"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

Between a rock and a wet place: What is the impact of the drought on groundwater resources in the Western Cape?

This article, by Marlese Nel, Groundwater Science Communicator, is published as follow-up to the recent GWD Drought Symposium hosted at UWC, 2 November 2018

The current drought has left immense stresses on our water resources in various parts of the country, and especially in the Western-, Easter- and Northern Cape. It was easy to see the impact on our surface water resources by the daunting pictures of especially the Theewaterskloof Dam when it reached a level of only 11% capacity. As the possibility of Day Zero crept closer, more and more individuals, businesses and even...Read more

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