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Water in Mining Summit – Perth 2014

December 18, 2014


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Jeff Jolly (AQ2) was invited to chair the second day of presentations and discussion at The Water in Mining Summit, held in Perth 16-18 September 2014. He has provided a summary of the event.


Mining plays a major role in water use in WA (36% of all water is used by mining companies and 56% of all groundwater used is in mining) and interest in the Summit was good, with about 80 attendees from mining companies (BHPB, Newmont, Rio, Roy Hill, MMG, Anglogold Ashanti and Cameco), government departments (Department of Water WA, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection QLD, Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO) and a number of consulting groups. Read more

The story behind AQ2

July 22, 2014


AQ2….Our PhilosophyKarijini National Park

AQ2 is an independent water resources consultancy based in Perth.  We provide technical services and develop applied solutions for groundwater and surface water resource management.  AQ2 was founded in 2013 and originated in the concept of returning to the fundamentals of professional advice – of focus and specialisation, of quality and of value.


In 1998, the team at AQ2 were part of a group that established another boutique water resources consultancy in Perth. The underpinning aims of that business were similar to those of AQ2 – to provide cost-effective and practical solutions for water resources management in the resources industry.

That business was successful and by the time it was acquired by a multi-national in 2010, it had grown to over 100 people with offices in Australia, north Asia and Europe.  The origins of AQ2 lie in rekindling the simple but successful formula that underpinned our ancestor-business –working with clients to deliver practical solutions to the water resource issues their projects faced and doing it efficiently. Read more