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  • As groundwater levels plunge, Lahore begins turning off taps

    Fearing shortages, Pakistan’s second-largest city turns to water rationing – and raises prices. “Fresh underground water is a precious resource, which we can’t allow anyone to misuse.” Find out more http://news.trust.org//item/20181010133945-yv1op/ read more...

  • Colombia: tragic loss of three young earth scientists

    We are sad to report the recent tragic deaths of three young earth scientists in Colombia. Below are statements in Spanish and English from the Asociación Colombiana de Hidrogeologos (ACH)/IAH Colombian chapter, IAH’s Early Career Hydrogeologist Network (ECHN-IAH) and IAH’s Burdon Groundwater Network for International Development (IAH-BGID). We join them... read more...

  • Soil Could Filter Antibiotics from Treated Wastewater, Protecting Groundwater

    Soil may be a natural filter that can act as a tertiary treatment for wastewater, preventing antibiotics from contaminating groundwater, according to researchers who conducted a study at Penn State‘s Living Filter. Find out more Science and Technology Research News read more...

  • Tehran Faces Crisis As Iran’s Water Supply Runs Low

    Tehran could soon be the epicenter of the Iran’s water crisis. The city has grown rapidly in recent decades, its population now near 8.5 million. As rural areas exhaust their water resources, Tehran is expected to grow even more. Find out more https://www.circleofblue.org/2018/middle-east/tehran-faces-crisis-as-irans-water-supply-runs-low/ read more...

  • What lives beneath: Microbes in NZ groundwater have vital role in processing contaminants

    By looking at the whole range of organisms that are there and how they change in response to contaminants, scientists can start building a picture of the stress a groundwater environment is under. Changes in water quality will be seen in changes to biological diversity. Find out more https://www.stuff.co.nz/science/106280426/what-lives-beneath-microbes-in-nz-groundwater-have-vital-role-in-processing-contaminants read more...

  • Earthquakes can be attenuated by groundwater

    Researchers from EPFL and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris have found that the presence of pressurized fluid in surrounding rock can reduce the intensity of earthquakes triggered by underground human activities like geothermal energy production. Find out more https://actu.epfl.ch/news/earthquakes-can-be-attenuated-by-groundwater/   read more...

  • Cape drought: What’s happening to our groundwater?

    It would be a pity if all the energy and money spent on groundwater drought relief projects over the past couple of months does not realise some meaningful contribution to better understanding of groundwater in and around Cape Town. Find out more https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2018-07-30-cape-drought-whats-happening-to-our-groundwater/ read more...

  • Free from Hydrogeology Journal Special Issue: Groundwater sustainability in fast-developing China

    Hydrogeology Journal 26:05 (August 2018) deals with the groundwater sustainability challenge in China, under pressure of population growth, fast economic development and climate change. The guest editors (Yanxin Wang, Rui Ma, Wenke Wang, Xiaosi Su) collected 31 papers to provide an update on recent advances in hydrogeological studies in China,... read more...

  • Groundwater helping rural communities cope with drought in Nile Basin

    According to the State of the Nile Report by the Nile Basin Initiative, ground water is an important resource, supporting the social and economic development of the Nile riparian countries and making an important contribution to water and food security in the region. Find out more http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/read/226215/ read more...

  • UK Groundwater Forum

    The revised and updated version of the UK Groundwater Forum’s popular publication was launched on 13th September at Groundwater: Managing our Hidden Asset, a two day conference co-convened by the IAH British National Chapter and the Hydrogeology Group of the Geological Society to celebrate IAH’s 60th anniversary and the Geological... read more...

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