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GWD MEMBERSHIP COMMUNIQUE
CONFERENCE 2021 - 1st CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
 

 
It is almost that time again when 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 Groundwater Division of the Geological Society of South Africa. Due to Covid-19 outbreak and associated restrictions, it was suggested that this year’s Conference follow the format of a Hybrid model, which means that we will have both physical and online components.
 

We would now also like to hear from our members and prospective attendees on the conference format that you would most likely support. (google form poll - 2 questions)

CLICK HERE to Participate in the online poll

We look forward to receive your poll vote & abstracts!

 

OTHER SECTOR EVENTS YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS!
 

Mapping Groundwater Recharge Across Africa (GSSA, Wits, BGS)

Mar 25 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm at Online Zoom event

 

Municipal Roadshow - Unlocking Water Resources for Municipal Water Supply: Groundwater Options (WRC) 


Mar 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am at Online Zoom event

 
 

ONLINE TRAINING COURSE
Groundwater Quality in TBAs


Classes Start Apr 12, 2021
Classes End May 11, 2021

 
In Southern Africa, it is estimated that about 70% of the population is dependent on groundwater resources. However, this region has a rapidly expanding population especially in urban areas and is vulnerable to climate change and variability with a profound effect on the groundwater quantity and quality. Management of groundwater, therefore, cannot be overemphasized as countries, especially arid, explore to utilize transboundary aquifers for livelihoods. This course, therefore, aims to introduce the concepts and principles in groundwater quality. A strong effort will be made to provide case studies at a transboundary level of Southern Africa where available. The course will be in four modules, (a) Groundwater aquifers in Southern Africa, (b) Aquifer Characterization for Vulnerability, (c) Groundwater quality monitoring and management and (d) Groundwater quality governance. The online learning course on Groundwater Quality in Transboundary Aquifers is part of the Governance of Groundwater Resources in Transboundary Aquifers (GGRETA) project Phase 3, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

To register go to the link here.

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