Lake and Pond Management
Lake management is a broad term that encompasses a whole range of methodologies, which can be implemented to maintain, improve or rehabilitate a pond or lake’s health, aesthetics and functionality. ENVIROKONSULT™ works with lake owners and interested-and-affected parties to formulate a holistic plan to address their unique issues and generate solutions without compromising the aquatic environment. We specialize in urban impoundment management as well as the management of smaller lakes and ponds. Read more ...
Water Resource Management
Water resource management is the development, distribution and management of the optimum use of water resources. Ideally, water resource management planning has regard to all the competing demands for water and seeks to allocate water on an equitable basis to satisfy all uses and demands. This service of ENVIROKONSULT™ focuses on larger governmental and municipal dams and reservoirs and includes eutrophication management, pollution control, water quality evaluation, aquatic rehabilitation or modification of the catchment in order to achieve the required results.
Aquatic Vegetation Management
ENVIROKONSULT™ is renowned for its Integrated Aquatic Vegetation Management Plans (IAVMPs). We have extensive experience in the scientific design, implementation and operation of aquatic vegetation control/management programmes. We may combine herbicidal, biological, mechanical and physical control strategies into a sound management programme to control nuisance aquatic vegetation in large dams, rivers, irrigation canals, irrigation dams, power plant water sytems or other infested water bodies. Read more ...
Water Quality Monitoring & Evaluation
South African waterways are experiencing pollution from many sources. Unreliable sewerage works, industrial effluent and other point sources can contaminate receiving waters with serious consequences for the various water user groups. Envirokonsult’s scientists monitor pollution in the water environment and design and implement suitable rehabilitation programmes to restore water bodies to its former splendour. We design and implement water quality monitoring networks and investigate environmental disasters, industrial spills and fish kills. Read more ...
A healthy and diverse fish population is an important part of creating an environmentally balanced lake. ENVIROKONSULT™ can analyze your needs and provide an appropriate stocking programme. Lakes with weed problems may benefit from our Integrated Aquatic Vegetation Management Plans, utilizing a combination of selective herbicide applications and the possible introduction of Triploid (sterile) Grass Carp, an herbivorous fish incapable to multiply but feeds on aquatic weeds over a long period. ENVIROKONSULT™ can also investigate fish kills and evaluate hatchery conditions for trout farmers.
Dam Wall Maintenance
ENVIROKONSULT™ can assist resource engineers with their Dam Safety Inspections by providing the following environmental services in and around dam wall structures: Control of termite infestations and other intrusive animals; erosion control; evaluation of grass cover density; management of invasive brush and tree growth and aquatic vegetation management. Our Dam Safety Environmental Monitoring Service will contribute to the Dam Safety Inspection Report and be a pro-active tool to assist the general maintenance programmes on dam wall structures.
Environmental odours can be a significant source of discomfort to residents near municipal sewerage works, industrial areas, feedlots and other odour producing activities. ENVIROKONSULT™ addresses odours cost-effectively by implementing site-specific odour neutralizing systems that neutralises odours caused by sulphite (H2S), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), ammonia and other sources. Our special formulations of odour neutralizing agents are effective on even the most offensive odours.
Goose & Wildlife Management
Large numbers of geese, especially Egyptian geese can create a mess on and around lakes and golf courses. Excessive numbers of geese also contribute to the enrichment of ponds with nutrients, which leads to water quality problems such as algal blooms and aquatic weed proliferation. One adult bird can contribute 10mg of phosphate to a water body per day. ENVIROKONSULT™ makes use of environmentally friendly methods to repel geese without any harm to children, pets, wildlife, vegetation, water or...the geese!!
Black Fly & Mosquito Control
Ponds and lakes are natural habitats for mosquitoes and black flies. Controlling these pests involves limiting conditions in the habitat that they find most accommodating, such as stagnant water and substrate to breed. We also make use of a range of pesticides and the application of environmentally friendly biological control products. ENVIROKONSULT™ will determine the underlying causes of your pest infestation and develop a management plan to keep these pests under control. Read more ...
Water Management Services for Power Stations
ENVIROKONSULT™ offers an Aquatic Pest Management Programme for Power Plant Cooling Systems to assist managers of power stations. Our Services include: aquatic vegetation, algae and invertebrate control in environmental dams, primary intake structures, cold water ponds and outlet structures of power stations. Our organic herbicides and algaecides are cost-effective and very efficient without any corrosive effect on infrastructure of the power sation.