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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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18th Jan 2021
Save the date: Groundwater Conference, Gauteng 17-20 October 2021

GWD GROUNDWATER CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION 2021 - THEME The UN-Water selected Theme for World Water Day 2022 is “Groundwater: making the invisible visible” – as proposed by International Groundwater Resource Assessment Centre.AMCOW’s Pan-Africa Groundwater Program is geared towards building resilient groundwater resources of Africa.SADC, through SADC-GMI continuously promotes sustainable groundwater development, that way ensuring water […]

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18th Dec 2020
The 2020 recon: highs and lows and looking ahead

Wish All a very Happy Season and good rest over this holiday period. We are thankful that we could spend the year together - staying in touch and finding even more opportunity to meet and share. Let us take the best of the year moving forward and take on 2021 with renewed vigor, focus and […]

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17th Dec 2020
BGS Postgraduate research in the field of hydrology and hydrogeology

To all those interested in undertaking postgraduate research in the field of hydrology and hydrogeology, we would like to call your attention to four PhD opportunities at/in collaboration with the British Geological Survey, fully-funded as part of the NERC Doctoral Training Partnerships. Two of the opportunities are hosted the BGS headquarters in Nottinghamshire and two […]

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20th Nov 2020
Event debrief: Talk on Natural Attenuation of AMD - Case Study (GWD Gauteng)

SACNASP CPD EVENT Natural attenuation of acid mine drainage by various rocks in a typical Karoo coalfield: case study of the Witbank, Ermelo and Highveld coalfields, South Africa AMD Natural Attenuation potential map Energy Source (Fluid & Pollutant Source; Transport, Trap, Aquifer); Relative Rock - AMD reactivity Thank you Dr Sakala for sharing your Case […]

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20th Nov 2020
Help to develop a Groundwater Monitoring Network for the Greater Karoo

A 2016 report by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) titled Shale Gas Development in the Central Karoo: A Scientific Assessment of the Opportunities and Risks, recommended that “a comprehensive understanding of groundwater conditions is required prior to the commencement of exploration to ensure proper interpretation of changes in groundwater over time. [...] […]

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10th Nov 2020
Event Debrief: Q3 GAKZN & UKZN webinar: Presenting on Groundwater Research

SACNASP CPD EVENT The GAKZN Webinar hosted, in association with the GWD and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, had two speakers presenting on current research findings: Presentation 1 TALK ABSTRACT: The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellite data interpretation provides an integrated measure of monthly terrestrial water mass changes. The GRACE satellite data has been […]

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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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