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  • Did Early Humans Cook Their Meals in Hot Springs?

    An international team of researchers suggests that early humans living in East Africa may have cooked their food in hot springs. Find out more https://www.archaeology.org/news/9029-200916-tanzania-hot-spring read more...

  • Alberta oil sands tailings ponds may be tainting groundwater

    An environmental watchdog says it has found “scientifically valid evidence” that Alberta’s oilsands tailings ponds are contaminating groundwater sources. Alberta’s chief scientist says he is reviewing their report. Find out more https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/oilsands-tailings-groundwater-contamination-1.5711471 read more...

  • Watch: Matthew Rodell presenting “Climate Change Effects on Groundwater – Expectations and Observations”

    We’ve uploaded a further video from last year’s congress in Malaga, namely Matthew Rodell presenting his keynote lecture “Climate Change Effects on Groundwater: Expectations and Observations”. We’d like to thank Matthew Rodell and the Hydrological Sciences Laboratory of NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, as well as the Malaga congress organising... read more...

  • Groundwater crisis in Zimbabwe brought on by droughts

    Zimbabwe’s groundwater is disappearing fast, leaving rural communities without water for household and agricultural use. Although drought years are part of the normal climate cycle in this part of Africa global warming is causing droughts to become more frequent, more intense and less predictable. Find out more https://eos.org/articles/groundwater-crisis-in-zimbabwe-brought-on-by-droughts#:~:text=Zimbabwe’s%20groundwater%20is%20disappearing%20fast,for%20household%20and%20agricultural%20use.&text=%E2%80%9CModels%20predict%20an%20average%20rainfall,the%20end%20of%20the%20century read more...

  • Groundwater stores resilient to climate change – though caution required

    A new study suggests fewer aquifers are depleting than previously but the authors urge caution in unsustainable extraction levels. The findings suggest that although groundwater depletion is occurring in many parts of the world the scale of depletion is more localised than past studies have indicated. Find out more https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-08/uos-mog082520.php read more...

  • Register for IAH’s 2020 Online Annual General Meeting (AGM/General Assembly)

    Notice is given that the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the International Association of Hydrogeologists will be held online at 1400 BST on 23rd September 2020. All members of the Association who have fully paid their subscriptions for the current year are entitled to attend the proceedings. The AGM agenda... read more...

  • Some California cities think they’re safe from sea level rise. They may not be…

    Sea level rise is a lot more complicated than just waves breaking over seawalls and beaches disappearing. As the ocean level rises inland it will push groundwater upward until it breaks the surface. Basements will heave, brackish water could corrode sewer pipes, toxic contaminants buried in the soil could bubble... read more...

  • IAH Groundwater Quality Commission

    Groundwater quality is a critical aspect of water resources. High quality groundwater provides safe drinking water for millions of users. However, without sustainable management, governance and protection, groundwater quality can rapidly deteriorate due to human activities. Inadequate management of groundwater can expose humans to hazardous natural and anthropogenic substances. Combined... read more...

  • IAH Mentoring Scheme – registration open

    Registration to IAH’s mentoring scheme is now open! In 2012 IAH took first steps to establish a mentoring scheme, undertaking an initial trial and producing guidance notes etc. under the advice of a mentoring/career development expert. Since then we have made a number of further calls for participation; we are... read more...

  • News and Information magazine

    Our August newsletter is now online, featuring groundwater and geoethics reports, chapter, network and commission updates, some reflections from the outgoing IAH President and Secretary General, as well as the usual mix of groundwater resources and IAH calls. We are happy to consider possible news articles from our members and others... read more...

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