GWD Field School 2019 (GWD WC)
About this event
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.
- 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 [email protected] for logistical/ financial matters.
Dr Matthys DippenaarEngineering Geology and Hydrogeology
Matthys Dippenaar is presently employed as an associate professor of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology at the University of Pretoria. His work and research are focused on the poorly understood cross-disciplinary field of water impacts on land-use change. Unsaturated flow and changes to the water budget in urban areas impact development and influence groundwater and surface hydrology, resulting in damage to infrastructure, change in water quality, and/ or loss in environmental integrity.
Candice Lasher-ScheepersPrincipal Professional Officer: Geohydrologist
Candice is a PhD UWC candidate supervised by Dr Jaco Nel and Dr Sumaya Israel. Candice Lasher-Scheepers (Pr. Sci. Nat, MSc.), a Principal Professional Officer – Geohydrology: Bulk Water Branch; Water and Waste Directorate at the City of Cape Town, did her BSc EWS and BSc Honours (EWS) and Masters at UWC. She is currently registered as a PhD candidate at UWC.
His main interest lies in development and implementation of innovative and sustainable technologies for contaminated site characterization and cost effective remediation. Steve is also passionate about skills development and training, and is a visiting lecturer for the contaminated site and ground improvements course at the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment, University of Cape Town.
Dr Kelley Reynolds
Dr. Reynolds specializes in water quality, food safety and disease transmission. She is working on several projects, including one in which she joins UA engineers to apply lasers to detect human viruses in drinking water. This technology would expedite the process of discovering water-borne viruses and could detect viruses that were previously undetectable.