About the scheme
Many hydrogeologists and those working in groundwater-related fields would like to join IAH and would benefit from membership but are prevented by economic or practical reasons. For some, this might be because our membership fee is high in relation to their income; others encounter problems of access to convertible currency or payment facilities.
To help such individuals, and to work towards our mission and goals, IAH operates a sponsorship scheme.
How the scheme works
We are happy to receive nominations for candidates who would benefit from sponsored membership. We hold a central fund in the UK to enable such support and allocate a proportion of our fee income to this each year. We are also pleased to accept donations from our members which are set to good use through the scheme.
In addition a number of national chapters operate country-to-country schemes.
Members can also sponsor a named colleague in a developing country – this situation often happens when individuals meet on projects or from studying together.
Some thanks from our sponsored members
To celebrate the increasing success of the scheme we have compiled some photos and comments from some of our sponsored members, who have kindly agreed to waive their right to anonymity for this good cause. We hope their messages act both as a way of thanks and reassurance that your contributions are being put to good use. Please keep helping – the demand is constant.
Over 250 hydrogeologists around the world are being sponsored. By 2020, funds allowing, we would like this number to have doubled. Help us meet our goal.