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  • Grave danger – Cemeteries as a source of groundwater pollution

    Halloween brought with it thoughts of ghosts, skeletons and spooky cemeteries. Graveyards have long been considered scary places thanks to the corpses beneath our feet, but for most people not because of the contamination risk they can pose to groundwater. Find out more https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/associate-news/grave-danger-cemeteries-as-a-source-of-groundwater-pollution read more...

  • Groundwater heating could be the answer to greener cities

    Natural water in the ground below UK streets could be used as a low-carbon heat source in many of the country’s towns and cities, according to new research from the British Geological Survey. Find out more https://www.powerengineeringint.com/2019/10/22/groundwater-heating-could-be-the-answer-to-greener-cities/?topic=73112 read more...

  • Drought-proofing South Africa: Groundwater is the way to go

    Under-utilised groundwater – married with new technologies such as solar power – could play a major role in combating poverty and improving food and water security. And all to the benefit of those South Africans who battle to feed themselves and their families. Find out more https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-10-23-drought-proofing-south-africa-groundwater-is-the-way-to-go/ read more...

  • 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...

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