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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Ancient groundwater: Why the water you’re drinking may be thousands of years old

    Most water stored underground has been there for decades, and much of it has sat for hundreds, thousands or even millions of years. Older groundwater tends to reside deep underground, where it is less easily affected by surface conditions such as drought and pollution. People today are drilling deeper wells... read more...

  • Researchers Trace Threats to Groundwater in India

    The quality of water and its movement to and from aquifers are changing across India. Studies found increased flow of water from rivers to aquifers, especially during the dry season, but the reverse flow from aquifers to rivers decreased. Elsewhere natural geological processes in the hard Archean granite rocks and... read more...

  • In Memoriam: Prof. Aurelio Aureli

    Aurelio Aureli was Professor at the University of Catania and Palermo. He taught Geomorphology and Applied Geology.  During his long career, he studied many aspects of Sicilian Hydrogeology, producing the firsts vulnerability maps in Sicily. He was author of many papers, published in International Journals and presented at International Conferences... read more...

  • In Memoriam: Prof. Giorgio Ghiglieri

    Giorgio Ghiglieri, full professor of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology at the Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences at the University of Cagliari, suddenly passed away on August 10, 2021 at the age of 58. Giorgio achieved his degree in Geology at the University of Cagliari and the PhD degrees in... read more...

  • Nominations sought: Election for Vice President – Europe (West and Central)

    Following Marco Petitta’s election as Vice President for Science and Programme, we will be holding an election to fill the post of Vice President – Europe (West and Central). The Regional Vice President will provide stewardship of IAH interests and coordination of national chapters in this Region and also has... read more...

  • IAH Awards announced in Brussels and online

    The 2021 IAH awards were announced at the General Assembly (Annual General Meeting) of the Association, held on Tuesday 21 September during the Belgium congress and via YouTube livestream, and presented by members of IAH’s Executive. The Presidents’ Award is determined by the current and past presidents. This year’s award... read more...

  • ‘Like a metronome’: stalagmite growth found to be surprisingly constant

    To look inside a stalagmite is to look back in time tens of thousands of years to see how the Earth’s climate patterns have shaped the world we live in today. In a global investigation into the growth properties of stalagmites distributed across the world, scientists found that while growth... read more...

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