Fractured rock aquifers: on the importance of springs

Recently some of Umvoto’s geologists and hydrogeologists went on a hunt for discharge points (groundwater-fed springs) along a large-scale fault network that cuts through the Table Mountain Group (TMG) fractured aquifers. This was in connection with a project that Umvoto is involved in with the City of Cape Town that was launched towards the end […]

Packer Testing Webinar

Kevin de Bruin, Umvoto’s Junior Hydrogeologist, attended the Midwest Geosciences Group webinar titled “Packer Testing: Step-wise Techniques and New Technologies for Hydrogeologic Projects” in early March. This informative webinar will aid us in the effective re-analysis of packer tests that were initially carried out on the Table Mountain Group Aquifer (TMGA) during the Exploratory Phase […]

Upcoming webinar: “TDI Training Webinar Series – Monitoring to Manage Groundwater Resources” presented by Umvoto Africa

Groundwater monitoring

Umvoto Africa will be hosting one of the Dewatering Institute’s Training Webinars this week, March 24, 2021 @ 16:00 (SAST) to March 24, 2021 @ 17:30 (SAST). The training webinar “Monitoring to Manage Groundwater Resources” will use case studies to outline the importance of groundwater monitoring and the various techniques used to implement this practice. […]

“What Kind Of Music Do Geologists Listen To?”

The Ocean performing live at Hellfest 2011, taken by Dylan Blake while in the crowd watching

“What kind of music do geologists listen to?” – sounds like one of those bad “dad jokes” you might find in a Christmas cracker where the eye-rolling answer is “Rock”. Or how about “Rock ‘n Roll” if you’re involved in landslide geohazards, “Heavy Metal” if you’re an ore petrologist, or “Doom” if you’re a palaeontologist […]

New Intern Hydrogeologist

Umvoto welcomes a new Intern Hydrogeologist! Denim-Reece Southgate is an Honours graduate in Environmental and Geographical Sciences with a focus on water quality, environmental law, and policies regarding climate change. He holds an Undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from Rhodes University, majoring in Economics, Environmental Science and Geology and graduated with distinction. During his studies, […]

Groundwater monitoring of the Cape Flats Aquifer

Quarterly groundwater monitoring of the Cape Flats Aquifer (CFA) is undertaken by Umvoto Africa geologists and hydrogeologists to build up a baseline prior to any large-scale abstraction and managed aquifer recharge (MAR). Wellfields are spread across the CFA targeting the thickest portion of the aquifer within the paleochannel (old river channel). Some wellfields are located […]

Umvoto aligns with the United Nations’ Global Compact SDG Ambition Accelerator

The UN Global Compact is “the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative – a call to companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals”. These align with the UNs Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), of which there are 17. Umvoto signed up […]