Welcome initiative from sector roleplayers

 FETWATER, UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA, DWA and GEOSS present a Training course on
"Aquifer Risk management" on the 8th March 2010 at the University of Pretoria, Natural Sciences.

Unfortunately, by the time of GWD publication, this free course has already been fully booked (limited to 25 participants) but we congratulate and celebrate this initiative and truly hope to see it being extended country-wide. This course offers insight into issues such as:
  1. Introduction to Aquifer management (groundwater basics including vulnerability assessment, risk and sustainability. Tools required for Monitoring)
  2. Case studies of Aquifer Management ( Van Rhynsdorp - Aquifer Monitoring and Management - engaging the Water Users Association. · The Sandveld region – municipal aquifer monitoring (successes and failures). · When an aquifer is at risk – what next?
  3. (Practical) Field session – Visit to the Campus wellfield – field measurements (water levels, pH, EC, TDS, ORP etc) and data logging.
  4. Aquifer data storage, reporting and management
Special mention of the respected and 'seasoned' presenters (in terms of experience not age!) such as Julian Conrad, Shafick Adams, Matthys Dippenaar, Brian Dyason, Cecil Less and Eddy van Wyk (tbc).
We do look forward to receive feedback from this course.
Know of a special need in your area? or a groundwater situation that needs addressing? Please info [at] gwd [dot] org [dot] za (subject: Special%20request) (contact us)