Key Staff

 Tej Bakaya - Managing Director

Mr. Tej Bakaya holds a Master's degree in Applied Geophysics, Bachelor’s degree in Geology and Physics and a Post graduate Diploma in Hydrology. He is the Managing Director responsible for overall operations in Botswana & Zambia. He has over 40 years experience in executing, managing and directing projects. He has supervised and managed over 90 projects, having completed long term assignments in Botswana, India, and Lesotho, Tanzania and Zambia and short-term assignments in 7 other countries. These Projects included development of rural and urban water supplies, design and interpretation of geophysical surveys, design and operation of hydrometric networks, regional water resource assessment projects, conjunctive use of surface and groundwater, drought alleviation programmes. Mr. Bakaya’s experience in the last fifteen years includes serving as Project Manager on four major groundwater resource assessment projects in Botswana and as an internal reviewer on two regional groundwater projects commissioned by SADC. He also has contributed as Project Director on a number of water supply engineering design & construction supervision projects and environmental Projects in Botswana and Zambia. Mr. Bakaya has also been involved in collaborating with national and international firms for business development and technology transfer.

Mookamedi Masie - Director/ Principal Hydrogeologist   

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Mr. Mookamedi Masie holds a Master’s Degree in Hydrogeology and Bachelors degree in Geology. He is the Director and Principal Hydrogeologist for Water Resources Consultants responsible for overall management of groundwater & environmental Projects. He has 20 years experience in groundwater resources investigations, development and management gained mainly in Botswana as well as in Lesotho and the USA.  His areas of expertise include, development of conceptual hydrogeological models, groundwater resources quantification, development of well field management programmes, and establishment of hydrogeological monitoring networks.

Mr. Masie has performed the roles of Team leader & Senior Hydrogeologist in three major Projects involving exploration, assessment and development of groundwater resources covering areas of 4, 000 to 12, 000 square kilometres located in South west (Matsheng Groundwater Project) and north west (Maun Groundwater Project – Phase 1 & 2) Botswana. The Matsheng Project involved the assessment & development of transboundary aquifer between Botswana and Namibia & the Maun Project involved the assessment &development of shallow fresh water aquifers underlain by saline water located at the edge of the Okavango Delta.  Both these projects used state of the art methodology including airborne geophysical surveys, isotope studies, and groundwater modelling & water quality assessment.

From 2006, Mr. Masie has been managing and supervising Environmental Impact Assessment Studies as well as the groundwater Projects.  He was responsible for the assessment of the impacts of the proposed Mosetse Dam on Sand River aquifers, undertaking environment feasibility of Chobe Zambezi water transfer pipeline and EIA & EMP of Thune Dam. Mr Masie possesses extensive project management experience, technical report writing, liaison with clients and other stakeholders.

Clifford J. Mazibuko - Senior Geophysicist

Mr Clifford J. Mazibuko holds a Master’s Degree in Geophysics. He is responsible for initiating, implementing & managing geophysical works. He has over six years’ experience as a Geophysicist executing hydrogeological investigations, mineral and groundwater exploration and resource evaluation projects in Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Botswana, and Lesotho. His responsibilities in these projects included compilation, review and analysis of airborne geophysical data, developing geological, structural, hydrogeological frameworks, exploration strategy and delineation of target areas, data collection and Survey management, geophysical data processing, interpretation and Report writing.

He is also experienced in calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting of field geophysical equipment. Mr Mazibuko has undertaken extensive ground surveys using various geophysical methods: Gravity, Magnetic, Electromagnetic, Induced polarisation and Resistivity. He is proficient in Wire line Well-logging for groundwater, coal, gas and base metal exploration. He also has knowledge & experience in GIS works for database development and map production, interpretation of remote sensing, aerial photo and aeromagnetic data.

John Mainah – Senior Environmentalist/Ecologist

Picture 067Mr. Mainah has an MSc degree in Environmental Science specialising in range ecology obtained from University of Botswana in 1999 and has over 14 years working experience conducting environment impact assessments as well as environmental supervision of construction projects. He is working as an Environmentalist/ Ecologist at Water Resources Consultants since 2007.  Mr. Mainah has a sound knowledge of ecological dynamics in semi arid areas having studied and worked in Botswana for many years. He has done research in Kalahari sandveld and the hardveld parts of Botswana. His areas of expertise include biophysical impact (ecological impact assessment on flora and fauna) assessment studies of development projects, literature review, and scoping, detailed environmental impact assessment studies, development of mitigation measures /environmental management plans and report writing. He also has experience in project management, preparation of technical and financial proposals for EIA studies.

Mainah was involvement as an ecologist and an environmental compliance officer for the EIA study for construction of the Molapowabojang River Crossing, Southern District in Botswana, EIA for the proposed transfer and utilisation of Chobe/Zambezi, Chobe/Central/North East Districts of Botswana and the environmental supervision for the construction of Thune Dam and Associated Works at Molalatau Village, Bobirwa Sub-District, Botswana.

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