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  • In Memoriam – Dr Ralf Klingbeil

    It is with profound sadness that we report the sudden passing of Dr. Ralf Klingbeil. On behalf of all members of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, we wish to express our condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. We join in this with Ralf’s many colleagues and friends throughout the... read more...

  • India’s groundwater crisis threatens food security for hundreds of millions, study says

    Hundreds of millions of people in India face a serious threat to their livelihoods and food security due to overexploitation of vital water supplies, according a new study. India is one of the world’s biggest crop producers and more than half of its 1.3 billion people rely on agriculture for... read more...

  • Free in our Hydrogeology Journal: Five decades of advances in karst hydrogeology

    Karst aquifers have a worldwide distribution. Their unique characteristics, such as triple porosity (matrix, fractures and conduits) and extremely fast groundwater flow, set them apart from aquifers of other rock types. Our Hydrogeology Journal (February 2021) provides a state-of-the-art overview of advances in karst hydrogeology since the foundation of the... read more...

  • Prosopis juliflora acutely reduces water resources in Ethiopia, costing rural livelihoods

    New research has revealed how an invasion of the alien evergreen tree, Prosopis juliflora seriously diminishes water resources in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. These invasive trees in drier parts of the country have substantially reduced groundwater in aquifers, on which local farmers and towns are totally reliant. Find out... read more...

  • Is Germany facing a water shortage crisis?

    In recent years, record heat and low rainfall have taken a toll on Germany’s groundwater, even in the winter. Experts say it’s time to radically overhaul the way the country manages its water. Find out more https://www.dw.com/en/is-germany-facing-a-water-shortage-crisis/a-56309473 read more...

  • Bangladesh aims to cut groundwater dependency for irrigation

    Bangladesh is targeting the increased use of surface water for irrigation to 30 per cent of the country’s total irrigation area by 2030 in order to reduce dependence on groundwater for sustainable use of water and efficient management of water resources. Find out more https://www.thedailystar.net/business/news/govt-aims-cut-groundwater-dependency-irrigation-2029649 read more...

  • Freshened Groundwater in the Sub-seafloor

    Offshore freshened groundwater (OFG) is water hosted in sediments and rocks below the seafloor. It can be found offshore of most continents around the world and could possibly become a source of potable water for human populations living near the coast. Scientists are using a variety of geochemical, geophysical, and... read more...

  • Time to renew…

    Many of you will have recently received the request to renew membership of IAH for 2021 from Sharon Warden. If you pay locally via your National Chapter you should receive a notice from your country’s contact in due course. We have kept the subscription fee unchanged again for 2021 –... read more...

  • In memoriam – Dr. Devinder Kumar Chadha

    It is with profound sadness that we received the news of the sudden passing of Dr. Devinder Kumar Chadha. On behalf of all of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, we wish to express our condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, and to all members of the IAH Indian National Chapter... read more...

  • Land subsidence ‘will affect almost fifth of global population’

    Subsidence, or the gradual sinking of land, could affect 19% of the world’s population by 2040, according to new research funded by Unesco. Extraction of water from the ground causes the surface to sink. Lack of pumping regulations and rapidly increasing human populations are the most likely factors contributing to... read more...

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