SERVICES

We can provide our clients a range of environmental services using our experienced in-house staff with expertise in mine waste geochemistry, surface water quality assessments, mine closure and First Nations Consultation. For additional services we draw on the expertise of trusted associates from across North America to bring you the right project team to meet your project's requirements.

ACID ROCK DRAINAGE & METAL LEACHING
  • Design and implementation of waste rock and tailings sampling programs

  • Design of waste rock management plans

  • Design and management of laboratory testing programs

  • Data management and QA/QC

  • Data interpretation and reporting

  • Water quality modelling (GoldSim, Geochemist's Workbench, PHREEQC)

  • Liaison with regulators and stakeholders

  • Adherence to best practice protocols accepted by industry and regulators

WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENTS
  • Design and implementation of baseline surface water quality monitoring programs

  • Liaison with regulators and stakeholders

  • Adherence to best practice protocols accepted by industry and regulators

FIRST NATIONS CONSULTATION
  • independent review and advisory role for:

    • Mine development planning

    • Mine closure planning

    • Environmental & Social Impact Assessments

HYDROLOGY
  • Hydrometric and climate monitoring​

  • Hydroinformatics

  • Hydrological characterisation

  • Minewater management

  • Flood assessments

  • Geomorphological assessments

HYDROGEOLOGY
  • Baseline groundwater characterization 

  • Design and implementation of field programs to support baseline studies

  • Dewatering strategies for underground and surface mine design

  • Water supply and groundwater resource development studies

  • merical modeling in support of dewatering and environmental assessments

  • Hydraulic testing and groundwater sampling

  • Numerical groundwater flow and contaminant transport modeling

  • Seepage analysis from impoundment structures and dams.

BIOLOGY
  • Species at Risk Surveys and ESA permitting

  • Environmental Impact Studies

  • Breeding Bird Surveys and Nest Sweeps

  • Site Evaluation Reports

  • Fish Habitat Assessments

  • Stream assessments

  • Natural Heritage Evaluations

  • Ecological Baseline Studies

  • Detailed Vegetation Inventories

  • Wetland Evaluations in Ontario (OWES certified)

  • OMNR | Ecological Classification System in Ontario

SOCIAL
  • Social and economic impact assessments

  • Social risk and due diligence

  • Climate change adaptation

  • Social and gender safeguard standards

  • Capacity building

  • Workforce training

  • Risk management frameworks

MINEWATER TREATMENT
  • Passive / active treatment:

    • Technology evaluation

    • Onsite pilot plant testing

    • Engineering

    • Start-up and commissioning

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