Mine Water and Environmental Management

WSP USA delivers tailored solutions for the complex environmental challenges facing the mining industry. Successful mines must balance productivity and profitability while meeting strict environmental regulations, advancing safety and addressing community concerns.

Local Expertise, Global Reach

WSP USA draws upon the skills of our integrated multidisciplinary team and utilizes state-of-the-art technological tools to develop optimal solutions tailored to the needs of each project. Our U.S. team has comprehensive understanding of the mining industry and leverages our global expertise to support and meet mining clients’ unique requirements and interests, wherever they operate in the world.

Improving Operational Performance

The demand for base metals, precious metals, minerals and aggregates is driving mining companies to increase operations in both water-scarce and water-abundant regions. Mining operators face the complexities of mining deeper, mining in remote locations, and expanding existing mines, often with added obstacles associated with regulatory and social issues.

For the successful development, expansion, or operation of a mining project, our specialists collaborate with clients to understand their needs and goals. We plan, implement and deliver comprehensive and cost-effective solutions that manage risk, minimize environmental impact and enhance operations across each stage of the mining lifecycle.

Depth of Mining Experience

Our portfolio of mining projects covers a broad range of commodities for clients such as Anglo American, Barrick, BHP Billiton, De Beers, Freeport McMoRan, Newmont, and Rio Tinto. We have worked extensively throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Australia.

Our mining services include:

  • Exploration and resource evaluation
  • Permitting and mine planning
  • Baseline environmental characterization
  • Monitoring and compliance reporting
  • Mine engineering
  • Mine infrastructure
  • Hydrogeological characterization