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Our Areas Of Expertise

Our environmental services help industrial and public sector clients around the world balance growth with resiliency — achieving compliance and reducing, or eliminating, risks while protecting our natural environment.

We work closely with clients and communities to solve the most complex environmental challenges throughout the business life cycle: asset development, operations optimization, integrated products, and restoration and reuse. Our core value of Safety underpins all our work.

Environmental/Social Impact Assessment and Permitting

Understanding a proposed project’s potential environmental and social impacts and regulatory constraints is critical to the development of timely and cost-effective project plans, evaluative studies, sound engine…

Climate Adaptation and Sustainability

Addressing and adapting to climate change and its effects is a global priority with challenges for both the public and private sectors, including how to prepare for natural disasters that have grown in intensity and frequency…

Air Quality Consulting and Engineering

As air quality regulatory requirements increase in number and stringency, EmiAfrica is working with our clients to strategize and implement compliance solutions using innovative approaches and advanced technology. We are also helping our clients in developing nations…

Water, Waste and Natural Resources Management

As water quality regulatory requirements increase in number and stringency, EmiAfrica is working with our clients to strategize and implement compliance solutions using innovative approaches and…

Remediation, Restoration and Redevelopment

Effectively and safely addressing contaminated sites is vital to on-going business activities and to the overall health of our communities and the environment. In all regions of the DRC and for a variety of industry and…

Environmental Due Diligence Assessment

Are you involved in acquisitions, divestments, portfolio management or development projects? If so, how important is it to you to understand the potential environmental liabilities, costs and opportunities associated with your projects…

Environmental Compliance Auditing & Monitoring

It is challenging for a business to keep up to date with ongoing changes to environmental legislation. An organisation must clearly understand legislative environmental requirements in order to prioritise the most…

Environmental Legislative Compliance

EmiAfrica assists clients in understanding legislative environmental requirements to prioritise the most appropriate and cost-effective response. Employing team members from within operational units of various statutory authorities, EmiAfrica is able to tailor services in line…

Environmental Management Systems

An Environmental Management System (EMS) will enable you to manage environmental issues in a cohesive and systematic manner. Developing and implementing an EMS is a proactive way of managing your environmental risks and demonstrates to staff and customers…

Scientific Research

Our research is drawn from the Biology, Geography, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences as well as other programs within EmiAfrica. The research also draws on adjunct professors and research associates from universities, non-government groups, and government organizations…

Training and capacities building

EmiAfrica technical courses are offered live, by an experienced instructor. These wide ranging topics are highly interactive and offered in a variety of lengths to assist you in your professional development hour requirements…

Mining Feasibility Study & License

EmiAfrica comprise in both underground and open pit with an on-site processing facility to produce mineral concentrates. The project includes all associated infrastructure including accommodation camp, power generation, roads and corridors, storage facilities, fuel farm, air strip…

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Environmental/Social Impact Assessment and Permitting

Understanding a proposed project’s potential environmental and social impacts and regulatory constraints is critical to the development of timely and cost-effective project plans, evaluative studies, sound engineering designs, effective stakeholder management and successful permitting.

By anticipating and addressing permit requirements early on in the project design, we help implement a permitting strategy, development schedule and mitigation plans that expedite permit acquisition and compliance. Expert regulatory negotiations throughout the project help resolve technical and external stakeholder issues and create favorable permit conditions while achieving the ultimate goals of maintaining project schedules and ensuring compliance.

This method has contributed to successful projects for a broad range of government, energy (oil and gas, wind, solar, tidal), industrial, waste disposal, utilities, mining and real-estate clients worldwide. For example, our thorough approach helped us prepare one of Australia’s largest and most comprehensive environmental impact statements and technical studies for a mining expansion project.

Across our broad impact analysis, assessment and permitting practice, our experience serves to achieve our clients’ goals, ensuring they are operating according to their own business requirements as well as complying with regulatory requirements.

Representative Services:

  • Siting, Project Feasibility and Permitting Strategy
  • Environmental Policy Development
  • Environmental/Social Impact: EIA/EIS/ESHIA/CEQA/NEPA/SEPA
  • Baseline Field Studies/Ecology
  • Project Permitting Program Management
  • Environmental Mitigation, Monitoring and Planning
  • Regulatory Permitting/Negotiation
  • Stakeholder/Public Engagement
  • Visual and Noise Impact Assessment, Modeling
  • Fate and Effects Transport/Dispersion Modeling
  • Program Management for Large Programs

 

Climate Adaptation and Sustainability

Addressing and adapting to climate change and its effects is a global priority with challenges for both the public and private sectors, including how to prepare for natural disasters that have grown in intensity and frequency.

From prolonged drought and catastrophic flooding to superstorms such as Hurricane Sandy, our population centers and the infrastructure that support them are at greater risk. With the tragic loss of life and significant economic losses — upwards of $250 billion per year* — resulting from natural disasters, solutions that protect people and places, anticipate eventualities and incorporate the ability to recover are of critical importance.

