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Sustainable utilisation of groundwater resources along the West Coast of South Africa

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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    • ​Project Overview

      The project aims to have an improved understanding of the groundwater system along the West Coast of South Africa.  Data is being analysed to establish the hydrogeological characteristics of this study area.  Groundwater recharge areas are being delineated using data collected at existing boreholes. A conceptual model of the groundwater system is being developed.  Geophysical techniques such as electrical resistivity tomography are being utilized to delineate aquifers.  A groundwater management plan that takes into account recharge rates and water uses is being developed. The project is also exploring best approaches for protecting wellfields from contamination, taking into account land uses and groundwater dependent ecosystems.​

    • ​Project Objectives

    • Research Students

    • Mr Fanus Fourie (MSc)

    • Ms Odwa (MSc)

    • Ms Van der Schyff (MSc)

    • Mr Clinton Andries (MSc)

    • Mr Zaheed Gaffoor (MSc)

    • Ms Nicolette Vermaak (PhD)

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Department of Water and Sanitation
CSIR Council for Scientific and Industrial Research of South Africa
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