Chris Cottingham, Principal Hydrogeologist
Intermountain West Operations Manager

areas of specialization mine dewatering, groundwater management, well installation / wellfield management, aquifer testing and characterization for mine feasibility studies, contaminant investigation and remediation

Chris Cottingham has extensive experience in mining and environmental hydrogeology. For 25 years, he worked for various consulting companies in Utah, Nevada, California, and Oregon; he also served as a senior hydrogeologist for Newmont Mining for three years, where he oversaw the expansion of a dewatering system at an underground mine. He has provided hydrogeologic expertise for mining projects in the western United States, Canada, and Central and South America.

Chris’s areas of specialization include mine dewatering, mine water supply, mine permitting and NEPA, groundwater management, well installation and wellfield management, aquifer testing and characterization for mine feasibility studies, and contaminant investigation and remediation. He served on the Board of Directors of the Nevada Water Resources Association (Elko Region) from 2012 to 2016. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Chris and his team support M&A mining clients throughout the west.