At Golder, we have developed industry leading software programs that we routinely use for the assessment of key environmental issues affecting our clients. Some of these software programs include the following:fracman.golder.com
The world's leading fractured reservoir modelling software
FracMan - created and owned by Golder - is the premier software that allows analysis and modelling of heterogeneous and fractured rock masses. It allows users to visualise fracture system, test conceptual understanding, determine the best strategies, and quantify risks and uncertainties. FracMan helps to close the gap between geology and production behaviour.
Sustainability decision support tool
GoldSET - created and owned by Golder - is a multi-criteria analytical tool to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of engineering projects with respect to the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainable development. It allows for the comparison of different options on a balanced, impartial, and comprehensive basis. As such, it can help indentify optimal solutions for decision-making based on the principles of sustainable development. This sustainability analysis results in a so-called "triple-bottom-line" assessment, expanding the traditional analytical framework to take into account environmental and social performances in addition to financial performance.
Landfill Gas Risk Assessment Tool
GasSim was created and developed by Golder in 2002 for the Environment Agency of England and Wales as a tool to assess the risks to various receptors from landfill gas. GasSim version 2 was released in January 2006.
Groundwater Risk Assessment Tool for Contaminated Land
ConSim was created and developed by Golder in 1999 for the Environment Agency in England and Wales as a tool to assess quantitatively the risk to groundwater by leaching contaminants. It is a relatively simple tool that uses commonly available site investigation data to model site-specific contaminant mobilisation and transport in the unsaturated zone, and contaminant transport in the saturated zone. ConSim version 2.5 was released in October 2009.
Groundwater Risk Assessment Tool for Landfill Design
LandSim was created and developed by Golder in 1996 for the Environment Agency in England and Wales as a tool to assess the leakage of leachate from landfill sites and its impact on groundwater, to satisfy the requirements of the EU Groundwater Directive (80/68/EEC). It is a well structured and user friendly tool that assesses leakage from a landfill, attenuation in the subsurface environment, and dilution and contaminant transport in the saturated zone. LandSim 2.5 was launched in 2003.
The latest most up-to-date waste life cycle assessment tool on the market
WRATE was developed by Golder - in conjunction with ERM who led the process data entry - for the Environment Agency of England and Wales as a Life Cycle Assessment model for waste management. WRATE is used to assess the environmental impacts of waste management activities during their whole life. It allows users to track the environmental impacts from kerbside collection to advanced waste treatment facilities, such as anaerobic digestion, through to ultimate disposal. WRATE has been designed by waste managers for waste managers.