Hydrogeology

Knight Piésold’s hydrogeology professionals have extensive experience in supporting projects through effective development, management, and protection of groundwater resources. We provide services to mining and industrial clients; local, regional and federal authorities; and engineering consultants.

Key hydrogeological services that we provide include:

  • Baseline characterization for scoping, pre-feasibility, and feasibility studies
  • Design and implementation of field programs to support baseline studies
  • Field services, including the integration of geotechnical and hydrogeological testing programs
  • Dewatering strategies for underground and surface mine design
  • Water supply and groundwater resource development studies
  • Environmental impact evaluations for groundwater and surface water resources
  • Numerical modeling in support of dewatering and environmental assessments
  • Hydraulic testing and groundwater sampling
  • Mine water management solutions
  • Numerical groundwater flow and contaminant transport modeling
  • Seepage analysis from impoundment structures and dams
  • Groundwater characterization studies for environmental and social impact assessments and environmental management plans
  • Groundwater monitoring with risk mitigation solutions

Our hydrogeology team includes geologists, engineers, and water quality professionals who work closely with other disciplines to develop an integrated understanding of water flow at the site. Our team provides hydrogeology support through all phases of project development, including scoping, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, as well as operational technical support. Groundwater modeling specialists develop site-specific models to evaluate and predict groundwater behavior, for use in mine dewatering, slope depressurization, water supply, and groundwater impacts studies.

Knight Piésold can assist in the design and implementation of monitoring systems, including the selection and procurement of specific instrumentation and interaction with suppliers. Groundwater baseline sampling and monitoring services are available through experienced field technicians.