Groundwater Division 14th Biennial Groundwater Conference

Scope and Background

The 14th Groundwater Division of the Geological Society of South Africa Conference will take place in Muldersdrift, Ekudeni, South Africa, from 21 – 23 September 2015.

Groundwater: From Theory to Action being the main theme, this biennial conference aims to bring together students, academics, specialists and decision-makers to discuss and showcase groundwater and related activities. Building on past conferences, this conference aims to highlight the issue of improving the uptake of existing knowledge and experiences to assist in solving environmental and societal problems. South Africa is well endowed with good legislation, policies and strategies. However, some of these are not fully implemented and there is a real need for stakeholders, at all levels, to use and enforce these.
This conference will aim to demonstrate these excellent resources and how South Africa can become a global leader in best practice management and implementation.

Themes

In order to structure discussions on the conference theme, From Theory to Action, certain topics have been identified:

  • Groundwater and Water-Energy-Food security
  • Groundwater in a Green Economy
  • Groundwater and Infrastructure
  • Groundwater and Mining
  • Groundwater and Service Delivery
  • Groundwater as a catalyst for Social Development
  • Groundwater and the Environment
  • Capacity Development
  • Monitoring, Data and Information Management
  • Resource Economics
  • Groundwater Governance
  • Knowledge Gaps and Innovations

For more information about the conference, please visit the GWD's website.