GeoCongress 2020, Stellenbosch * Postponed till 2021

Herewith notifying members that GeoCongress 2020 is happening at Stellenbosch University this year (see links from the GSSA below), and that there will be a groundwater session titled "Advances in Southern African Hydrogeology". Abstract submission is open until the 15th April at the following link:

The "Advances in Southern African Hydrogeology" session outline is as follows:

“Southern Africa is a water stressed region, and both climatic (rising average temperatures, reduced rainfall, increased frequency and magnitude of extreme drought events) and non-climatic (population growth and urbanisation) drivers are placing increasing pressure on regional surface water resources. Groundwater will (and does in some areas already) therefore play an increasingly important role in meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, through providing sustainable water resources for municipal and rural drinking water supply, agricultural irrigation, and mining/industrial activities. This session aims to showcase innovative research and development by the private sector and industry, universities and research institutions, and government agencies across all facets of hydrogeological science in southern Africa, including (but not limited to): aquifer parameter estimation and characterisation, groundwater exploration, hydrogeophysics, wellfield development, hydrochemistry, groundwater contamination and remediation, numerical groundwater modelling, aquifer and groundwater-dependent ecosystem monitoring, and groundwater management.”

Geocongress 2020 Abstract submission is now open – Please click on the link below

Conference website :


National Chairperson: Mr Fanus Fourie
Vice-Chairperson: Ms Nicolette Vermaak
National Treasurer: Mr Yazeed van Wyk
National Secretariat: Dr Jaco Nel
National Coordinator: Ms Elanda Schaffner

Please contact this Committee via [email protected]

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