Paul M. Pettit, Senior Mining Hydrogeologist

areas of specialization mine dewatering, aquifer test design and analysis, conceptual hydrogeologic models of mine sites, piezometer and monitor well design and construction, water rights in Nevada expert witness, NEPA permitting for open pit and underground mines

Paul Pettit brings 40 years of professional experience to M&A’s mining hydrogeology services. Before joining M&A, Paul was the manager of the Environmental Compliance and Hydrology departments at Newmont Mining Corp. In this role, he oversaw the company’s water rights, environmental compliance and permitting for both surface and underground mines. Paul is an expert in mine dewatering and site water supply development including site investigations and development of conceptual hydrogeologic models. His experience also includes providing expert witness testimony and NEPA permitting support for mining operations. A geologist, Paul also has experience in mine exploration and development drilling and reserve estimates.

In recognition of his commitment to hydrogeology and water management in Nevada, Paul received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nevada Water Resources Association.