O2 Environment + Engineering is a specialist soil and water consultancy serving clients in Australian mining, development, government and infrastructure sectors. Our clients engage with us when they are faced with a soil or water management problem that is high risk for a project , or particularly difficult to solve. The traditional services we operate in include erosion and sediment control, catchment management planning, hydrology and hydraulics, flood risk management, mine water management, water sensitive urban design, soil mapping, strategic cropping land, good quality agricultural land, acid sulphate soils, contaminated land and land disposal of effluent.
To truly excel and stay abreast of the rapidly expanding body of knowledge in a scientific discipline, we believe focus is required. Through our focus, O2 E+E is able to devote its time on research, institutional learning, employment and training, system development, asset purchases on excelling at what we do - soil and water. We have more Certified Professionals in Erosion and Sediment Control under one roof than any other company in Australia.
Maintaining surface water quality when your site is at risk from erosion can be a significant problem for project managers, particularly as it can cause regulatory problems. O2 has considerable expertise in this area, and can develop custom erosion and sediment control plans to ensure your site complies with the relevant rules and regulations.
Our staff, who are certified practitioners in erosion and sediment control, can guide you on the selection of erosion control measures and provide information on products and services relevant to your needs.
O2 has provided erosion and sediment control plans for mine sites including Curragh North Mining Projects and BMA Blackwater Mine in Queensland, Australia.
O2 can help with water flow, circulation, storage and treatment problems. Our hydrology and hydraulic specialists have more than 40 years of experience in project managing water resources, and can help find solutions to any issues you may have. Specific areas of expertise include:
Our experienced staff have considerable hydrogeology expertise, which has enabled us to provide baseline and predictive groundwater modelling for coal projects. In addition to this service, O2 offers groundwater investigation services for delineation of contaminated groundwater and for the provision of drinking water.
Stormwater runoff is a significant concern in the planning and design of new and existing sites. Failure to consider the effects of stormwater can lead to downstream erosion, water quality degradation or flooding.
O2's team of senior water engineers have considerable experience designing water-sensitive developments and managing stormwater. We can develop, design and supervise the construction of stormwater treatment systems to reduce runoff on your site.
For sites currently being planned, O2 can provide design consultancy services to ensure your site is water-sensitive. This service can include water conservation strategies, water treatment and on-site storage.
Our water engineering team can provide assistance in the management and protection of a client's water resource. This service is available to both small and large projects, and can include:
Our technicians are highly experienced in these fields, and can provide assistance with relevant policy and regulations to ensure you gain any permits and permissions required.
Soil analysis and management can be an essential part of managing site water, gaining permissions and ensuring safety. Our soil scientists offer a range of services to meet any soil needs our clients may have.
Australian clients needing strategic cropping land and rapid low intrusive assessment will find our expertise and experience in this area very reassuring. Our team, which includes certified professionals in soil science and a former QLD CSIRO principal soil scientist, will undertake all the desktop and field studies required. In some cases, a rapid assessment provides enough information to comply achieve DNRM validation, whilst in others additional studies are in needed.
Contaminated sites can yield considerable problems, however, O2's team have numerous techniques to treat contaminated soil. We can provide initial investigation services, due diligence reports, remediation and validation. We also utilise a range of treatment methods, landfilling techniques and groundwater treatment as required.
For clients requiring investigation of acid sulphate soils (ASS), O2 provides services including desktop studies, field investigations, management plans and closure reports. We tailor the service to you to meet local regulatory guidelines and specific site needs.
O2 has a strong track record providing practical and cost-effective services for the mining industry to comply with ever-changing statutory regulations and approvals. We are happy to discuss your environmental management practices and help identify areas for improvement, and can offer support at all stages, from exploration and development through to operation and closure.
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