Knowledge of pre-project surface water processes and structures is essential to successful planning and water management throughout the life cycle of a mine. Our team of experienced geologists and hydrologists will carry out field investigation and mapping programs to help you understand the systems at work on your site.
We tailor surface water database tools to your specific requirements. Combining database applications with monitoring results, we develop conceptual and numerical surface water models that predict potential project impacts on surface water quality and supply. These tools support your overall mine water management strategy.
Beginning life in 1974 as geotechnical specialists, SRK Consulting focused largely on the mining sector in its early years; it was not long, however, before it expanded into civil engineering work – and established a sister company by 1981 to operate in this field.Learn More
Freshwater scarcity is a growing problem globally.Learn More
Groundwater interaction is recognised as one of the key variables influencing slope design and management and is particularly significant in weaker rock masses. Understanding groundwater and pore pressure behaviour in rock masses is generally based on accepted theory related to flow through porous granular media.Learn More
Over the last two decades, significant improvements in mining and metallurgical operations have led to the development of extensive open pits as a method to extract low-grade ores, particularly for gold and copper in the western United States and South America.Learn More
Characterization of acid mine water by acidity helps us explore possibilities for recovering by-products with economic value and choosing the most suitable and efficient treatment system possible.Learn More
Although groundwater is an essential component of the production cycle at most mines in Australia, understanding the risks associated with groundwater is often seen as a ‘regulatory tick box’, rather than a critical factor in a project’s feasibility.Learn More