Ken Brouwer is a Principal Engineer based in Knight Piésold’s Vancouver office. His areas of expertise include geotechnical investigations, construction management, hydrogeological evaluation, tailings management, dam design, rock mechanics, heap leach pads, water management, regulatory liaison, and permitting support. He provides specialist geotechnical design services in the water resources and mining sectors. He is involved as a senior reviewer on several large projects. He also has extensive expertise in tailings management for numerous mining projects throughout North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
He has made significant contributions to the evolution of the current best practices for dam design and tailings management during his more than 35-year career and pioneered the development of many drained and dewatered tailings impoundments in North America.