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Thames Water ordered to pay record £20 million for river pollution
31 March 2017.

Thames Water Utilities Ltd sentenced in the largest freshwater pollution case ever taken by the Environment Agency (Press Release First published:22 March 2017). Environment Agency officers worked around the clock responding to reports of pollution Thames Water Utilities Ltd (Thames Water) has today (22 March 2017) been fined an unprecedented £20,361,140.06 in fines and costs for … Continue reading »

Sewage “spilling continuously” into Butterworth river (South Africa)
31 March 2017.

Residents and livestock suffer while year-old leak is unfixed (Droplets comment: readers of this sad story might be interested in the one that follows it…)   Sewage has been leaking into the Gcuwa River near Butterworth for more than a year. Photo: Mbulelo Sisulu Sewage has been leaking into the Gcuwa River near Butterworth for … Continue reading »

SA’s Drinking Water Reservoirs are full of shit. Literally
30 September 2016.

(Guest post by Graham Sell – republished with permission – emphasis added) It was only when I started looking into the controversial award of a Water Use Licence (WUL) to Metsimaholo Municipality (enabling them to pump treated and partially-treated effluent from their Refengkgotso sewerage works into the Vaal Dam at Deneysville) that I realised how deeply … Continue reading »

Convention on monitoring of ship ballast water nears ratification – bbe technology ready
20 May 2016.

International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM) Invasive aquatic species present a major threat to the marine ecosystems, and shipping has been identified as a major pathway for introducing species to new environments. The problem increased as trade and traffic volume expanded over the last few decades, and … 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.