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Streams stressed by pharmaceutical pollution
2 May 2013.
Millbrook, NY – Pharmaceuticals commonly found in the environment are disrupting streams, with unknown impacts on aquatic life and water quality. So reports a new Ecological Applications paper, which highlights the ecological cost of pharmaceutical waste and the need for more research into environmental impacts. Lead author Dr. Emma Rosi-Marshall, a scientist at the Cary Institute of … Continue reading »
So who cares about the Water Act?
28 April 2013.
The South African Water Act ostensibly provides protection against any activities that alter the “bed or banks” of watercourses (rivers and wetlands) – at least without prior assessment and approval. As the photo above indicates, this protection may be a tad whimsical and by the time the authorities spot it, too late to do anything … Continue reading »
Extreme removal of phosphorus from wastewater now possible
25 April 2013.
In South Africa, nutrients in wastewater effluents are the cause of most of the eutrophication problems this country experiences. While nitrogen removal from wastewater effluents is effective, phosphorus (P) attenuation is far less so, resulting in high loads of this element being dumped into our rivers and dams. Most wastewater treatment plants have phosphorus concentrations … Continue reading »
One of the greatest potential threats to biodiversity, especially where wetlands are concerned, is the notion that effective ‘offsets’ can be created somewhere else, such that a developer can trash a piece of the environment that was created over millenia. This notion extends to the concept of habitat banking – which has some merit in … 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.