George Van Dyk

Senior Hydrogeologist

George is a hydrogeologist with more than 10 years of experience specialising in hydrogeology, numerical modelling and geosciences. He has experience in hydrogeological and geological sectors of the mining and environmental industry as well as social water assessments and supply. His specialist capabilities and experience include specialist numerical groundwater flow and contaminant transport modelling, environmental and mine water balances, sustainable groundwater abstraction, data interpretation and reporting as well as specialised geographical information systems (GIS) operations. His technical skills include hydrocensus and site characterization, geophysics surveys and interpretation, drilling and borehole design, aquifer testing and analysis, specialised packer testing (SWiPS IPI), geohydrology and hydro-chemistry interpretation and analysis and specialised piezometer installations.

George undertook geohydrological studies that included detailed mining operations and deep underground groundwater modelling (Feflow) as part of environmental impact assessments and water use applications. He has worked in locations and mine sites all over South Africa, including major mining companies such as Anglo, Glencore, Sishen Kumba, Lonmin, and Pilanesberg Platinum as well as a number of smaller enterprises. He has initiated, planned, and managed the hydrogeological systems operations and water management plans for numerous new mining sites and mining operations in the DRC, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Botswana.

George is a registered Professional Natural Scientist (Pr Sci Nat.) with a B.Sc. in geology and B.Sc. Hon in Geohydrology. He also attended numerous numerical modelling courses, including Advanced Feflow training. 

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