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  • Why drought programmes in Ethiopia should support communal access to groundwater

    Like many countries in east Africa, Ethiopia is highly vulnerable to drought. Since 1965, Ethiopia has experienced 15 severe droughts affecting more than 65 million people and causing serious economic damage. A new study looks at what the most reliable and accessible water source types were for communities during drought.... read more...

  • Watch: online groundwater talks

    We are delighted to announce that our Colombia national chapter has recently coordinated a series of online groundwater talks. Our huge thanks go to Luis Camilo and the team of coordinators and contributors for organising this initiative. You can view many of the talks on their YouTube channel on the... read more...

  • 2020 IAH Council elections – candidate list announcement

    Background The next IAH Council election takes place this year and all members who have paid their IAH membership fees are entitled to vote. At their meeting in September 2019, IAH Council appointed the Executive Manager, Ian Davey, as the Returning Officer, who will supervise the election. The nomination period... read more...

  • How the taste of groundwater could help focus mining exploration efforts

    Haloes of altered water chemistry in groundwater could help geologists identify areas where ore deposits lie hidden below the surface. A new report shows that by sampling groundwaters, prospectors can make their exploration instruments ‘taste’ the geology they have come into contact with and determine what kind of minerals are buried... read more...

  • South Africa prepares to protect groundwater from coronavirus mass graves

    With researchers noting that little is known about how long the novel coronavirus survives in water, South Africa wants to avoid sudden, poorly planned burials that could result in the virus or other pathogens passing into water supplies. If burial sites are chosen that have potential to impact the environment,... read more...

  • Concern over groundwater pollution in Lagos, Nigeria

    A recent explosion that rocked Abule-Ado, a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria, has rekindled concerns over pollution of groundwater in some communities in the state. There is mounting apprehension that the water sources of the affected communities are polluted, without redress, especially with the focus now being on COVID-19. Find out... read more...

  • May News and Information magazine

    The May 2020 edition of “News and Information” is now available to download. It features reports from the “Future and Frontiers of Hydrogeology” working group and the Pan-African Groundwater Program, World Water Day outputs, resources and competitions, event and other listings, as well as regular news, calls and updates from... read more...

  • Congress video – Gabriel Eckstein, Texas A&M University School of Law/IWRA

    We’ve uploaded a further video from last year’s congress in Malaga, namely Gabriel Eckstein presenting his keynote lecture “Regulating what we can’t see: International Law and Transboundary Aquifers”. We’d like to thank Gabriel Eckstein, the Texas A&M University School of Law and IWRA for granting permission for its use, as... read more...

  • Modelling the river-groundwater interface and hot spots for arsenic release

    Research over the last decades has led to better understanding of the sources of arsenic-polluted groundwater. Reactive transport modelling has now integrated this knowledge into computer simulations that mimic the complex interactions between groundwater flow, solute transport and geochemical reaction mechanisms. Find out more https://www.eawag.ch/en/news-agenda/news-portal/news-detail/computer-modelling-deciphers-the-important-role-of-the-river-groundwater-interface-as-a-hot-spot-for/ read more...

  • Congress video – John Cherry, the Groundwater Project

    We’re happy to announce that we’ve uploaded the first of the videos taken at last year’s congress in Malaga, namely John Cherry explaining the Groundwater Project, and its goal to produce educational materials, online and free of charge. More videos will be following so watch this space. In the meantime... read more...

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