National Groundwater Information System (NGIS)

National Groundwater Information System (NGIS)

National Groundwater Information System (NGIS) is a portfolio of projects designed to meet increasing demands for groundwater information in a rapidly changing water business environment. The portfolio of the NGIS project includes several applications, namely NGA, CHART and the Geohydrological Reports System.

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To register or not to register…? Permitted water use explained in terms of the National Water Act

To register or not to register…? Permitted water use explained in terms of the National Water Act

How do I register my borehole? How do I get permission to drill a borehole? These are common questions that come up from both domestic and commercial groundwater users. In this article, Ernst Bertram explains what is required in terms of the National Water Act. And one of the important factors he points out is that it’s not the borehole that’s the focus, but rather the groundwater use.

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Roadmap for mines to comply with water use licences

Roadmap for mines to comply with water use licences

Many mines are currently grappling with the complexities of implementing and renewing their water use licences (WULs). This article outlines the purpose of WUL's and explains why WUL requirements should be incorporated into the day-to-day operations of a mine.

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