GWD Specialist Directory

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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Simamkele Baqa MSc, Pri.Nat.Sci.
Technical Director | Groundwater Lead
Email: [email protected] | [email protected]
Phone (UK): +44 (0) 777-610-3060 / 3161| Phone (RSA): +27(0) 73-258-5632 / +27(0) 81-357-9155
Burkina Faso | Côte d'Ivoire | Democratic republic of Congo | Malawi | Mali | South Africa | Tanzania

www.huntsgreen.com | [email protected] |Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 09:00am-16:00pm

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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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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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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 Geoscientist with a demonstrated history of working in the mining and hydrogeology industry. Skilled in geology and hydrogeology. Strong research professional with a B.Sc Honours focused in Geology from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

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Director at Pivotal Farming Pty LTD - A Groundwater Consulting Services provider.
Contact us at [email protected] for more information or visit our Linked-In page below.


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https://ages-omega.co.za
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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Surina Esterhuyse is a researcher at the Centre for Environmental Management, University of the Free State (UFS). She specialises on minimising the environmental impact of unconventional oil and gas extraction on specifically groundwater resources, via regulation and other tools. She led the project on the development of the interactive vulnerability map and monitoring framework for unconventional oil and gas for the South African Water Research Commission. She was also a co-author on the Strategic Environmental Assessment on Shale Gas Development in South Africa and co-edited the book Hydraulic Fracturing in the Karoo: Critical Legal and Environmental Perspectives with Jan Glazewski.

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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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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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We specialise in Groundwater Consultancy

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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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Hydrogeologist & Business Unit Manager @ Geo Pollution Technologies (Pty)Ltd
Refer GWD Conference paper on Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contamination In Soil And Groundwater: Case Study On The Coastal Tank Farm, Southern Africa
https://gwd.org.za/abstract/petroleum-hydrocarbon-contamination-soil-and-groundwater-case-study-coastal-tank-farm

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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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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 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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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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Hydrogeologist with 7 years' experience and a demonstrated history of working in the mining hydrogeology industry within South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Lesotho, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) managing mine water issues, including mine dewatering, water supply, groundwater impact assessment, groundwater monitoring, and mitigation. Skilled in finite element and finite difference groundwater modelling (FEFLOW & MODFLOW), conceptual site modelling and data interpretation, database management, project management, client liaising, sub-contractor management, proposal and scientific report writing.

Registered Professional Natural Scientist with SACNASP and Professional Member of the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) and Groundwater Division of GSSA (GWD). Member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH).

A strong research professional with completed BSc, BSc Honours and MSc degrees in Engineering and Environmental Geology (specialization Hydrogeology) at the University of Pretoria.

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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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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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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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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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Responsible for groundwater resource protection with respect to the reserve and related activities in the Water Ecosystems Management 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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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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I am a qualified professional with a diverse educational background, holding an MSc degree in Hydrology and undergraduate degrees in geology (ore deposits) and hydrology (surface water) from the esteemed University of KwaZulu-Natal. My academic pursuits have been complemented by my work experience, where I have gained valuable skills in Hydrological modeling, Water Resources Management, Environmental Sciences and Management, Ecological Infrastructure, Project Management, and Geological studies.

I am currently pursuing my Ph.D., which will allow me to consolidate my academic and practical expertise, shaping me into a geoscientist with strong business acumen. I am deeply passionate about natural sciences and have dedicated my career to mastering my craft through academic study, hands-on work, and continued professional development.
With my extensive knowledge and experience, I am confident in my ability to excel as a proficient and accomplished scientist, making significant contributions to the field and advancing our understanding of the natural world.