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  • Easter Island Statues May Have Been Erected As ‘Guardians’ Of Groundwater Sources

    Easter island’s famous statues, large human figures as high as 33 feet carved from the local quarried volcanic rocks, have long puzzled visitors and scientists. Research shows that the statues are usually located near sources of drinkable water, at points where springs emerge. Find out more https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2019/02/06/easter-island-statues-may-erected-as-guardians-of-water-sources/#72968c344628 read more...

  • LLAMADA ABIERTA : a todos los que trabajan en aspectos de las Aguas Subterraneas y la Hidrogeología en relación con Ibero-America

    Del 22 al 27 de septiembre del corriente año de 2019, tendrá lugar en Málaga (en el Sur de España) el 46 Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Hidrogeólogos (AIH/IAH), convocado con la colaboración de varios organismos. La sesión T9, con el título Groundwater & Socioeconomic Development in Latin-America (El... read more...

  • Australia honours Michael J. Knight

    We are delighted to announce that Professor Michael J. Knight was awarded Member of the Order of Australia (AM), “For significant service to scientific education, particularly hydrogeology and groundwater management”. Michael notes that it is the first time our profession has been recognised in the Australian Honours System and we... read more...

  • World’s Groundwater Reserves Facing Major Environmental Crisis

    Future ​generations ​could be faced ​with an ​environmental ​‘time ​bomb’ if ​climate change ​is to have a ​significant ​effect on the ​world’s ​essential ​groundwater ​reserves. Find out more https://thewaternetwork.com/_/hydrogeology-and-groundwater-remediation/article-FfV/worlds-groundwater-reserves-facing-major-environmental-crisis-jbcp0LGpSTij58v879Mu9g   read more...

  • Mining Enterprises and Groundwater

    In what ways do mining activities interact with groundwater systems ? The eighth title in our series of Strategic Overview Papers (IAH-SOS) has been completed and is available to download. This covers “Mining Enterprises and Groundwater”. Once again, production of the papers has been led by Past President Stephen Foster... read more...

  • The first case of a Portuguese beetle living exclusively in groundwater

    A diving beetle demonstrating various adaptations to life underground, including depigmentation and evolutionary loss of eyes, was discovered in Portugal. This new to science species is the first known representative of the whole order of beetles to exclusively inhabit the underground waters of Portugal. Find out more https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190108084435.htm read more...

  • Abstract submission and registration now open for IAH’s 46th Congress, Malaga

    The IAH Spanish Chapter (IAH-GE) and the Center of Hydrogeology of the University of Malaga (CEHIUMA) are honored to host and invite you to the 46th IAH Congress in Malaga, Spain in 2019. With the overall theme of Groundwater Management and Governance – Coping with Water Scarcity, the congress has... read more...

  • Excessive withdrawals and oil and gas industry deplete groundwater

    A new study finds that groundwater stores are depleted not only by excessive withdrawals, but due to injection, and potentially contamination, from the oil and gas industry in areas of deep fresh and brackish groundwater. Find out more https://physicsworld.com/a/excessive-withdrawals-and-oil-and-gas-industry-deplete-groundwater/ read more...

  • Time to renew, time to join…

    Now is the best time to renew membership, or join IAH if you haven’t already done so. Your involvement in IAH helps us in our aim to be the leading world-wide professional association for the science and practice of hydrogeology. Together – as the global groundwater family – we achieve... read more...

  • Jordan to drill ‘fossil water’ wells a half-mile underground

    Seven new wells are scheduled to be built in Jordan to tap the Disi, a deep aquifer that contains so-called fossil water that accumulated 10,000 to 30,000 years ago. It’s the last source of fresh groundwater for the country, experts say. Find out more https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/jordan-drill-fossil-water-wells-half-mile-underground-n930426 read more...

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