Mining MWHA World Leading Consulting Firm for the Mining Industry

MWH, now part of Stantec, brings value to mining clients throughout the mine life-cycle with capabilities to support greenfield development, expansion, closure and environmental remediation. Our expertise in engineering and design helps our clients meet their development, production, efficiency and environmental targets. We bring practical solutions to the complex mining engineering and water-related issues that mine operators face, making us one of the most trusted partners to the mining industry. MWH has the technical depth and experience to tailor our services to support our clients as they progress through their stage-gate process.

A number of our Mining services are detailed below:


MWH brings value throughout the mine life cycle, including the earliest stages of mine planning, including:

  • Baseline hydrologic/hydrogeologic characterization
  • Water supply identification and alternatives analysis
  • Waste characterization
  • Fatal flaw analyses
  • Preliminary facility design and layout
  • Cost-estimation
  • Permitting strategies
  • Detailed design and engineering analysis for facilities and infrastructure
  • Hydrology and design of hydraulic structures
  • Groundwater characterisation and modelling
  • Geochemical modeling and pit lake analyses
  • Acid rock drainage (ARD) prediction and management strategies
  • Dewatering evaluation and design
  • Integrated watershed characterisation studies
  • Water rights and supply sustainability evaluations
  • Water supply reservoir and wellfield design
  • Design and installation of groundwater and surface water monitoring networks
  • Impact analyses and mitigation strategies
  • Complete hydropower services – planning, design and construction

We partner with our clients to ensure projects meet environmental and regulatory requirements, supported by a wide-range of permitting expertise in numerous countries around the world:

  • Identification of critical path permitting issues
  • Environmental and social impact assessments (water/air/waste)
  • Compliance and due diligence audits
  • Stakeholder mapping and engagement
  • Environmental management systems (ISO 14001 compliant), monitoring and reporting
  • Agency and stakeholder engagement
  • Expert technical support for permit negotiations

MWH is at the forefront of intelligent water management during operation, with a commitment to helping our clients protect the environment as well as the bottom line. Our services include:

  • Site-wide water management including dewatering design/optimisation, managed aquifer recharge, and water risk assessments
  • Mine water treatment (active and passive)
  • Design of ponds and impoundments
  • Engineering of erosion and sediment controls
  • Design of tunnels, channels and diversion/conveyance systems
  • Alternative tailing disposal technologies
  • Pumping, storage and pipeline system engineering

MWH partners with our clients to develop and implement closure approaches that minimise long-term liabilities and protect the environment.

  • Strategic “mine for closure” planning to minimise long-term liabilities
  • Closure and reclamation planning, design and cost estimation
  • Cover and liner systems
  • Abandoned mine reclamation and impact mitigation
  • Construction quality assurance and reporting
  • Post-closure planning, monitoring and redevelopment