GWD Field School 2019 (GWD WC)

GWD Field School 2019, Western Cape 

Industry attendance: 25-27 June 2019
Full-time Honours Students: 24-28 June 2019

Click here to view: 2019 Groundwater Field School _Final Programme

Presenters 2019: Christian Steyn (NWU), Martin De Klerk (Cape Geophysics), Dr Matthys Dippenaar (UP), Candice Lasher-Scheepers (CoCT), Dr Jaco Nel (UWC ), Christiaan Vermaak,  Angelo Johnson (UWC), Steve Kalule (USK Environmental), Dr Kelley Reynolds (Eskom), Dr Gideon Tredoux

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 not only in field (exploration, drilling, sampling) to desk (analyses, interpretation and reporting) instructional sessions, but also hear from the industry experts and join in the panel discussions to gain more insight into current, real-world issues such as contaminant hydrology, remediation, source protection, security of supply and much more.

The Course is aimed at those involved or interested in groundwater (or geohydrology) who wish to broaden their understanding of the fundamentals in the application of hydrogeological field work.  The course is presented by academics and consultants working in hydrogeology.

Industry Invitation: We encourage all graduate trainees; field technicians; environmental assistants; technical assistants; water technicians; geohydrologists, assistant hydrogeologists; geo-technicians and consultants to attend. 

The course is CPD accredited with SACNASP.

Course fees:

  • Full attendance (industry): R5,700 (GWD members)  / R 6,000 (non-members) excl. VAT
  • Limited tickets available (25 GWD members, 25 Non members)


Please contact the Course Leader: Dr Jaco Nel for any programme queries.

Contact our office on for logistical/ financial matters.


Smithland Apartments (approx. R600 p/p/p/n)  close to UWC

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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