Our AGM will be held on on Monday, 16 September at the Meadowridge Library Hall at 5.30pm.
Guest speaker, Dr Justine Ewart-Smith of Freshwater Consulting will delve into the topic: Is groundwater abstraction a sustainable solution to the water crisis? The potential ecological effects of groundwater abstraction on surface water ecosystems, particularly wetlands such as Die Oog will be explored.
Dr Ewart-Swart is a SACNASP registered freshwater ecologist with extensive experience in the assessment and evaluation of aquatic ecosystems.
She is currently the project leader on an ongoing monitoring project aimed at investigating the potential effects of groundwater abstraction from the Table Mountain Group Aquifer (TMGA) on surface water ecosystems.
Dr Ewart-Swart is also the specialist freshwater ecologist on the City of Cape Town’s New Water Project, a recently established initiative aimed at developing various groundwater wellfields in response to extreme drought conditions in recent years.
High interest is expected and space is limited, so be sure to get there early.
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