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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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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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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Scientist (Pr.Sci.Nat) with land contamination and remediation, surface and ground water quality, air quality experience.<br />
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Work experience across various African countries.<br />
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ISO 17025 and 9001 quality systems implementation and management experience, method validation and statistics.<br />
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Analytical Chemist.<br />
Waste management experience.<br />
Training experience.<br />
Project Management experience.<br />
Over 20 years of Managerial experience.

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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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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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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.

LinkedIn https://www.goodspeedsa.co.za/
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The most important things you must know about Christiaan Vermaak, the geohydrologist…<br />
1. He started his professional career as a business partner in Bokamoso Environmental and Groundwater consultants, where he worked as field geohydrologist.<br />
In 2010, he established Tucana Solutions as a groundwater and alternative energy consultancy firm.<br />
He diligently performs all tasks at hand with “Integrity” and “Quality” as his guiding principles.

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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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Experience in the fields of resource geology, exploration geology and mining. Specialities include: greenfields &amp; brownfields exploration, mining grade control, data management and verification, geological modelling, resource estimation, coal washability analysis, GIS map compilation, and technical and regulatory (CPR) report writing as well as worked with various commodities including coal, chrome, manganese, PGE’s and iron (to name a few). Mining related hydrogeology and water management are additional fields of interest.

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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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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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Principal Hydrogeological Consultant with over 34 years’ experience, primarily in South Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa and East Africa. Has worked on a wide range of projects, notably identification, location, assessment and development of groundwater resources for agricultural, industrial, municipal and mining industries; groundwater monitoring scheme design, implementation and management; specialist hydrogeological impact assessments for inclusion in environmental impact assessments; hydrogeological site safety assessment for nuclear power supply; groundwater vulnerability and monitoring design for Karoo shale gas exploration; water supply borehole siting, design and drilling supervision; test pumping design, control and data analyses; specialist hydrogeological review and reporting; compilation of groundwater related HSEMP, PQP and Risk Assessment documentation. Holds a BSc (Hons) in Geology and is a registered Professional Natural Scientist (Geological Science).

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Ms. Duthe has more than 25 years of experience in conducting hydrogeologic investigations, including mine dewatering, water supply, contamination and remediation, integrated mine water management, Due Diligence, NI43101, and JORC reporting at all study levels from scoping to design for mining projects throughout Africa.<br />
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Her expertise includes the design and implementation of remedial systems of groundwater contamination (chlorinated hydrocarbons, heavy metals) at industrial waste sites.

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HydroGeological and Environmental Consulting<br />
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.<br />
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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 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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With over 30 years of experience, I have worked in mining and exploration, groundwater consulting and mine de-watering. I have completed many geological projects, including gold and platinum exploration and was fortunate to be involved with the initial exploration and start-up of the ultra-deep Northam Platinum mine and the low grade/high tonnage Tarkwa Open-cast mine. Here I led a &gt;$1 million / year diamond drilling programme at what is now a world class operation.<br />
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My groundwater consulting has exposed me to a broad spectrum of projects, including exploration and feasibility studies, developing water for urban municipalities and rural communities, developing sanitation/WASH protocols, compiling impact assessments for EIA&#039;s, assessing water quality and contamination investigations, monitoring and audits for environmental compliance and undertaking drought relief interventions etc.<br />
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Typically, my clients have included municipalities, government departments, NGO&#039;s, property developers, organised agriculture, manufacturing and industry, waste disposal contractors, renewable energy utilities and bottled water plants etc

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Experienced Principal Hydrogeologist with a demonstrated history of working in the water supply &amp; 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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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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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.

LinkedIn https://www.blecher.co.za/
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