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  • High level panel on water

    During this week’s Budapest Water Summit, the members of the High Level Panel on Water met to review progress since issuing the Call for Action on Water in New York in September. In Budapest, the Panel focused its discussions on the vital challenge of financing the world’s water infrastructure needs.... read more...

  • New IAH Council elected

    The results of the election for the new IAH Council were declared at the Annual General Meeting of the Association held at the 43rd Congress in Montpellier, France. 1481 members voted, a turnout of 36.8%. This council will serve from 2016 to 2020. The full results will be provided in... read more...

  • UK Groundwater Forum

    The revised and updated version of the UK Groundwater Forum’s popular publication was launched on 13th September at Groundwater: Managing our Hidden Asset, a two day conference co-convened by the IAH British National Chapter and the Hydrogeology Group of the Geological Society to celebrate IAH’s 60th anniversary and the Geological... read more...

  • 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...

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