Sci-Cafe on Socio-Hydrogeology (GWD Gauteng)
About this event
Join us in Gauteng (UP HPC, Hillcrest Campus) for our first in person social in over two years of lock down restrictions. Come connect and mingle with fellow industry colleagues and take part in the new world café style discussions on socio-hydrogeology.
Human-water system have evolved over the years for example:. hydrosociology, hydro-social cycle, socio-hydrology. These fields were developed by natural scientists but also by social scientists. However, very often they do not consider groundwater or do not differentiate between surface- and groundwater
At the same time, the scientific literature on the integration of social research and groundwater management is growing rapidly, reflecting the increasing need for inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches to groundwater issues.
In 2015 the Socio-hydrogeology was developed and recognised by the International Association of Hydrogeology as a new discipline targeting the systematic inclusion of the social dimension into hydrogeological and hydrogeochemical assessments. Overall, it aims to define new frameworks for assessing the reciprocity between groundwater and its consumers/polluters i.e.
“how human actions exert pressure on groundwater resources” and “how scarce and/or polluted groundwater influences human well-being.”
Have a sun-downer with us and take part in the discussions.
RSVP at [email protected] for r.s.v.p or
Whatsapp Your name&surname to 076 791 8227
Venue: High Performance Centre, UP Hillcrest Campus
High Performance Centre Main Building Restaurant Area., Burnett St, Koedoespoort 456-Jr, Pretoria, 0026
Enter at gate and Centre will be on your left. Please observe all health protocols.
Ps. Brewing Science: What is hydrogeology, but geohydrology with a twist ;)