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  • 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...

  • Monitoring groundwater along river corridors

    Spend time in any of the world’s great forests and you’ll start seeing the trees as immense pillars holding the heavens aloft while firmly anchored in the earth. It’s as much fact as sentiment. Trees really do link the ground to the sky by exchanging energy and matter between the... read more...

  • Duvel beer and Pfizer vaccine made using the same groundwater

    Duvel beer and the new Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine are made using the same source of groundwater, according to an expert in hydrology. The quality of the water used is crucial to beer, to such an extent that companies often purify the water and then add back the qualities most sought-after.... read more...

  • Concerns mink mass graves in Denmark may have contaminated groundwater

    Danish environmental authorities are looking into whether decomposing mink buried in dirt pits following a nationwide cull may have contaminated groundwater and nearby protected nature areas. Find out more https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-11/mass-mink-graves-in-denmark-may-have-soiled-groundwater/12973200 read more...

  • Eindhoven’s surplus groundwater deserves an innovative solution

    Surplus groundwater in Eindhoven has been pumped up for years in order to keep everyone’s our feet dry. but last month an alarming study was published which showed that the surrounding Brabant countryside is thirsty and that it needs a lot more water to survive. A new innovative and sustainable... read more...

  • Climate change warms groundwater in Bavaria

    Groundwater reservoirs in Bavaria have warmed considerably over the past few decades. A new study compares temperatures at 35 measuring stations, taken at different depths, with data from the 1990s. Water found at a depth of 20 meters was almost one degree warmer on average than 30 years ago. Find... read more...

  • News and Information magazine

    Our December newsletter is now online, featuring updates on international engagement, a message from our new president, chapter, network and commission news, as well as the usual mix of groundwater resources and IAH reports and calls. We are happy to consider possible news articles from our members and others in... read more...

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