Mining

 

WET provides comprehensive services for addressing environmental and water resources issues. The extensive experience of WET‘s project managers is complemented by WET’s spatial data management capabilities and experienced discipline managers. Applicable WET technical skills include surface and ground water hydrology, water quality, hydraulics, geology and minerals, wetland hydrology, soils and reclamation, and human resources. These capabilities are complemented by an in-depth knowledge of environmental regulations and permitting processes.

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WET‘s aggressive, innovative, and experienced project managers, engineers, hydrologists, scientists and GPS/GIS/AutoCAD specialists have investigated a wide range of environmental and water issues for clients throughout the United States and overseas.

WET offers a unique combination of technical resources and project experience with which to address environmental problems. The firm has extensive experience in computer modeling, field logistics and investigative analysis.

 

WET Mining and Environmental Services:

  • Geomorphic land and stream design
  • Mine disturbance and reclamation modeling
  • Mine water control plans
  • Erosion and sedimentation analyses
  • Permitting and litigation support
  • Bond release evaluation and applications
  • Soil and overburden management
  • Water quality sampling and continuous, real-time, and automated water quality monitoring
  • GPS, GIS and mapping support
  • Wastewater characterization
  • Effluent treatment modeling
  • Hydrology, floodplain, wetland and watershed studies
  • Hydraulic analysis and design of hydraulic structures
  • Vegetation management
  • Design of hydrologic measurement systems
  • Environmental data management and reporting using relational databases
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WET‘s staff has extensive experience managing multidisciplinary teams and preparing technical input to EISs and EAs in compliance with NEPA requirements. WET is intimately familiar with the environmental regulations facing our clients, including the Clean Water Act, Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). WET is experienced in expediting the permitting process through close agency liaison and coordination.

WET staff members are qualified to serve as expert witnesses in the areas of NEPA compliance, environmental science, water monitoring, water quality, and hydrology. Clients in litigation are assisted through analytical reports, written depositions, and testimony.