Wetland Consulting Services (WCS) (Pty.) Ltd. was established in 1998 and offers a specialised service in wetland and river consulting. It is an independent consultancy staffed by a team of highly trained professionals with considerable experience and expertise in the fields of water resources, ecological and environmental sciences. Since its inception, they have steadily grown to be a significant player in the specialist wetland and riparian management consulting field in South Africa and the rest of Africa. It has provided a comprehensive range of specialist environmental and scientific services in the field on wetland and riparian management and ecology with the objective to provide environmental guidance in development processes where impacts can be avoided, opportunities optimized and adverse effects mitigated.