mine water management

Okane Consultants (Okane) provide mine water management services drawing on extensive experience with mine operation, mine closure, and research projects.

Okane has the skills and experience to assess hydrological conditions within the mine catchment through the full range of climate and terrain types. Surface water management is a continual challenge for operating mine sites requiring methodical analysis, planning, and collaboration to achieve the desired system through the life of mine.

Okane assists mine planners in managing risks and maximising opportunities to effectively manage mine water

Okane assists mine planners in managing risks and maximizing opportunities to effectively manage mine water and setting water management objectives and strategies for closure. The integrated water management strategy is then incorporated by Okane in designing water infrastructure.

Water Management Flow Chart on Ipad

Integrated mine water management is key to successful closure planning, implementation and regulatory approval

Okane provides a complete range of mine water management assessments, including:

  • development of site water management strategies, for operations and closure;
  • hydrological assessment, flood frequency analysis, and flood prevention;
  • water balance modelling; and,
  • water infrastructure design and hydraulic assessment.

Integrated mine water management is key to successful closure planning, implementation and regulatory approval. A thorough understanding of site hydrology from planning stage, through to design and implementation is critical to ensure practicable mine closure limiting long term liabilities.