Groundwater is a highly valuable resource especially in areas of low rainfall and low surface water supplies. The value of aquifers can be greatly increased by actually returning water to the aquifers when there is additional water available (be it from rainfall/runoff – treated effluent – diverted surface water flows etc).
This process is known as Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) and has huge potential in South Africa. It has the added benefit that water stored underground is not prone to high rates of evapotranspiration. However it is a technology that can be quite complicated with many technical and legal hurdles to clear. The world’s leading experts in MAR (from South Africa and Australia) will present 3 day’s of detailed training on the topic.
COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT GWD Field School 2019, Western Cape Industry attendance: 25-27 June 2019 Full-time Honours Students: 24-28 June 2019 The GWD is delighted to announce that the 2019 Field School will be hosted by our GWD Western Cape branch this year! Building on the successes of the annual Industry Field Schools (hosted in Gauteng in 2016-18) and the Honour Students' Field School (2018, hosted in Potchefstroom by the NWU), the GWD will now combine these events where together delegates and students will participate…Find out more »
GWC2019: Water Demand versus Water Availability and Use – The Key Challenge Get a ticket Get a quote Submit an abstract Message from the Conference Chair Mr Gert Nel The Ground Water Division was established in 1978 as a division of the Geological Society of South Africa with the objective of advancing the science and technology of groundwater. Our biennial groundwater conference has been pivotal in sharing knowledge about groundwater in South Africa, with this being our 16th three-day event. Our conferences…Find out more »