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  • Could Marsquakes be caused by frozen groundwater?

    During the day, liquid groundwater seeps into tiny pores in the ground. As temperatures plunge at night, the top layers of groundwater freeze, building pressure inside those pores, resulting in seismic activity – as suggested in a recently published paper. Find out more https://futurism.com/the-byte/theory-marsquakes-frozen-groundwater   read more...

  • Feature writing competition

    If you were an IAH Council Member, what groundwater/hydrogeology related issues would you most like to raise with colleagues, either within IAH or beyond? We really want to know! We are inviting IAH members around the world to send an article of up to 500 words, the best of which... read more...

  • 21 Indian Cities Will Run Out Of Groundwater By 2020

    Three rivers, four water bodies, five wetlands and six forests have completely dried in Chennai despite having better water resources and rains than any other metro cities, a recent report says. Find out more https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/21-indian-cities-will-run-out-of-groundwater-by-2020-report-2056129 read more...

  • Integrity risks in professional borehole drilling

    Integrity risks can be high in some professional borehole drilling projects, particularly the risk of corruption, but such risks may be brushed over or not even acknowledged. By acknowledging and addressing integrity risks from the earliest project stages, WASH managers in both government and NGOs can take steps to prevent... read more...

  • Scientists create a global map of where groundwater meets oceans

    Scientists have created high-resolution maps of points around the globe where groundwater meets the oceans — the first such analysis of its kind, that may help protect both drinking water and the seas. Find out more https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/scientists-create-a-global-map-of-where-groundwater-meets-oceans/article27697520.ece read more...

  • Ancient groundwater in Egyptian aquifers

    Researchers have found evidence that older water from the deep Nubian Aquifer is discharging along faults in the rocks and mixing with shallow, younger groundwater. This potentially valuable resource could ease pressure on  water available from the River Nile and could help in future development plans for the area. Find... read more...

  • Your opinion counts – 2019 IAH survey

    We are currently undertaking a survey to seek opinions about how we’re doing and ideas for new benefits and services IAH might provide to its members and supporters. Can you spare a few minutes to give your feedback and suggestions? The survey will be open until the end of August... read more...

  • Investigating Groundwater, new in IAH’s book series

    We are delighted to announce a new book title Investigating Groundwater by Ian Acworth, Emeritus Professor at University of New South Wales. It is the latest in IAH’s International Contributions to Hydrogeology (ICH/blue book) series. Investigating Groundwater provides an integrated approach to the challenges associated with locating groundwater. It provides... 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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