Groundwater Monitoring.

Monitoring makes Groundwater visible
Monitoring makes Groundwater visible

 

AGW-Net firmly believes that without monitoring we will not adequately manage our groundwater in Africa. We wish to stimulate our membership to start to monitor groundwater at all and any scale, starting with the well in your back yard, but hopefully stimulating a much wider application of groundwater monitoring, both for water levels and for quality. If we wake up one morning to find our aquifers depleted and polluted, then we would have no one to blame but ourselves. We therefore invite members to share information about groundwater monitoring activities across the continent and AGW-Net will play a role to stimulate contacts between active monitoring projects. 

 

At this time (2010), SADC has initiated a groundwater monitoring project, and one of our members, John Farr of Wellfield Consulting Services, Gaberone, Botswana, is involved in this project. He is seeking information about groundwater monitoring in the SADC region and invites members to communicate with him. You may download the explanatory letter and the monitoring questionnaire here.