitoring services are available through experienced field technicians.