Dr Matthys Dippenaar (GWD Chair) with Dr Shafick Adams (WRC) and Ms Isa Thompson (DWS), the recipients of the 2017 GWD Achievement Awards at the recent GWD Conference in Stellenbosch.

"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.

GWD News

Congratulations! Newly elected GWD EXCO 2018/19

At the recent Ground Water Division AGM hosted at the GWD2017 Conference in
Stellenbosch, the elected EXCO for the term 2018/19, was announced:

We are delighted to congratulate the following EXCO member that will officially
start their term on 01 January 2018.


National Chairperson: Dr Matthys Dippenaar (UP, re-elected)
Mr Sakhile SE Mndaweni (DWS PTA)
Ms Nicolette Vermaak (DWS CTN)
Mr Yazeed van Wyk (WRC)

*The positions of Vice-Chair,...Read more

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