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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Experienced Production Scientist with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration industry. Skilled in Environmental Awareness, Natural Resource Management, Report Writing, Water Resource Management, and Science. Strong research professional with a M.Sc. focused in Geohydrology from University of the Free State/Universiteit van die Vrystaat.

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As a professional geohydrologist with more than 13 years’ consulting experience, I have gained extensive expertise in groundwater resource management. I specialise in all aspects of mining and non-mining related geohydrological investigations including numerical modelling, geophysical studies and borehole siting, groundwater supply and aquifer testing, groundwater impact assessments, groundwater monitoring, site characterisations and baseline studies, fingerprinting and isotope studies. Other specialist fields include geochemistry and geochemical modelling, waste characterisation and classification (mining and non-mining), contaminated land and acid mine drainage studies as well as limnology and surface water monitoring.

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Experienced Hydrogeologist with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental services industry. Skilled in Geology, Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Groundwater Modeling, Water Quality and Geochemistry. Master's degree from the University of the Free State.

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GES has been actively involved in groundwater, landfill and soil investigations since their inception. A number of remediation projects have been successfully completed using pump and treat, vacuum enhanced recovery, air sparging, bioremediation and activated carbon technologies.

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Passionate about finding innovative opportunities to improve practices and find sustainable solutions to environmental challenges. Simone is a motivated, skilled and efficient leader and project manager with more than 20 years of project experience as a hydrogeologist and contaminated land management professional. She has a demonstrated history of working in the mining and chemicals industries, as well as in the consulting field. Simone’s efforts in her current position as Remediation Manager at AECI (Umbogintwini) has been acknowledged in public forums by both regulators and industry as ‘an example of industry best practice’. As such, she has been invited on more than one occasion to share her experience and approach to contaminated land and groundwater management with industry peers and regulators alike. Simone is an optimist, has a keen sense for engagement and collaboration, has strong ethics and moral standards and prides herself in excellence and delivery.

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Rowena Hay’s wide-ranging interests and expertise are focused in three main areas: Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM), Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and the relationship between gender/community and environmental resilience. She has a particular interest in developing high-level policies and strategies in these areas, building on more than 30 years’ experience in initiating, managing and participating in water and environmental management projects<br />


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I am a registered professional scientist with a Masters degree in Hydrogeology. I have been involved in the field of water sciences for over 7 years

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A professionally registered natural scientist in the Earth Science field of practice. I specialize in contaminated land assessment, hydrogeological studies, environmental authorizations, environmental audits, public participation and health &amp; safety.

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My career began in 2008 at GCS (PTY ) LTD. This is where i gained extensive knowledge and experience in the hydrogeological field as a hydrogelogical technician. I was mainly involved with conducting field investigation such as geophysical investigation (EM, MAG, and Resistivity), aquifer testing, drilling supervision, logging, sampling, data interpretation and technical field reports.<br />
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I joined Golder Associates Africa in 2011 as a hydrogeotechnical technician with a special focus in water supply projects. I have primary been responsible for field investigation ( Geophysical investigation, drilling supervision, management of both drilling and aquifer testing contractors) , interpretation and field technical reports.

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Hydrogeologist with 7 years&#039; experience and a demonstrated history of working in the mining hydrogeology industry within South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Lesotho, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) managing mine water issues, including mine dewatering, water supply, groundwater impact assessment, groundwater monitoring, and mitigation. Skilled in finite element and finite difference groundwater modelling (FEFLOW &amp; MODFLOW), conceptual site modelling and data interpretation, database management, project management, client liaising, sub-contractor management, proposal and scientific report writing.<br />
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Registered Professional Natural Scientist with SACNASP and Professional Member of the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) and Groundwater Division of GSSA (GWD). Member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH).<br />
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A strong research professional with completed BSc, BSc Honours and MSc degrees in Engineering and Environmental Geology (specialization Hydrogeology) at the University of Pretoria.

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What happens when dry ground gets wet, or when wet ground gets dry? Climate change, infrastructure development, drainage and dewatering and other project life cycle implications are mostly focused around drying wet ground, or wetting dry ground. In soil. In fractured rock. In karst. These are my topics of interest. I currently work at the Department of Geology, University of Pretoria, doing research in the cross-disciplinary fields between Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology and Vadose Zone Hydrology.

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A company with a multidisciplinary team of specialist professionals, with the preservation of the environment combined with the development and maintenance of water resources as the key focus areas of the group.

I am a experienced Geohydrologist with 8 years experience in the land/water contamination and remediation department with keen interests in groundwater recharge, modelling and groundwater sustainability.

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Experienced Research Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Research industry. Skilled in Isotope Hydrology, Mine Water Characterisation, Water Resource Management, Groundwater Contamination, Capacity building and skills development. Strong research professional with a core focus on Groundwater.

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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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Founder and managing director of a multidisciplinary South African consulting company with offices in SADC and the Czech Republic. GCS offers consulting services in Water, Environmental, and applied earth sciences<br />
Managing of multidisciplinary environmental impact assessments and management plans for mining operations in Africa - gold, iron ore, base metals, platinum, Ur and Coal<br />
Hydrogeological investigations in over 16 countries in Africa for water supplies, mine dewatering, contamination, and catchment studies

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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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I have recently submitted my PhD and I&#039;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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