Title Date Author/s Publisher Category Link
Groundwater / surface water relationships with specific reference to Maputaland

This report attempts to describe the water resources and their interaction at the interface between groundwater and surface water in an attempt to overcome differences in conceptual models and to understand the processes and methodologies that describe the interaction between components of these resources. The project has focused on the Maputaland Coastal Plain where there is an extremely strong interaction between the surface water features and the local aquifers.

2010
Kelbe, B
Germishuyse,T
Water Research Commission Water Resource Management/IWRM - Planning and development, Water Resource Management/IWRM - Hydrogeology
Simulation of the flow in dolomitic aquifers using the thermo-nuclear 14C isotope injected into the atmosphere as a tracer 2010
Bredenkamp, DB
Janse van Rensburg, H
Water Research Commission Environment, Municipality, Ground Water, Water Quality
Planning for groundwater in South Africa

Ecosystems that rely on groundwater as a water source have a natural and inherent resilience to climate change. Under natural conditions aquifers are stable water sources – in fact, ecosystems reliant on groundwater are literally the refuge vegetation from previous climate changes. However, this time round, groundwater dependent ecosystems are more vulnerable to climate change as groundwater is no longer a stable water resource as a result of anthropogenic impacts. As groundwater is a hidden resource, the impact of pollution is only noticed when it discharges above surface. For these reasons groundwater is essential but difficult to plan for. Traditionally, groundwater has not been incorporated into conservation planning because of the complex nature and lack of integration.

2010 Maherry, A CSIR Research Space
Groundwater Strategy 2010 DWA
Groundwater Strategy 2010 Department of Water Affairs
Index only

GEOSS Groundwater Publications

2009
Conrad
Julian
GEOSS
Index only

Institute for Groundwater Studies

2009 IGS
References

MINIMUM INFORMATION STANDARDS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESCRIPTIONS OF MINING DEVELOPMENTS; PUBLISHED, PUBLIC-DOMAIN AND INTERNET-BASED RESOURCES 

2009 Chamber of Mines
Downloadable files

CSIR Research Space

2009 CSIR
Public Documents

A Guideline for the Assessment, Planning and Management of Groundwater Resources in South Africa, March 2008

2008 Project Team Department of water affairs Policy/Regulation/ Guidelines