AUGUST - Conference News & Elections 2022/2023

It is almost that time again that we will come together to share knowledge, new research, innovation and expand on our networks at the 17th Groundwater Conference & Exhibition hosted by the Gauteng Branch of the Ground Water Division of the Geological Society of South Africa. 

GWD Groundwater Conference Updates

Some Highlighted Abstracts (Final Programme available mid-September)

  • Assessing groundwater dependence of wetlands and streams within the Table Mountain Group Aquifer: A Case Study from the Kogelberg - Barrow
  • Analysis of groundwater sampling methods used within uranium-rich fractured rock aquifers of the Beaufort West region - Berkland
  • Impact of Engineered Tree Plantations on Water Transfer Through the Upper Vadose Zone and Implications on Vertical Groundwater Recharge - Botha
  • The fate and occurrence of pharmaceuticals in Cape Town's water network - Cloete
  • Test pumping derivative analysis to improve conceptual understanding in a complex aquifer: Steenbras Wellfield.- de Bruin
  • Using geophysics to detect water-hosting fractures in the Vredefort Dome: A training opportunity -  Enslin
  • Fracking regulations to protect groundwater resources during unconventional oil and gas extraction: Getting it right - Esterhuyse
  • Hydrogeological modeling of a coastal wetland: The development of a steady-state numerical groundwater flow model for Rietvlei Wetland, Cape Town - Gariremo
  • The Application of Machine Learning for Groundwater Level Prediction in the Steenkoppies Compartment of the Gauteng and North West Dolomite Aquifer, South Africa - Gibson
  • Intraplate tectonic setting of the southwestern Cape, South Africa: Analysis of the TrigNet geodetic record - Goslin
  • Hydrocarbon groundwater analyses: a Karoo case study - Hohne
  • Prefeasibility Study for Managed Aquifer Recharge within the Greater Kruger National Park, Limpopo Province, South Africa - Holloway
  • eSymon - An Innovative Solution to Monitoring Data Management - Isaac
  • Conjunctive use of water resources - Kürstein
  • Test pumping Well field analysis of a heterogeneous fractured rock aquifer.- Lazarus
  • Towards a conceptual understanding of groundwater-ecosystems interactions in the Tuli-Karoo transboundary aquifer - Majola
  • The presence and concentration of antiretroviral drugs in different water bodies around the Western Cape - Maphumulo
  • Groundwater monitoring of South Africa through numerical model - Maqhubela
  • Groundwater Kids Program - Mbatha
  • Observation and monitoring of field parameters for springs and rivers of a Swiss alpine valley in relation to seasonality. - Meier
  • A redescription of groundwater amphipods (Crangonyctoidea: Sternophysingidae) from karstic aquifers in Gauteng, South Africa - Murray
  • Development of an Aquifer Management Plan for the Polokwane Urban Complex - Naicker
  • Evaluating changes in groundwater storage during the 2015-2018 drought in the Western Cape using GRACE data - Nenweli
  • An investigation of the natural groundwater recharge and discharge of the Saldanha Bay Aquifer Systems, South Africa - Parker
  • Transport and attenuation of microplastics in saturated sands - Stenzl
  • Identifying suitable sites for Managed Aquifer Recharge within the Saldanha Bay Local Municipality, situated in the West Coast of South Africa - Tomlinson
  • Practical Solutions for Academic Based Applications “ Understanding the importance of correct aquifer test data interpretations" - van Rooyen
  • Sharing water resources and the complexities around it: Three Case Studies from the Western Cape - Van Staden
  • Water Quality Guidelines: Which to use and where applicable? - van Wyk
  • Half full or Half empty? - Veltman
  • The Seven Deadly Sins of Numerical Modelling - Wilke
  • Analyzing the effects of episodic groundwater recharge caused by extreme events in a semi-arid region: a case study in Beaufort West, South Africa. - Williams

Register soon and ensure that you don't miss these and other sector presenters sharing during the scheduled CPD Oral, Poster and Workshop slots! 
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All Candidates, except those that as per the Constitution of the GWD has served (consecutively) the max two terms on the Exco, can stand for re-election if so willing. The Current GWD Executive Committee constitute:

Elected Outgoing Committee 2020/2021
Mr Fanus Fourie - National Chairperson
Dr Nicolette Vermaak - National Vice-Chair (end of term)
Mr Yazeed van Wyk - National Treasurer (end of term)
Dr Jaco Nel - National Secretariat (end of term)
Mr Kwazi Majola - Gauteng Branch
Dr Amy Allwright - Central Branch
Mr Mark Schapers - KZN/GAKZN Representative (end of term)
Prof Ingrid Dennis - Northern Branch
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