"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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World Water Week 2010

The World Water Week, 5-11 September 2010

This year groundwater management and protection will receive special attention whereby delegates will explore how to create a balance between the exploitation of groundwater and the increasing demand for water around the world.
Groundwater resources are being over-abstracted and face an increasing risk of pollution from urbanisation, industrial development, agricultural activities, and mining enterprises.

Groundwater focus events at 2010 World Water Week in...Read more

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