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  • 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...

  • Congress video – John Cherry, the Groundwater Project

    We’re happy to announce that we’ve uploaded the first of the videos taken at last year’s congress in Malaga, namely John Cherry explaining the Groundwater Project, and its goal to produce educational materials, online and free of charge. More videos will be following so watch this space. In the meantime... read more...

  • Climate change: US megadrought ‘already under way’

    A drought, equal to the worst to have hit the western US in recorded history, is already under way, say scientists. Researchers say the megadrought is a naturally occurring event that started in the year 2000 and is still ongoing. Climate change, though, is having a major impact with rising temperatures making... read more...

  • Groundwater for food security in Nepal

    A recent study reveals that there is huge potential for using groundwater to irrigate the 600,000 ha of presently rainfed land in Nepal’s Tarai. If agricultural land in the Tarai plains—known popularly as the granary of Nepal—is optimally utilized, the country’s agricultural production can increase manifold to offset the current... 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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