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Preene Groundwater Consulting is a professional practice of groundwater consultants, led by Dr Martin Preene, who has more than 30 years’ experience on projects worldwide in the investigation, design, installation and operation of groundwater control and dewatering systems. He has worked for contractors and consultants on engineering and mining projects worldwide, including Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, North America, South America, Central Asia and East Asia.

Dr Preene is widely published on dewatering and groundwater control and is the author of the UK industry guidance on dewatering (CIRIA Report C750 Groundwater Control Design and Practice, 2nd Edition, and its predecessor CIRIA Report C515) as well as a dewatering text book (Groundwater Lowering in Construction: A Practical Guide to Dewatering).

Experience includes the design of:

  • Construction dewatering
  • Temporary works groundwater control
  • Mine dewatering
  • Groundwater cut-off walls
  • Dewatering for tunnels and shafts
  • Dewatering for dry docks and graving docks
  • Pumping tests and groundwater investigations
  • Permanent dewatering systems
  • Basement impact assessments
  • Mitigation of groundwater flooding

Other experience includes:

  • Water supply wells
  • Open loop geothermal systems
  • Remediation of contaminated groundwater

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