Regulatory Support

Most of the current members of MENCO were previously employed by the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry. During this time they were involved with the compilation of:

  • The compilation of the format and structure of the Integrated Water and Waste Management Plan,
  • Development of the concept Integrated Water use Licence,
  • Development of operation guideline in the M-series for the compilation of the Integrated Water Resource Management Plan,
  • Appointed specialists in the Best Practice Guideline H1: Integrated Mine Water Management,
  • Involvement in the development of various Memoranda of Understandings between organs of state,
  • Involved in the development of the operational policies for the implementation of the Waste Discharge Charge System,
  • Mine Closure Strategy for the rehabilitation unit: Resource Protection and Waste,
  • The development of the Internal and External Water Use Authorization Guidelines for the DWAF;
  • Assistance to the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry in Capacity Building, Training and Skills Transfer in the Water Use Authorization Process (National).