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  • World Water Day: 22 March

    2017 World Water Day! The main event for 2017 will be held in Durban, at which South African President Jacob Zuma will launch the 17th edition of United Nations’ World Water Development Report in as part of World Water Day celebrations. In line with the UN’s 2017 World Water Day... read more...

  • California: Dangers of land subsidence from groundwater abstraction

    Subsidence resulting from heavy abstraction of groundwater has become so serious in the San Joaquin Valley that critical infrastructure is at risk. In “High and Dry”, a new book on the global groundwater crisis, IAH’s Bill Alley and his wife Rosemarie explain how things got so bad. When the last comprehensive... read more...

  • Annual report for 2015

    The IAH annual report and summary of finances for 2015 is now available on the IAH website. We have adopted a similar format to that of the previous year, again endeavouring to produce a report which is readable and well-illustrated.  We have aimed to provide the information in an accessible way... read more...

  • Calculating recharge of groundwater more precisely

    A team of international researchers led by University of Freiburg hydrologist Dr Andreas Hartmann suggests that inclusion of currently missing key hydrological processes in large-scale climate change impact models can significantly improve our estimates of water availability. The study shows that groundwater recharge estimates for 560 million people in karst... read more...

  • IAH Time Capsule project

    The IAH Hydrogeologist Time Capsule project would like to draw attention to the release of its new video featuring Warren Wood. The Hydrogeologist Time Capsule is a collection of interviews of eminent hydrogeologists who have made a material difference to our profession. Many of the videos are complemented by a biographical... read more...

  • Robin Hazell

    We are sorry to announce the passing of Robin Hazell, who was a member of IAH for more than 40 years. Robin was perhaps best known for his work in Nigeria, initially as a member of the Nigerian Geological Survey and later when he set up his own consultancy Water Surveys. He also... read more...

  • IAH appointments new Executive Manager

    Our present Executive Manager, John Chilton is retiring after eight years in this role. With his energy, ability and integrity, John has made an enormous contribution to IAH over this period. Following interviews last December, the Association is pleased to announce that Ian Davey will be joining as our new... read more...

  • New IAH Chapter in Mongolia

    We are pleased to announce the establishment of a new IAH Chapter for Mongolia.  Mongolian members of IAH initiated and organized the first meeting to set up a chapter on 31st January at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology in the capital Ulaanbaatar. Eleven participants from the Agency for... read more...

  • UAE: Radioactivity levels in groundwater

    Researchers from the UAE University’s geology department in Al Ain have announced the initial results of a unique study into radioactivity levels in the UAE’s groundwater. Most radioactive isotopes are present at below recommended levels. The project, started in 2012 and initially covering the eastern and northern areas, first measured... read more...

  • India: Is global warming behind India’s depleting groundwater?

    Changing rainfall patterns may be depleting India’s groundwater storage more than withdrawals for agricultural irrigation, says a new study published in January by Nature Goescience. While the diminishing of India’s groundwater is widely attributed to over-extraction, especially in the northern agricultural belts of Punjab and Haryana, this study suggests decline in... read more...

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