Water and Natural Resources
Achieving common-sense, sustainable and cost-effective solutions that meet regulatory and stakeholder requirements

As countries around the world grow and develop, natural resources of all types are coming under increasing pressure. GeoEngineers’ environmental, geotechnical, water resources, river and stream management and planning specialists work with clients to achieve common-sense, sustainable and cost-effective solutions that meet regulatory and stakeholder requirements.

Coastal Engineering

Growing human populations in coastal zones, combined with the effects of natural events such as El Niño, La Niña, extreme weather and rising sea levels, have led to the degradation of coastal ecosystems and stresses on adjacent communities. GeoEngineers helps our clients meet these varied challenges with a range of coastal engineering and related services, all backed by extensive project experience in sensitive coastal zones. Our coastal engineering services include:

  • Geotechnical design
  • Settlement analysis
  • In-water soil testing
  • Dredged-fill evaluation
  • Marsh creation
  • Shoreline protection
  • Wetlands and habitat assessment and mitigation
  • Marine structure geotechnical design and assessment
  • Habitat restoration
  • Dredging design
  • Environmental evaluation

Ecological Resources

Natural resources include fish, fauna and the habitat they need to survive. GeoEngineers’ ecological and biological assessment teams help our clients determine the status and requirements of the creatures sharing our world. We are leaders in the practice of designing fish passages, culverts, Large Woody Debris (LWD) placement and other engineering services necessary to accommodate these living resources.

Mining Support

GeoEngineers provides a wide range of services for metals and aggregate mines that are relevant over the entire mine lifecycle, including:

  • Earthworks structure and stability analysis
  • Groundwater modeling
  • Water-quality management
  • Tailings management
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Legacy site characterization and remediation
  • Reclamation planning
  • Remote sensing systems
  • Environmental permitting

We also have particular experience in assessing and mitigating impacts associated with mine infrastructure, including pipelines, transmission lines, roadways, fuel storage facilities and port and harbor facilities.

Natural Resources

A comprehensive understanding of geology combined with our geotechnical expertise supports our clients’ resource-extraction projects while balancing the need for sustainable natural resource use. Many major coal, gas, mineral and aggregate mining firms are among the clients who trust us for their mapping, geologic evaluation, water supply, erosion control and ecological remediation needs.

Rivers and Streams

Developers, public agencies, community organizations and others committed to protecting and restoring polluted streams and habitat come to us for assistance. They recognize that GeoEngineers shares their concerns and understands the sometimes-conflicting values of ecology and economy. That’s why we offer a suite of geological and engineering solutions, from geofluvial-channel mapping to habitat-restoration planning and implementation.

Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

Moving and storing water needed for drinking supplies, waste management and industrial use require careful planning and detailed technical studies. GeoEngineers’ professional staff understands the needs and concerns of water system engineers and planners. We perform water supply studies, geologic analyses, seismic evaluations, pipeline engineering and geotechnical reviews that ensure the successful completion of these complex projects.


Are you planning a water or natural resources related project? We invite you to contact us to discuss your project with one of GeoEngineers' WNR specialists.