SLR helps clients eliminate contamination on historical sites and prevent further damage from existing operations. Not only does this enhance asset values and reduce environmental liability, but provides expert solutions to protect and improve our clients’ assets.


How can SLR help?

Our mine closure experts provide a "life cycle" approach by offering strategic planning services for a closure, consultation with stakeholders, and developing and implementing a closure strategy in a cost beneficial way, reducing negative legacy risk and meeting the requirements of regulators.

SLR strives to unlock and restore the value of our clients assets by providing scheduling, resource allocation and closure liability or budget assessments to assist with financial planning or provisioning.


Our services include:

  • Baseline knowledge gaps & opportunities
  • Stakeholder engagement and approvals
  • Risk assessments and liability minimisation
  • Baseline inventories and studies
  • Mine closure & remediation plans
  • Mine closure execution plans, as well as project execution
  • Cost estimates
  • Care and maintenance support, monitoring and relinquishment support

Our team includes

  • David Walker Mining & Minerals Global Sector Leader
    David Walker

    David is a Technical Director and responsible for SLR’s Global Mining & Minerals business. He has over 30 years’ experience within the Mining and Minerals sector, both in a senior management position and as an experienced consultant. David has a broad background in engineering, geology, geotechnical engineering and hydrogeology. He takes an integrated engineering and environmental approach to mining projects.

  • Ian Walton Technical Director, Hydrology & Hydrogeology, Europe
    Ian Walton

    Ian is a Chartered Civil Engineer with extensive experience in the design and supervision of general civil engineering projects, principally relating to drainage, infrastructure and tunnelling works both in the United Kingdom and abroad.

    He has specialised in hydrology and hydraulic engineering and is experienced in the preparation of environmental impact assessments, flood risk assessments as well as the design of flood alleviation schemes and sustainable surface water drainage systems.  Ian regularly provides advice to a range of development-sector Clients during the pre-planning and planning process and also gives expert evidence in support of litigation and in the general planning arena.

  • Jamie Robinson Technical Director
    Jamie Robinson

    Jamie is an environmental geochemist and hydrochemist. He has significant experience in the prediction of soil chemistry associated with mining and waste disposal areas. He has also undertaken a number of quantified risk assessment for soil quality associated with grazing animals. Jamie has acted as an expert witness and is currently acting as a Qualified Person on a number of large-scale reclamation projects in the UK. Jamie is a Suitably Qualified person through the NQMS scheme in the UK.

  • Jeremy Collyard Mining & Minerals Sector Leader - US
    Jeremy Collyard

    Jeremy is the US Mining and Minerals Business Sector Lead, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and a MMSA Qualified Professional. He brings an extensive background in mining including project management and client development for mining sites throughout the United Sates. His background includes mine remedial investigations and feasibility studies (RI/FS), environmental permitting, monitoring, and compliance programmes, Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), environmental baseline studies, and the evaluation and development of water management planning, and mine closure strategy, planning, and implementation. His background includes 15 years of experience in mining, industrial, and multi-disciplinary environmental projects.