Waste and Water Licensing

EIMS is well placed to assist companies, local authorities and others in the development of appropriate, legally compliant waste and water management strategies. The proliferation of environmental legislation in South Africa over the past decade has left many companies exposed in this regard, and EIMS brings a considerable level of expertise to bear, to address client needs. Some of the specific services that the firm can provide to a high level of competence are as follows:


  • Drafting of Integrated Waste Management Plans;
  • Water Use Licenses;
  • Integrated Waste & Water Use Licences;
  • Waste Classification and Compliance Monitoring;
  • Wetland Assessments;
  • Assessment of disposal and treatment technology alternatives;
  • EIA’s for landfills and other waste disposal facilities, including incinerators;
  • EIA’s for waste transport;
  • Duty of Care assessments;
  • Waste minimisation and recycling opportunities;
  • Energy from waste projects;
  • Waste management training;
  • Permitting and licensing;
  • Skills development and competency evaluation;
  • Environmental monitoring programmes; and
  • Health and safety strategies.

Through EIMS’s risk based approach, the firm ensures that the solutions provided to the client are cost effective, practical, appropriate and compliant with the specific regulatory requirements.

A few examples of past experience in water and waste management consulting services conducted are listed below:

  • Baseline and ongoing routine water quality monitoring for Phase 1C the Olifants River Water Resources Project, a bulk water pipeline between the De Hoop Dam and Steelpoort, Mpumalanga;
  • Surface and groundwater sampling to establish an environmental baseline and to monitor the actual impacts associated with the proposed gas production activities on a Natural Gas Production Right over a ~ 200 000ha area near Virginia, Free State Province;
  • Ambient environmental monitoring and compliance auditing for the excavation and transfer of 6,4 million cubic meters of solid waste for the New Doha International Airport, Qatar;
  • Environmental Impact Assessment for a General Waste disposal facility located in Wemmer Pan, Johannesburg RSA;
  • Conducting of training services for the Gauteng Health Department Health Care Risk Waste Management (HCRWM) training programme, RSA; and
  • Water quality monitoring for the East London Regional Waste Disposal Site, Eastern Cape, RSA.