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  • New year’s message from our President

    Dear Colleagues, Happy new year! At the United Nations Groundwater Summit in Paris this December, IAH members from all over the world brought pictures, stories, and actual groundwater samples from their home countries. The groundwater was mixed together symbolically, to demonstrate that groundwater can unite people, and that it is... read more...

  • December News and Information magazine

    The December 2022 edition of “News and Information” is now available to read. As well as looking back on the year for groundwater, it features the usual mix of news, reports and calls, resources and competitions; event and other listings, all from the global IAH “family”. We are happy to... read more...

  • Albino Medeiros, 1959-2022

    It is with deep regret that we announce the passing away of the distinguished hydrogeologist, respected colleague and esteemed friend Albino Luiz de Carvalho Medeiros (1959-2022) on the 4th of December. Albino Medeiros began his career in 1972 as an office helper in a prestigious well drilling company in Lisbon... read more...

  • IAH at the UN-Water Summit on Groundwater

    IAH’s year ends in Paris in December, with involvement at the UN Groundwater Summit on Groundwater. It is the culmination of the “Groundwater: making the invisible visible” campaign, implemented throughout 2022. This focuses on the SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework, which is intended to deliver accelerated results that mobilize UN... read more...

  • World Toilet Day

    World Toilet Day 2022 gives attention to the impact of the sanitation crisis on groundwater. This observance, held annually since 2013, celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 3.6 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation. It is about taking action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and... read more...

  • Make a Difference in Groundwater

    São Paulo-Brussels Groundwater Declaration – shared challenges, share the will worldwide! Last year, when the IAH had two international congresses, IAH National Chapters in Brazil and Belgium, along with the IAH Executive Committee, Associação Brasileira de Águas Subterrâneas (ABAS), and Asociación Latinoamericana de Hidrología Subterránea para el Desarrollo (ALHSUD) launched... read more...

  • IAH’s 50th Worldwide Groundwater Congress, South Africa

    Abstract submission for our 50th Worldwide Groundwater Congress is now open, under the theme “Groundwater: A Matter of Scale”. The 50th Congress of the International Association of Hydrogeologists will be hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa from 17 to 22 September 2023. Following... read more...

  • Irrigated Agriculture and Groundwater

    What is the socioeconomic context of irrigation? We’ve just released another title in our Strategic Overview Series (IAH/AIH SOS) which summarises the development of irrigated agriculture, discusses how it has produced great economic benefits but how it simultaneously presents challenges for water resource management. Find out more Read Irrigated Agriculture... read more...

  • Groundwater Summit: Innovation

    The UN-Water Summit on Groundwater in December 2022 will be a unique opportunity to present groundwater to high level policy- and decision makers globally. Only by making groundwater more visible outside of our professional community can we increase interest, investment and involvement in groundwater-related global issues, leading eventually to better understanding... read more...

  • In Memoriam: Prof. Giorgio Ghiglieri

    Giorgio Ghiglieri, full professor of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology at the Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences at the University of Cagliari, suddenly passed away on August 10, 2021 at the age of 58. Giorgio achieved his degree in Geology at the University of Cagliari and the PhD degrees in... read more...

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