Agua Rica is a low cost, large-scale copper, gold, silver and molybdenum deposit located in the province of Catamarca, Argentina.
Knight Piésold developed the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the operations phase of the project. Services in support of this deliverable included the characterization of environmental baseline, including air quality, water quality, climatology, flora and fauna, and aquatic biology. Additionally the analysis included landscape effects, archaeology, hydrology, hydrogeology, and socio-economics.
Knight Piésold also completed the environmental and socio-economic impact assessment and mitigation requirements for the environmental management and action plan and environmental risk response guideline.