THE DEWATERING INSTITUTE AWARDS 2021

THE DEWATERING INSTITUTE AWARDS 2021

It has been a very big year for TDI that has seen the network grow and get stronger. As there is strength in numbers the growth of our network has proven how together we can build and develop the industry from all corners of the globe. We saw no better way to celebrate this prosperous year than by hosting our very first The Dewatering Institute Awards for 2021.

"The awards were the highlight of the year for TDI, it was very successful. The live virtual ceremony was joined by all the companies across the world that entered the awards." - Riette, TDI Members Liaison

As a global network The Dewatering Institute has made a lot of progress this year and we look forward to 2022.

This inaugural ceremony took place on 9 December 2021 and saw members from our global network come together online as we hosted a very successful virtual event, the first of many to come. We at TDI would like to congratulate the winners who were honored in the following categories:

Award Winners 2021

Health & Safety Excellence of The Year
Dewatering Consultant project of The Year
Wells / Drilling Project of The Year
Groundwater Treatment Project of The Year
Equipment or Material innovation of The Year
Young Professional of The Year - Henrik Koers
Sustainability Excellence of The Year
Dewatering Contractor project of The Year

Award Finalists 2021

AWARD CATEGORIES

HEALTH AND SAFETY EXCELLENCE COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Showcasing an award worthy safety contribution, method, action, procedure implemented, compliance to standards, training, technical improvements or a completed project with excellent safety records in our industry.

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SUSTAINABILITY EXCELLENCE COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Showcasing an award worthy sustainability  contribution, method, action, procedure implemented, compliance to standards, training, technical improvements or a completed project where substantial sustainability aspects played a role.

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DEWATERING CONSULTANT PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Showcasing an award worthy groundwater control project undertaken by a specialist dewatering consultant.

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DEWATERING CONTRACTOR PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Showcasing an award worthy groundwater control project undertaken by a specialist dewatering contractor.

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WELL/S DRILLING PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Showcasing an award worthy project, with focus on a well or wells which were constructed for this project. Wells do not only have to be dewatering abstraction wells, but other wells key to our industry.

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GROUNDWATER TREATMENT PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Showcasing an award worthy project, with focus on a temporary groundwater treatment required during the dewatering works or remediation works on a project. This does not need to be a stand-alone groundwater treatment project and can be part of other.

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EQUIPMENT OR MATERIAL INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

An exciting category where innovation related to equipment or materials, we use in our industry are showcased. The innovation can be incremental, disruptive, architectural or radical innovation.

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YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

An award for a young professional in the dewatering industry. The following criteria applies:
*Under 35 years
*Degree qualified
*One or two references/sponsor letter

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CATEGORY SPONSORS & MEDIA PARTNERS

                                               

JUDGE PANEL

Dr. Joseph Sopko - Director at Keller North America

Dr. Sopko has 40 years of experience in Artificial Ground Freezing, twenty of which were combined with the design and construction with construction dewatering systems.  He is currently the Director of Ground Freezing for Keller and oversees ground freezing for civil and mining projects world-wide.  He is also an adjunct professor at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan where he teaches a ground improvement course concentrating on ground freezing and dewatering.  Major ground freezing projects that he and the team of Keller engineers and craftsmen include the No. 7 Line Subway in New York City, Northgate Link Subway in Seattle and currently two deep shafts for Water Tunnel No. 3 in New York City.  He is the chairman of the ASTM subcommittee on the testing of frozen rock and soils.

Dr. Kym Morton - Water Strategist and Consulting Mining Hydrologist

Dr Kym Morton is an international expert on mine dewatering design with over 40 years’ experience on over 300 mines. Her qualifications include BSc Hons Kings College, London, MSc Hydrogeology University College London, PhD in mining hydrology Imperial College London and an MBA in innovation from Imperial College London. She is a  Chartered Geologist (UK) , Fellow of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Fellow of the Geological Society (UK), Founder member of the groundwater division of the South African Geological Society and a member of MENSA. Dr Morton is well known for her pragmatic approach to mine dewatering design and implementation which combines international hands-on experience with impeccable qualifications.

Mark Claassen - WSP Tunnelling Practice Lead

Mark is an experienced manager and technical leader with 36 years of experience, with over a decade as an executive. His 26 years in the tunnel industry are complemented by 11 years of military experience. He has a strong reputation for his constructability expertise and a hands-on tunnel background ranging from investigations to design management. Mark has served as project manager for tunnel design, geotechnical investigations and construction supervision projects. He has also served as a project director or manager on over 20 projects, which included mentoring the project managers. His background includes work for owners, designers and contractors in soft-ground, rock, and mixed-face conditions. He has worked on projects involving tunnel boring machines (TBM), micro tunneling, drill-and-blast, NATM, hand-mined tunnels, and HDD. Mark has worked on all phases of heavy civil projects, from alignment studies, permitting, preliminary investigations and feasibility studies to final design, and from the initial geotechnical investigation to the construction of the final lining. His experience includes large, high-risk multidiscipline projects and alternative delivery methods such as design-build, engineer-procure-construct and public-private partnerships (P3).

