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Sarah Skinner

Principal Scientist | Hydrogeologist / Water Management
SRK Johannesburg
265 Oxford Road 2196 Illovo, South Africa PO Box 55291 2116 Northlands
+27 11 441 1111
+27 11 880 8086


  • Project management, IWWMP reporting, water use licence implementation, water monitoring program implementation and assessment, hydrogeological specialist studies for environmental reports and due diligence, characterisation of waste, contaminated land and water, isotopic hydrogeology, ground water risk modelling, ground water resource assessment, remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater assessments.


Sarah Skinner has been involved in a wide range of hydrogeological investigations for the last  20 years. Her expertise includes:

  • Project and programme management for numerous projects involving the management of a team of scientists, sub-consultants and contractors for consolidation of IWWMP’s, environmental reports and water specialist studies;
  • Integrated water and waste management planning and reporting in support of water use licence applications and implementation;
  • Water monitoring program implementation and assessment from monitoring and sampling protocol, installation of a monitoring system, to data verification and water quality assessment;
  • Database management including the development and management of water quality databases;
  • Contaminated land and water assessments including source identification, interpretation of aqueous geochemistry, waste characterisation, soil characterisation, and isotope interpretation;
  • Specialist studies for environmental, water and waste authorisations;
  • Environmental risk assessments;
  • Groundwater source development and assessment of sustainability of supply and fitness for use;
  • Assessment of remediation options for groundwater contamination;
  • Development of water sampling protocols and methodologies for evaluation of large datasets using GIS tools;
  • Mentorship, training and capacity building;
  • Client liaison.



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