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Manda Hinsch

Partner / Principal Water & Environmental Scientist
SRK Pretoria
Menlyn Wood Office Park Block A 291 Sprite Avenue Faerie Glen, 0081 P. O. Box 35290 Menlopark, 0102
+27 (0) 12 361 9821
+27 (0) 12 361 9912


  • Project management and coordination of environmental impact assessments, environmental management programme, water use licence applications and specialist inputs for mining and industrial projects. Water quality management, water allocation, water use efficiency; waste management, policy development; policy implementation, water resource management.


Manda Hinsch has been involved in the water sector field for the last 34 years. Her expertise includes:

  • conducting processes to obtain water and environmental authorisations, including the associated public participation processes;
  • thorough and in depth understanding of the South African water legislation; National Water Act (1998) associated with links to the Water Act of 1956;
  • water reform strategies and reallocation of water. Development of policies for implementing water allocation reform (WAR) in South Africa with associated pilot implementation;
  • evaluation of impacts and management through the issuing of water use authorisations and the management of hazardous and solid waste for industrial, mining water and waste water systems;
  • implementation and policy development in water and related fields particular focus on water quality management and management of water quality in urban and informal areas;
  • development of waste management strategies;
  • institutional development in the water sector- establishment of catchment management agency member of various steering committees, e.g. development of classification system, 2010 water quality standards etc. and basic environmental assessments;
  • extensive experience in the environmental and water legislation both in policy development and implementation and environmental (hydrology and water quality) investigation for nuclear sites;
  • surface water, water quality, specialist studies including monitoring protocols and plans;
  • annual water monitoring studies and small towns water reconciliation studies;
  • steering and guiding of research projects in the water field through the water research commission;
  • development and implementation of policy and strategy on pollution from urban areas.



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