Mine Water Management

WSP offers diverse water management services, from mine site water balance, surface water and groundwater flow modelling to water collection networks, pumping and water treatment. WSP also performs monitoring studies of environmental effects to ensure mine water meets regulatory standards.


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WSP serves the mining industry with practical water management and environmental consulting solutions. Most of our surface and underground mining projects worldwide require water management services, from water collection, segregation and pond design to pumping and treatment. However, when conditions require or would benefit from more innovative strategies, our experts and technology resources deliver solutions that make everything fit with the specific project.

WSP assists mining companies in implementing innovative workflows to improve operational performance through better understanding of surface and subsurface conditions and implementation of practical solutions. Our highly experienced professional teams have provided surface water, groundwater, geochemistry and water engineering consulting services and have developed fit-for-purpose solutions focused on mine water management and subsurface characterization.

We have developed a reputation for technical excellence, knowledge of our customers' needs and a practical, results-oriented approach. Our history of innovation and track record of process enhancements can be the needed step change for improving overall mine operation.

Our water management services include:

Mine Water Management
We effectively manage water quantity, quality and timing, while controlling adverse hydrological impacts; water balance, storage and polishing pond design; drainage system design; hydrogeological modeling; hydraulic and hydrological analysis.
 

Mine Water Feasibility Studies
We assess mine water operations by integrating hydrogeological options with the needs of infrastructure, site layout and regulations.
 

Mine Water Permitting and Compliance
We deliver guideline requirements for prompt approval by using permitting and engineering services that satisfy local, national and international guidelines.
 

Groundwater Flow and Transport Simulation
We provide robust predictions of future surface and groundwater conditions using the ideal combination of environmental contaminants transport modeling (FeeFlow, GoldSim, PCSWMM etc.).
 

Dewatering
We improve operating efficiency, reduce risks and reduce costs by drawing on our dewatering expertise, downhole technology and mine water management programs.
 

Pit Slope Depressurization
We improve pit slope performance by relying on a clear and integrated understanding of engineering geology, groundwater and mine design.
 

Mine Pumping Services
We deliver an effective, full-scale dewatering design and discharge system to extend the life of dewatering systems.
 

Environmental Information Management
We help you make well-informed decisions with our groundwater and borehole information management software.
 

Mine Waste Geochemical Assessment
We support you in meeting strict water quality standards by leveraging our regulatory advisory experience, as well as our extensive experience from pre-feasibility to closure.