Groundwater, Boreholes, and Water Use Licences (GWD, IAH-SA)
About this event
Groundwater is not private property, and the use of groundwater requires a water use licence, or a general authorization. This is imperative for most environmental impact assessments, requiring even ongoing monitoring for the foreseeable future.
We are ready to answer all your questions following short presentations during a live panel webinar with experts:
- Should you license your groundwater use?
- What is the requirements from the Department?
- What water uses require licensing?
- Do I need a hydrogeologist/ geohydrologist?
- How do I apply for a water use license?
- What needs to be covered in the groundwater report?
- What should I get from my groundwater scientist?
- Lessons learned and how-to tips!
PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION CLOSED @ 13:00
Melissa Lintnaar-StraussScientist Manager
Topic: To license or not to license groundwater: let us answer that question
Melissa Lintnaar-Strauss has been working for the Department of Water and Sanitation for 16 years as a scientist manager in the resource protection unit of the Western Cape Provincial office. She is trained as an environmental scientist and professionally registered water resources scientist. Since joining the Department she has been working in various water management areas, gaining experience in water resource management, surface water quality planning, pollution management in the mining, industrial, winery, agricultural, and domestic water use sectors.
Jodie CoetzeeProject Consultant
Topic: What's yours is mine, and what's mine is mine. Or is it?
Jodi Coetzee (MA PolSci) is a project consultant and heads up the Water Use Licence Applications business unit at GEOSS. GEOSS, based in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, provides a range of services related to groundwater and earth sciences and promotes the responsible use of groundwater and related resources. Jodi has a background in political science and policy analysis and brings a different approach to the groundwater space. Mostly involved in client liaison, she focuses on assisting clients with groundwater use motivations as they relate to Section 27 of the National Water Act 36 (1998).
Kate CainProfessional Natural Scientist
Topic: How to authorise your water use: the process
Kate Cain is the Water Use Authorisation Unit Manager at GCS Water and Environment (Pty) Ltd. She has 11 years’ experience and is registered with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professionals as a Professional Natural Scientist. She has had extensive experience in the National Water Act 36 (1998) and its associated regulations. She specialises in the compilation and application for water use licenses and authorisations in terms of these legal requirements
Topic: The technical geohydrology report – and all that jazz
Preanna Naicker (BSc(Hons)) Hydrogeologist at GEOSS (Stellenbosch), a groundwater and earth sciences company invested in the sustainable use of groundwater. She has 3 years of experience and knowledge in various areas of expertise within the industry, including groundwater exploration and licensing. Well versed, skilled, and has a soundtrack record in the compilation and submission of various types of license applications, with a focus on hydrogeological characterization and analysis. In particular with the required technical geohydrological study associated with Section 21 (a) of the National Water Act 36 (1998).
Elkerine RossouwWater Use Specialist
Topic: Water use licensing: the in's and the out's
Elkerine Rossouw is a Water Use Specialist employed at the Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agency, since 2010. With her knowledge on the electronic licensing application platform of the Department Water and Sanitation, she will provide an overview of the current licensing procedures and the basic requirements for application.