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Environmental Management

While we do not undertake EIAs, we do prepare Water Use Licence Applications and are able to provide environmental inputs into a range of project activities where specialist environmental input is required.  This includes undertaking environmental audits and specialist ECO work to ensure that developments are implemented in line with requirements.  We are also well placed to provide input into strategic-level environmental assessment such as SEAs and EMFs and have good experience assessing, auditing and undertaking planning to inform the control of alien invasive plants.  With a growing experience in management planning, we are also available to assist management authorities in assessing management effectiveness and in developing rehabilitation plans where required.

Services Offered:

  • Water Use Licencing.
  • Sensitivity mapping to inform development planning.
  • Specialist ecological screening for new developments.
  • Specialist oversight for development projects and rehabilitation activities.
  • Auditing compliance with authorizations for new development during construction and operational phases.
  • Undertaking strategic-level environmental assessments to inform planning at a project and regional level.
  • Assessing effectiveness of management in line with management plans or best-practice procedures.

Selected Project Involvement:

  • Environmental Sensitivity Assessments (Biodiversity & wetlands) for planned mining projects – Various
  • Undertaking Environmental Audits for Dube Trade Port – Airports Company South Africa / INR.
  • Undertaking Environmental Audits for the SANRAL Interchange, King Shaka International Airport – INR
  • Specialist oversight for construction of the Mandlazini sewer network – E&D Consulting
  • Environmental assessment of afforestation potential in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga – DWAF
  • Environmental input into the revision of the Environmental Master Plan for the Richards Bay 50-year Master Plan – Thorn-Ex.
  • Development of an Environmental Frameworks: Specialist biodiversity & wetland assessments –Msunduzi, uMshwathi and Ugu Municipalities.
  • Development of a draft Metropolitan Open Space System for the Msunduzi Municipality – SRK Consulting
  • Invasive Alien Plant Audit of eThekwini’s Municipal Nurseries – eThekwini Municipality.

Recent Presentations:

  • 2014:  Feedback presentation on Alien Plant Audits undertaken for eThekweni Municipality Nurseries – eThekweni Municipality.
  • 2010: Conservation planning in EMFs: Msunduzi Municipality. IAIA-SA Regional Meeting.