With a staff of more than 10 modelers, M&A offers one of the largest, most experienced teams in the Southwest.
For more information, contact Hale Barter at 520.881.4912.
Our team has the experience required to develop meaningful projections, meet project deadlines, and deliver high-quality work products. We work with a range of models —from simple analytical solutions to complex, finite-element codes — applying the best approach to achieve each client’s goals.
Our modeling approach entails selecting valid input parameters, developing a representative model structure, calibrating the results to observed conditions, and rigorously evaluating model predictions. M&A can also apply advanced methodologies for inverse parameter estimation and stochastic parameterization (“PEST”). In addition, we can integrate hydrologic modeling results with Decision Support Systems to quantify uncertainties and assess project costs and benefits. We can incorporate output into three-dimensional block models and GIS platforms to visualize and analyze model results.
M&A also has extensive experience reviewing models developed by others to support our clients in EIS studies and litigation.
Water Resources. M&A uses hydrologic models to predict the impacts of pumping on surface water and groundwater resources. We also develop models for Recharge & Recovery projects — to assess feasibility, design facilities and recovery wellfields, and predict impacts to groundwater levels and quality.
Mining Hydrogeology. Our hydrologic models can identify mine dewatering requirements and pore-pressure distributions for geotechnical design. We also use models to evaluate pit-lake development (and associated groundwater impacts) as well as injection requirements in heap leach pads for metals recovery.
Environmental Hydrology. We often build models for EIS and other regulation-driven projects. Models help us predict the source, fate, and transport of vadose zone and groundwater contamination; evaluate alternate mitigation strategies; design remedial actions; and allocate environmental liability for litigation support. They also provide valuable information about surface water / groundwater interactions and the threat to groundwater from vadose zone contamination.