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Fereej Ibn Dirhem, Qatar
December 24, 2018

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Lordrif Chironga Hydrogeologist / Modeler

/ (** Years Post-Graduate Experience)

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Mobile: +974-****-**** Contact Address: 407 Darwish Building, Umm Ghuwailina,

. Doha, Qatar

E-mail: Skype: lordrif.chironga Sex: Male


MSc Hydrogeology - University of Free State, South Africa, (2013) BSc (Hons) Hydrogeology - University of Free State, South Africa, (2011) BSc Geology - University of Zimbabwe, (2002)

Post Qualification Courses

Project Management – NEXT - Dubai, UAE, (2012)

Aquachem – Schlumberger - Doha, Qatar, (2013)

Aquifer Test – Schlumberger - Doha, Qatar, (2012)

Technical Writing - Golder Associates - Johannesburg, South Africa, (2009) Isotope Hydrogeology - International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Cairo, Egypt, (2008) Affiliations

Certified Professional Natural Scientist - South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions, Reg.No. 200022/10

Member of the Geological Society of South Africa

Member of the Geological Society of Zimbabwe


Dewatering strategy for a copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo. International Mine Water Association (IMWA) 2013, Denver, Colorado, USA Community Voluntary Work

Current External Examiner, MSc Hydrogeology dissertations, University of Free State, South Africa Lordrif Chironga Hydrogeologist / Modeler

/ (14 Years Post-Graduate Experience)

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Work Experience

Schlumberger Water Services, Doha, Qatar

2012 to date: Project Hydrogeologist / Modeler

Monitoring shallow aquifer dewatering and treated sewage effluent (TSE) injection into deep aquifers Study and design Artificial Storage and Recovery (ASR) of groundwater Numerical groundwater resources modelling for injection of Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) into deep karst aquifer system, Qatar. Environmental Impact Assessment Groundwater flow and transport transient model calibration using site specific aquifer hydraulic testing data. Predictive modelling to evaluate future impacts. Management of field operations (surface and downhole geophysics, well drilling, aquifer testing). Aquifer test analysis, water quality analysis and reporting. Client liaisons and contract negotiations with vendors KLMCS (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa

2010 to 2012, Hydrogeologist

Design of dewatering strategy for open cast mines in Africa Numerical groundwater resources modelling, predictive analysis of impact of mine dewatering Management of well fields for industrial and mining water supply Field supervision (geophysical logging, drilling, well logging and aquifer hydraulic testing) Planning and management of groundwater development programmes for communities Golder Associates Africa (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa 2008 to 2010, Hydrogeologist

Exploration, development and management of wellfields for mines Characterization of groundwater flow and groundwater quality Contributed groundwater component of environmental impact studies Mine hydrogeological studies and design of dewatering strategy Zimbabwe National Water Authority, Harare, Zimbabwe 2003 to 2008, Junior Hydrogeologist to Hydrogeologist Undertook groundwater development programmes, geophysical surveying, field supervision of drilling and aquifer hydraulic testing, water quality sampling, data analysis and reporting Management of Provincial groundwater database and assessment of groundwater use licences Lordrif Chironga Hydrogeologist / Modeler

/ (14 Years Post-Graduate Experience)

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• Deep recharge of treated sewage effluent, Qatar, (2012-2018)

• Artificial Storage and Recovery (ASR) of groundwater, Qatar, (2012-2016)

• Study and monitor the rise of groundwater in shallow aquifers, Qatar, (2012-2016)

• Co-Author of Malawi Groundwater Permit Standard Operating Procedures, Malawi,(2012)

• Study the flow of groundwater in Black Rock Mine shaft, Northern Cape, South Africa,(2012)

• Ruashi Mine environmental impact assessment, Democratic Republic of Congo,(2010)

• Ruashi Mine open pit dewatering, Democratic Republic of Congo,(2010-2011)

• AK6 Mine hydrogeological study and kimberlitic dewatering, Letlhakane, Botswana,(2011)

• Tenke Fungurume Mine hydrogeological baseline study, EIA and pit dewatering,DRC,(2009)

• Research on Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, Johannesburg, South Africa,(2010)

• Input to Groundwater Standards, Standards Association of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe, (2008)

• Application of Environmental Isotopes in hydrogeology, Cairo, Egypt, (2008)

• Development of Nyamandhlovu aquifer wellfield, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe,(2005)

• Groundwater Use Licence assessments, Harare, Zimbabwe, (2003-2007) Software

AquiferTest, AquaChem, PhreeqC, ArcGIS, HydrogeoAnalyst, Modflow (PMWIN), Visual Modflow Flex, FEFLOW, WISH and Surfer.


Prof. Gideon Steyl

Consulting Hydrogeologist

Geo Square

Queensland 4064, Australia


Mobile: +61-424-***-***

Telephone: +61 7 3721 5400

Mr. Blessing Mudzingwa

Consulting Hydrogeologist

GMS, Botswana


Mobile: +267-********

Telephone: +267-***-****

Dr. Modreck Gomo

Institute for Groundwater Studies,

University of Free State

Bloemfontein 9300, South Africa


Mobile: +27-74-724****

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