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Groundwater Resource Assessment II

In late 2003, the Department of Water Affairs (DWA) of South Africa initiated the Groundwater Phase 2 Project, which is aimed at the quantification of the groundwater resources of South Africa on a national scale. The project has been carried out by a consortium of consultants comprising SRK Consulting, GEOSS, WSM and CSIR (SGWC) in close collaboration with key DWA personnel and was completed in June 2005. Algorithms have been developed for the estimation of storage, recharge, base flow and the impact of the reserve and present groundwater used has been recorded. The results, in addition to methodology, include several valuable datasets and maps and will provide input to various levels of planning and management of water resources once reviewed and verified. The data, information and paper copies of technical reports can be obtained from georequests@dwaf.gov.za.

Geohydrological Reports

Geohydrological Reports are available at http://www.dwaf.gov.za/ghreport. Users will be able to search the system. Alternatively mail your requests to georequests@dwaf.gov.za.

Guidelines and Standards

  • Minimum Standards and Guidelines for Groundwater Development in Water Services and Sanitation Projects, April 1997
    A set of guidelines relating to the siting, drilling, equipping and testing of boreholes.
  • A series of posters about groundwater and our health. It is an interactive teaching tool and must be used with the Teacher's Guide.
    • Poster 1 shows the water cycle [3.2 MB]
    • Poster 2 shows how groundwater can be polluted [2.5 MB]
    • Poster 3 shows you ways to keep water clean so that you stay healthy [3.2 MB]

Groundwater Master Plans

General Documentation

Hydrogeological Maps Brochures

The following brochures for hydrogeological map sheets are available at R50 each.  Please mail your queries and orders to georequests@dwaf.gov.za. Listed below are abstracts from the available brochures.

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Directorate: Hydrological Services
Private Bag X313
Pretoria
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Tel: +27 12 336 7849
Fax: +27 12 336 6904
E-mail: georequests@dwaf.gov.za
   
   
   
   
 
 
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