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  • Climate change – impacting on quantity and quality of groundwater

    Increasing drought, less precipitation, rising water demand in agriculture—climate change is causing problems for our groundwater and is leading to falling groundwater levels in some regions. When the underground water table is low, polluted surface water from streams and rivers finds its way more and more into the groundwater. Our... read more...

  • World Water Week: UN Warns Global Water Supplies at Risk

    This year’s World Water Week raises attention about groundwater and highlights the importance of water in our everyday life and in relation to climate change and nature. At the summit, Gilbert Houngbo, Chair of UN-Water, commented on the growing demand for water access as droughts sweep across the continent and... read more...

  • IAH 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

    17th September 2022: update Joining information and accompanying files for the AGM are being sent as planned to those who have registered as the date above (whether such registration has been via Survey Monkey or otherwise). Please look out for this in your inboxes. You will also find this information... read more...

  • Water-stressed Bangladesh looks to recharge its fast-depleting aquifers

    Bangladesh is looking to recharge its aquifers with storm water, reclaimed water, desalinated water and potable water, to help prevent the depletion of this precious resource. A draft national strategy for managed aquifer recharge (MAR) has been submitted for approval. Bangladesh ranks as the sixth largest user of groundwater in the world.... read more...

  • August News and Information magazine

    Our August newsletter is now online, featuring updates on our year for groundwater, meeting and event reports, member opportunities and some thoughts from our Secretary General, as well as the usual mix of groundwater resources and IAH calls. We are happy to consider possible news articles from our members and... read more...

  • Study finds only 38% of river basin in Chennai has poor groundwater potential

    Nearly 38% of the river basin in Chennai has poor groundwater potential, indicating increased exploitation and extensive changes in land use pattern, according to a study by the Department of Geology, Anna University. Find out more https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/study-finds-only-38-of-river-basin-in-chennai-has-poor-groundwater-potential/article65640552.ece read more...

  • 1.2 billion-year-old groundwater is some of the oldest on Earth

    Groundwater recently discovered deep underground in a mine in South Africa is estimated to be 1.2 billion years old. Researchers suspect that the groundwater is some of the oldest on the planet. Its chemical interactions with the surrounding rock could offer new insights about energy production and storage in Earth’s... read more...

  • WaterAid video: Unlocking the potential of groundwater in East Africa

    This video from WaterAid shows how investment, technology and good governance is unlocking groundwater in East Africa. In this region, groundwater is the most abundant water source but remains mostly untapped. WaterAid and its partners are working with governments, civil society, the private sector and local communities to harness the... read more...

  • Eau no! France turns to dowsing as water shortage looms

    With most of the country facing drought, a record number of would-be water diviners have begun training in the Burgundy village of Pouilloux. Find out more https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/28/eau-no-france-turns-to-dowsing-as-water-shortage-looms?CMP=share_btn_tw read more...

  • India rainwater harvesting ensures sustainable groundwater availability

    Adopting rainwater harvesting measures near and away from cultivable land is a very practical approach to mitigate drought and improve the groundwater level. It can facilitate crop intensification and agricultural production, leading to higher farm income. A recent report indicates a huge untapped potential for sustainable crop intensification in drylands... read more...

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