The Namibian Hydrogeological Association is a non-profit organisation of surface and groundwater professionals who aim to promote the study and science of hydrology and hydrogeology; to serve, inform and advise the public in matters of surface and groundwater development, use and protection.

For this purpose lectures, workshops, excursions and conferences are organised from time to time. This year we are pleased to host the Water Resources Dialogue: China-Africa Water Forum Series No. 7, titled Risk Reduction through Sustainable Water Management in Developing Countries.

The Association was established shortly after Independence (in 1990) initially to coordinate groundwater work in the private sector and maintain a high standard of conduct of its members. Subsequently the objectives of the NHA were broadened to a more integrated approach that included both surface and groundwater.

In Namibia we are a relatively small organisation comprising of mainly hydrologists and hydrogeologists from the private and governmental sector, as well as geophysicists, GIS experts and drillers. Persons interested in surface and groundwaters are encouraged to join the Association.