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  • Life-Forms Found Deep in World’s Oldest Groundwater

    Deep in the depths of Canada’s Kidd Mine, researchers have stumbled on a strange life-form. These bacteria live 2.4 kilometers below the surface, in perpetual darkness and in the world’s oldest groundwater. Find out more https://interestingengineering.com/life-forms-found-deep-in-worlds-oldest-groundwater read more...

  • Groundwater contamination by plastic microfibers

    Few studies of microplastic occurrence in groundwater have been published but recently the presence of microscopic plastic fibers in tap water from underground sources has been reported. Addressing the potential extent of groundwater contamination by plastic microfibers is now a real challenge for the international hydrogeological community to address. Find... read more...

  • Groundwater – Critical for Sustainable Development

    An infographic entitled “Groundwater – Critical for Sustainable Development”, which illustrates a timeline of groundwater use throughout history and projected outcomes of continued groundwater abstraction was launched during the 2nd Southern African Development Community – Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. The graphic can be used as... read more...

  • Qatar’s agriculture push risks further groundwater depletion

    Qatar was recently ranked as the most water-stressed country in the world. Rainfall is unpredictable and erratic and there are no permanent rivers. With a 400% increase in local agricultural production, Qatar now withdraws nearly four times as much water from its aquifers than is replenished by rainfall each year.... read more...

  • IAH’s 46th Congress, Malaga

    Latest news Preparations for our upcoming congress in Malaga continue – it is just a few weeks! A draft programme is now up on the congress website. At the last count, 745 participants had registered. We have been advised, however, that around a quarter of this figure has yet to... read more...

  • Could waterflooding for oil and gas extraction put groundwater at risk?

    A University of Saskatchewan researcher says that waterflooding, a form of oil extraction being encouraged by the Saskatchewan government, needs more research and monitoring to avoid potential long-term contamination of drinking water in the province. Find out more https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/groundwater-waterflooding-oil-gas-drinking-water-supply-contamination-saskatchewan-research-1.5255237 read more...

  • Galilee earthquake swarms caused by increased groundwater extraction

    Two recent earthquake swarms affecting the Galilee were likely caused by the accelerated extraction of groundwater from aquifers around the Sea of Galilee, a new study has revealed. Find out more https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Galilee-earthquake-swarms-caused-by-increased-groundwater-extraction-599147 read more...

  • Earthquakes Shake Up Groundwater Systems

    After an earthquake, regional stream flows will sometimes increase as groundwater is released from aquifers. A new study looks at the effect of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake in Japan on groundwater systems in China and sheds light on how the Earth’s subsurface can be affected by large earthquakes. Find out... read more...

  • Widespread Contamination Found in Northwest India’s Groundwater

    India’s regions are dry and getting drier. A new study shows that India’s groundwater is also contaminated by both human-made pollutants and naturally occurring toxic minerals at levels that may be detrimental to human health without treatment. Find out more https://eos.org/articles/widespread-contamination-found-in-northwest-indias-groundwater read more...

  • Groundwater reserves in Africa – more resilient to climate change than previously thought

        Scientists from across Africa and the world have compiled and analysed decades of groundwater and rainfall records from sub-Saharan Africa. They suggest that across the region, this vital source of water for drinking and irrigation is more resilient to climate variability and change than previously thought. Find out... read more...

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