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  • In memorium – Prof Yorum Eckstein, PhD

    As reported recently by IWRA, we sadly announce the passing of Prof. Yorum Eckstein, former Associate Editors for Water International, and the father of IWRA current President Gabriel Ekstein. He passed away suddenly on Saturday June 27th following a long period of poor health. Prof. Yorum Eckstein was an internationally... read more...

  • Wiktor Bakiewicz, 1930-2020

    The distinguished hydrogeologist Wiktor Bakiewicz has died. He was born in Poland in 1930 and he and his family moved to the UK shortly after the Second World War. He studied geology in London and, after a stint as a geophysical logger with Schlumberger in Latin America, embarked on a... read more...

  • Could the Answer to Groundwater Resources Come From High in the Sky?

    A new computational approach offers a high-tech yet simple method to estimate available groundwater. It pairs high-resolution images derived by satellite with advanced computer modeling to estimate aquifer volume change from observed ground deformation. Find out more https://newscenter.lbl.gov/2020/06/11/could-the-answer-to-groundwater-resources-come-from-high-in-the-sky/ read more...

  • How storms may contribute to groundwater contamination in karst systems

    Karst aquifers are some of the most important sources of drinking water in the world. During storms, water can flow rapidly through the large underground channels in these aquifers and easily pick up small particles, metals, and other contaminants. Researchers found that sediments washed through karst aquifers during storms come... read more...

  • Why drought programmes in Ethiopia should support communal access to groundwater

    Like many countries in east Africa, Ethiopia is highly vulnerable to drought. Since 1965, Ethiopia has experienced 15 severe droughts affecting more than 65 million people and causing serious economic damage. A new study looks at what the most reliable and accessible water source types were for communities during drought.... read more...

  • How the taste of groundwater could help focus mining exploration efforts

    Haloes of altered water chemistry in groundwater could help geologists identify areas where ore deposits lie hidden below the surface. A new report shows that by sampling groundwaters, prospectors can make their exploration instruments ‘taste’ the geology they have come into contact with and determine what kind of minerals are buried... read more...

  • South Africa prepares to protect groundwater from coronavirus mass graves

    With researchers noting that little is known about how long the novel coronavirus survives in water, South Africa wants to avoid sudden, poorly planned burials that could result in the virus or other pathogens passing into water supplies. If burial sites are chosen that have potential to impact the environment,... read more...

  • Concern over groundwater pollution in Lagos, Nigeria

    A recent explosion that rocked Abule-Ado, a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria, has rekindled concerns over pollution of groundwater in some communities in the state. There is mounting apprehension that the water sources of the affected communities are polluted, without redress, especially with the focus now being on COVID-19. Find out... read more...

  • Congress video – Gabriel Eckstein, Texas A&M University School of Law/IWRA

    We’ve uploaded a further video from last year’s congress in Malaga, namely Gabriel Eckstein presenting his keynote lecture “Regulating what we can’t see: International Law and Transboundary Aquifers”. We’d like to thank Gabriel Eckstein, the Texas A&M University School of Law and IWRA for granting permission for its use, as... read more...

  • Modelling the river-groundwater interface and hot spots for arsenic release

    Research over the last decades has led to better understanding of the sources of arsenic-polluted groundwater. Reactive transport modelling has now integrated this knowledge into computer simulations that mimic the complex interactions between groundwater flow, solute transport and geochemical reaction mechanisms. Find out more https://www.eawag.ch/en/news-agenda/news-portal/news-detail/computer-modelling-deciphers-the-important-role-of-the-river-groundwater-interface-as-a-hot-spot-for/ read more...

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