Water Resource Planning
The Hemmera Water Resources team includes hydrogeologists, engineers, geologists and risk assessors, backed by strong relationships with drilling sub-contractors. Based on surface water and groundwater analyses, our comprehensive water resource planning determines the optimal withdrawal rates for safe, sustainable yields. In many cases our plans can significantly reduce water-related costs. Depending on the project’s needs we can offer a broad range of water resource services, including:
Resource Evaluation: sourcing, exploration and assessment
- Review and compilation of government and academic data
- Geologic mapping and remote sensing (fracture trace)
- Surface Geophysics
- Exploratory drilling (domestic, community and industrial)
- Production and injection well design and installation
- Aquifer monitoring and testing
Hydrogeology: modelling, impact assessments and design
- Environmental site assessments
- Water monitoring and observation
- Production well design and installations
- Vulnerability assessments and well-head protection planning
- Groundwater flow and contaminant transport modelling
- Dewatering system investigations
- Conceptual modelling resources
- Geoexchange and Geothermal drilling and resource testing
We have a comprehensive knowledge of current regulations and legislation, and we maintain strong relationships with provincial and federal regulators. Seven members of the Hemmera team are on the BC Contaminated Sites Roster, and one is on the Roster of Risk Assessment Professional Experts.
We are active partners in our industry, and contribute to policy development with these and other organizations: the National Ground Water Association, the International Association of Hydrogeologists, the British Columbia Ground Water Association, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, the AB Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists, the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment, the Consulting Engineers of BC, the Canadian Institute of Planners & Planning Institute of BC, the International Association for Impact Assessment, the Science Advisory Board for Contaminated Sites in BC, the Roster of Approved Professionals (Contaminated Sites & Risk Assessment) BC.
At Hemmera, we can provide nearly any environmental consulting service, from basic desktop environmental assessment reviews to full service environmental management of billion-dollar infrastructure developments. We can scale our services to fit nearly any size of project, including the management of large teams with multiple sub-consultants. Working closely with our clients, we assemble teams with the combination of technical excellence and experience that most effectively addresses their specific needs. We can manage any and all negotiations with regulators, and we have extensive experience in presenting projects to stakeholders, and building the support that is essential for success.
We are uniquely skilled in finding optimal solutions that both safeguard the environment and advance economic opportunity.