MiniSASS app is now available on Google play or visit to download the app for free!!!

Link to other river health resources


GroundTruth Water, Wetlands and Environmental Engineering

GroundTruth provides miniSASS training courses and miniSASS kits for teachers, environmental educators, NGO's or anyone with an interest in river health monitoring or environmental education.



Water Research Comission

Water Research Commission

The WRC, Department of Water affairs formed a strategic relationship with GroundTruth forming the miniSASS instructural DVD, covering a range of different topics including how to collect a miniSASS sample.

The Water Research Comission also has a Learners initiative where there are various resources available for learners and teachers. You can look at the Career guide, lesson plans for Learners Grade R- 10 and a special Water Kidz Articles.







The Orange-Senqu River Commission (ORASECOM) was established in 2000 by Botswana. Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa, which share the water resources of the Orange-Senqu River Basin. The Commission provides a forum for consultation, sharing of information and cooperation between the countries. Through the UNDP-GEF project support is provided to the development of the Orange–Senqu River Learning Box – an educational tool for 10–12-year-old learners.



WESSAWildlife and Environment Society of South Africa

WESSA offers Eco-Schools, which are all over South Africa, and various Environmental Education strategies and guidelines. It is involved with projects around river health and environmental education. Click for the South African Eco-Schools Programme.




Share-Net logo

WESSA Share- Net

WESSA Share-Net is an innovative informal networking project. It supports environmental education through the provision of resource materials. Resources available including teachers guides, miniSASS and picture buliding activities and many more publications for environmental education.





Global Environment Facility - United Nations Development Programme

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is today the largest public funder of projects to improve the global environment. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. The GEF, through  UNDP, is executing the Orange-Senqu Strategic Action Programme that addresses threats to shared water resources in the Orange-Senqu River Basin. 

Recent Observations

Liesbeek-River garden

: clintdean2
: Centre for Conservation Education
: 20 Nov 2020
: 4.67

Modderfont-Lakeside dam

: St Benedicts Cubs
: 19 Nov 2020
: 5.20

Modderfont-Lakeside dam

: WateD
: Cubs St Benedicts
: 12 Nov 2020
: 9.00

Symmons stream-Symmons trail

: Darwin
: GroundTruth
: 23 Oct 2020
: 5.00

Umhlatuzana Riv-Under Bridge

: RedSage
: 22 Oct 2020
: 3.25


: NVTteam
: Nature's Valley Trust
: 14 Sep 2020
: 4.78

Pearl Valley 4 -4th Creek

: pearlvalleygolfcourse
: Pearl Valley Golfcourse
: 31 Aug 2020
: 7.60

Hekpoort-Mogale's Gate

: Nicky
: 31 Aug 2020
: 4.80

© 2020 Water Research Commission. This is an open source project. Get the source code at Github

Department of Water Affairs Water Research Commission GroundTruth WESSA LogoForWeb.png