Mining Infrastructure - Water Management, Water Transfer & River Diversions
The separation and management of clean and polluted (dirty) water is one of the most important considerations for mining – especially for opencast mining.
Specific services include:
- Mine water balances
› Forms the basis for the overall water management strategy
- Clean water diversion systems
› Examples include: clean catchment diversion canals, river diversions and attenuation and storage
- Pollution control infrastructure
› Examples include: collection canals (lined and unlined), silt traps and pollution control dams (lined
- Water transfer infrastructure
› Pump-stations, pumps and pipelines
- Water treatment
› Silt and oil containment and management.
- Dam safety evaluations and audits
› Dams classified as a dam with a safety risk in terms of the Dam Safety legislation requires
design and sign-off by an APP (Approved Professional Person). Jones & Wagener has engineers
who are registered APPs with DWA and can complete the designs and dam safety evaluations over
the life of the dam.
- Design of water management infrastructure
› Jones & Wagener’s Environmental Sciences prepares the EMPr(Environmental Management
Programmes) and IWULA (Integrated Water Usage Licensing Application)
› The water management infrastructure design forms an integral part of these applications and has
several benefits to the implementation costs and timeframes.
- Re-instatement of streams over rehabilitated opencast mines