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  • Vast, salty groundwater system under the Antarctic ice sheet found

    A new discovery deep beneath one of Antarctica’s rivers of ice could change scientists’ understanding of how the ice flows, with important implications for estimating future sea level rise. Find out more https://theconversation.com/scientists-in-antarctica-discover-a-vast-salty-groundwater-system-under-the-ice-sheet-with-implications-for-sea-level-rise-182506 read more...

  • Dunning-Kruger, groundwater quality, and avoiding a collective moral failing

    The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias whereby people vastly overestimate their competence in a given domain, by being unaware of just how little they know. Could this be the case with our perceived ability to continue relying on groundwater as a primary resource of clean water, when there is... read more...

  • Better deep-bore wells aim to stop Indonesia’s groundwater waste

    Farming and other water-based industries thrive in Pasuruan, a fertile rice-growing district in Indonesia’s East Java province that’s home to active volcanoes and rich aquifers. Thanks to a proliferation of unregulated artesian wells, however, Pasuruan risks losing that bounty. Hundreds of artesian wells, often reaching dozens of metres below the... read more...

  • Hidden source of greenhouse gases – organic matter in groundwater

    New research has found when groundwater – especially from deep down – is pumped to the surface, it brings with it dissolved organic matter preserved from long ago. Once sunlight and oxygen hit this matter, it can turn into carbon dioxide. Groundwater could be another source of planet-heating greenhouse gases,... read more...

  • May News and Information magazine

    Our May newsletter is now online, featuring World Water Day, meeting and other reports, as well as the usual mix of groundwater resources and IAH news and calls. We are happy to consider possible news articles from our members and others in groundwater-related professions. We also accept commercial advertisements. All... read more...

  • Applied Hydrogeology Award 2022 – open for nominations

    We are pleased to call for nominations for the 2022 ‘Applied Hydrogeology Award’. This award aims to recognise those who have made an outstanding contribution to the application of hydrogeology, resulting in an increase in living standards in low and middle income countries. We would especially like to receive nominations... read more...

  • Ghana: visible actions to sustainably manage groundwater resources

    In Ghana most of the water withdrawn for drinking and for irrigation comes from groundwater sources. But the World Bank estimates annual losses due to water pollution equivalent to about 3% of Ghana’s GDP. Despite this, Ghana can be well-positioned to sustainably manage its water resources through strategic local actions,... read more...

  • Groundwater justice is justice for all

    If groundwater could speak, what would it say about water justice? The First Peoples of the Kimberley’s Martuwarra (Fitzroy River) are advocating for transformative changes that will bring justice to people and water – especially groundwater. Australia must make the invisible visible and explicitly recognise how groundwater, rivers, and people are... read more...

  • Europe’s groundwater — a key resource under pressure

    Groundwater supplies 65% of drinking water and 25% of water for agricultural irrigation in the 27 EU Member States. Across the EU 24% of groundwater is of poor chemical status and 9% of poor quantitative status. Groundwater is under pressure from pollution and abstraction related to population growth and increasing... read more...

  • Groundwater for Sustainable Livelihoods and Equitable Growth

    Edited by: Viviana Re, Rodrigo Lilla Manzione, Tamiru A. Abiye, Aditi Mukherji, Alan MacDonald Groundwater for Sustainable Livelihoods and Equitable Growth explores how groundwater, often invisibly, improves peoples’ lives and livelihoods. This unique collection of 19 studies captures experiences of groundwater making a difference in 16 countries in Africa, South... read more...

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