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  • Picture our IAH

    It’s back! Win £100* with our returning photo competition IAH continually needs to add to its library of photos and over the years has come to realise that the best way of picturing the Association at work is by asking its members. Our Association has to reach out world-wide, to... read more...

  • ‘Fossil’ groundwater’s modern secret

    Although it has been assumed that “fossil” reserves of groundwater found hundreds of metres underground would be largely untouched by modern water sources, the world’s oldest and deepest waters are not immune from contamination. A new isotope study of sampling from some 10,000 wells shows this not to be the case,... read more...

  • KINDRA EIGR launched

    On 24th April the EU funded KINDRA project officially launched the European Inventory for Groundwater Research (EIGR) to the public. Based on a unique classification system, the Inventory allows users to showcase their research to the community of professionals actively contributing to the European water sector. The EIGR is a... read more...

  • 44th IAH Congress: update

    We are happy to report that preparations are going well for the 44th IAH Congress, to be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia from 25 to 29 September.  IAH Secretary General Bruce Misstear made a liaison visit on behalf of Council at the beginning of April to meet and support the organizing... read more...

  • US: Google’s thirst for water

    Google’s thirst for water is causing controversy near Charleston, South Carolina. The company wants to draw 5.5 million litres per day from groundwater to help cool the servers at its data centre complex in Berkeley County. The centre already uses about 15 million litres of surface water per day, according to... read more...

  • US: New England’s glacial uplands provide major groundwater storage

    A recent study of natural groundwater storage reservoirs in New England by hydrologist David Boutt at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst found that upland aquifer systems dominated by thin deposits of surface till – a jumbled, unsorted material deposited by glaciers – make up about 70 percent of the active... read more...

  • New Executive Manager

    As many members will know, John Chilton is retiring as Executive Manager of IAH after nine years in this role. With his energy, ability and integrity, John has made an enormous contribution to the Association over this period. I would like to take this opportunity personally to thank John for... read more...

  • IAH signs cooperation agreement with IAPG

    On 5th April 2017 IAH signed an agreement for cooperation with IAPG, the International Association for Promoting Geoethics. IAPG is a multidisciplinary, scientific association for widening discussion and creating awareness about problems of Ethics applied to the Geosciences, with a worldwide membership network of geoscientists in more than 100 countries... read more...

  • 11 percent of non-renewable groundwater used to grow internationally traded food

    Wheat, rice, sugar, cotton and maize are among the essential internationally traded crops in the global economy. To produce these crops many countries rely on irrigated agriculture that accounts for about 70 percent of global freshwater withdrawals. One freshwater source is underground aquifers, some of which replenish so slowly that... read more...

  • Groundwater and the UN-SDGs – Essential Indicators for Groundwater

    Following the success of six IAH Strategic Overview Papers prepared during 2015 and 2016, a further paper focused on the relationship between groundwater and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in particular SDG-6 on Water has just been completed. An authoritative paper on this topic enables IAH to inform discussions... read more...

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