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A just-published report by the UK’s Association of Local Government Ecologists (ALGE) has concluded that the strategic conservation of biodiversity may be compromised by a lower than acceptable level of professional and technical competency within local planning authorities. This lack of ecological competency by officials is not limited to the UK and is something many … Continue reading »
A Tribute to Nelson Mandela
10 December 2013.
As South Africa and the world mourns the passing of a truly inspirational individual, my reading of the multitude of reflections on what he meant to so many, from so many different backgrounds, brings to mind the tenets embodied in Kipling’s poem “If”. If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing … Continue reading »
Trans-Canada puts social license before economics
20 November 2013.
The concept of companies seeking social approval (= Social License) for their activities, particularly those that impact on the natural environment, is something that should be an ethical pre-requisite of good business governance – this as opposed to the more common practice of wilfully ignoring the fundamental need to avoid, rather than try to mitigate, … Continue reading »
Flooding of the Somerset West Hospital not at all surprising
18 November 2013.
Somerset West’s Vergelegen Hospital took hydrotherapy to a new high this week when the complex flooded and resulted in it having to be closed. Given that the hospital was built in the flow path of a former arm of the Lourens River – and the warnings that predated the location of the hospital in this … Continue reading »
DH Environmental Consulting is committed to providing its clients with solutions to aquatic ecosystem and water-related environmental problems through a dedicated process of assessment, education and planning, supported by one of the widest ranging and most experienced backgrounds in aquatic ecology available from a single source in South Africa.
DH Environmental focuses on achieving a balance between environmental and developmental needs such that workable and sustainable design elements are identified and integrated early in the planning or assessment phases.
Our skills and abilities are based on many years of proven experience, this reducing the amount of time that we need to spend on finding a solution for you. Typically we can go straight to the heart of the problem without incurring expensive and time-consuming exploratory work.
DH Environmental maintains a research focus in order to continually provide guidelines and methods for aquatic ecosystem assessment and management in South Africa and elsewhere.