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Melanie Davis MWHMelanie Davis

Supervising Geotechnical Engineer

Melanie Davis has over 17 years of experience in managing and providing geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering for mining design, reclamation, and permitting projects. Areas of expertise include project management, conventional and alternative (evapotranspiration) cover designs and liner system design for waste and fluid containment facilities, dam design, site investigations, site-wide water balance modeling, slope stability analyses, seepage analyses, settlement/consolidation analyses, hydrologic analyses, unsaturated flow modeling, and other general aspects of geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering. Melanie also has experience instructing short courses on the subject of water and material balance modeling.  Melanie received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from Drexel Univeristiy and her M.S. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University.


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  • Professional (Civil) Engineer – Colorado, Maine, Utah, Wyoming
  • Project Management Professional
  • Member – American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Member – International Geosynthetics Society
  • Member – National Mining Association
  • Member – Women in Nuclear Global


Recognized in 2013 as an Outstanding Woman in Engineering by the American Council of Engineering Companices (ACEC) of Colorado

Latest Insight from Melanie: Development of a Mine Site-Wide