Water Resource Studies

Given the protracted nature of many water-resource problems, it is critical that a consultant has the ability to define and focus on the relevant issues in order to develop timely and cost-effective solutions.

Through its years of experience, SSP&A has developed that ability -- to pinpoint the technical and regulatory issues confronting our clients, to conceptualize the most pragmatic and cost-effective approach for the particular issue at hand, and to provide state-of-the-art technical services for investigating and addressing our clients water-resource needs and issues.

SSP&A's water-resource services include: 

Groundwater Surface Water
  • Identification of the direction and rate of groundwater movement;
  • Analysis of aquifer recharge / discharge mechanisms;
  • Analysis of vadose-zone and design of groundwater monitoring networks;
  • Development of groundwater supply, and evaluation of suitability of a water-resource for irrigation and industrial use;
    • Testing and analysis of aquifers to define:
    • Hydraulic properties of water-bearing units,
    • Secondary or low permeability characteristics,
    • Leakage of confining units,
    • Storage capacity,
    • Safe yield of aquifer systems, and
    • Pumpage rate estimates;
  • Analysis and implementation of subsurface disposal/injection of liquids;
  • Dewatering (of mines and for slope stability).
  • Analysis of groundwater/surface-water relationships and conjunctive use;
  • Identification of local and regional water use;
  • Evaluation and simulation of circulation and flow in rivers and estuaries and of sediment transport;
  • Identification of sediment deposition and impact zones;
  • Water-quality monitoring of springs, seeps, streams and ponds;
  • Monitoring stream-stage/piezometer relationships