Environmental

 
Today’s markets are rapidly changing, and regulatory requirements and limited resources complicate environmental planning efforts. At Norwest we understand resource development is a complex, multi-layered endeavor, and we are committed to advancing methods of project development and operation that are consistent with sustainable development principles.
 
Norwest’s experts provide environmental assessment, permitting, water resources assessment and management, carbon emissions evaluation, and regulatory support services to assist our clients with a wide variety of environmental and regulatory compliance issues.
 

Our services include:
 

Community Outreach

  • Facilitate public scoping to encourage stakeholder engagement
  • Represent clients in community forums
  • Present development plans to local stakeholders including city councils, board of county commissioners, community groups and local landowners
  • Community outreach activities through education
  • Conduct tours of clients’ operations
  • Design and maintain project specific websites housing public domain environmental data and information on topics of community concern
  • Participation on industry technical committees
  • Preparation and implementation of public participation plans
  • Develop materials for industry associations
  • Conduct briefings to elected representatives and Non-governmental Organizations

 

Water Resources

  • Water resource management
  • Surface water hydrology
  • Groundwater characterization and modeling
  • Water quality remediation
  • Hydrologic impact prediction and analysis
 

Environmental Assessment, Permitting, Regulatory Support, and Remediation

  • Environmental assessments
  • Environmental impact statements
  • Permit applications for mining and energy projects
  • Environmental and reclamation liability determination
  • Baseline and impact studies
  • Compliance audits
  • Risk assessments
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation
  • Expert Testimony
  • Groundwater Fate & Transport Modeling
 

Environmental Planning and Management

  • Environmental management and compliance plans
  • Reclamation and remediation planning and design
  • Mine closure / abandonment planning, design and costing
  • Investigation and mitigation of hazardous areas
 

Climate Change Issues

  • Emissions inventories
  • Energy audits
  • Emissions strategy development
  • Clean development mechanisms consultation and project design
  • Carbon sequestration and management