Welcome to the first edition of the IAH Transboundary Aquifers Commission (TBA Commission) Newsletter!
During this period of lock-down, we all feel the impact of COVID-19 in our lives, business and communities. The new era that we are entering will have unique challenges, but I also believe, new opportunities. The Regulations in the published Government Gazette declared water, sanitation and animal care as essential services. Many hydrogeological, drilling, pump […]
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 […]