Awareness

Hydrogeological Heritage: the Springs supplying Pretoria

Despite majority of the terrestrial fresh water resources being groundwater, there still exists a public perception that the only source of potable water is from surface water bodies. Due to this misperception, the general public is often ignorant about the importance of groundwater as a resource. This is evident in the lack of appreciation for the Upper and Lower Fountains in Pretoria as the main reason for various historical events in and around Pretoria, leading to it eventually becoming the capital of South Africa.

Why is groundwater a Cinderella Water Resource?

For years hydrogeologists have bemoaned the fact the groundwater is often pushed aside in favour of surface water resources being developed for water supply purposes. This is despite the advantages of groundwater being less vulnerable to the impact of drought, generally significantly cheaper to develop and being ubiquitous in character.

We Dig You! Groundwater Kids raising the flag for groundwater

03 Sep 2021
Elanda
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Latest News. Groundwater Kids @ the Conference!

"Primary Schools are an excellent Target to lay a firm foundation. We thank you for this opportunity " - Principal form Wonderland shared with the Conference Attendees.
"We hope to expand the programme to improve groundwater understanding at all levels."  - Dr Nicolette Vermaak

Event Debrief /Talking about: Groundwater Awareness

02 Mar 2021
Elanda
Awareness can be defined as knowledge or perception of a situation or fact, concern about and well-informed interest in a particular situation or development and the quality or state of being aware. It is also the knowledge and understanding that something is happening or exists. Our awareness is often linked to things we have learned and experienced...
Home News Event Debrief /Talking about: Groundwater Awareness
Awareness can be defined as knowledge or perception of a situation or fact, concern about and well-informed interest in a particular situation or development and the quality or state of being aware. It is also the knowledge and understanding that something is happening or exists. Our awareness is often linked to things we have learned and experienced...