Peter Brooke - Regional Director at Fugro

Peter brings over 30 years of ground engineering experience to the advisory board.  His career has covered a broad range of disciplines including geotechnics, groundwater abstraction, dewatering and geothermal ground source energy.  Starting in project management roles, Peter has experience in contracts management, operations, country directorship and senior sales director roles that have taken him across Africa, Middle East and Europe during his varied career.  He has been with Fugro since 2010 and currently holds the role of Regional Director for Strategic sales & Marketing for their Europe & Africa region.  Peter specializes in drilling, specifically water well; geotechnical and geothermal sub surface investigations, as well as practical experience installing dewatering systems, geothermal ground source energy and undertaking large scale site characterization projects.

Kerim Martinez - Vice President of Wind Energy and Renewables at COWI

Kerim is an Environmental Engineer with over 20 years of experience. Kerim currently heads up the Wind Energy and Renewables Department within the Energy International Division for COWI. He has held other senior positions including Vice President of Groundwater and Geoscience Department within the Water and Environment Division for COWI being responsible delivering core service areas within water resources, dewatering and geosciences. The department market portfolios include infrastructure, buildings, utilities, water resources, energy, geosciences, innovative geo-data management solutions internationally.

Dr. Scott Stewart - Director of Civil and Geotechnical Engineering at Jensen Hughes

Dr. Stewart is a chartered engineer with over 20 years design and project management experience in civil and geotechnical engineering across a wide variety of large complex infrastructure projects. His experience extends to such countries as  India, Middle East, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand and he has significant experience in preparing investigations, appraisals, (concept to detailed) designs, 3rd party reviews and construction supervision of projects situated in soft soil to hard rock conditions. He has significant design and construction site experience in the construction of deep excavations, tunnels (EPB, Slurry, Roadheader, NATM, pipejacking), retaining walls, shallow and deep foundations and slope stability.  He has particular experience in seismic design and 2D and 3D numerical analysis.

David Beniston - Managing Director at Andam International LLC

David is a hydrogeologist with over 26 years of experience in the industry having worked in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Honduras, Republic of Yemen, Sultanate of Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Indonesia. He specializes in drilling management and drilling consultancy services which includes groundwater resource investigations, geophysical surface and borehole techniques. David heads up Andam International LLC and acts as specialist consultants on many projects around the world in the construction dewatering and mine dewatering fields.

Prof. Kai Witthüser - Director at Delta-H Water Systems Modelling

Prof. Kai Witthüser has more than 23 years of experience in hydrogeology, specializing in mining related environmental impact assessments, hydrogeological and geochemical modelling. Kai lectured at the University of Bonn (Germany) and Pretoria (South Africa), before joining Water Geosciences Consulting as a director and groundwater specialist in 2006 (the company merged later with Metago and SLR Africa) and starting Delta h Water Systems Modelling in 2012. He is Affiliated Professor at the Institute for Groundwater Studies, University of the Free State since 2009. Countries of work experience include Austria, Benin, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Germany, Ghana, India, Israel, Morocco, Namibia, Slovenia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Timothy D. Lynch - President at Roscoe Moss

Tim has been employed by Roscoe Moss Company since 1979 and currently serves as its President.  Over the last 42 years he has been involved with production wells for municipal supply, irrigation wells for large commercial growers, water supply wells for mineral processing, aquifer storage and recovery wells, along with dewatering wells used for controlling water levels in mines  and construction related ground control.  He is a committee member of AWWA A-100, responsible for development of water well standards and member of the ASTM D18 subcommittee responsible for standards related to design and construction of monitoring wells.  Business related activities have provided Tim the opportunity to travel and work in over 50 countries throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia.

Dr. Reynold Chow - Professor of Hydrogeology at University of Stellenbosch

Dr. Reynold Chow is a hydrogeologist with 12+ years of relevant work experience who specializes in numerical groundwater modelling. He completed his BSc at the University of Waterloo (UW), Canada in Earth Sciences specializing in hydrogeology. He also completed his MSc at UW in Earth Sciences, where his research focused on comparing different groundwater models and methods for the delineation of source water protection areas. Dr. Chow then worked for three years as a hydrogeologist/numerical modeler at BGC Engineering Inc., a geotechnical engineering consulting company based out of Vancouver, Canada. His industry experience helped him obtain his Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) designation in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada.

Dr. Chow then went on to complete his PhD from the University of Tübingen, Germany where his research focused on the quantification of hydrogeologic model uncertainties when simulating surface water-groundwater interactions. Afterwards, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) where he developed methods to identify long-term trends in water quality from diffuse agricultural pollution. Dr. Chow is passionate about catchment-scale hydro(geo)logical modelling and has research interests in fractured rock hydrogeology, managed aquifer recharge, aquatic agricultural pollution, and contaminant transport modelling.

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