EmiAfrica’s climate adaptation services help our clients understand potential vulnerabilities and support initiatives that increase resilience.

Representative Services:

  • GHG Inventory
  • Carbon footprint calculation
  • Climate change impact assessment
  • Natural Disaster Preparedness Review
  • Hazard Modeling
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Hazard Mitigation Planning
  • Business Continuity Planning/Plan Update
  • Climate Adaptation and Resilience Planning
  • Resilient Infrastructure Design/Build

 

Air Quality Consulting and Engineering

As air quality regulatory requirements increase in number and stringency, EmiAfrica is working with our clients to strategize and implement compliance solutions using innovative approaches and advanced technology. We are also helping our clients in developing nations confront and solve the types of air quality issues we have decades of experience addressing in developed nations.

Being at the forefront of a global response to climate change, we partner with our clients to ensure our solutions balance business and technical needs as well as sustainability issues.

Representative Services:

  • Air Permitting
  • Air Pollution Control Engineering
  • Ambient Monitoring and Source Testing
  • Atmospheric Dispersion, Accidental Release and CFD Modeling
  • Carbon Management
  • Construction Assessment
  • Emission Inventories and Mobile Source Studies
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Health Risk Assessments
  • Occupational Health and Safety and Indoor Air Quality Management
  • Odor and Noise Modeling, Monitoring and Control
  • Regulatory Strategy and Compliance Management
  • Strategic Technical Support to Trade Associations

 

Water, Waste and Natural Resources Management

As water quality regulatory requirements increase in number and stringency, EmiAfrica is working with our clients to strategize and implement compliance solutions using innovative approaches and advanced technology. We are also helping our clients in water treatment and purification on site.

  • Representative Services:
  • Water Permitting
  • Water treatment plant design
  • Plant Commissioning
  • Water Monitoring and Testing
  • Training of water treatment plant operator

 

 

Remediation, Restoration and Redevelopment

Effectively and safely addressing contaminated sites is vital to on-going business activities and to the overall health of our communities and the environment. In all regions of the DRC and for a variety of industry and government clients, EmiAfrica solves complex challenges with our remediation, restoration and redevelopment services, tackling a broad array of contaminants and working cooperatively with diverse stakeholder groups.

At EmiAfrica, our approach is to carefully consider site-specific conditions, regulatory requirements, stakeholder issues and the best possible outcome for each site. Our work has resulted in many success stories where clients have recovered the value tied up in impaired property and where we have helped generate goodwill in affected communities by creating an asset.

Our comprehensive site restoration and reuse solutions maximize in-situ technologies and integrate key remedial design elements with future site redevelopment plans. To ensure ecosystem viability, we use scientific, proven and defensible methods to guide our strategies for risk reduction. Additionally, as a leader in the growing field of green and sustainable remediation, senior members of our team have contributed to the development of high-profile tools that are helping advance the knowledge and application of this field.

  • Representative Services:
  • Site Investigation
  • Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment
  • Remedial Design and Pilot Testing
  • Remedial Construction
  • Green and Sustainable Remediation
  • Remedy Climate Change Resiliency
  • Environmental Sequence Stratigraphy
  • Facility Closure/Decommissioning
  • Sediment and Waterway Restoration
  • Ecosystem Restoration
  • Emerging Contaminant Expertise
  • Remedial Strategy Development

 

 

Environmental Due Diligence Assessment

Are you involved in acquisitions, divestments, portfolio management or development projects? If so, how important is it to you to understand the potential environmental liabilities, costs and opportunities associated with your projects?

A very simple and effective tool that can be used to identify and mitigate your commercial risks is an Environmental Due Diligence (EDD) assessment.

In any acquisition or divestment, be it a single property or portfolio of properties, the optimal scenario is to commence with a fit-for-purpose EDD assessment as early as possible in the process. This will add value by identifying, characterising and quantifying environmental liability (e.g. soil or groundwater contamination) and thereby strengthening your position in any negotiations with the buyer or seller.

EmiAfrica has developed a very simple approach to EDD assessment that allows you to choose the level of assessment required, depending on your needs. In simple terms it is a Decision Tree that asks a series of yes/no questions to quickly determine what level of assessment will best suit your needs.
The EmiAfrica EDD process follows a tiered approach, where you can select either a Tier 1, 2 or 3 EDD assessment.

The work streams associated with the Tier 1, 2 and 3 assessments have been broadly divided into the following categories:

  • Desk Studies
  • Site Work
  • Risk Assessment
  • Commercial Liability Assessment
  • Recommendations

The specific scope items (i.e. tasks) associated with each work stream are either a standard or optional offering in a particular tier.

What happens if you are not certain?

