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  • We pump too much water out of the ground—and that’s killing our rivers

    There’s more fresh water hidden below Earth’s surface in underground aquifers than any other source besides the ice sheets. That groundwater plays a critical role for rivers worldwide. But in recent decades humans have pumped trillions of gallons out of those underground reservoirs, resulting in a “slow desiccation” of thousands of... read more...

  • IAH Awards announced in Malaga

    The 2019 IAH awards were announced at the General Assembly (Annual General Meeting) of the Association, held on Tuesday 24 September during the Spain congress, and presented by Antonio Chambel, IAH President. The Presidents’ Award is determined by the current and past presidents. In 2019 the award was given to... read more...

  • Researchers find antibiotic resistant genes prevalent in groundwater

    New and emerging contaminants like antibiotic resistant genes (ARGs) pose a potential hazard to public safety and water security. One concern is the spread of ARGs through water systems, including groundwater, and an increase in development of antibiotic-resistant super bugs. Find out more https://phys.org/news/2019-10-antibiotic-resistant-genes-prevalent-groundwater.html read more...

  • ¿Cómo apuntalan los recursos de agua subterránea la Agenda para el Desarrollo Sostenible de las Naciones Unidas para el 2030?

    La serie estratégica de AIH está diseñada para informar a los profesionales de otros sectores sobre las interacciones clave con los recursos hídricos subterráneos y la ciencia hidrogeológica, y para guiar a los miembros de AIH en su relación con los sectores relacionados. La serie tiene varios títulos y nuestra... read more...

  • Hasta luego

    We hope you enjoyed congress and it fulfilled your expectations – whether or not you were able to attend. Thank you for your support and kindness during the week, and for sharing photos and comments. As well as passing knowledge to those unable to come, it helped groundwater to receive... read more...

  • 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM/General Assembly)

    Notice is given that the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the International Association of Hydrogeologists will be held at the Trade Fairs and Congress Center of Malaga (FYCMA) at 17.00 on 24th September 2019. All members of the Association who have fully paid their subscriptions for the current year are... read more...

  • Receive 100€* with our feature writing competition

    If you were an IAH Council Member, what groundwater/hydrogeology related issues would you most like to raise with colleagues, either within IAH or beyond? We really want to know! We are inviting IAH members around the world to send an article of up to 500 words, the best of which... read more...

  • Download digital country hydrogeology maps of Africa: new content in the Africa Groundwater Atlas

    From 23–27 September 2019, UPGro and the British Geological Survey (BGS) are at the IAH 2019 Congress in Malaga, Spain, to announce new content in the Africa Groundwater Atlas, including the release of digital, GIS-enabled national scale hydrogeology maps for 38 African countries. At the IAH Congress we are hosting... read more...

  • Life-Forms Found Deep in World’s Oldest Groundwater

    Deep in the depths of Canada’s Kidd Mine, researchers have stumbled on a strange life-form. These bacteria live 2.4 kilometers below the surface, in perpetual darkness and in the world’s oldest groundwater. Find out more https://interestingengineering.com/life-forms-found-deep-in-worlds-oldest-groundwater read more...

  • Groundwater contamination by plastic microfibers

    Few studies of microplastic occurrence in groundwater have been published but recently the presence of microscopic plastic fibers in tap water from underground sources has been reported. Addressing the potential extent of groundwater contamination by plastic microfibers is now a real challenge for the international hydrogeological community to address. Find... read more...

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