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  • New IAH SOS paper: Sanitation and Groundwater

    Over 3 billion people do not have access to safely-managed sanitation. This causes widespread health and environmental problems, including significant impacts to groundwater, especially in urban areas. Disposal of sewage effluent to ground and losses from sewers may enhance groundwater resources but can also be major sources of pollution, particularly... read more...

  • Mathematics to help understand flows on unique mound springs

    The Great Artesian Basin’s unique mound springs are in danger. Mound springs are an environmental asset of international significance, with historic and ongoing cultural and economic value. But they are usually located in arid, inhospitable outback regions where you need to be a fairly intrepid person to reach them. A... read more...

  • Groundwater is vital to the health of our planet

    The crucial role of groundwater in sustaining both humanity and biodiversity over the long term is frequently neglected. An international team of researchers has outlined why groundwater should be treated as a keystone ecosystem. “Groundwater is not only in itself a major ecosystem but is also of critical relevance to... read more...

  • Wells and Wellbeing – Irish holy wells

    Holy wells have been important in Ireland for many centuries, and probably millennia, and continue to be popular sites of local pilgrimage and folklore, but they are also an expression of the groundwater flowing beneath the landscape. A new book by Bruce Misstear, former IAH Secretary General, sets out the... read more...

  • Recruiting students to science through hands-on learning

    To really get into the geosciences, you gotta get your hands in there! Abe Springer, as the 2022 Birdsall-Dreiss lecturer for the Geological Society of America’s hydrogeology scientific division, spent a year traversing the world talking to people about his work. After each lecture he ran a half-day field-based workshop... read more...

  • Monitor groundwater to manage it better

    In Bangladesh, groundwater is an important natural resource upon which water and food security is critically dependent. Climate action requires strong commitment to better managing this essential resource. Despite its centrality to water and food security in Bangladesh, groundwater is not prominently featured in national water policies. At the moment,... read more...

  • IAH-Transboundary Aquifers Commission Newsletter

    The latest edition of the IAH-Transboundary Aquifers Commission Newsletter is now available to view online. Contents include: Participation in the Global Workshop on Conjunctive Management of SW and GW: National to Transboundary Level Story on PFBW/CB study News from the ISARM Networks (Africa, Americas) Opinion: • Out of sight, out... read more...

  • Recharging groundwater in Nepal

    Constructing storage dams or mobilising groundwater in Nepal is necessary to unlock irrigation’s full potential. Water-saving techniques are needed not only for making groundwater irrigation profitable but also to minimise stress on the groundwater resources, allowing sufficient time for recharge. These techniques can reduce the negative impact on soil health... read more...

  • We rely heavily on groundwater – but pumping too much threatens thousands of underground species

    Groundwater is the world’s largest unfrozen freshwater reserve. It provides drinking water for half the world’s population but we’re using it far faster than it can naturally replenish. That’s bad news for the thousands of species living down there, including the cavefish, blind eels, blind beetles and translucent crustaceans that... read more...

  • Hydrogeology Journal articles by IAH-member authors to receive a special benefit!

    ⯆ View the IAH-member articles published in Hydrogeology Journal in 2023 ⯆   As the year draws to a close, the Hydrogeology Journal (HJ) team reflects on the ~150 articles that have successfully negotiated the peer-review process and been published in the 2023 issues. We focus on the technical content,... read more...

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