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  • IAEA project maps groundwater reserves in Africa’s Sahel region

    Spreading over a 7-million square kilometre area, the Sahel is home to 135 million people across West, Central and North Africa. The area has suffered from extreme drought in recent decades, affecting agriculture and causing widespread hunger. Without many rivers to draw water from, groundwater systems are the region’s main... read more...

  • Call for nominations for our Applied Hydrogeology Award

    Professor Richard Carter was the worthy first recipient of the “Applied Hydrogeology Award”; proposed as one of the activities to recognise IAH’S 60th anniversary. We are happy to announce a call for nominations for the 2017 award, which will be presented at the 44th Congress in Dubrovnik. The same criteria... read more...

  • Hydrogeology and Human Health – Hydrogeology Journal Special Issue

    Hydrogeology Journal’s special issue ‘Hydrogeology and Human Health’ (June 2017) has been borne of the pressures pertaining to global groundwater resources, some longstanding, others more recently acknowledged. Among them, climate change, exponential population growth and associated rates of urbanisation, increasing food production and waste management requirements, and inconsistent regulation perhaps... read more...

  • India uses up more groundwater than US and China

    On average, it receives a million cubic metres of rainfall on every square kilometre. But Naujhil block is a declared “dark zone”, that is, its groundwater extraction far exceeds the recharging rate and use of electricity for pumping water is not permitted. Because of heavy withdrawal, the groundwater is very... read more...

  • Nevada water legislation may impact groundwater and ecosystems

    Environmental groups expressed grave concerns today in a hearing of the Nevada Senate Natural Resources Committee over proposed legislation … to allow construction of a massive water pipeline, devastating ecosystems and putting already imperiled wildlife at risk of extinction…. would pave the way for massive groundwater export projects that would... read more...

  • “Change the World”: Hydrogeology Journal article on Groundwater Governance and the Global Framework for Action

    The Springer Nature campaign “Change the World, One Article at a Time” highlights articles that seek to address the world’s most pressing challenges. The article chosen for our Hydrogeology Journal, from all those published in 2016, is “Groundwater Governance: key challenges in applying the Global Framework for Action” by Stephen... read more...

  • Your opinion counts – IAH survey 2017

    We are currently undertaking a survey to seek opinions, feedback and ideas for new benefits and services IAH might provide to its members and supporters. The survey will be open until the end of August 2017. We are seeking representation from far and wide, so please do pass the message... read more...

  • India’s groundwater future is at stake

    Since the 1960s, India’s groundwater irrigation has increased dramatically, playing an important role in its economy and people’s lives — supporting livelihoods of over 26 crore [260 million] farmers and agricultural labourers who grow over a third of India’s foodgrains. These benefits, however, have come at the cost of increased... read more...

  • IAH mentoring scheme – update

    As you may be aware, last year IAH made calls for our “mentoring scheme” for both potential scheme mentors and mentees. Having undertaken a considered review of the applications received, the Secretariat has identified a number of potential “matches” and has contacted the relevant individuals in this respect. We also... read more...

  • Beware of scam emails

    We have received a number of reports of attempts to defraud members of IAH by scam email. These include apparent requests from an IAH colleague for financial assistance based on a supposed emergency situation far from home. Unfortunately, these activities can take advantage of the global goodwill of IAH in... read more...

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