Osei Bonsu - Hydrogeologist/Groundwater Modeller - Point Cook VIC, Australia

Kwadwo Osei Bonsu

Point Cook VIC, Australia

Services

Hydrogeologist/Groundwater Modeller

Summary:

I am a qualified hydrogeologist with more than 15 years experience in groundwater resources assessment and evaluation, analysis and interpretation of hydrological and hydrochemical data, wellfield design, and environmental impact assessment of major developments on water resources and groundwater flow and solute transport modelling. Proficiency with analytical and numerical groundwater models.

Work History

Associate Hydrogeologist/Groundwater Modeller

URS Asia Pacific

Key Projects:
• Groundwater Impacts Associated with the Development of Tailings Storage Facilities 11 and 11a (TSF11 and TSF11a).
Reference: URS report No. 42657973 URS report prepared for BHP Billiton Groote Eylandt Mining Company Pty Ltd (GEMCO)
• Tailings Storage Facility 14 (TSFF14) Seepage Monitoring and Mitigation Strategy
Reference: URS report No. 42214012 URS report prepared for BHP Billiton Groote Eylandt Mining Company Pty Ltd (GEMCO)
• Maddingley Brown Coal Landfill: Hydrogeological Risk Assessment Leachate Management Plan - Groundwater Flow and Solute Transport Model
Reference: URS Report No. 43271299 URS report prepared for Maddingley Brown Coal (MBC)
• Bohena Creek Alluvium Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) Modelling: Stage 1 and 2
Reference: URS Report No. 43271323 URS report prepared for Santos Ltd
• Groundwater Impacts Associated with the Development of Tailings Storage Facility 14 (TSF14) - Groundwater Flow, Seepage and Solute Transport Modelling.
Reference: URS report No. 42657799 URS report prepared for BHP BILLITON Groote Eylandt Mining Company Pty Ltd (GEMCO)
• Groundwater Impacts Associated with the Development of Sands & Slimes Tailings Storage Facility 12 (TSF12) - Seepage Modelling
Reference: URS report No.42657799 URS report prepared for BHP BILLITON Groote Eylandt Mining Company Pty Ltd (GEMCO)
• Roma Manage Aquifer Recharge (MAR) - Numerical Model
Reference: URS report No.43271211. URS report prepared for Santos Ltd
• Pond 8 Environmental Approval Alcan RDA E- Groundwater Flow Modelling
Reference: URS Report No. 42213878 Report prepared for Rio Tinto Alcan Gove Pty
• McArthur River Mine (MRM) Phase 3 Development Project EIS - Groundwater
Reference: URS report No. 42213965 URS report prepared for Mining & Energy Technical Services PTY Ltd
• McArthur River Mine (MRM) Stage 3 TSF.
• Detailed Engineering Design - RDA Additional Storage: Proposed Groundwater Monitoring Program.
Reference: URS report No.42626478. URS report prepared for RIO...

Land and Biodiversity Conservation DWLBC

From February 2008

Padthaway Salt Accession Investigation and Determination of Sustainable Extraction Limits - Phase 3

Land and Biodiversity Conservation

Department of Water

/25
• Mallee PWA - Murrayville WSPA Groundwater Model
Reference: Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation. DWLBC 2006/27
• Quorn Town Water Supply Studies

Department of Water

/44
• Landuse impacts on water quality and quantity in the Lower South East, South Australia

Land and Biodiversity Conservation

. Report prepared for South Australia Water Corporation
• Hydeogeological Investigation at Kangaroo Flat, South Australia
Reference: South Australia Department for Water Resources. Report DWR 2001/008
• Preliminary Hydrogeological Investigation at Waterloo Corner, South Australia
Reference: Primary Industry and Resources South Australia Report 2000/00021

Department of Water

/28. Report prepared for South Australia Water Corporation)
• Robe Town Water Supply Studies

Senior Hydrogeologist

Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation (DWLBC)

Key Projects:
• Saline Water Disposal (Salt Interception Scheme) Project at Chowilla, South Australia

Environmental Officer, Department

Environmental Impact Assessment Branch

Key Projects:
• Hydrogeological and environmental hydrogeological review of Beverley In-situ Leach Uranium Mining Environmental Impact Report
• Hydrogeological and environmental hydrogeological review of Honeymoon In-situ Leach Uranium Mining Environmental Impact Report
• Hydrogeological and environmental hydrogeological review of Dublin Landfill Environmental Impact Report

Postgraduate research student and teaching assistant

Flinders University

- PhD in Hydrogeology on Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) - Clogging by suspended sediments in injected fluid flowing radially in a confined aquifer, at Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia
- Teaching Assistant - Groundwater Modelling Course (Joint Universities Master of Science Program, Adelaide, South Australia)

Assistant Research Officer

Water Research Institute

Accra, Ghana.
Key Projects:
• Conducted field sampling programs including collecting, analyzing and interpreting chemical and physical data;
• Analysis of hydrogeological and hydrochemical information and pumping test and recharge data for groundwater assessment, characterization, exploration and development in weathered, sedimentary and fractured rocks;
• Groundwater supply feasibility studies and implementation, borehole and borefield design and development;
• Evaluating, analyzing and interpreting technical data relative to project-specific goals, creating and interpreting accurate data, graphs and figures;
• Statistical evaluations of groundwater level and chemical data
• Identifying data gaps and data needs leading to development of conceptual site models
• Interpreting technical data and information from maps and historical documents to build conceptual models of groundwater flow and quality
• Designing, planning, organizing, and overseeing site investigations, site characterization groundwater availability assessments, and hydrogeologic investigations, including surface geophysical investigation for site selection , drilling, sampling and aquifer testing programs
• Analyze, interpret, and evaluate hydrogeologic and hydrochemical data and maps to assess aquifer systems and groundwater resources;
• Design and conduct pumping tests of groundwater bores and perform advanced test analyses to evaluate bore yield, aquifer characteristics, aquifer yield and groundwater chemistry;
• Design new boreholes targeting a variety of aquifers with detailed completion requirements tailored to meet specific water supply goals for villages and refugee camps.

Qualifications & Certifications

Flinders University of South Australia

Geological Engineering University of Science and Technology Kumasi

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