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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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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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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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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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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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'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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Banzi has provided clients with comprehensive services which embrace a wide range of expertise and experience in the fields of exploration and engineering geology and environmental earth sciences. Project capabilities and experience are extensive.

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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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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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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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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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Kai has more than 15 years of experience years experience in hydrogeology, specialising in environmental impact assessments, hydrogeological and geochemical modelling. Kai lectured at the University of Bonn (Germany, 3 years) and Pretoria (South Africa, 5 years), before becoming a director and groundwater specialist of Water Geosciences Consulting in 2006. The company merged in 2010 with Metago SLR. He is Associated Professor at the Institute for Groundwater Studies, University of the Free State since 2009. Countries of work experience include Austria, Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Germany, India, Israel, Morocco, Namibia, Slovenia, South Africa and Tanzania.

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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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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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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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Sheila is a principal hydrogeologist and numerical groundwater modelling consultant. She has worked for consultancies based in the UK and South Africa, on various projects across multiple countries. Prior to her career in hydrogeology, Sheila worked for Unilever in IT Project Management, software development and databases for 8 years. She holds an MSc (hydrogeology) with distinction from the University of Birmingham, UK, and BSc and BSc (honours) degrees (first class) from the University of Natal, South Africa, as well as studying various geology courses through the Open University. Professional registration: Pr. Sci. Nat.

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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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Specialist environmental and hydrogeological consulting company

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Experienced Groundwater Scientist with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental services industry. Skilled in Water Resource Management, Groundwater Contamination, and Remediation Planning and Implementation. Strong research professional with a MSc focused in Hydrogeology from University of the Witwatersrand.

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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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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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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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