With the current focus on sanitation as the major preventative measure re. viral control, the sector are aware that there are still a vast majority of villages & towns that are in desperate need of water.
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 […]
Congratulations to the elected 2020/21 GWD Executive Committee: Mr Fanus Fourie –National Chairperson; Ms Nicolette Vermaak – National Vice-Chair; Mr Yazeed van Wyk – National Treasurer; Dr Jaco Nel – National Secretariat; Mr Kwazi Majola – Gauteng Branch Chair; Dr Amy Allwright –Central Branch Chair; Mr Pieter Labuschagne – KZN/ GAKZN Branch Chair; Prof Ingrid […]
GWD Annual Report 2018/2019 Click on the link to access - 3.68 mb Thank you to all of you that made 2019 such a memorable groundwater year! Our Annual Report is 'packed' with feedback of all the news shared & events and sessions you participated in. Let us build on this momentum in 2020...and we […]
GROUNDWATER CONFERENCE – WORKING TOWARDS GROUNDWATER CONSERVATION, SURETY AND MEETING THE DEMAND. South Africa is a water stressed country, faced with an increasing need to safeguard the available water resources and channels. Water security has become a major issue on the International agenda, therefore, water security in relation to water resources and their management in […]
WHAT DO GROUNDWATER SCIENTISTS ACTUALLY DO? Opinion piece by Dr Matthys Dippenaar. Following the 16th conference of the Ground Water Division held in Port Elizabeth 21-23 October 2020, I’ve had some thoughts on this. I remember learning in high school about all the natural cycles. The water cycle was always a favourite as it made […]
The GWD ConfEx2019 released the latest version Day Programme for its upcoming Conference in October. Download here (ver08Oct2019) An exciting addition is the Groudwater PUBLIC OPEN SESSION scheduled for Day 2 as a Side-event of the Conference. The Ground Water Division of South Africa and its Eastern Cape Branch invite businesses and private groundwater users […]
Pannie hailed from Namaqualand and initially joined the police force before switching to medical technology. He joined the CSIR some 40 years ago and started research on the application of sewage sludge to land and quantified the risks of bacterial and heavy metal contamination of vegetables. His research greatly assisted the Department of Health to […]