Focus on Municipalities

The sector focus on developing groundwater capacity and commitment at municipal level in South Africa, is at the top of current agenda's. (Refer also to the upcoming WRC Dialogue on improving development and management at municipal level). Below is a recent article extracted from the March 2020 IMIESA publication titled "Water Science can help municipalities sustain groundwater supply" featuring insights and recommendations from the 2019 GWD Conference Chair, Mr Gert Nel.

"There is a tendency for groundwater projects to be viewed simply as borehole drilling contracts - leading some municipalities to require only contracting experience and expertise from service providers......These projects are far more than this, as our water resources are not infinite and there needs to be substantial planning and monitoring involved."

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

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