Mining Environmental Services

WSP offers a complete range of environmental expertise for the mining sector that enables us to work with our clients across all stages of the mining lifecycle, from exploration, design, and operations to award winning decommissioning and closure.



From natural to built environments, to sustainable development and planning, the earlier environmental experts are on the ground, the less chance there is of compounding delays during the lifecycle of the project. Having a large team available to handle all environmental and social engineering aspects of the project from start to finish has its benefits, including better communication throughout the stages and cost reduction.

Support every mining exploration project

WSP understands that not every mining exploration project will eventually become an economical mining operation. Our environmental services are therefore tailored to the current stage of the mining project in order to meet the clients’ immediate needs. For each mining project, no matter the size or the stage of development.

WSP draws on the expertise from our many inhouse disciplines that include natural sciences, hydrogeology, air quality and acoustics, geotechnical industrial hygiene, mine engineering and mineral processing, to deliver cost effective solutions. The seasoned experts in these disciplines include biologists, geoscientists, geologists, cartographers, urban planners, architects, computer specialists, engineers and other professionals, some of whom have graduate level training that assist the proponent in the development of a mining project.


Experience and expertise

Offered services:

  • Baseline biological surveys for exploration
  • Access corridor identification and infrastructure siting
  • 3D simulations
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Public hearings
  • Permit applications
  • Sustainable development
  • Risk assessment
  • Environmental management systems
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Greenhouse gas studies
  • Hydro-geological studies
  • Water treatment
  • Hydrological studies
  • Air quality modeling and monitoring
  • Air and noise monitoring
  • Decommissioning
  • Re-vegetation
  • Mine closure and monitoring
  • Peer review
  • Expert testimony
  • Stakeholder consultation