Conference Venue – Spier Wine Estate

The 15th Biennial Ground Water Division Conference will be held at the Spier Hotel and Conference Centre , situated 25min from Cape Town International Airport and approximately 10min from the centre of Stellenbosch. Spier offers first class conference facilities as well as a variety of activities to enjoy – restaurants, wine tasting, eagle sanctuary and much more.

Spier refers to their approach to conferences as Conscious conferencing. All conferences held on the estate contribute to the upliftment of communities and local business and benefits the environment while treating delegates to a great experience.

Spier Hotel offers a range of luxury rooms. Please Click Accommodation for more information and rates.

Preliminary GWD2017 programme now available.

Online Registration Now Open

Open - Pre Conference Workshops on 15 October 2017.

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.

Prof Fifield who is at the Australian National University has confirmed that he will be one of our keynote speakers at the Conference.

Important Dates


25 July 2017
Deadline to submit the full papers that have been accepted.

31 July 2017
Deadline for Early Bird Registration
Deadline for Confirmed authors of abstracts to register and pay the conference fees.