GWD Professional Database

All Professionals listed within this database are recognised SACNASP (South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions) registered professional members of the Ground Water Division. Members listed their specialities within the scope of a number of expert categories. Please feel free to search and contact these listed Specialists to obtain more information about your specific query.
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Surina Esterhuyse is a researcher at the Centre for Environmental Management, University of the Free State (UFS). She specialises on minimising the environmental impact of unconventional oil and gas extraction on specifically groundwater resources, via regulation and other tools. She led the project on the development of the interactive vulnerability map and monitoring framework for unconventional oil and gas for the South African Water Research Commission. She was also a co-author on the Strategic Environmental Assessment on Shale Gas Development in South Africa and co-edited the book Hydraulic Fracturing in the Karoo: Critical Legal and Environmental Perspectives with Jan Glazewski.

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I am an experienced Consultant with a 30 year history of working in the groundwater, environmental and computer software (development and GIS) industry. Skilled in Environmental Impact Assessment, Management, Hydrogeological Consulting, and Environmental Geology. Strong professional with a Diploma (MSc) Geology (Tectonics, Economic Geology, Engineering and Hydrogeology and Geochemistry) from Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. Spent many years in the groundwater and laboratory industry and has a strong GIS and IT development background.

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Key focus is on environmental auditing and legal assessments, environmental monitoring, risk assessment, management and co-ordination of environmental projects.

This includes integration of environmental studies and environmental processes into larger projects and ensuring compliance to legislation, policies and guidelines; compliance reporting; the identification of environmental management solutions and mitigation/risk minimising measures.

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HydroGeological and Environmental Consulting
Specializes in groundwater management (around recharge and abstraction, groundwater monitoring, co-operation between private users and water service providers)

I have theoretical and practical understanding of Geology and Geohydrological concepts. I have gained practical work experience of over 5 years in the fields of Geohydrology and Geology, project administration and project management. I have knowledge, skills and understanding of the processes that are needed for effective project management and scientific application. I am a registered Professional natural scientist with SACNASP.

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Scientist (Pr.Sci.Nat) with land contamination and remediation, surface and ground water quality, air quality experience.

Work experience across various African countries.

ISO 17025 and 9001 quality systems implementation and management experience, method validation and statistics.

Analytical Chemist.
Waste management experience.
Training experience.
Project Management experience.
Over 20 years of Managerial experience.

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Shuaib Dustay has been a hydrogeologist for more than 8 years and has worked in academia as well as the private sector (groundwater consulting). The majority of Shuaib’s project work has been for the mining industry. Shuaib’s consulting work includes project management, sub-contractor supervision and coordination (drilling, testing and surveying), site work (hydrocensus, borehole sighting, client liaison, public participation, site conceptualisation, monitoring), data analysis (aquifer test, geophysical surveys and water quality), numerical groundwater modelling (mine dewatering, plume tracking, impact assessments and water balances), client liaison (meetings, sites audits, conflict resolution), project management and report writing. Shuaib has also managed projects which include both environmental and groundwater impact assessments where both water quality, quantity as well as ecosystem safety was of concern.

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I am a hydrogeologist with seven years of post-graduate experience in hydrogeological and hydrological investigations. My technical know-how includes: water quality and flow monitoring, hydraulic testing in different kind of environments, as well as installation of monitoring boreholes; dye tracer testing; investigation of soil compaction including new techniques like mercury porosimeter to determine pore volume distribution; I am also involved into technical surveys and decontamination investigations.

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I have recently submitted my PhD and I'm currently looking for opportunities where I am able to apply the knowledge gained during my studies to more practical experiences. I am a passionate and outgoing person who loves the outdoors, while also being a loyal and hardworking individual. I obtained my post graduate degree in Engineering and Environmental Geology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) before joining WSP Environmental as a consultant specializing in groundwater and contaminated land investigations. I later returned to UKZN to further myself and undertook my MSc and subsequent PhD in conceptual and three-dimensional numerical groundwater modelling.

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Marius has obtained his BTech degree in geology in 2010 and his BSc Hons in hydrogeology in 2015. He has over 9 years of experience in hydrogeological investigations in diverse locations. In addition to this, Mr Terblanche also has experience in exploration geology. His field of experience includes groundwater exploration, pollution studies and groundwater management, EIA’s, Water Use License Applications (WULA’s), Environmental Management Programmes (EMP’s) and numerical modelling. He has done work in Mozambique, Nigeria, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland.

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Experienced Water Management Expert, Environmental Specialist and Hydrogeologist with a demonstrated history of working in the mining and environmental services industry. Skilled in Hydrogeology, Environmental Science, Water Resource Management, Contaminated Land Assessments, Mine Closure and Geographic Information Systems. Strong operations professional with a MSc focused in Geology and Hydrogeology from University of Port Elizabeth. He is a registered natural science practitioner with more than 25 years experience in Southern, East & West Africa, South America and Australia.

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David McGibbon received 13 distinctions during the course of his undergraduate and Honours degree studies in Geology at the University of Stellenbosch, where he specialised in structural geology and mapping. He completed three months of fieldwork in Antarctica for his MSc which he was awarded in early 2014. During this time he undertook work in the fields of geological and structural field mapping, geochemistry, differential GPS surveying and transmitted and reflected light microscopy, as well as becoming familiar with many of the standard geological/hydrogeological analysis software packages (Illustrator, Datamine, ERDAS, SgeMS, PhreeqC, AQTESOLV, AquaChem, FC programme) and GIS tools (Arc GIS and Google Earth), and report writing requirements.

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am a highly qualified geochemist with a range of skills in environmental chemistry.

I have more than 15 years’ experience in the field of environmental geology, and have undertaken work with mining, oil and gas, and manufacturing clients across a range of commodities and geographies.

I offer services including review and optimization of water quality monitoring programs, geochemical investigations of brownfield or greenfield sites and management of environmental monitoring data. I'm also available to review technical documents, to assist with reporting, to provide on-site training in any aspect of water monitoring or geochemistry, or to undertake local fieldwork.


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Carel Haupt, a registered natural scientist, with 30+ years of experience. He has a post-graduate degree in Engineering Geology and specializes in the evaluation of groundwater potential and geohydrological mapping.

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Graduated in December 2007 with a B.Sc. honours degree in structural geology. Employed at GEOSS since February 2008 until present. Completed M.Sc. in groundwater surface water interaction while employed at GEOSS, completed it in November 2010, and graduated in May 2011. Completed an MBA at Stellenbosch University, and part time travel writer for an online travel, adventure and lifestyle magazine.

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I have been in the field on environmental science for over 10 years, with 8 years focused primarily on groundwater related issues with regards to the mining and chemicals industry. Much of my work has included the assessment of the sites in terms of current or potential sources of groundwater contamination, risk analysis as well as the development and implementation of remedial measures.

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