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Frequently Asked Questions
To obtain Geosite Identifiers, contact the relevant Regional Office
Southern African Development Community - Groundwater Management Institute (SADC - GMI)
Guidelines for the groundwater development in the SADC region - Report No 2 (Final), November 2001
Quarterly Status Report on Groundwater Level Trends, September 2017 - Limpopo Region
The Groundwater Level Trend Report for the period 2004 - 2016 - Northern Cape Provincial Operation, April 2017
Status on Monitoring & Surface Water Level Trends up to 30 September 2017, December 2017 - Limpopo Region
National Groundwater Strategy - 2016
Review, Evaluation and Optimisation of the National Water Resources Monitoring Network - Final Reports
Water Recourses Monitoring in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site - Gauteng Province, South Africa
Application to Abstract Groundwater for Irrigation Purposes - Northern Cape

NGA Electronic Data Capture Form - version as on April 2017

NOTE: The ELECTRONIC copy may appear distorted – particularly where text boxes are concerned – but, when printed – these appear correctly.

NGA Hydrocensus Form - version as on March 2017

Groundwater Status Report 2014 - 2015, January 2016 - Western Cape Region
Groundwater Offices and Projects Information - status as on May 2016
Launch of Africa Groundwater Atlas
The National State of Water Resources Quarterly Report - July to September 2014
Web enabled CHART
To register go to: www.dwa.gov.za/chart/home/default.aspx

Enquiries: ngaur@dws.gov.za
Web enabled National Groundwater Archive (NGA).
To register go to: http://www3.dwa.gov.za/nganet
Now you can Search, View, Capture and Export Groundwater related data directly via the Internet.
Enquiries: ngaur@dws.gov.za
National Groundwater Archive (NGA) Brochure
CHART Brochure
National Groundwater Information Systems Portfolio Brochure:
NGIS Business Intelligence Value Chain' – September 2013

At National Office the Directorate: Surface and Groundwater Information, in terms of groundwater, is responsible for directing the assessment of groundwater resources, data acquisition and data management for capacity building and the development and maintenance of information systems in this regard. This is done to ensure the sustainable development of groundwater countrywide through the establishment of monitoring infrastructure and network management.

The Groundwater Offices are the main implementers of the National Water Act. In order to fulfil this mandate they execute the following functions: technical advice and support; regional monitoring; groundwater resource assessments and exploration including drilling for collecting sub-surface information; evaluation and recommendations for licensing; data management and information extension.  










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