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KLM Consulting Services (KLMCS) is a multi-disciplinary consulting company, specializing in mine dewatering, slope depressurization and management of water resources. KLMCS was established in 1989 and is a recognized leader in the field of water supply and mine-dewatering in Southern Africa. It is an expanding, highly specialized company, continually striving to offer clients innovative technology to achieve cost effective, appropriate designs for village, municipal, mine and industry.
Dr Kym Morton is the founder and Managing Director and has over 37 years’ experience in consulting on ground water projects. The large number of successful projects completed by the company is testimony to her and the staff’s technical ability. In 2006, KLMCS Botswana was established by KLMCS South Africa, in partnership with Botswana citizens to provide expert groundwater consulting services to the Botswana mining industry. In 2010 a Scottish office was opened.
KLMCS is committed to providing the most applicable technology for solving ground water problems. Our Clients are assured of complete dedication to accurate collection of relevant data, presentation of information and of performing cost-effective analysis, so as to increase knowledge, meet their needs and improve their profitability.
Our services include ground water resource assessment; mine dewatering design and application; ground water supply; pollution control and remediation. Emphasis is on using tried and tested techniques developed by KLMCS, so as to reduce costs and improve ground water control and utilization. Techniques developed on mining projects are transferred to development projects in remote areas. KLMCS recognises the need to achieve a balance between industrial development and environmental responsibility. Our vision is to continue serving the mining and industrial sector, providing feasible, environmentally sound solutions and expanding our services to include the implementation of remedial techniques as required.
Development of conceptual and numerical models
Groundwater models are valuable tools in determining and simulating ground movement of water and contaminants. The initial
step in setting up a mathematical model is the development of a conceptual model
Environmental impact assessments
Ground water can be contaminated from urban waste, industrial effluent, diffuse source or mine tailings. Prevention and control
require effective containment and management techniques.
Groundwater resource development and management
Over the past twenty eight years, KLM Consulting Services has identified, developed and implemented large scale wellfields (6Mm
/yr to 12Mm /yr) and designed their management programmes.
Mine dewatering design
Open pit and underground mines require dewatering and depressurisation to ensure high-wall stability and pit floor workability. It is important to maintain the water table below the mine
sump and to lower the pore pressures in the slopes.
KLMCS areas of expertise are:
Dr K.L. Morton CEO
Water, Sustainability and Mining Strategist
Pragmatic, specialist, advisor on reducing the cost of water to business. Expert mining hydrologist and consulting hydrogeologist. Passionate about the economic beneﬁts of sustainability. Board Advisor on growth and innovation. Long term board contributor.
Senior Hydrogeologist & Modelling Specialist
Mr W.L. van Heerden GIS Specialist
GIS Specialist and expert water manager. Passionate about visual aspects of correctly collected information. Expertise in IT, databases, web development and geospacial information.