Join us in CONGRATULATING the following members that have been appointed to the GWD Management Committee!

Mr Neville Paxton

Newly Appointed as:
GWD Eastern Cape Branch Chair

Mr Paxton,  Hydrogeologist | Director of
Pivotal Farming will take the lead as the Eastern Cape Branch Representative on the GWD Management Committee.

Mr Thapelo Mongala

Newly Appointed as:
GWD Young Professional Portfolio Representative

Mr Mongala, currently a Junior Lecturer at the Centre for Water Sciences and Management, North-West University, Potchefstroom will head the newly established GWD Young Professional Portfolio Committee. 

Dr Nicolette Vermaak

Newly Appointed as:
GWD Mentorship and Awareness Portfolio Representative

Dr Vermaak,  a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of the Free State, will lead and grow this exciting Portfolio within the Division.


Making the invisible visible — tapping into groundwater must form part of Cape Town’s future water supply
Missed this? Click the link above to read this Daily Maverick Editorial by Dr Roger Parsons

 A well point is installed at a surburban home in Cape Town. (Photo: Shaun Swingler)

....."In our view South Africa needs an additional reporting system, similar to the Green and Blue Drop programme, that addresses water quality after the point of discharge. The results need to be easily accessible to citizens in showing the state of the freshwater in the country."

20 April 2022
- GWD Talk: Decision support groundwater modelling - in spirit or in fact?
Click to watch:

Advance Structural Geology Course and Field Trip (GSSA)
20 May 2022 08:00 - 22 May 2022 16:00 KwaZulu-Natal, Training course

Water Governance Training Course – Pretoria (CBSS)
24 May 2022 08:00 - 26 May 2022 05:00, Oppiehoek Guesthouse, 196 Blake Street, Riviera Pretoria, Training course

Drilling to Augment Urban Water Supply – A Case Study of the Cape Flats and Table Mountain Group Aquifers by Umvoto Africa (TDI)
27 Jul 2022 16:00 - 27 Jul 2022 17:30, Online, Webinar

We will shortly post more details of our upcoming GWD Webinars
SAVE THE DATE: Planned in-person event in Pretoria 26 May 2022
Thank you to our 2022 paid-up Membership! From May 2022, the increased membership fee will apply.

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