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AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

Umvoto is a locally and internationally recognised earth science consultancy, having received a number of nominations and awards for our work. Not only have we received awards as a company, but a number of our staff, both present and past, have been recipients of various awards. This includes our founder and CEO Rowena Hay and our Managing Director, Kornelius Riemann as well heads of departments, scientists, junior scientists, and interns.

Umvoto is pleased to announce that we are Winners of The Dewatering Institute Awards 2021 in the category of Well/s Drilling Project of the Year and finalists for our submission in the Sustainability Excellence Company of the Year category.

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company awards

2021

Winner in The Dewatering Institute Awards 2021 for Well/s Drilling Project of the Year

2021

Finalists in The Dewatering Institute Awards 2021 for Sustainability Excellence Company of the Year

2016

Winner of National Science and Technology Forum Award for Research Leading to Innovation by a Team or Individual in the category ‘SMME’

2016

Finalist and Special Commendation in OpenIX Challenge for Novel Applications of Earth Observation (Sansa/Airbus)

2014

Selected for the Cape Town World Design Capital programme of socially transformative projects

2012

Voted Best Company in
Southern Africa for Young Water Industry
Professionals and won Professional
Development Award at the Water Institute
of Southern Africa conference

2010

Finalist in the Africa Growth Institutes SMME Conference and Awards in the category ‘innovation’

2009

Finalist in National Science and Technology Forum Awards in the category ‘Scientific Innovation by Teams or Companies’

Staff awards

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Rowena Hay

Founder

2015

Winner of Water Research Commission Knowledge Tree Award

2014

Invited to present the tenth annual Pat Reid Memorial Lecture on disaster risk reduction

2009

Cape Entrepreneur Winner in the Business Women’s Association Regional Business Achievers Award

Runner-Up in the Department of Science and Technology L’Oreal-UNESCO Achiever Award

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Kornelius Riemann

Managing Director

2013

Award for Best Paper submitted by a non-member at the Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa conference

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Dylan Blake

Director

2013

Award for Best Paper submitted by a non-member at the Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa conference

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Lechelle Goslin

Junior Geologist

2020

Winner of the Geological Society of South Africa’s (GSSA) John Handley Award

Winner of the GSSA Corstorphine Medal

Former Staff awards

Michael Hartnady

Former Intern and Contract Geologist

2015

Winner of the GSSA John Handley Award

Winner of the GSSA Corstorphine Medal Award

2014

Winner of the GSSA Haughton Award

Andiswa Mlisa

Former Programme Director

2012

Runner-Up in the Department of Trade and Industry’s Technology for Women in Business Award

Matt Webb

Former Assistant Hydrogeologist

2009

Winner of Entec prize for Best Performance Overall and Cecil Barber Prize

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