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

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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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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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Coordination and management of the Regional Bulk Infrastructure Programme, Bold and experienced; Programme-, Project- and Water Resources Management have been my game, but I always have something to gain...

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Groundwater modeller with a history of working in both consulting and research environments. Skills in data analysis, Python, Feflow and PEST. Currently getting reacquainted with MODFLOW (hurray for Flopy!) and deep diving into the wonderful world of PEST/PEST++

Background in Environmental Engineering, with a PhD in Geoscience from the University of the Algarve (Portugal). Work experience across Europe and southern Africa.

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Responsible for groundwater resource protection with respect to the reserve and related activities in the Water Ecosystems division of the Department. Involved in the assessment of impacts of land-based activities on water resources. Involved in the compilation of the state of water report in the country.
I am the National Coordinator (RSA) for the UNESCO-IHP Project on the Stampriet Transboundary Aquifer between Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa under the framework "Groundwater Resources Governance in Transboundary Aquifers". Also the Ramotswa Information Management Systems (RIMS) Manager in collaboration with IGRAC in the Ramotswa Transboundary Aquifer Project managed by IWMI.

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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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Experienced Principal Hydrogeologist with a demonstrated history of working in the water supply & contamination industry. Skilled in Environmental Compliance, Water Quality, Soil, Environmental Impact Assessment, and Environmental Awareness. Strong education professional graduated from University of the Free State/Universiteit van die Vrystaat.

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I have been a consulting hydrogeologist for 10 years, with my primary experience being in the mining environment throughout Africa. I have work experience within the South African environment, as well as in countries such as DRC, Mali, Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania and Botswana.
I have been working as a numerical modeller for the past 8 years, focussing on the development and execution of contaminant transport and groundwater flow models using MODFLOW, as well as FeFlow in some instances.
My key strengths are my leadership and technical skills, as well as my passion for hydrogeology.

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JMA Consulting (Pty) Ltd currently focuses on providing specialist geological, geohydrological and environmental consultation for, but not limited to, the mining and industrial sectors in South Africa.

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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 gained a lot of experience in implementing a wide variety of projects ranging from geohydrological studies, groundwater water supply and groundwater resources management. These projects involve hydrocensus studies, sampling, water quality analysis, geophysical surveys, drilling, test pumping, etc.

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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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