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  • Groundwater: depleting reserves must be protected around the world

    The theme of this year’s water day is Groundwater: Making the Invisible, Visible. Often World Water Day is marked by reminding ourselves of the consequences of the absence or contamination of water. As the American polymath Benjamin Franklin noted, “when the well runs dry, we (shall) know the worth of water”. Groundwater... read more...

  • Poverty Reduction and Groundwater

    Just ahead of World Water Day we are delighted to release a further title in the IAH Strategic Overview Series (IAH-SOS), which draws the attention of a broader audience in the water and development sectors to the critical importance of groundwater for poverty reduction in developing countries. Download the paper... read more...

  • World Water Day: Groundwater – making the invisible visible

    22 March is UN World Water Day, which this year is devoted to groundwater. Groundwater is a vital resource, out of sight, but almost everywhere under our feet. It provides up to half the world’s drinking water. Our food supply, natural environment and sanitation all rely on groundwater. Without better... read more...

  • Sustainable groundwater use could be answer to Africa’s water issues

    Tapping into groundwater can help communities in Africa diversify their water supply and strengthen their drought defenses. Researchers tracked long-term water storage gains and losses across Africa’s 13 major aquifers and found opportunities for sustainably withdrawing groundwater across much of the continent. Find out more https://phys.org/news/2022-03-sustainable-groundwater-africa-issues.html read more...

  • Abstracts open – IAH 49th Congress, China

    Abstract submission for our IAH 2022 is now open. With the theme “Groundwater Sustainability and Poverty Reduction” and your active knowledge and participation, we believe this congress hosted by colleages in China this September will be a great success. Key topics for submission: Groundwater Sustainability and Poverty Reduction Groundwater Dependent... read more...

  • Sri Lanka: great risk of groundwater depletion due to over-extraction

    There is a risk of groundwater depletion in the future due to unrestricted groundwater extraction, a National Audit Office report, titled ‘Evaluating the Legal Mechanism and Its Functionality of Ground Water Management in Sri Lanka’ has said. There is also a risk of increasing contamination of groundwater due to the... read more...

  • In memoriam – Obituario: Professor Ramón Llamas (1931-2021)

    En Español – Obituario: Dr. Manuel Ramón Llamas Madurga Manuel Ramón Llamas Madurga, was born in Valladolid, Spain, on October 3, 1931. He completed his civil engineering degree at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, in 1956 and enrolled simultaneously in a geology degree at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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