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15th Biennial Groundwater Conference The Groundwater Division of the Geological Society of South Africa hosted the 5th biennial Groundwater Conference at Spier in Stellenbosch from 16-18 October 2017 .15th Biennial Groundwater Conference The Groundwater Division of the Geological Society of South Africa hosted the 5th biennial Groundwater Conference at Spier in Stellenbosch from 16-18 October 2017 .15th Biennial Groundwater Conference The Groundwater Division of the Geological Society of South Africa hosted the 5th biennial Groundwater Conference at Spier in Stellenbosch from 16-18 October 2017 .
 

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15th Biennial Groundwater Conference

The Groundwater Division of the Geological Society of South Africa hosted the 5th biennial Groundwater Conference at Spier in Stellenbosch from 16-18 October 2017 .

The 275 attendees came together from as far as Ireland, Kansas and Australia, with the majority from within South Africa. They consisted of students, private consultants, academics and water industry. UWC was presented by staff and 11 students form the EWS department.

The theme of the conference was “Change – Challenge – Opportunity”. And very aptly so; in a time where everything about the climate and water regime as we know it is changing, we face various challenges which also brings endless opportunities.

At the conference, 72 oral presentations and 41 poster presentations were delivered. Judging and evaluation of all of these were done by the attendees and the organising committee, and winners were announced for Best Oral Presentation-Students, Best Oral Presentation-Experts and Best Poster Presentation. UWC took top honours and Zaheed Gaffoor received the prize for the Best Student Oral Presentation, while Anna-Lisa Vicente took the first spot for Best Poster Presentation.

Apart from having a great time, all students agree that the conference was an incredible learning curve and also made them think about all potential career paths.

 

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