Tours

ATLANTIS ARTIFICIAL RECHARGE SCHEME TOUR


The Atlantis water supply scheme provides an excellent example of wise and efficient water use in an urban area. Since the late-1970s, the scheme has recycled water, utilizing an artificial groundwater recharge scheme to further purify and store treated domestic wastewater and urban stormwater. Subsequently, the groundwater is abstracted at wellfields and re-used to augment the municipal water supplies to the town. The tour will include a visit to the water treatment plant, artificial recharge basins, production boreholes, monitoring boreholes, coastal recharge basins, etc.

NEWLANDS BREWERY TOUR
This tour will expose delegates to the hydrogeological setting of Cape Town, with the focus on a tour of the Newlands Brewery.

This brewery has been utilising a groundwater fed spring as its main source since 1820, and is the highest registered industrial user of groundwater in the City. The water emanates from the Peninsula Aquifer on the adjacent Table Mountain and discharges at the geological contact spring. The brewery also has several boreholes.

The brewery runs a state of the art brewing process and controls are based on telemetry systems. Newlands brewery is famous for its informative tour.

FRANSCHHOEK BOTTLED WATER PLANT AND THE BERG RIVER AND WEMMERSHOEK DAMS TOUR
Franschhoek is home to a number of groundwater bottling plants that tap into the Table Mountain Group for their high quality product. A visit to one such plant,  La Vie de Luc bottling facility and water source, will be included in this tour to the picturesque valley of Franschhoek.   This plant’s  perennial natural flowing sources are nestled high against the mountain slopes and gravity fed to their ISO22000 certified 3000sqm bottling plant.
This will be followed by a visit to the Berg River Dam, constructed in ideal topography, and supported by significant groundwater contribution to baseflow from the Table Mountain Group.  An explanation of the dam itself as well as the groundwater monitoring that is taking place in the vicinity of the dam, will be provided.

The tour will also include a visit to Wemmershoek Dam nestled in the majestic mountains of the Cape Fold Belt.  The dam itself is impressive and this will be the back drop to a discussion of the project looking into the Table Mountain Group Aquifer as a potential source of water for the City of Cape Town.

IMPORTANT
The number of delegates per tour are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.
Once the tours are full we the organisers reserves the right to book the delegate on his/her second option selected on the registration form.
Delegates will be provided with lunch hampers and refreshments on the tours.

The organizers reserves the right to adapt a tour if necessary and to cancel a tour due to lack of interest.
IMPORTANT
The number of delegates per tour are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.
Once the tours are full we the organisers reserves the right to book the delegate on his/her second option selected on the registration form.
Delegates will be provided with lunch hampers and refreshments on the tours.

The organizers reserves the right to adapt a tour if necessary and to cancel a tour due to lack of interest.

Abstract submission deadline extended to 19 April 2017

Online Registration Now Open

Prof John Cherry accepts invitation to attend and address GWD2017

Prof Bruce Misstear, Associate Professor and a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin has accepted to be a keynote speaker at the GWD2017.

Prof. Randy Stotler of the University of Kansas will be joining Prof. John Cherry and Prof. Bruce Misstear as a keynote speaker at GWD2017.

Important Dates

17 April : Abstract submission deadline extended

22 May 2017: Delegates will be notified that their abstracts have been accepted

31 July: Confirmed authors of orals & posters must register and pay their fees