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  • Earthquakes Shake Up Groundwater Systems

    After an earthquake, regional stream flows will sometimes increase as groundwater is released from aquifers. A new study looks at the effect of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake in Japan on groundwater systems in China and sheds light on how the Earth’s subsurface can be affected by large earthquakes. Find out... read more...

  • Widespread Contamination Found in Northwest India’s Groundwater

    India’s regions are dry and getting drier. A new study shows that India’s groundwater is also contaminated by both human-made pollutants and naturally occurring toxic minerals at levels that may be detrimental to human health without treatment. Find out more https://eos.org/articles/widespread-contamination-found-in-northwest-indias-groundwater read more...

  • Groundwater reserves in Africa – more resilient to climate change than previously thought

        Scientists from across Africa and the world have compiled and analysed decades of groundwater and rainfall records from sub-Saharan Africa. They suggest that across the region, this vital source of water for drinking and irrigation is more resilient to climate variability and change than previously thought. Find out... read more...

  • Brian Morris, 1947 – 2019

    We are saddened to report the death from cancer of Brian Morris in July.  Having started out on a career in the banking industry, Brian quickly decided on a complete change of direction and re-trained as a geologist and then undertook the Master’s course in Hydrogeology at University College, London.... read more...

  • Beware of scam emails

    We have again received reports of attempts to defraud members of IAH by scam email. Such attempts can include apparent requests from an IAH colleague for financial assistance based on a supposed emergency situation far from home. Unfortunately, these activities can take advantage of the global goodwill of IAH in... read more...

  • Why are groundwater systems and aquifer storage of major importance for climate-change adaptation?

    Climate change is predicted to have a major impact on water resources, with more frequent surface-water droughts and intense rainfall events, and adaptation to avoid future water-supply crises will require better use of water storage. With this in mind, we have released a new paper in our Stategic Overview Series... read more...

  • Wells being drilled ever deeper as groundwater vanishes

    Researchers in the US report that current levels of groundwater use are not sustainable: resources are being steadily depleted as groundwater use outpaces natural replenishment. People are drilling deeper and deeper wells as easy-to-access shallower water is vanishing. But it’s also not sustainable to keep going deeper. Find out more... read more...

  • August News and Information magazine

    The August edition of “News and Information” is now available to download. It features the usual mix of reports, congress and event updates etc. as well as our latest initiatives and calls to action. Find out more IAH August News and Information magazine Copy and advertising information read more...

  • Groundwater’s Contribution to Water Security in Africa

    The latest UPGro Working Paper is now out and ready for download. Edited by Dr Kirsty Upton and Dr Kerstin Danert, this paper has been prepared by researchers within the UPGro (Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor) Programme, along with colleagues from the International Association of Hydrogeologists, Africa... read more...

  • Ancient groundwater brings a new lease of life to arid ecosystems

    How does a living fish have a radiocarbon age of ~9,000 years BC? A recent study revealed that very old carbon from ancient groundwater actually provides a life-sustaining source of energy to the contemporary food web of wetlands in dry (“arid”) climates. Find out more https://envirobites.org/2019/06/02/ancient-groundwater-brings-a-new-lease-of-life-to-arid-ecosystems/ read more...

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