Whether you are an irrigation scheme manager, a water resource manager, a manager of municipal sewerage plants, a resort manager, a golf course manager or involved in estate lake management, you do realise that your water bodies needs regular maintenance by experienced people with a thorough understanding of the functioning of aquatic ecosystems to keep it in a well balanced, healthy and aesthetically pleasant state. ENVIROKONSULT™, a South African based firm, has many years of experience in the aquatic environment and is capable to address your water related problems in a scientific and cost-effective manner.
How healthy is your lake water? ENVIROKONSULT™’s e-Consultation service is an easy and uncomplicated way to get specialist advice from the convenience of your computer. Our first eConsultation is free of charge. However, as water bodies are all different, generic advice is not always in the specific waterway’s best interest. Our on-site consultations are a sound investment in the health and wellbeing of your water body. You could cut maintenance and restoration costs by taking advantage of our experience in the management and rehabilitation of the aquatic environment.
Lake and Pond Management
Lake management is a broad term that encompasses a whole range of methodologies that 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 addresses their unique issues and generate solutions without compromising the aquatic environment. We specialize in urban impoundment management as well as the management of environmental problems on large government reservoirs and dams.
Water Resource Management
Eutrophication management refers to the problems experienced in an impoundment as a result of the enrichment of a water body by plant nutrients such as phosphates and nitrogen. The management of eutrophication is a complex science and may comprises management techniques in the catchment area of a water body as well as the implementation of symptomatic rehabilitation techniques to alleviate water quality problems experienced as a result of the enrichment process.
Aquatic Vegetation Management
ENVIROKONSULT™ is renowned for our 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 or other infested water bodies.
Irrigation Canal Maintenance & Management
The irrigation sector and bulk water distributers are invited to make use of our specialist services in the maintenance and management of water conveyance systems. ENVIROKONSULT™ specialises in the implementation of preventative maintenance programmes for the control of algae and aquatic vegetation in canals, the maintenance of canal servitudes as well as the design, implementation and operation of tailor fit water quality monitoring programmes for the irrigation sector to support precision farming and GlobalGAP / EuropGAP requirements and certification.
Water Quality Monitoring & Evaluation
Our 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 user groups of these waters. Envirokonsult’s scientists monitor pollution in the water environment and design and implement suitable rehabilitation programmes to restore water bodies to its former glory. We investigate environmental disasters, industrial spills and fish kills.
Golf Course Pond Management
Almost all our golf course managers experience some sort of problem with the management of their impoundments. These problems range from leakage, water quality problems, excessive growth of algae and other aquatic weeds and high turbidity, to offensive odours. To address these problems Envirokonsult’s Lake Management Programme for Golf Course Ponds are the professional golf course manager’s answer.
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 program. Lakes with certain 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 that cannot multiply but feeds on aquatic weeds over a long period of time. ENVIROKONSULT™ can also investigate fish kills and hatchery conditions for trout farmers.
Dam Wall Maintenance
ENVIROKONSULT™ 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, 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 of assistance to the general maintenance programmes on dam wall structures.
Environmental odours can be a serious nuisance to residents near municipal sewerage works, industrial areas, feedlots and other odour producing activities. ENVIROKONSULT™ can address malodours 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 others. 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 course. Excessive numbers of geese also contribute to the enrichment of ponds with nutrients, which leads to water quality problems. One adult bird can contribute 10mg of phosphate to a water body per day. We make use of harmless 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 inviting, such as stagnant water and substrate to breed. We also make use 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.
The professional farmer is under a lot of pressure to produce high quality crops in a very competitive international market. Farming is also a high-risk enterprise, which is vulnerable to quick changes in environmental conditions. ENVIROKONSULT™ assist farmers with precision farming technology to minimize risk, optimize their water balance and be prepared for changes in climate and disease conditions. Our high technology weather stations are assisted by satellite, Pathogen forecast service xxxxx. Evaluation of packing
Water Management Services for Power Stations
ENVIROKONSULT’s offers an Aquatic Pest Management Programme for Power Plant Cooling Systems to managers of Power Plants. Our Services includes: 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 highly effective without any corrosion effect on civil and mechanical infrastructure.
Compliance & Permitting
Invasive plants, exotic fish, pollution from run-off; these are just a few of the reasons that governments have created regulations. And while it may seem like a burden, they are created to bring the natural eco-system back to where it belongs and to ensure the safety of water worldwide. ENVIROKONSULT™ brings 25+ years experience dealing with compliance issues, reports and permits.