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
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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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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https://www.geobella.co.za
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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Experienced Hydrogeologist with a demonstrated history of working in the Contaminated Land Industry and Mining Industry. Skilled in Numerical Transport Modelling, Hydrogeological Investigations, Geochemical Investigations, Contaminated Land Assessments and overall Project Management. Strong research professional with a Master's degree focused in Hydrogeology from the University of the Free State.

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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.

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

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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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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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We specialise in Groundwater Consultancy

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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 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 >$1 million / year diamond drilling programme at what is now a world class operation.

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's, assessing water quality and contamination investigations, monitoring and audits for environmental compliance and undertaking drought relief interventions etc.

Typically, my clients have included municipalities, government departments, NGO's, property developers, organised agriculture, manufacturing and industry, waste disposal contractors, renewable energy utilities and bottled water plants etc

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Hydrogeologist with twenty-five years’ experience in consulting and project
management and nine years’ experience as lecturer/researcher at the Institute
for Groundwater Studies at University of the Free State. Extensive and wide-ranging experience in hydrogeological project management on water supply
projects, mining related projects, industrial and land developments, with a
strong background in aquifer mechanics/hydraulics, geophysics, geochemistry
and numerical modelling.

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I am a results-driven dynamic professional Geoscientist (Engineering Geologist and Hydrogeologist), who is currently registered as a Professional Natural Scientist with (SACNASP).

My experience as a Geoscientist (Engineering Geologist and Hydrogeologist) was acquired at various projects such as Geotechnical Investigation for:
- Housing Development & Township Establishment
- Dolomite Stability Investigation
- Sewer-line and Pipeline
- Centreline and Borrow Pit Investigations
- Stormwater Reticulation
- Bridges, Culverts & Gabions
- Shaft Rehabilitation

My core skills are:
-Test pitting
-Hand Auger boring test
-DCP & DPSH test
-Core drilling and Percussion drilling supervision
-Soil profiling
-Chip logging and Borehole logging
-Soil sampling
-Water sampling
-Laboratory results analysis
-Groundwater exploration
-Borehole Siting
-Drilling and pump test supervision
-Groundwater quality assessment
-Groundwater Monitoring
-Project management and Planning.
-Report writing.

I am an aspiring Geoscientist (Engineering Geologist and Hydrogeologist), who is always keen on continuous learning and development.

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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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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.

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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