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David Evans - Global Water Experts. Lima, Lima Province, PE

David Evans

Principal Hydrogeologist and GWX Managing Director | MWH Global

Lima, Lima Province, PERU

Hydrogeologist based in Lima, Peru with over 25 years of groundwater and business management experience (17 years in Peru and 8 in Canada)

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Biography

The majority of my career has been within the mining industry where I have led hydrogeological investigations at some of the largest mines and mining projects for companies such as Antamina, BHP, Rio Tinto, Xstrata, Anglo American, Newmont, Freeport McMoRan, Teck, Gold Fields, and Barrick.

Extensive experience in groundwater exploration and aquifer management, aquifer recharge, karst investigations, tailings and waste rock seepage investigations, numerical modeling, mine dewatering, hydrogeological components for feasibility studies and EIA’s for new mines and dam sites, groundwater and soil remediation, geochemistry, and surface water hydrology components.

Currently Co-founder and Managing Director for FloSolutions, a new and innovative consulting group focused on water management in the Mining and Agricultural Sectors. Previously I was Global Mining Hydrogeology Sector Leader for MWH between 2008 and 2013. The MWH hydrogeology group in Lima was the largest and most diverse center for hydrogeology within MWH globally and arguably one of the largest and most diverse hydrogeological groups worldwide.

Prior to MWH I was Founder and Managing Director of Ground Water International (GWI), the largest hydrogeological consulting group in Peru between 2004 and 2008. GWI clients included Antamina, Yanacocha, Minsur, Volcan, BHP, Rio Tinto, Xstrata, Newmont, Teck, Gold Fields, and Barrick. At the time of acquisition by MWH in 2008, GWI had over 40 staff members from 11 countries.

Previous to MWH I was Founder and General Manager of Hydrogeological Consultants Inc. Peru S.A.C.(2002 - 2004). Although we only operated for about two years, HCI Peru worked with some of the largest mines in Peru including Antamina and Yanacocha.

Industry Expertise (5)

Mining and Metals Agriculture and Farming Sanitation and Waste Management Oil and Gas Environmental Services

Areas of Expertise (5)

Hydrogeology Karst Hydrogeology Mining Hydrogeology Mining and Water Geology

Accomplishments (7)

MWH Global Mining Hydrogeology Leader (professional)

2011-11-15

From sustainable water management and natural resources engineering to mine remediation, MWH provides comprehensive consulting, engineering, construction, quality assurance and program management services to the mining industry around the world.

Chairman of Mine Water Solutions Conference (professional)

2013-04-15

Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments was held in Lima, Peru in April 2012. The conference provided a forum for presentation and discussion about successful practices that enable responsible mining to be undertaken in challenging environments, while minimizing water use and/or preserving water resources. The conference was attended by over 350 delegates from 25 countries.

Keynote Speech on Risks of Mining in Karstic Regions (professional)

2013-04-16

Site selection for new mine waste facilities in some areas of Peru is extremely challenging as some regions are more vulnerable to structural deformation and karstification than others. The presentation showed the risks associated with mining in karstic regions and investigation methods which can reduce the risks.

GWI Presents 3 Day Workshop on Mining Hydrogeology (professional)

2006-08-18

First workshop on mining hydrogeology in Peru

GWI Acquired by MWH (professional)

2008-06-01

GWI acquired by MWH.

Ground Water International Founded (professional)

2004-06-01

A hydrogeological consultancy firm based in Lima, Peru and acquired by MWH in 2008. At the time of acquisition, the consultancy was the largest in Peru with over 40 employees from 10 countries.

Country Manager, Itasca Peru (professional)

2002-06-19

I started Itasca Peru and managed the office between 2001 to 2003. Itasca is a global, employee-owned, engineering consulting and software firm, working primarily with the geomechanics, hydrogeological and microseismics communities.

Education (2)

University of New South Wales: M.App.Sci, Hydrogeology 1992

University of Windsor: B.Sc. Hons, Geology 1987

Affiliations (1)

  • International Association of Hydrogeologists

Event Appearances (6)

Conference Opening Speech - Importance of Water in Mining

Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments  Lima, Peru

2013-04-15

Hydrogeological Evaluation of Mine Waste Facilities in High-Mountain Karst Terrain – Lessons Learned from the Peruvian Andes

Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments  Lima, Peru

2013-04-16

Karst Hydrogeology of Peru

39th IAH Congress   Niagara Falls, Canada

2012-09-20

Karst Hydrogeology Investigations

MWH Mining Hydrogeology Workshop  Perth, Australia

2010-06-11

Aquifer Vulnerability and Risks Associated with Developing Mine Waste Facilities in Karstic Alpine Terrain, Peru

EXTEMIN 2007  Arequipa, Peru

2007-09-11

Aquifer Vulnerability Mapping in Karstic Terrain, Antamina Mine, Peru

Society of Mining Engineers Annual Meeting  Salt Lake City, Utah,

2005-03-01

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0 to 5000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee
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