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  • Free from our Hydrogeology Journal

    Free, from our Hydrogeology Journal – 6 articles on Fractured-rock Hydrogeology. Thanks to Springer for the continuing support – and thanks also to some well known names from our global groundwater family! Fractured-rock aquifers occur on all continents and are becoming increasingly important for drinking-water supplies, as they have higher... read more...

  • Optimizing Sustainable Groundwater Management Calls For A System Thinking Approach

    A ‘systems thinking’ approach could innovatively contribute to a water-secure Southern African Development Community (SADC) region to mitigate the impacts of climate change. If sustainable water resources management is the ultimate aim, a transdisciplinary approach which advocates for the conjunctive use of both groundwater and surface water is required. Find... read more...

  • ‘Farmers are digging their own graves’: true cost of growing food in Spain’s arid south

    Intensive agriculture’s insatiable thirst for water is turning wetland to wasteland, draining rivers and polluting groundwater. Las Tablas’ ecosystem relies on water from rainfall, the Guadiana river and a huge aquifer, but the climate crisis has resulted in Spain’s periods of drought getting longer. The Guadiana is drying up, while... read more...

  • IAH Vice President – Europe (West and Central)

    Following Marco Petitta’s election as Vice President for Science and Programme, we began the process to fill his former role of Vice President – Europe (West and Central). The Regional Vice President provides stewardship of IAH interests and coordination of national chapters in the Region and also has wider responsibilities... read more...

  • China unveils regulation on groundwater management

    The new regulation, which will take effect on December 1, sets out specific rules for groundwater in the areas of survey and planning, conservation and protection, over-exploitation treatment, pollution control, and supervision and management. Find out more https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-11-10/China-unveils-regulation-on-groundwater-management-154CwgsSFq0/index.html read more...

  • IAH and COP26

    COP26 is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference, which takes place from 31 October and 12 November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. It is hoped that the conference will result in commitments for enhanced ambition to achieve the climate change goals. IAH will be joining SIWI in the Water Pavilion... read more...

  • New from IAH Time Capsule Project: interview with Wolfgang Dreybrodt

    The Time Capsule project of IAH is pleased to announce that it has just published a video interview of Wolfgang Dreybrodt. The interview permits knowing better the human perspective in the work of Wolfgang Dreybrodt and the circumstances in which he started to work on karst. We hope that the... read more...

  • Danish Military Accused As Pollution, Cancer-causing Substances Found In Drinking Water

    Harmful compounds from drills held by the Danish Armed Forces have been poisoning the groundwater and the local environment for years. Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) chemicals with values between 100 and 1,000 times above the maximum permissible concentration in groundwater have been discovered at the country’s three current air... read more...

  • Make a Difference in Groundwater

    São Paulo-Brussels Groundwater Declaration – shared challenges, share the will worldwide! In this year, 2021, when the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) has two international congresses, IAH National Chapters in Brazil and Belgium, along with the IAH Executive Committee, Associação Brasileira de Águas Subterrâneas (ABAS), and Asociación Latinoamericana de Hidrología... read more...

  • The five biggest threats to our natural world … and how we can stop them

    Groundwater extraction: ‘People don’t see it’ From hunting, fishing and logging to the extraction of oil, gas, coal and water, humanity’s insatiable appetite for the planet’s resources has devastated large parts of the natural world. While the impacts of many of these actions can often be seen, unsustainable groundwater extraction could... read more...

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