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  • Share with us – corporate membership and opportunities

    We’d like to help more companies and organisations – and their staff – participate in global groundwater affairs and publicise their products and services. We understand that corporate relationships should cater to different needs. Some companies and organisations may be seeking membership for their staff and perhaps a few additional... read more...

  • Commission on Transboundary Aquifers – update and call for participation

    Some news just in from IAH’s Commission on Transboundary Aquifers, who will be organising a workshop on 22nd Sept 2019 in Malaga, Spain, as a pre-conference event, ahead of the IAH 46th Congress. This workshop will take stock of the whole question of “transboundary aquifers” that has evolved in the... read more...

  • Regional Groundwater Flow Commission sessions at EGU General Assembly

    IAH’s Regional Groundwater Flow commission is supporting a number of sessions at EGU General Assembly in Vienna, 7-12 April. These are: Geofluids as natural resources or sources of contamination: Research and Innovation (in collaboration with ENeRAG Geofluids H2020 project) Orals: 8 April (Monday) 10:45-12:30, Room L7, detailed programme Posters: 8... read more...

  • Most US coal plants are contaminating groundwater with toxins, analysis finds

    Almost every coal-fired power plant in the US is contaminating groundwater with unsafe levels of toxic pollution, according to the first comprehensive analysis of the consequences of coal ash waste disposal. Find out more https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/04/us-coal-plants-contaminating-groundwater-toxins-analysis See also Power companies refute groundwater contamination findings. https://www.wwdmag.com/power-generation/power-companies-refute-groundwater-contamination-findings read more...

  • Free in Hydrogeology Journal

    Hydrogeology Journal (March 2019) features a collection of five articles that present new evidence on the sustainability of groundwater use in Sub-Saharan Africa. Groundwater withdrawal is a potential strategy to meet rapid increases in freshwater demand that are projected to secure food supplies through irrigation and to realise universal access... read more...

  • Interested in Groundwater and Climate Change?

    We are happy to announce the launching of the new website of the IAH Commission on Groundwater and Climate Change (CGCC) at https://gwclimate.iah.org/. Here you will be able to find updated information on the commission chairs, members, publications and activities. We would also like to invite you to join the CGCC as a... read more...

  • First evidence of planet-wide groundwater system on Mars

    Mars Express has revealed the first geological evidence of a system of ancient interconnected lakes that once lay deep beneath the Red Planet’s surface, five of which may contain minerals crucial to life.”Early Mars was a watery world, but as the planet’s climate changed this water retreated below the surface... read more...

  • Supreme Court to hear groundwater pollution case

    The US Supreme Court justices will consider a long unresolved question in the area of US water law: Can businesses freely dispose of pollution into a groundwater source if that pollution eventually flows into a body of water on the surface? Find out more https://www.wwdmag.com/legislation/supreme-court-hear-groundwater-pollution-case read more...

  • Easter Island Statues May Have Been Erected As ‘Guardians’ Of Groundwater Sources

    Easter island’s famous statues, large human figures as high as 33 feet carved from the local quarried volcanic rocks, have long puzzled visitors and scientists. Research shows that the statues are usually located near sources of drinkable water, at points where springs emerge. Find out more https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2019/02/06/easter-island-statues-may-erected-as-guardians-of-water-sources/#72968c344628 read more...

  • LLAMADA ABIERTA : a todos los que trabajan en aspectos de las Aguas Subterraneas y la Hidrogeología en relación con Ibero-America

    Del 22 al 27 de septiembre del corriente año de 2019, tendrá lugar en Málaga (en el Sur de España) el 46 Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Hidrogeólogos (AIH/IAH), convocado con la colaboración de varios organismos. La sesión T9, con el título Groundwater & Socioeconomic Development in Latin-America (El... read more...

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