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  • 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...

  • Contamination: solving the groundwater puzzle

    Pakistan abstracts 70 billion cubic meters of groundwater annually, which is the second highest level of extraction on per capita basis after China. Public debate on Pakistan’s water shortage is a welcome change, when the electorate is demanding that politicians and state institutions give answers on issues faced by ordinary... read more...

  • Malta warned of low groundwater levels

    The European Environment Agency’s European Waters report for 2018 says that Malta is among the three southern member states, the others being Cyprus and Spain, where the groundwater levels are drying up fast. Find out more https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20180710/local/malta-warned-of-low-groundwater-levels.683985 read more...

  • Kenya takes a look into the unknown: Its underground water reserves

    Few visitors to the sparkling seas that lap the miles of sand along Kenya’s Diani beach would know that all the water in their taps comes from boreholes sunk into aquifers – underground reservoirs of freshwater that are also used by residents, businesses and agriculture. Find put more https://www.reuters.com/article/us-africa-water-management/kenya-takes-a-look-into-the-unknown-its-underground-water-reserves-idUSKBN1JS0UZ read more...

  • Groundwater could trigger earthquakes

    Study explores whether seasonal fluctuations in local aquifers might explain cycle of expansion and contraction, potentially triggering earthquakes. Find out more https://www.livescience.com/62890-groundwater-levels-major-earthquakes.html read more...

  • MAR in Integrated Water Management

    IAH’s Commission for Managing Aquifer Recharge (MAR) is pleased to announce that the second special issue to be published out of ISMAR9 has just been published in the Springer journal Sustainable Water Resources Management on the theme MAR in Integrated Water Management – and will be free to access. This... read more...

  • GRIPP, supported by IAH, gives commentary to the UN-Water SDG 6 Synthesis Report

    As you may be aware, UN-Water is presently seeking feedback on their SDG 6 Synthesis Report, which will help inform the assessment by the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) of the progress of achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) on Clean Water and Sanitation. GRIPP, a... read more...

  • India facing the ‘worst water crisis in its history’

    India is facing its worst-ever water crisis, with some 600 million people facing acute water shortage, a government think-tank says, with 21 cities likely to run out of groundwater by 2020. Find out more https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-44492994 read more...

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