Water Use Licence Applications

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Water Use Authorizations is required in terms of Section 40 of the National Water Act. The Water Use Licence process consist of 3 distinct processes, namely: The Water Use Licence Application, a document that contains all the completed Licence Application Forms (the DW forms), an copy of the receipt and other required documents (Title deeds, copies of Identity Documents and relevant agreements), as well as the Section 27 motivation. The Technical Supporting Document. Depending on the spe...
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Basic Assessments

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A Basic Assessment is effectively an small Environmental Impact Assessment, sometimes supported by one or more specialist studies. As with the EIA, the Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism has furthermore, published, in Government Notice No. R. 386 of 2006, a list of activities identified in terms of section 24(2)(a) and (d) of the Act, which may not commence without environmental authorisation from the competent authority and in respect of which the investigation, assessment and commu...
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Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)

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An (EIA) is an assessment of the possible impact–positive or negative–that a proposed project may have on the natural environment. The purpose of the assessment is to ensure that decision makers consider environmental impacts used to decided whether to proceed with the project. The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) defines an environmental impact assessment as "the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the biophysical, social, and other relevant effec...
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Noise Impact Assessments

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We have developed a model inhouse that can address not only more than one point noise sources, but at the same time calculate the impact due to traffic, as well as the mitigation afforded by barriers and the housing of noise sources. By changing the approach to noise modeling, we have managed to prove to our clients that different options have different impacts on stakeholders, assisting them to identify appropriate management and/or alternative options that would minimize the impact on potentia...
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