News

  • New IAH Chapter established in Iraq

    We are happy to report that the IAH “family” of national groups has a new member. Our colleagues in Iraq advise us that the first meeting to establish an  IAH Iraqi Chapter was held on 24th February at the University of Technology in Baghdad. 28 participants from the Iraqi Ministry... read more...

  • India: Mixed groundwater responses to recent rainfall

    We have previously reported on the declining groundwater levels in various parts of India in response to heavy groundwater abstraction and lack of rainfall. The recent spate of moderate to heavy rains is reported to have had mixed impacts in different areas of the country. In Hyderabad the rains may have... read more...

  • Proposed Revisions of IAH Rules

    As has been regularly reported in our News and Information, the IAH Executive, Council and Secretariat have been working together to review and revise where necessary the Association’s Rules. This has now been largely completed. Following discussion at the meeting of the IAH Executive in early July, this final draft has been circulated to... read more...

  • Voting now open for ECHN’s “Coolest Paper of 2014”

    Voting is now open for ECHN’s “Coolest Hydrogeology Paper of 2014” competition, until 31st July. Early career hydrogologists may use the online poll to select from the list of nominated “cool” papers. The first author of the paper receiving the most votes will be awarded the major prize – a... read more...

  • Reminder for ECHN’s “Coolest Paper of 2014”

    A reminder that ECHN’s “Coolest Hydrogeology Paper of 2014” competition is now open – the nomination deadline is 31 May. Which paper do you think made the “coolest” contribution to hydrogeological knowledge over the past year? To highlight and explain the initiative, ECHN has made a short video which includes... read more...

  • Antarctica: salty groundwater supports life

    It’s easy to forget that Antarctica is really a desert, given almost the entire continent is covered by a thick sheet of ice. However, snowfall is very slow to add to its white mantle, as the cold air and ocean around Antarctica do not produce much atmospheric moisture. One of the driest areas is the McMurdo Dry Valleys... read more...

  • RWSN e-discussion: Local government and rural water services

    The Rural Water Supply Network would like to invite you to participate in an e-discussion on: “Local government and rural water services that last: the way forward!”. Questions this e-discussion will focus on include: What are the roles and responsibilities of local government in rural water supply? How are these... read more...

  • Alaska: Methane in Arctic lake traced to groundwater from seasonal thawing

    Global warming may increase the flow of methane from groundwater into Arctic lakes, allowing more of this greenhouse gas to bubble into the atmosphere, according to a new study led by researchers at UC Santa Cruz. Adina Paytan of the University of California at Santa Cruz, led a team of researchers to study... read more...

  • India: Widespread concern expressed over groundwater situation

    Heavy abstraction of groundwater appears to be continuing unabated in Uttar Pradesh (UP). As reported by the Indian Express, the most recently released figures compiled by the UP Ground Water Department for 2011 indicate that the number of over-exploited blocks has risen from 76 in 2009 to 111 in 2011 and the number... read more...

  • IAH Awards Announced in Marrakech

    The 2014 IAH awards were announced at the Annual General Meeting of the Association held during the Marrakech congress. The Presidents’ Award was made by IAH President Ken Howard to Jac van der Gun in recognition of his long career in regional groundwater resources assessment and mapping which culminated with... read more...

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