By: Aquaterra  05/12/2011
Keywords: water systems, Risk Assessments, environmental management

We offer a full range of water resources development and environmental management services for all sections of the mining industry internationally.   Our services include:

Water Management 
Mine water balance studies
Water management plans
Managed aquifer recharge
Pollution control
Regulatory reporting  
Water Systems Engineering
Surface water storage design
Reticulation system design
Bore design optimisation
Injection and recovery bores
Construction supervision
Groundwater Supply
Hydrogeological investigations
Source options assessments
Cost/reliability ranking studies
Borefield development
Dewatering and Depressurisation
Mine inflow risk assessments
Dewatering system design
Hydro-geotechnical studies
Pit wall/floor drainage design
Surface Water
Catchment studies
Flood risk assessments
Flood control design
Project Approvals
Facilitated scoping studies
Impact assessments
Strategic approvals advice
Ground/Surface Water Modelling
2D and 3D numerical models
Integrated catchment models
Flow and solute transport
Pit wall drainage models
ISR optimisation models
Environmental Management
Environmental management plans
Compliance reporting
Excess water disposal
Mine closure planning
Auditing and Due Diligence
Acquisition liabilities auditing
Due diligence auditing
Risk and compliance auditing
Our clients

We work for mining companies all around the world. Some of our major international clients include:

BHP Billiton Rio Tinto
International Minerals Vale
Anglo Gold Ashanti Newmont
Barrick Ivanhoe Mines
Newcrest Mining Xstrata
Iluka Gold Fields
Norilsk Nickel Paladin Energy
Mega Uranium OZ Minerals

Keywords: Compliance Auditing, environmental management, Management Plans, Mining, Risk And Compliance, Risk Assessments, Systems Engineering, water management, Water Modelling, Water Resources, water systems,

Other products and services from Aquaterra



We combine these skills with our broad international experience to provide the following expert services to the mining, natural resources, water industry, oil and gas and infrastructure sectors. We maintain industry leading in-house skills in hydrogeology, groundwater and surface water modelling, civil engineering and environmental sciences.


Natural Resources

Integrated Water Management Integrated water resource management Basin and catchment management and modelling Integrated resource and quality modelling Carbon, social and environmental costs Demand management, metering and leakage studies. Water Allocation Planning Drought frequency and severity analysis Sustainable yield and resource assessments Environmental water management Water allocation planning In-river requirements Demand forecasting.


Water Industry

Ground/Surface Water Modelling 2D and 3D numerical models Flow and solute transport Conceptualisation and water balances Surface/groundwater interaction and floodplain processes In-river needs and groundwater dependent ecosystem analysis. RPS Aquaterra provides water source augmentation, environmental impact assessments, asset management and demand management programmes for water companies in the UK.