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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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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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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An experienced Hydrogeologist with a wide range of skills including aquifer characterization for water supply.

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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 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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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
Managing of multidisciplinary environmental impact assessments and management plans for mining operations in Africa - gold, iron ore, base metals, platinum, Ur and Coal
Hydrogeological investigations in over 16 countries in Africa for water supplies, mine dewatering, contamination, and catchment studies

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Experience in the fields of resource geology, exploration geology and mining. Specialities include: greenfields & 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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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 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)

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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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.

Her expertise includes the design and implementation of remedial systems of groundwater contamination (chlorinated hydrocarbons, heavy metals) at industrial waste sites.

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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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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