Noise monitoring is considered to be a measure to exercise duty of care (Section 28(1) of the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 (NEMA)), as the study undertaken will provide the current conditions of noise on the site, which can then be used to...

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  A human can live for more than three weeks without food, but can only survive for three-to-four days without water. With the population of Earth relying so heavily on this non-renewable resource, it is imperative to implement every means possible to conserve the systems that...

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Biodiversity offsets are conservation measures designed to remedy the residual negative impacts of development on biodiversity and ecological infrastructure, once the first three groups of measures in the mitigation sequence have been adequately and explicitly considered (i.e. to avoid, minimize and rehabilitate/ restore impacts). Offsets...

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Groundwater monitoring forms part of an effective Environmental Compliance Monitoring Programme which enables proactive quality and quantity assessment, identification of impacts and rectification planning. Purging of groundwater monitoring localities is generally required to comply with sampling quality assurance plans and procedures which is conducted prior...

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When the Department of Environmental, Fisheries and Forestry is reviewing the applications for projects that have a high social and environmental risks, they will on occasion call for the requirement of an Environmental Control Officer (ECO).   Environmental Control Officers have certain roles and responsibilities, that are...

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The World Water Day is just around the corner (22 March 2020)! With this in mind, we would like to remind our clients and followers that our freshwater resources are of extreme importance in our water-scarce country. Compliance and aquatic monitoring studies therefore focus on the...

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