At VOCIECONS our hydro- geologistteam conduct groundwater investigations primarily for industrial and mining industry clients. We assist our clients by characterizing the hydrogeology of their properties, predicting how their projects or land uses will impact groundwater and recommend ways to manage the potential liabilities that may arise from particular activities. Environmental assessment of resource projects is the leading specialized service we provide and includes:
- General aquifer characterization and baseline conditions studies;
- Groundwater flow and transport modelling; and
- Environmental impact assessment and management.
Aquifer characterization provides an indication of pre-development groundwater conditions and key hydraulic parameters used in modelling studies. Assessment of potential project impacts is made in relation to changes in groundwater flow pattern, quantity and quality. These predictions can be used to improve mine design and mitigate impacts to environmental receptors.