Impacts on surface water should be assessed and managed throughout the life cycle of underground and open pit mines. These impacts may be caused by changes in the quantity or quality of nearby rivers and catchments or by mining activities such as building infrastructure, storing mine-affected water, and removing water from the system for later use in mine operations.

Baseline data from a well designed and implemented monitoring system helps quantify impacts on surface water. Our teams of specialists produce models that predict future water quality and quantity, groundwater recharge, and surface runoff and provide the basis for establishing informed mitigation and management measures.

For open pit mines, an effective water management strategy includes assessing the potential for pit lakes. When modelling pit lake water, we address aspects such as geochemistry, water chemistry, and water inflow and outflow.



  • Baseline monitoring 
  • Pit lake water balance modelling 
  • Water management strategies

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