Registration Number: CK1998 070435/23, Vat Registration Number: 4220185013
Who We Are
Environmental Development is a relatively small, but specialist company,
concentrating on all aspects of water management and hydrology, relating to
environmental management, environmental monitoring, environmental engineering
and solving of environmental challenges for its clients.
Who Our Clients Are
Our clients vary from mines and industries that may have an impact on the
environment or might have other water- of hydrology-related issue, to
environmental management consultants that do not have the necessary capacity in
water engineering and hydrological aspects, to local authorities, town planners,
consulting engineers and private individuals.
With the ever-increasing awareness of the environment, in particular, the
aquatic environment, and the interaction this aquatic environment has with both
people and the business and industrial sector, it became apparent that many
businesses or authorities can no longer provide these services to the extent and
thoroughness that is required.
For the above reasons, African Environmental Development, based in the
Gauteng Province of South Africa, was formed to assist such companies, mines,
authorities and individuals that do not wish to employ aquatic or hydrology
specialists on a full-time basis, by providing these services on their behalf.
African Environmental Development has the capacity to address all aquatic and
African Environmental Development was formed in 1998 and forms part of a much
larger network of environmental management and engineering specialists, covering
aspects from the physical environment including hydrogeology, soils and water to
the natural environment, such as fauna, flora and ecological systems in general,
as well as civil and mechanical aspects such as the modelling of flood lines. In
short, African Environmental Development will provide solutions to whatever
environmental challenges you may encounter. Our core business remains, however,
water management, hydrology and water pollution control.
In addition to management of the aquatic environment, African Environmental
Development also specialises in the development of environmental management
software, in particular, software to do water and salt balances. Our
environmental management software is regarded as being unsurpassed, as we
develop industry-specific environmental management modelling programs. Apart
from the above, the software we developed to carry out the modelling of flood
lines is, as far as we know, not equalled anywhere in South Africa.
What We Can Deliver
African Environmental Development can provide the following services to its clients. Adequately qualified specialists will perform all the services listed below, ensuring legal compliance in all respects of the products we deliver:
have the capacity to develop any type of PC-based application, however, we
specialise in the development of water management applications. An example of
this is the development of Water and Salt Balance software for various
Where To Find Us
Development (AED) is instantaneously accessible from anywhere in the world via
this website, http://www.aed.co.za/.
This is probably the quickest way to access information on AED for anyone who
wishes to learn more about our company.
address is Portion 129 of the farm Sterkfontein 173 IQ, Mogale City, Gauteng,
South Africa. This is also where we make everything happen! This is located
within the Cradle Of Humankind World Heritage Site, rather appropriate
for and environmental management company and is little more than a
stone’s throw from the world-famous Sterkfontein Caves. Although this
address sounds like a mouth full, it is rather simple to find us. The
schematic drawing hereunder shows you how to find us from most of the main
routes within the Witwatersrand…
Other ways of
Telephone: (+27) 083 657 0560
086 670 5102
Director Technical Services/Principal Aquatic Science Professional
Willem Garfield Krige
Date of Birth:
09 March 1953
Garfield has been
associated with water, its treatment and the hydrology of rivers/streams/canals
for several decades and has gained extensive experience in potable, industrial
and sewage water treatment, especially associated with, but not limited to, the
mining industry. He is equally familiar with the common aspects of groundwater
and groundwater chemistry as well as geology as far as groundwater is concerned.
His previous responsibilities have included management of sewage and drinking
water plants for a large mining house, the general water management of water
reticulation on various mines, developing of water and salt balance software for
various mines and industries as well as environmental impact studies for mining
and municipal authorities. Garfield is currently a specialist in hydrology and
has spent a considerable part of his employment with African Environmental
Development in the developing and automating of software used in flood modelling,
one of AED’s services that sets it apart form other consulting environmental
currently the Director: Technical Services at African Environmental
Development, which was formed in 1998.
obtained his National Diploma in Public Health in 1977 and his
National Diploma in Water Care in 1987, both from the Technikon Pretoria
(now referred to as the Tshwane University of Technology), the latter
with distinction. He also obtained certificates in Environmental Law
and Environmental Auditing in 1995 from the Northwest University
and Environmental Management Systems in 1996, from the same
tertiary education institution.
is registered with the South African Council for Natural Scientific
Professions (SACNASP) as a Professional Natural Scientist in the field
of Aquatic Science, Registration Number: 400068/10.
Director: Technical Services
Group Water Technologist, responsible
for all JCI Group companies’ water related issues.
Group Environmental Health Advisor
responsible for the management of the potable and sewage water treatment
facilities on all operating mines within the JCI Group. Also responsible for the
management of water and salt balances for these mines.
Senior Environmental Health
Senior Environmental Health Officer
Environmental Health Officer