At National Office the Directorate: Surface and Groundwater Information, in terms of
groundwater, is responsible for directing the assessment of groundwater resources,
data acquisition and data management for capacity building and the development and
maintenance of information systems in this regard. This is done to ensure the sustainable development of groundwater countrywide through the establishment of monitoring infrastructure
and network management.
The Groundwater Offices are the main
implementers of the
In order to fulfil this mandate they execute the following
functions: technical advice and support; regional monitoring; groundwater resource
assessments and exploration including drilling for collecting sub-surface information;
evaluation and recommendations for licensing; data management and information extension.