NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

TDS have extensive experience in developing, Integrated Natural Resource Management Programs, that consider the biophysical, socio-political and economic aspects of resource consumption by direct users and commercial operators, whilst considering the sustainability aspirations of the wider community.

DETERMINATION AND PROGRAMMING

Natural resources are materials or substances occurring in nature which may be exploited for economic gain. And, often they are subject to concurrent utilization ‘pressures’, being required to support commercial and industrial operations, capacity building, and the socio-economic needs of local communities.
Programming for the sustainable management of coexistent use, demands dynamic, technical analysis and planning frameworks that simultaneously consider;

  • Provenance and resource reservoirs;
  • Risks;
  • ‘Ownership’;
  • Cultural significance;
  • Access and control factors;
  • Competition;
  • Resource ‘pricing’ factors;
  • Current and proposed, future demands;
  • Incautious use;
  • The ‘health’ of environments that maintain the resources;
  • Ecosystems;
  • Potential impacts from activities that surround the resource, and pollution;
  • Regular, (and anomalous), weather, and climatic events;
  • Political mandates; and
  • Potential geo-political and foreign interventions.

THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES

TDS collate and analyze proven technical data, and information from stakeholders to identify risks and threats, and opportunities that will equitably and sustainably optimize resource productivity- underpinning commercial needs, and the socio-economic advancement of local communities, whilst mitigating resource depletion and negative environmental impacts.

TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

TDS undertake highly structured analysis, which is imperative to identify platforms for adequate planning. We assess, model, and may manage the introduction of efficiencies, technologies, and innovations to optimize sustainable utilization of natural resources, and which specifically consider food and water security, and habitation resilience.

INCAUTIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Misuse of natural resources and incautious environmental management are increasingly significant factors affecting commercial operations, capacity development projects and the habitation resilience of communities.

TDS SOLUTIONS

  • Stakeholder consultation;
  • Engagement, and identification of community’s local (and historical) knowledge;
  • Technical and economic analysis;
  • Stakeholders agreement;
  • Strategic planning to deliver optimal and realistic platforms;
  • Strategy implementation and program management; and
  • Knowledge transfer.

OUR APPROACH

We deliver stakeholder engagement and partnership strategies and management programming for the consumption, protection and ongoing rehabilitation of natural, (and physical) resources. And, in a way, or at a rate, which enables continued economic and cultural well-being, whilst safeguarding the life-supporting capacity of air, water, soil and ecosystems- aiming to avoid and or mitigate adverse effects on the environment.