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  • Punjab groundwater most contaminated

    While making up less than 2 per cent of India’s landmass, Punjab accounts for 88 per cent of the total habitations in the country that are adversely affected with the presence of heavy metals in groundwater. Find out more http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/state-groundwater-most-contaminated/539909.html read more...

  • Groundwater Storage Improves the UAE’s Water Resilience: Could it be a Model for the Middle East?

    To minimise the vulnerabilities in its water supply network, Abu Dhabi, the largest of the UAE’s seven emirates, recently completed the construction of an artificial groundwater recharge system under the Liwa Desert. Find out more http://www.futuredirections.org.au/publication/groundwater-storage-improves-uaes-water-resilience-model-middle-east/ read more...

  • Bottled-water Advertising Campaigns that Target a Deep Psychological Vulnerability

    A fear of dying plays a role in people buying bottled water, even though they know it may not be good for them or the planet, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. Find out more https://thewaternetwork.com/article-FfV/how-most-bottled-water-advertising-campaigns-target-a-deep-psychological-vulnerability-2p4H_kCnzfNLKILMUX-CBA read more...

  • Groundwater helping rural communities cope with drought in Nile Basin

    According to the State of the Nile Report by the Nile Basin Initiative, ground water is an important resource, supporting the social and economic development of the Nile riparian countries and making an important contribution to water and food security in the region. Find out more http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/read/226215/ 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...

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