As one of the partners who started Prism EMS in 2005, De Wet Botha has become synonymous with Prism EMS. Under De Wet’s management and skilful hand, the company has grown to a significant role-player in the market today.
De Wet has been consulting in the field of Environmental Assessment and Management since 2003. He has gained extensive experience in conducting a broad range of applications related to authorisations from the various authorities managing Environmental Legislation in South Africa. He has completed numerous EIA’s and Basic Assessment Report applications. He has conducted EIA reviews and has acted in a specialist advisory role to other consultants and applicants. Management Plans compiled include Environmental Management Plans (EMPs), Open Space EMPs, Wetland EMPs and Waste Management Plans. De Wet has extensive and specialised experience in wetland- and aquatic assessment and delineation. In addition to this, De Wet also has experience in Specialist Faunal and Floral Surveys, Grassland Rehabilitation and Baseline Agricultural Potential Studies. De Wet is an experienced Environmental Control Officer and –Auditor. GIS data and spatial modelling is included in De Wet’s range of capabilities, along with GIS sensitivity mapping and Project Management.
De Wet is very often included in discussions at the pre-feasibility stages of projects, to determine developability and economic viability of proposed projects. With his management skills and extensive technical knowledge, he is used to steer the entire environmental application and licensing process, including project strategic planning, management and review of specialist reports, identifying obstacles, development of mitigating measures and guiding the process through inception, to completion.
De Wet is considered to be the ‘go-to’ consultant for various large entities in South-Africa. His knowledge of environmental law is all encompassing and his relationships with the various Local- and Provincial Departments a benefit to any project.