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  • IAH at the UN-Water Summit on Groundwater

    IAH’s year ends in Paris in December, with involvement at the UN Groundwater Summit on Groundwater. It is the culmination of the “Groundwater: making the invisible visible” campaign, implemented throughout 2022. This focuses on the SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework, which is intended to deliver accelerated results that mobilize UN... read more...

  • Islamabad’s recharge wells offer way forward for Pakistan’s groundwater

    In Pakistan, more than 70% of domestic water needs are met by groundwater, a freshwater source literally under our feet. But groundwater resources are often poorly mapped and managed, and are being depleted at alarming and unsustainable rates. Artificial groundwater recharge wells have shown early promise in Pakistan’s capital. Experts... read more...

  • World Toilet Day

    World Toilet Day 2022 gives attention to the impact of the sanitation crisis on groundwater. This observance, held annually since 2013, celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 3.6 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation. It is about taking action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and... read more...

  • The Horn of Africa has had years of drought, yet groundwater supplies are increasing – why?

    The Horn of Africa – which includes Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and some surrounding countries – has been hit by increasingly frequent and devastating droughts. Despite this, it seems the region has an increasing amount of groundwater. And this water could help support drought-stricken rural communities. Find out more https://theconversation.com/the-horn-of-africa-has-had-years-of-drought-yet-groundwater-supplies-are-increasing-why-192565 read more...

  • Make a Difference in Groundwater

    São Paulo-Brussels Groundwater Declaration – shared challenges, share the will worldwide! Last year, when the IAH had two international congresses, IAH National Chapters in Brazil and Belgium, along with the IAH Executive Committee, Associação Brasileira de Águas Subterrâneas (ABAS), and Asociación Latinoamericana de Hidrología Subterránea para el Desarrollo (ALHSUD) launched... read more...

  • IAH’s 50th Worldwide Groundwater Congress, South Africa

    Abstract submission for our 50th Worldwide Groundwater Congress is now open, under the theme “Groundwater: A Matter of Scale”. The 50th Congress of the International Association of Hydrogeologists will be hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa from 17 to 22 September 2023. Following... read more...

  • Irrigated Agriculture and Groundwater

    What is the socioeconomic context of irrigation? We’ve just released another title in our Strategic Overview Series (IAH/AIH SOS) which summarises the development of irrigated agriculture, discusses how it has produced great economic benefits but how it simultaneously presents challenges for water resource management. Find out more Read Irrigated Agriculture... read more...

  • Groundwater Summit: Innovation

    The UN-Water Summit on Groundwater in December 2022 will be a unique opportunity to present groundwater to high level policy- and decision makers globally. Only by making groundwater more visible outside of our professional community can we increase interest, investment and involvement in groundwater-related global issues, leading eventually to better understanding... read more...

  • In Memoriam: Prof. Giorgio Ghiglieri

    Giorgio Ghiglieri, full professor of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology at the Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences at the University of Cagliari, suddenly passed away on August 10, 2021 at the age of 58. Giorgio achieved his degree in Geology at the University of Cagliari and the PhD degrees in... 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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