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  • Groundwater could trigger earthquakes

    Study explores whether seasonal fluctuations in local aquifers might explain cycle of expansion and contraction, potentially triggering earthquakes. Find out more https://www.livescience.com/62890-groundwater-levels-major-earthquakes.html read more...

  • MAR in Integrated Water Management

    IAH’s Commission for Managing Aquifer Recharge (MAR) is pleased to announce that the second special issue to be published out of ISMAR9 has just been published in the Springer journal Sustainable Water Resources Management on the theme MAR in Integrated Water Management – and will be free to access. This... read more...

  • GRIPP, supported by IAH, gives commentary to the UN-Water SDG 6 Synthesis Report

    As you may be aware, UN-Water is presently seeking feedback on their SDG 6 Synthesis Report, which will help inform the assessment by the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) of the progress of achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) on Clean Water and Sanitation. GRIPP, a... read more...

  • India facing the ‘worst water crisis in its history’

    India is facing its worst-ever water crisis, with some 600 million people facing acute water shortage, a government think-tank says, with 21 cities likely to run out of groundwater by 2020. Find out more https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-44492994 read more...

  • Free from Hydrogeology Journal: Celebrating 50 years of SWIMs (Salt Water Intrusion Meetings)

    The year 2018 marks half a century since the first SWIM (Salt Water Intrusion Meeting) was held in Germany. This was celebrated (i) during the 25th SWIM in Gdańsk, Poland (17-22 June), covering topics like seawater intrusion, coastal groundwater management and submarine groundwater discharge, and (ii) with a topical collection... read more...

  • Severe uranium contamination in India’s groundwater

    Scientists have found widespread uranium contamination in groundwater from aquifers across 16 states in India, much above the WHO provisional standard for the country. Find out more http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/severe-uranium-contamination-in-indias-groundwater-study/article24122258.ece read more...

  • Change the World: Considering groundwater use to improve the assessment of groundwater pumping for irrigation in North Africa

    The Springer Nature campaign “Change the World – One Article at a Time” highlights articles that seek to address the world’s most pressing problems. The Hydrogeology Journal article chosen, from all those published in 2017, considers groundwater use to improve the assessment of groundwater pumping for irrigation. This article is... read more...

  • Chilean villagers claim British appetite for avocados is draining region dry

    British supermarkets are selling thousands of tonnes of avocados produced in a Chilean region where villagers claim vast amounts of water are being diverted and rivers have dried up and groundwater levels have fallen, causing a regional drought. Find out more https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/17/chilean-villagers-claim-british-appetite-for-avocados-is-draining-region-dry?CMP=share_btn_tw read more...

  • As wells dry, Zambia regulates use of groundwater

    Faced with longer droughts and growing water demand, the Zambian government has introduced fees on groundwater use. Find out more https://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFKCN1IH1EN-OZATP read more...

  • IAH’s “Forward Look” Action Plan – Where are we now?

    At the beginning of this decade IAH embarked on a Forward Look planning initiative, which started with a survey of members’ views on how the association should develop, followed by a strategy meeting held in Reading, UK in 2010. This led to the Forward Look Action Plan that identified a... read more...

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