"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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Unconventional Gas Symposium

Tight gas, shale gas and coal bed methane are called "unconventional" gas due to their atypical reservoirs. While chemically identical to conventional natural gas, they are found in highly compact rock or coalbeds and...Read more

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USGS Recognizes "National Groundwater Awareness Week," March 9-15, 2014

South Africa's groundwater is currently celebrated as part of NATIONAL WATER WEEK March 17-23, 2014.

18 March, Tuesday: Borehole Rehabilitation Project launch Limpopo (Bela-Bela)
Deputy Minister together with COGTA and the municipality will officially hand over completed boreholes to the community

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