By: Digby Wells Environmental  11-11-2011
Keywords: Mining, Social Services, Mineral Resources

Digby Wells provides comprehensive Environmental and Social services that can satisfy all client needs with respect to the biophysical and human environment. The company services a range of clients and sectors, namely the mining (all sectors and commodities), Government, industrial, and the commercial sectors

While focussing predominantly on the Mineral Resources sector in Africa, Digby Wells has extensive international experience that spans the Americas, Europe, the CIS countries and Asia. Projects are undertaken to both in-country specific requirements and international standards such as the Equator Principles, and International Finance Corporation (IFC) and World Bank Group Guidelines.

The company services can be grouped into five areas, namely:

Keywords: Mineral Resources, Mining, Social Services, World Bank

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Other products and services from Digby Wells Environmental


Biophysical Services

The Biophysical Services offered by Digby Wells Environmental covers various environmental aspects, which assist in both the impact identification process and the on-going management and monitoring of the biophysical environment. Soil is used as the primary indicator for wetland areas, although additional components such as vegetation and topography are also utilised on a confirmatory basis.


Environmental Management Services

An Environmental Management Programme performance assessment is a requirement in terms of Regulation 55 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, Act 28 of 2002, as well as Regulation 543, and Regulation 69 of the National Environmental Management Act, Act 107 of 1998.


Social Sciences

Digby Wells undertakes household, skills or socio economic baseline surveys as part of Socio-Economic Impact Assessments and Resettlement Action Plans , these provide clients with a benchmark as well as a better understanding of local communities. Social and Labour Plans are required as part of Mining Right applications in terms of the South African Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act.


Geographical Information Systems

Dispersion models then compute ambient conditions as a function of source configurations, emission strengths and meteorological characteristics, thus providing a useful tool to ascertain the spatial and temporal patterns in the ground level concentrations arising from the emissions of various sources.