Mining

Fourth Element has provides sustainability and environmental management services to the mining sector. Our project experience includes design and engineering services for surface water management, water resources planning, water balances for tailings facilities, water quality monitoring and modelling, environmental flow studies, environmental risk and due diligence. We are active in southern, central and west Africa, and have undertaken assignments in Eastern Europe. Mine sectors include gold, coal, chrome, clay and copper.

We have also been active in the Coal Bed Methane (CBM) sector in Botswana for almost 10 years, supporting the environmental management of exploration activities and pilot test sites. We assess environmental risk work with both mining companies and government authorities to understand these risks and apply best practice.

We provide expert advice on surface water processes.  Our core engineering expertise includes hydraulic analysis for suitable feasibility, concept and detailed design solutions (including 1D and 2D modelling, mapping and engineering drawings).