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  • Ancient groundwater brings a new lease of life to arid ecosystems

    How does a living fish have a radiocarbon age of ~9,000 years BC? A recent study revealed that very old carbon from ancient groundwater actually provides a life-sustaining source of energy to the contemporary food web of wetlands in dry (“arid”) climates. Find out more https://envirobites.org/2019/06/02/ancient-groundwater-brings-a-new-lease-of-life-to-arid-ecosystems/ read more...

  • IAH’s 46th Congress, Malaga

    Hopefully by now you have the 22-27 September 2019 booked in your diaries for the 46th Congress in Malaga, Spain. This is proving to be very popular, with 778 abstracts submitted and 450 oral presentations proposed. By the end of June, well over 500 delegates had already signed up  –... read more...

  • Could Marsquakes be caused by frozen groundwater?

    During the day, liquid groundwater seeps into tiny pores in the ground. As temperatures plunge at night, the top layers of groundwater freeze, building pressure inside those pores, resulting in seismic activity – as suggested in a recently published paper. Find out more https://futurism.com/the-byte/theory-marsquakes-frozen-groundwater   read more...

  • Applied Hydrogeology Award 2019 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    We’re disappointed to report that we have not received as many nominations for the 2019 ‘Applied Hydrogeology Award’ as we might hope. This is a pity, as we all know that there are many deserving candidates that should receive recognition for their efforts – but it is down to you,... read more...

  • 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...

  • 21 Indian Cities Will Run Out Of Groundwater By 2020

    Three rivers, four water bodies, five wetlands and six forests have completely dried in Chennai despite having better water resources and rains than any other metro cities, a recent report says. Find out more https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/21-indian-cities-will-run-out-of-groundwater-by-2020-report-2056129 read more...

  • Integrity risks in professional borehole drilling

    Integrity risks can be high in some professional borehole drilling projects, particularly the risk of corruption, but such risks may be brushed over or not even acknowledged. By acknowledging and addressing integrity risks from the earliest project stages, WASH managers in both government and NGOs can take steps to prevent... read more...

  • Scientists create a global map of where groundwater meets oceans

    Scientists have created high-resolution maps of points around the globe where groundwater meets the oceans — the first such analysis of its kind, that may help protect both drinking water and the seas. Find out more https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/scientists-create-a-global-map-of-where-groundwater-meets-oceans/article27697520.ece read more...

  • Ancient groundwater in Egyptian aquifers

    Researchers have found evidence that older water from the deep Nubian Aquifer is discharging along faults in the rocks and mixing with shallow, younger groundwater. This potentially valuable resource could ease pressure on  water available from the River Nile and could help in future development plans for the area. Find... read more...

  • Low cost way to explore groundwater resources could be game changer

    UNSW Sydney water engineers have revealed that investigating and managing groundwater resources more sustainably can be achieved at lower cost by using existing Earth and atmospheric tidal data. Find out more https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/science-tech/low-cost-way-explore-groundwater-resources-could-be-game-changer read more...

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