Speak with to EmiAfrica expert for consultation on what options will address your specific needs and add the greatest value.

EmiAfrica’s advice is centred around a risk-based approach to due diligence and the experienced team is readily able to find solutions that balance environmental protection and the commercial realities inherent in acquisitions, divestments and portfolio management.

A major benefit of EmiAfrica’s tiered approach to EDD is that you only pay for those scope elements that are directly applicable to your project.

 

 

Environmental Compliance Auditing & Monitoring

It is challenging for a business to keep up to date with ongoing changes to environmental legislation. An organisation must clearly understand legislative environmental requirements in order to prioritise the most appropriate and cost-effective response. With specialists specifically recruited for their experience and expertise in working with statutory authorities, EmiAfrica offer tailored services in line with statutory expectations.

 

 

Environmental Legislative Compliance

EmiAfrica assists clients in understanding legislative environmental requirements to prioritise the most appropriate and cost-effective response. Employing team members from within operational units of various statutory authorities, EmiAfrica is able to tailor services in line with the expectations of statutory authorities – enabling clients to achieve compliance.
EmiAfrica has extensive experience in liaising, preparing and developing programs for clients required for Environment Protection Authority (EPA) approval.

Representative Services:

  • Legislative compliance audits
  • Environment Improvement Plans
  • Works Approvals
  • Licence Applications
  • Preparation of Environment Improvement Plan (EIPs) and related documents to comply with National Management Plan and Notifiable Chemical Orders such as Hg (Mercury), PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls) and GHG (Greenhouse Gas)
  • Prescribed Waste Exemption applications
  • Appropriate assessment and classification of asbestos/contaminated soil and disposal
  • Waste transport and disposal issues
  • Compliance inspections to prioritise risks
  • Environmental Policy Development

 

 

Environmental Management Systems

An Environmental Management System (EMS) will enable you to manage environmental issues in a cohesive and systematic manner. Developing and implementing an EMS is a proactive way of managing your environmental risks and demonstrates to staff and customers that you are committed to improved environmental performance.

Representative Services:

  • Reviewing the adequacy of existing systems
  • Undertaking a gap analysis against ISO 14001
  • Identifying environmental aspects and impacts
  • Development of environmental policies and procedures
  • Assisting with the development, implementation and, where required, certification of the environmental management system (EMS)
  • Training

 

 

Scientific Research

“We are immensely proud of this collaborative piece of work between industry and academia, and with excellent progress in the project’’

Our research is drawn from the Biology, Geography, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences as well as other programs within EmiAfrica. The research also draws on adjunct professors and research associates from universities, non-government groups, and government organizations, such as the University of Lubumbashi.

3.10.1 CO2

EmiAfrica provides a range of solutions that can help your business meet critical emissions reductions targets. Whether you plan to expand your existing sustainability plan, or are building one from scratch. From ultra-low carbon fuels to power your existing fleets, to permanent removal of your carbon emissions, we work with you to create a custom set of solutions for your needs.

EmiAfrica is leading research on methods for GHG management plan, GHG inventory, Carbon footprint for project, directly capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into mine tailings, which will help mining operations offset their greenhouse gas emissions. We are investigating how waste from mining operations can be used to capture and store carbon dioxide in the DRC.

3.10.2 Movement patterns of fish using acoustic telemetry

EmiAfrica is studying the movement patterns of fish in Changalele River, where the species has undergone substantial changes in population dynamics and life history following species invasions.  Acoustic telemetry involves implanting fish with tags that emit a unique ID that is detected on receivers placed in the lake as the fish swim by.  We are working on an exciting and important project that makes use of one of the largest & newest acoustic telemetry arrays.

3.10.3 Chemical Property and Environmental Fate Modelling

Our Research involves application of theory to prediction and modelling of chemical fate in the environment, and the estimation of physico-chemical properties from quantum chemical calculations and other approaches. Current projects include fate of Mercury fates in a large-scale ecosystem model, modelling partitioning in complex media such as soils and biomaterials, and indoor air exchange with dust and dirt films.

Our project is examining Hg contamination in lake and river sediments and determine the proportion with which legacy Hg contributes to current Hg levels. We are also assessing the bioaccumulation and relationship between Hg in surface sediments and Hg in fish by determining Hg concentrations and isotope ratios in amphibian, reptiles and Fish.

 

 

Training and capacities building

EmiAfrica technical courses are offered live, by an experienced instructor. These wide-ranging topics are highly interactive and offered in a variety of lengths to assist you in your professional development hour requirements. You can browse the list of our quality courses below:

  • Internal Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Auditor;
  • Certificate in Environmental Management ;
  • Resources and Waste Management Training;
  • Water Pollution on Road Construction Site Module;
  • Carbon, GHGs, Foot Printing, Accounting and Management;
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Sustainability Skills for Managers;
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce; and
  • EMS Implementation