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  • Groundwater springs harbour hidden viruses

    In many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, groundwater springs are a vital, precious source of water. They can also be a reservoir of disease. Researchers have reported on aquifers in Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda that contain diverse communities of viruses – including those that present a risk to human health. Find... read more...

  • China to improve its groundwater

    China aims to improve its overall groundwater quality and restore ecosystem functions at a basic level by 2035, according to an official plan issued on Monday. Find out more https://www.chinadailyhk.com/articles/214/205/128/1554264505400.html   read more...

  • Satellite measurement of permanent loss to California groundwater source

    Researchers used satellite data to measure water volume changes due to groundwater variation in the aquifer, to show California’s Central Valley aquifer, the major source of groundwater in the region, suffered permanent loss of capacity during the drought experienced in the area from 2012 to 2015. Find out more https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2019/03/19/western-droughts-caused-permanent-loss-to-major-california-groundwater-source/ read more...

  • Hydrogeology Journal – Free access to Editors’ Choice articles

    The 2018 Editors’ Choice articles have been announced for Hydrogeology Journal. There are five articles which the editors think will be of particular interest to readers, and our publisher (Springer Nature) has given them free access until 30 April 2019. Details can be found at http://bit.ly/2Yrpdqo Congratulations to the authors... read more...

  • World Water Day 2019

    IAH will be taking part in World Water Day activities on 22 March and beyond. Once again, our Early Career Hydrogeologists’ Network have produced a poignant video. We are hugely grateful to them for taking the time and effort to make it, and strongly encourage you to take a moment... read more...

  • Most US coal plants are contaminating groundwater with toxins, analysis finds

    Almost every coal-fired power plant in the US is contaminating groundwater with unsafe levels of toxic pollution, according to the first comprehensive analysis of the consequences of coal ash waste disposal. Find out more https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/04/us-coal-plants-contaminating-groundwater-toxins-analysis See also Power companies refute groundwater contamination findings. https://www.wwdmag.com/power-generation/power-companies-refute-groundwater-contamination-findings read more...

  • First evidence of planet-wide groundwater system on Mars

    Mars Express has revealed the first geological evidence of a system of ancient interconnected lakes that once lay deep beneath the Red Planet’s surface, five of which may contain minerals crucial to life.”Early Mars was a watery world, but as the planet’s climate changed this water retreated below the surface... read more...

  • Supreme Court to hear groundwater pollution case

    The US Supreme Court justices will consider a long unresolved question in the area of US water law: Can businesses freely dispose of pollution into a groundwater source if that pollution eventually flows into a body of water on the surface? Find out more https://www.wwdmag.com/legislation/supreme-court-hear-groundwater-pollution-case read more...

  • Easter Island Statues May Have Been Erected As ‘Guardians’ Of Groundwater Sources

    Easter island’s famous statues, large human figures as high as 33 feet carved from the local quarried volcanic rocks, have long puzzled visitors and scientists. Research shows that the statues are usually located near sources of drinkable water, at points where springs emerge. Find out more https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2019/02/06/easter-island-statues-may-erected-as-guardians-of-water-sources/#72968c344628 read more...

  • World’s Groundwater Reserves Facing Major Environmental Crisis

    Future ​generations ​could be faced ​with an ​environmental ​‘time ​bomb’ if ​climate change ​is to have a ​significant ​effect on the ​world’s ​essential ​groundwater ​reserves. Find out more https://thewaternetwork.com/_/hydrogeology-and-groundwater-remediation/article-FfV/worlds-groundwater-reserves-facing-major-environmental-crisis-jbcp0LGpSTij58v879Mu9g   read more...

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