"The DIVISION aims to serve the scientific sector of the groundwater community in Southern Africa, for the advancement of the science and technology of groundwater and to promote the efficient use of groundwater as well as professionalism throughout the groundwater industry."

Welcome to the Ground Water Division of GSSA

The Ground Water Division was established in 1978 by members of the groundwater community of South Africa and the Directorate of Geohydrology, Department of Water Affairs. Essentially a non-profit association, it is committed to upholding and promoting professionalism in the field of groundwater among its membership. It is a body of scientists and technicians with direct or indirect involvement or interest in the optimal development of the country's groundwater as a limited natural resource, and in the preservation of its quality. Environmental consciousness is strongly supported.

Membership is open to anyone interested in the promotion and protection of groundwater.


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Groundwater Investigation – Requirements and Competency

The Ground Water Division (GWD) of the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA) represents South Africa’s groundwater professionals. Together with our international counterpart, the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), we aim to promote ethical conduct in groundwater science and to inform stakeholders about correct procedure.

We are planning to host a roadshow (expected to be one hour each followed by a discussion session) with environmental...Read more

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