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  • India: Is global warming behind India’s depleting groundwater?

    Changing rainfall patterns may be depleting India’s groundwater storage more than withdrawals for agricultural irrigation, says a new study published in January by Nature Goescience. While the diminishing of India’s groundwater is widely attributed to over-extraction, especially in the northern agricultural belts of Punjab and Haryana, this study suggests decline in... read more...

  • Hydrogeology Journal – Editors’ Choice articles

    Did you know our publisher, Springer, offers a selection of Hydrogeology Journal (HJ) articles freely available to view and download for a limited period? Each year five articles from among the annual crop of about 150 published are designated as “Editors’ Choice”. These articles are ones that the HJ Editors... read more...

  • Malawi: controlling artesian borehole flow

      Recently a team from the University of Strathclyde, BGS Corporate Member Drilcorp and Water for People successfully sealed capped and controlled the flow from an artesian borehole in Chikhabado Village, Chikwawa District, Southern Malawi. This is believed to be the first successful control of such flow from a borehole in Malawi. Work... read more...

  • US: The quality of the Nation’s groundwater

    The US Geological Survey is near the midpoint of a complex undertaking to survey the quality of the nation’s largest drinking-water resource. From 2012 to 2023, the USGS is assessing groundwater throughout the country through extensive sampling. The latest results from five regional aquifers have just become available. About half... read more...

  • Professional Water Well Drilling

    After months of work, and extensive consultation our colleagues at RWSN are delighted to announce the publication of Professional Water Well Drilling – A UNICEF Guidance Note.  Although primarily aimed at UNICEF Country Offices, the note provides practical guidance which will be of great value to all who are working in... read more...

  • 44th IAH Congress: Call for abstracts

    The organisers of the 44th IAH Congress to be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia in September 2017 remind us that abstract submission is now open. The submission deadline is 15th March and acceptance of abstracts will be notified by 30th April. Abstracts should be submitted online. Nine main topics have been defined:... read more...

  • New Corporate Sponsor for IAH

    We are pleased to announce that Van Walt has just become IAH’s third corporate sponsor.  Van Walt is one of the leading suppliers of high quality environmental research equipment for groundwater, soil, water and sediment sampling and monitoring.  At the heart of the business and what defines their approach is... read more...

  • Welcome to 2017

    Having celebrated its 60th Anniversary during 2016, the International Association of Hydrogeologists moves into 2017 and its next 60 years determined to continue strengthening its role as the leading world-wide association for groundwater through its scientific journal and books, commissions and networks and national chapters. With a new Council, Executive... read more...

  • 2017 EGU: Groundwater resources in a changing environment

    The General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) will take place this year from 23 to 28 April in Vienna, Austria. Colleagues Okke Batelaan, Martin Sauter, Yossi Guttman and Roland Barthel are organizing EGU session HS8.2.1 on ‘Groundwater resources in a changing environment’, and warmly invite abstracts with a deadline of... read more...

  • As groundwater dwindles, does a global food shock loom?

    Rising temperatures and growing demands for thirsty grains like rice and wheat could drain much of the world’s groundwater in the next few decades, new research warns.Nearly half of our food comes from the warm, dry parts of the planet, where excessive groundwater pumping to irrigate crops is rapidly shrinking the... read more...

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