Environmental Assessments ● Environmental Impact Statements ● Regulatory Support ● Environmental Planning and Management ● Water Resources ● Climate Change Management ● Carbon Sequestration
At Norwest we understand resource development is a complex, multi-layered endeavor, and we are committed to advancing methods of project development that contribute to sustainable development. Our design philosophies acknowledge the requirements of global environmental regulations and include methods that balance economic, social and environmental needs. With this in mind, our specialized teams take an integrated approach to project development, reclamation and rehabilitation to minimize environmental impacts while maximizing economic success.
Environmental Assessment and Regulatory Support
We offer a full range of services including:
- Environmental assessments
- Environmental impact statememts
- Permit applications for mining and energy projects
- Environmental and reclamation liability determination
- Baseline and impact studies
- Compliance audits
- Risk assessments
Environmental Planning and Management
Our services include developing environmental management and compliance plans; reclamation planning and design; mine closure / abandonment planning, design and costing; and investigation and mitigation of hazardous areas.
A thorough knowledge of water resource issues is necessary in the planning and permitting of new projects as well as understanding the hydrologic impacts and remediation options for existing operations. Our hydrology experts assist clients with water resource management, surface water hydrology, groundwater characterization, remediation, source control, and hydrologic impact predictions and analysis.
Climate Change Issues and Management
Our emissions management services build on our background in developing greenhouse gas emissions and climate change policies. These services include protocol development, emissions inventories, energy audits, emissions strategy development, and Clean Development Mechanisms consultation and project design. Additionally, our professionals in geology, reservoir engineering, and groundwater hydrology offer a variety of CO2 management solutions to the ever-evolving arena of carbon sequestration.