Groundwater workshop: Setting the standards – Borehole Drilling; Pumping Tests and Monitoring (IAH-SA)
About this event
11-13 November 2020, Stellenbosch University. Being in South Africa we have all be exposed to the pressures associated with drought. In drought situations, we see how it becomes mayhem with numerous short-cuts being taking, incorrect methodologies being implemented and over-inflated prices and opinions being applied and pronounced in the drought regions. As water supply engineers, hydrogeologist and scientists, we all need to learn from one another and adhere to some form of standards in the areas of borehole drilling, pumping tests and monitoring. These standards need to be applicable in both drought and non-drought times and the more we learn from one another the more we can educate those embarking on groundwater supply schemes (be it from a single domestic borehole to large scale municipal and agricultural supply). This workshop pulls together leading experts in the groundwater industry and includes a field visit to drilling within the Table Mountain Group Aquifer (TMGA). It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn and network. Although based in the Western Cape, international trends will also be discussed and the workshop is applicable to all involved in groundwater from the southern Africa region and beyond.
IMPORTANT – 3 SACNASP CPD points (1 point per day); 3 ECSA CPD application in progress
The fast-paced day will draw to a close with a presentation on the existing standards for drilling and testing, as well as an overview of the SANS241 drinking water standard. We will close< the day with a fascinating bottled water tasting.
The pace will slow a bit and we will head out to see the development of the TMGA at one of the wellfields being developed for Cape Town. We may detour quickly to see a very cool hydro-electric scheme. Then back to Stellenbosch for a delicious meal and some fine wine.
We will then move onto monitoring, focusing on what are the basic elements of monitoring; some of the new technologies available and a case study. We then going to wrap up the workshop with 2 case studies that focus on what we have discussed to date, with the one area being the Langebaan Rd Aquifer area and the second being from the extremely challenging arid Northern Cape. We plan to be done by 3 pm on Friday, leaving wiser; more connected and prepared to ensure water supply work is up to standard.
|Type||Event accommodation name||Contact number||Email address||Distance|
|Hotel||Black Horse||+27 71 852 3083||[email protected]||2 km|
|Guesthouse||Bonne Esperance||+27 21 887 0225||[email protected]||1 km|
|Guesthouse||De Oude Meul||+27 82 923 0744||[email protected]||2 km|
|Guesthouse||Just Joey Guest House||+27 21 887 1799||[email protected]||1.5 km|
|Guesthouse||Life&Leisure Boutique Guesthouse||+27 21 886 6954||[email protected]||1 km|
|Guesthouse||Roosenwijn Guest House||+27 21 883 3337||[email protected]||0,8 km|
|Hotel||Stellenbosch Hotel||+27 21 887-3644||[email protected]||1,6 km|
|Guesthouse||Stumble Inn||+27 21 887-4049||[email protected]||2.2 km|