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  • Queensland groundwater plan approved: questions remain over modelling

    The Queensland government has approved the groundwater management plan for the controversial Adani coal extraction project. This follows advice from CSIRO and Geoscience Australia in which “a number of limitations” requiring additional work had been identified. Find out more https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/apr/09/coalition-approves-adani-groundwater-plan-despite-questions-over-modelling read more...

  • Groundwater springs harbour hidden viruses

    In many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, groundwater springs are a vital, precious source of water. They can also be a reservoir of disease. Researchers have reported on aquifers in Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda that contain diverse communities of viruses – including those that present a risk to human health. Find... read more...

  • A new website for our Netherlands Chapter

    Our Netherlands chapter is proud to announce their new website, https://netherlands.iah.org. On the website you will find information about the committee, which includes Ane Wiersma (secretary and treasurer) and Niels Hartog (President). Both are fairly new to their roles, working together with Michael van der Valk. The website also has... read more...

  • China to improve its groundwater

    China aims to improve its overall groundwater quality and restore ecosystem functions at a basic level by 2035, according to an official plan issued on Monday. Find out more https://www.chinadailyhk.com/articles/214/205/128/1554264505400.html   read more...

  • “We live in uncertain times…”

    The author W. Somerset Maugham is often quoted (in the UK, at least…) when times get difficult. The quote from which the title of this news piece is taken is “We live in uncertain times and our all may yet be taken from us”. We’re certainly not in that situation,... read more...

  • IAH-BGID Book Call 2019 – Groundwater, resilient livelihoods and equitable growth

    With this book, IAH aims to provide a comprehensive evidence base for how groundwater has contributed to reducing poverty, increasing resilience to climate and environmental change and helping to develop equitable growth. Groundwater plays a fundamental, although often underestimated, role in poverty alleviation, but case studies and examples are lacking... 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...

  • IAH Mentoring Scheme – registration open

    Registration to IAH’s mentoring scheme is now open! In 2012 IAH took first steps to establish a mentoring scheme, undertaking an initial trial and producing guidance notes etc. under the advice of a mentoring/career development expert. Since then we have made a number of further calls for participation; we are... read more...

  • Satellite measurement of permanent loss to California groundwater source

    Researchers used satellite data to measure water volume changes due to groundwater variation in the aquifer, to show California’s Central Valley aquifer, the major source of groundwater in the region, suffered permanent loss of capacity during the drought experienced in the area from 2012 to 2015. Find out more https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2019/03/19/western-droughts-caused-permanent-loss-to-major-california-groundwater-source/ 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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