Environmental assessment and management
Sue became familiar with environmental impact assessment (EIA) processes through previous employment at UCT’s Environmental Evaluation Unit, WESSA, the then Department of Environmental and Cultural Affairs and Sport (DECAS) and the Overstrand Municipality.
She can advise on listed activities in the NEMA: EIA Regulations, provide input for EIAs and conduct Basic Assessments for small-scale activities, and give guidance on the interpretation and application of other legislation relevant to coastal and freshwater systems.
Sue prepared Coastal Water Discharge Permit applications for an abalone farm and an abalone canning facilty, required in terms of the Integrated Coastal Management Act. She also compiled a report on the threat of faecal contamination to abalone farms in the Hermanus New Harbour, and recommended mitigation measures.
She can advise landowners on the sustainable use, protection and rehabilitation of natural systems, and can prepare environmental reports (sustainability, state of environment, compliance monitoring) and management plans.