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  • Texas must address groundwater future, says expert

    Texas groundwater common law is fundamentally based on principles developed in ancient Rome. Long-term water security is essential for the future of Texas, and the state acutely needs a common law system that can balance world-scale agricultural activity, industrial development and urban growth while also protecting private property rights. Find... read more...

  • Study analyzes the risk of karst groundwater contamination to human consumption

    Researchers analyzed the presence of several pollutants in water from many karst aquifers of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, relating fast infiltration processes to an increased concentration of these substances. During rainfall events when aquifers recharge the concentration of pollutants and pathogenic microorganisms can significantly exceed the safe... read more...

  • Watch: keynotes from Malaga, 2019

    While a bit slower than we’d have liked, we’re happy to announce that the final batch of keynote lectures from our Malaga congress is now available to watch on IAH’s Vimeo and YouTube channels, namely: Marijke Huysmans – Dealing with geological heterogeneity and uncertainty in groundwater modelling; Hervé Jourde –... read more...

  • Groundwater monitoring with seismic instruments

    Researchers at the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), together with colleagues from Nepal, have demonstrated an elegant method to track groundwater dynamics in high mountains using seismic waves. Find out more https://www.waterworld.com/environmental/press-release/14204061/groundwater-monitoring-with-seismic-instruments read more...

  • Latest members’ alert has landed

    Our latest alert has just landed in members’ inboxes. It contains information about our Hydrogeology Journal content, access to which which members automatically receive (as well as discounts on open access publishing in the journal); 3 calls for participation; a book prize draw and opportunities for free online registration for... read more...

  • Why Peru is reviving a pre-Incan technology for water

    Peru is turning to ancient indigenous techniques, natural ecosystems – and groundwater, to keep its taps running, as climate change threatens to dry out its water supply. Rainfall is diverted to natural infiltration basins. “If we plant the water, we can harvest the water. But if we don’t plant the... read more...

  • https://borgenproject.org/groundwater-wells-in-venezuela/

    Amidst the current problematic economic situation and levels of poverty in Venezuela, urban and rural sectors are going deep to find water due to poor access to safe water. Geographical studies or dowsing are the most common methods of creating local groundwater wells in Venezuela. Find out more https://borgenproject.org/groundwater-wells-in-venezuela/ read more...

  • Joint Congresses’ Groundwater Declaration – What are your views?

    2021 is an exceptional year for IAH. It is the year with two congresses: the 47th IAH Congress in São Paulo, Brazil in August and the 48th IAH Congress in Brussel, Belgium in September. To mark the occasion, the IAH National Chapters in Brazil and Belgium, the IAH Council, ABAS,... read more...

  • In Memoriam – Dr Pierre Hubert

    Pierre Hubert (1943–2020) passed away on 31st December 2020. On behalf of all members of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, we wish to express our condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Pierre graduated with a degree in engineering from the Ecole Centrale in Paris in 1967, and was awarded... read more...

  • How Yemen’s solar power revolution could drain the whole country of water

    During the war, Yemenis have turned to solar power for homes and hospitals as well as water pumps. But new research says that too much water is being pumped and the whole country is at risk. Satellite remote sensing shows that groundwater in western Yemen has been at its lowest... read more...

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