The Mining and Geological Department of MINAE issues mining concessions as well as concessions on public domain riverbeds for material extraction. The permitting process involves the preparation of exploitation plans according to the Department’s Regulations and Laws. Avicennia offers the full preparation of all the documentation necessary for permitting including the geological monitoring and Environmental Impact Study.
Avicennia offers consulting for developers who need to permit infrastructure and construction over rivers, well drilling permits, well inscriptions and concessions as well as the preparation of all hydro-geological surveys and environmental documentation associated to the process.
The hydrogeologic studies are necessary for water well drilling solicitudes and for specific projects where a water pollution threat exists, such as, gas stations, storage tanks and factories. Hydrogeologic studies oriented to the estimation of the hydro potential of an aquifer or of hydrographical basins through the Hydro Balance Method are performed too. As for coastal aquifers, salt intrusion can be measured.
It implies the permitting process and the elaboration of technical papers for the well drilling to obtain subterranean water, as well as the obtaining environmental viabilities and state concession permits. The specific studies for water wells include pumping tests use to determine their optimum flows of extraction and efficiency, and to established the hydraulic properties of an aquifer and the protection radios of the water wells according to the projected water demand.
It consists in the valorisation and diagnose of air, soils and water. A determination of the atmospheric pollutants and measurement of noise levels is performed. Pollutants in soil and water such as hydrocarbons, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, heavy metals, basic elements like total solids, BOD, fluorine, iron and nitrates, are analyzed. This analysis is oriented towards the evaluation of active projects or degraded zones that are going to be developed, and to the general evaluation of superficial and subterranean waters.