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  • Groundwater runs short; water battles grow in Chennai

    When the thousands of water lorry drivers who shore up parched Chennai’s overtaxed water delivery system went on strike for three days last month, to protest a ruling restricting their access to groundwater, a water crisis ensued. Find out more https://www.deccanherald.com/national/groundwater-runs-short-water-702028.html read more...

  • Beware of scam emails

    We have again received reports of attempts to defraud members of IAH by scam email. Such attempts can 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...

  • US Chapter presents International Service Award to Dr Wendy Robertson

    We are delighted to announce that Dr Wendy Robertson of Central Michigan University is this year’s worthy recipient of our US Chapter’s “International Service Award”. The Award recognises the efforts of hydrogeologists based in the United States who have shown an outstanding commitment to assisting the international community with groundwater-related... read more...

  • New Zealand chapter launches new website

    The New Zealand Chapter of IAH has recently launched its website. It can be accessed at https://newzealand.iah.org/ and is designed and maintained by Sally Lochhead. Already with plenty of interesting content, the website includes the details of two technical presentations to be held in Auckland and Christchurch during November and... read more...

  • First announcement for IAH’s 46th Congress, Malaga

    The IAH Spanish Chapter (IAH-GE) and the Center of Hydrogeology of the University of Malaga (CEHIUMA) are honored to host and invite you to the 46th IAH Congress in Malaga, Spain in 2019. With the overall theme of Groundwater Management and Governance – Coping Water Scarcity, we feel it is... read more...

  • A new website for our Polish national chapter

    Witamy na nowej stronie internetowej Polskiego Komitetu Narodowego Międzynarodowego Stowarzyszenia Hydrogeologów – PKN IAH. https://poland.iah.org                   Welcome to the new website of the Polish National Committee of the International Hydrogeological Association – PKN IAH. https://poland.iah.org/en/ read more...

  • Use groundwater to top up Copenhagen’s starved lakes in summer

    This summer, Copenhagen’s lakes and ponds experienced massive water shortages, losing an unprecedented 90,000 litres of water every hour through evaporation during the drought. All of this could be avoided, contends the environmental foundation Miljøpunkt Nørrebro, as there is a huge water supply close at hand that could be used... read more...

  • 21 Indian Cities Projected to Run Out of Groundwater by 2020

    At least 21 cities in India are facing a potentially catastrophic water crisis within the next two years as groundwater is depleted, and the resulting shortages could affect more than 100 million people, a recent report says. Find out more https://weather.com/science/environment/news/2018-10-16-india-cities-will-run-out-groundwater-2020 read more...

  • As groundwater levels plunge, Lahore begins turning off taps

    Fearing shortages, Pakistan’s second-largest city turns to water rationing – and raises prices. “Fresh underground water is a precious resource, which we can’t allow anyone to misuse.” Find out more http://news.trust.org//item/20181010133945-yv1op/ read more...

  • Ben (GB) Engelen (1937–2018)

    We are sad to report that Ben Engelen, a prominent representative of IAH’s Regional Groundwater Flow Commission (RGFC), passed away on 10 June 2018. He is the author of two very well-known books: Developments in the analysis of groundwater flow system and Hydrological systems analysis: Methods and Applications. In 2013... read more...

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