What Sets Us Apart?
Examples of DBS&A innovation include:
The Bear Canyon Demonstration Recharge Project is an aquifer storage and recovery project in Albuquerque, New Mexico, that is designed to demonstrate the effectiveness of artificial recharge through an in-stream infiltration system.
Regulatory support for environmental protection—DBS&A experts provided key technical expertise to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in developing final Underground Injection Control (UIC) rules for permitting carbon dioxide injection wells associated with geologic sequestration.
Solving water supply challenges—DBS&A was recognized with the National Groundwater Association’s 2011 Outstanding Ground Water Project award for leading the design and construction of a 21-well, 20-million-gallon-per-day well field for West Texas’s drought-stricken City of Amarillo.
Implementing water management strategies—DBS&A is a leader in managed aquifer recharge with ongoing recharge experience in New Mexico, Texas, Nebraska, Utah, and California. DBS&A recently permitted, designed, and conducted New Mexico’s first artificial recharge project. DBS&A’s state-of-the-art monitoring program for this project tracked water 500 feet through the vadose zone, demonstrating project feasibility in a challenging regulatory environment and leading the way for other New Mexico water managers.
Optimizing natural resource use and extraction—To assist our lithium mining clients in South America, DBS&A’s Soil Testing and Research Laboratory, in conjunction with the University of New Mexico, developed a unique method to estimate extractable brine from site-specific geologic and solution samples containing lithium-laden brine. This method optimizes lithium extraction, a resource critical to production of lithium-ion batteries used in hybrid vehicles and consumer electronics.
Implementing new technology—Based on DBS&A’s experience with more than 40 evapotranspiration (ET) covers in the United States, Australia is looking to DBS&A experts to assist in adopting ET covers as a cost-effective alternative to traditional landfill covers. DBS&A experts were invited speakers at workshops in five Australian states, providing information to landfill owners and regulators regarding assessment and design techniques.