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  • Scientists Map “Pulse” of Groundwater Flow through California’s Central Valley

    Surface deformation in the Central Valley has long been linked to changes in groundwater storage, but the timing and movement of water flow beneath the surface has been poorly understood due to a lack of reliable data. Scientists are now using advanced satellite data to map the “pulse” of groundwater... read more...

  • Scientists Map Africa’s Groundwater Recharge for the First Time

    The majority of people in rural Africa and a large proportion in its urban areas rely on groundwater for drinking, hygiene, and development. The rate at which groundwater is replenished is often unknown making regional water security difficult to assess. A recent study showing the continent’s groundwater recharge rates may... read more...

  • Assessing Groundwater Quality: A Global Perspective

    The Friends of Groundwater, a network of about 30 global groundwater experts representing 20 institutions and organisations including IAH, prepared a comprehensive paper on the qualitative state of groundwater resources globally: “Assessing Groundwater Quality: A Global Perspective. Importance, Methods and Potential Data Sources”. Find out more Assessing Groundwater Quality: A... read more...

  • In Memoriam – Dr Ralf Klingbeil

    It is with profound sadness that we report the sudden passing of Dr. Ralf Klingbeil. On behalf of all members of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, we wish to express our condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. We join in this with Ralf’s many colleagues and friends throughout the... read more...

  • India’s groundwater crisis threatens food security for hundreds of millions, study says

    Hundreds of millions of people in India face a serious threat to their livelihoods and food security due to overexploitation of vital water supplies, according a new study. India is one of the world’s biggest crop producers and more than half of its 1.3 billion people rely on agriculture for... read more...

  • Prosopis juliflora acutely reduces water resources in Ethiopia, costing rural livelihoods

    New research has revealed how an invasion of the alien evergreen tree, Prosopis juliflora seriously diminishes water resources in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. These invasive trees in drier parts of the country have substantially reduced groundwater in aquifers, on which local farmers and towns are totally reliant. Find out... read more...

  • Is Germany facing a water shortage crisis?

    In recent years, record heat and low rainfall have taken a toll on Germany’s groundwater, even in the winter. Experts say it’s time to radically overhaul the way the country manages its water. Find out more https://www.dw.com/en/is-germany-facing-a-water-shortage-crisis/a-56309473 read more...

  • Bangladesh aims to cut groundwater dependency for irrigation

    Bangladesh is targeting the increased use of surface water for irrigation to 30 per cent of the country’s total irrigation area by 2030 in order to reduce dependence on groundwater for sustainable use of water and efficient management of water resources. Find out more https://www.thedailystar.net/business/news/govt-aims-cut-groundwater-dependency-irrigation-2029649 read more...

  • Freshened Groundwater in the Sub-seafloor

    Offshore freshened groundwater (OFG) is water hosted in sediments and rocks below the seafloor. It can be found offshore of most continents around the world and could possibly become a source of potable water for human populations living near the coast. Scientists are using a variety of geochemical, geophysical, and... read more...

  • The first case of a Portuguese beetle living exclusively in groundwater

    A diving beetle demonstrating various adaptations to life underground, including depigmentation and evolutionary loss of eyes, was discovered in Portugal. This new to science species is the first known representative of the whole order of beetles to exclusively inhabit the underground waters of Portugal. Find out more https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190108084435.htm read more...

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