Sector Partners / Associations

The Dewatering Institute was founded as a way for stakeholders in the industry globally to come together and develop the Construction Dewatering, Mine Dewatering and Groundwater Control industries across the entire project life cycle. TDI covers Geotechnical Investigation, Hydrogeology, Drilling, Ground Source Energy Wells, Design, Pipeline, Pumps, Power, Monitoring, Groundwater Treatment, System Operation, Groundwater Recharge, System Decommissioning and more.
The Department of Water and Sanitation is the custodian of South Africa's water resources. It is primarily responsible for the formulation and implementation of policy governing this sector.
While striving to ensure that all South Africans gain access to clean water and dignified sanitation, the department also promotes effective and efficient water resources management to ensure sustainable economic and social development.
The Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) brings together experts from a wide range of disciplines to meet, discuss, plan for and present solutions for a sustainable water future in the region. Water is one of the greatest challenges facing South Africa and its neighbours – so governments, stakeholders, partners and public participants must come together to find innovative ways of managing water to ensure a sustainable and robust water supply for our growing urban populations. Effective water management is only possible when interrelated factors and needs are considered.
The Water Research Commission aims to contribute effectively to the best possible quality of life for the people of South Africa, by promoting water research and the application of research findings.
The International Association of Hydrogeologists of South Africa (IAH-SA) is a scientific and educational organization that aims to promote research and understanding of the proper management and protection of groundwater for the common good throughout the country. Founded in 1998, IAH-SA has drawn individuals from professional backgrounds ranging from academic to state agencies to private consultancies. Our members have an interest in the promotion and development of the science and engineering of groundwater issues.
The goal of sustainable groundwater usage across the southern African region can only be achieved through collaboration and by implementing a clear strategy. This is why interested entities from across the groundwater industry came together to form the Borehole Water Association (BWA). The BWA brings together national and local government departments; manufacturers of drilling, pumping, control, and ancillary equipment; drilling and installation contractors; and professional consultants from the groundwater industry.