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8th Jun 2021
Event Debrief: 01 June To Kd or not to Kd?

SACNASP CPD EVENT "Central Branch Chair Dr Amy Allwright in interview with Dr Hansen after his presentation.." The mobility of a potential pollutant is dependent on the solubility of solid phases, i.e. secondary minerals, it may form from the groundwater solution. It is also dependent on the sorption of these pollutants to solid organic and […]

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26th May 2021
Event Debrief: GWD Talk on Estimating Groundwater Storage changes using GRACE derived data in the Vaal River Basin

SACNASP CPD EVENT "Thank you for this mind-boggling presentation" Mr Kwazi Majola (Gauteng Branch Chair) thanked Dr Khuliso Masindi after he shared with attendees on latest GRACE research results. ABOUT THE TALK The Vaal River Basin (VRB) is a key economic zone in the interior of South Africa; it is marked by intense mining, industrial, […]

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7th May 2021
May is Research Month. Walk with and stop for a talk during the 1st days of the '(GwConfEx2021)Campaign Trail'.

And Final Words. 01/06/2021 ..pending and again updated many times final was 29/30 May, I think updated 19/05/2021Contributions welcome Research "We know a great deal about Groundwater Systems in South Africa, but there is still much more to learn." WHAT SAY YOU? | WHAT’S HAPPENING! | BUSINESS END OF...| In the Save File WHAT SAY […]

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1st Apr 2021
Draft Regulations for the Geoscience Act - comments by April 19.

The  Draft  Regulations  for  the  Geoscience  Act have  been  gazetted  with  invitation  to comment  by  April  19.  The  GSSA  will  be submitting  comment,  but  members  should  also consider  whether  they  should  comment  as individual professionals as well. This call was also included in the latest GSSA March Newsletter- click here to view

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18th Mar 2021
The changing story of groundwater science (extract from Geobulletin)

Guest Editorial by Matthys Dippenaar Associate Professor: Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology Department of Geology, University of Pretoria We need nice stories about science, so we don’t have to perpetually defend science in a world flooded by intentional misinformation and misrepresentation of skill. As geologists we face this constantly when we share the fascinating stories of […]

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15th Mar 2021
Event Debrief: Localizing regional scale groundwater big data using machine learning (GWD WCape)

CPD EVENT Following the Talk by Helen Seyler, hosted by the Western Cape Branch on 28 January 2021, Zaheed further extrapolated on the research into the applicability of machine learning for the forward prediction of groundwater levels and flow regime using results from the dolomite aquifers in South Africa, particularly the Romotswa/North West and Gauteng Dolomites. […]

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23rd Feb 2021
Event Debrief /Talking about: Groundwater Awareness (GWD Central)

CPD EVENT The GWD Central Branch Dr Amy Allwright, together with the GWD National Chair Mr Fanus Fourie, hosted this Groundwater Awareness Talk that was presented by Nicolette Vermaak of the Institute for Groundwater Studies at UFS. Nicolette offered an overview of what groundwater awareness entails and shared some of her experiences. This Talk aimed […]

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10th Feb 2021
Event debrief: The Vadose Zone in Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (UP/GWD)

CPD EVENT On Thursday, 04 February 2021 the University of Pretoria shared its latest doctoral research with GWD members: The Vadose Zone in Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology - Research by UP Geology The UP Department of Geology has for the past decade focused on how the soil and rock between land surface and the phreatic […]

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2nd Feb 2021
Event debrief: GWD Western Cape Talk on Machine Learning modelling techniques for groundwater availability in RSA Dolomites

CPD EVENT The GWD Western Cape Branch under the vibrant chairpersonship of Dr Sumaya Israel, started off 2021 with this interesting topic presented by the much esteemed Helen Seyler - Thank you so much for sharing your research results with us Helen! This talk presented research into the applicability of machine learning for the forward […]

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19th Jan 2021
#fortheloveofgroundwater - Groundwater Kids Awareness Championed

The GWD applaud the recent initiative of Ms Izelda Uses-Mbatha - a teacher at the Wonderland Christian Pre- and Primary School, located in Clayville, Midrand - whom initiated, with the enthusiastic support from the school principal, a groundwater science workshop with her Grade 2 and 3 class in December 2020. The workshop focused on the […]

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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

Please contact this Committee via [email protected]

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