Information/data links

National Groundwater Information Systems Portfolio Brochure:
NGIS Business Intelligence Value Chain
– September 2013

National Groundwater Archive Brochure

The NGA is accessible 24 hours a day.
REGISTERDWS Groundwater Website
ENQUIRIES: ngaur [at] dwa [dot] gov [dot] za

Chart Brochure

The DWS's CHART is an analytical tool that supports the quick and easier analysis and assessment of hydrogeological and hydrochemical trends of aquifer systems in an integrated fashion with collaboration between groundwater, surface water, and rainwater data in a single snapshot or dashboard. Read more..
DWS TOOL - new release2012 Analysis and trends of aquifer systems





Website links

Groundwater International

Groundwater Southern Africa

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Training Links

Formal Learning Institutions offering full-time groundwater qualifications


The Africa Groundwater Academy (AGA) formally registered as entity in 2011. The main purpose of the AGA is to provide a platform for the capacity building of water resources management in general and groundwater sustainable utilization in particular. This is done through hosting a wide range of activities such as short course, seminars, and conferences, and providing consultancy services in the field of groundwater related assessment and management nationally and internationally. It further promotes and facilities multi-disciplinary collaboration among the academics, partners and stakeholders.

Framework Programme for Research Education and Training in Water (FETWater) is a programme that supports training and capacity building networks in integrated water resource management in South Africa. FETWater was established in collaboration between the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the Flemish Government, the Water Research Commission and numerous education and training providers in South Africa.FETWater does not claim to provide solution to all capacity needs in the water sector but has chosen a phased approach to address priority areas in which training is required.

The Water Academy is a Training Provider to South Africa's Local Government and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (LGWSETA) Our products enable Organisations to provide quality, cost effective and sustainable delivery of water and sanitation services.