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  • Free in HJ – Groundwater vulnerability on the South Rim, Grand Canyon (USA)

    Three articles in Hydrogeology Journal (August 2020) describe the assessment of groundwater vulnerability on the South Rim, Grand Canyon (USA), amid concerns over reduced groundwater quality and availability.  Stable isotopes, dissolved noble gases, age tracers and geochemistry were used to support a new conceptual model of groundwater flow on the... read more...

  • The answer to southern Africa’s worsening water shortages may lie beneath its feet

    Used sustainably, groundwater could provide potable water for the estimated 40% of inhabitants in southern Africa who currently lack access to safe drinking water and sanitation services. It could alleviate pressure on the region’s surface water and support smallholder agriculture, strengthening food security and supporting resilient livelihoods. Find out more... read more...

  • Nile Basin Initiative – USD 5.3 million groundwater project kicks off

    The project aims to improve the understanding of available groundwater resources and demonstrate how to optimise the joint use of surface and ground waters. It covers three shared aquifers involving seven countries: Kagera aquifer shared by Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda; Mt. Elgon aquifer shared by Kenya and Uganda and... read more...

  • Watch: Helen Fallas “Developing a prescient awareness of groundwater in city planning policy”

    We’re happy to announce that we’ve uploaded another video taken at last year’s congress in Malaga, namely Helen Fallas delivering her keynote lecture entitled “Developing a prescient awareness of groundwater in city planning policy”. Helen is director of IAH’s Urban Groundwater Network. More videos will be following so watch this... read more...

  • Another rise for Hydrogeology Journal Impact Factor

    We have been informed by Springer Nature of the latest Impact Factor (for 2019) for our Hydrogeology Journal. It rose to the highest level ever for HJ, 2.641. Well done to all those involved in contributing to this ongoing success story – the editors, authors, readers – and of course... read more...

  • Bridging the gender gap through groundwater monitoring in a Rajasthan village

    A group of trained farmer-researchers, ‘Bhujal Jaankars’ in two Rajasthan and Gujarat watersheds monitor groundwater levels under a village-level project for groundwater sustainability..Most of the farmer-researchers are men but the project seeks to include more women, as it expands to other parts of the country. Find out more https://india.mongabay.com/2020/06/bridging-the-gender-gap-through-groundwater-monitoring-in-a-rajasthan-village/   read more...

  • Website and contact launch for our Socio-Hydrogeology Network

    Our Socio-Hydrogeology Network is proud to announce its new website, https://sociohydrogeo.iah.org/. On the website you will find information about the committee, the background and goals of the network as well as a number of resources. Over time more will of course feature. You can also find the network on twitter... read more...

  • In memorium – Prof Yorum Eckstein, PhD

    As reported recently by IWRA, we sadly announce the passing of Prof. Yorum Eckstein, former Associate Editors for Water International, and the father of IWRA current President Gabriel Ekstein. He passed away suddenly on Saturday June 27th following a long period of poor health. Prof. Yorum Eckstein was an internationally... read more...

  • Wiktor Bakiewicz, 1930-2020

    The distinguished hydrogeologist Wiktor Bakiewicz has died. He was born in Poland in 1930 and he and his family moved to the UK shortly after the Second World War. He studied geology in London and, after a stint as a geophysical logger with Schlumberger in Latin America, embarked on a... read more...

  • 2020 IAH Council elections – voting now open!

    Voting is now open for the IAH Council Election and all IAH members who have paid their subscriptions are entitled to vote. We have engaged the company Mi-Voice to conduct the voting process for us. All data is being managed in a secure format. IAH is run by a Council... read more...

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