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Hydrogeology can be critical to the success of your mining, construction and environmental projects, or the survival of your town or farm.

With you, our hydrogeologists work alongside our engineers, environmental consultants, planners, surveyors and GIS consultants to arrive at integrated solutions.

GHD has global hydrogeological experience in groundwater resource assessment, aquifer storage and recovery (ASR), mine dewatering, aquifer depressurisation, groundwater management and environmental assessment, salinity, acid sulfate soils (ASS) and acid and metalliferous drainage (AMD).

We work together with you to develop solutions that are both innovative and cost-efficient.


  • Groundwater exploration, resource assessment and development
  • Borefield design and installation
  • Groundwater resource and borefield management
  • Dewatering investigations
  • Water management plans
  • Salinity assessment, management and remediation
  • Contaminated site assessment and remediation
  • Geophysical investigations
  • Environmental Impact Assessments and management plans
  • Environmental water requirements
  • Environmental auditing and environmental performance reporting
  • Numerical modelling (groundwater and surface water)
  • Groundwater-surface water interaction
  • Groundwater dependent ecosystems
  • Hydrogeological mapping
  • Aquifer storage and recovery (ASR), manage aquifer recharge (MAR) and wastewater reuse
  • Acid and metalliferous drainage (AMD) assessment and management
  • Acid sulfate soil (ASS) assessment and management

For further information, contact:

Robert Virtue
Service Line Leader, Hydrogeology – Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East
T: +61 3 6210 0726
E: Robert Virtue 

Richard Murphy
Service Line Leader, Hydrogeology – North America
T: +1 519 884 0510
E: Richard Murphy

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Robert Virtue

Robert Virtue

Robert Virtue is a hydrogeologist with 20 years’ experience in geological and hydrogeological investigations for major mining companies, local, state and federal governments, and commercial and industrial organisations. He has worked on projects throughout Australia and in West Papua, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Oman. Robert has significant experience in mine-related hydrogeology including modelling of mine inflows and impacts on surrounding aquifers, assessment of waste rock and tailings geochemistry and AMD/ARD potential, investigation and development of groundwater supplies and design and assessment of groundwater monitoring networks.

Service Line Leader, Hydrogeology – Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East
T: +61 3 6210 0600
E: Robert Virtue