15th Biennial Ground Water Division Conference: Change, Challenge and Opportunity. The Ground Water Division was established in 1978 as a division of the Geological Society of South Africa with the objective of advancing the science and technology of groundwater. The biennial groundwater conference has been central in sharing knowledge about groundwater in South Africa, with this being the 15th three day event. However, these conferences are never just about the science of groundwater. They are about putting work up for peer review, they are about networking and they are about renewing friendships. Importantly, they provide a platform to pull young hydrogeologists into the community, refreshing the exchange of ideas. The organising committee intend to ensure GWD2017 continues the tradition of advancing the science and technology of groundwater while building friendships.
Papers and posters are required from both the young and not so young; early career hydrogeologists and those who have been around the block once or twice; and from academics, researchers, consultants and state officials. Change, Challenge, Opportunity provides a wide scope with which to put together a programme which will be of interest to the groundwater community at large. The organisers also plan to host short courses and workshops on the weekend prior to the conference. GWD2017 is being held at the historic Spier Wine Estate. In addition to offering a relaxed atmosphere in which to confer, the venue will give visitors a true feel of the Cape.
Abstract submission opens on 30 November.
Price: To be announced
Organised by The Groundwater Division of the Geological Society of South Africa and the IAH South African Chapter.