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  • 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...

  • World’s wet woodlands ‘at risk from water crisis’

    Nations round the world need to cut back on their water use if they want to save their precious woodlands and rivers, scientists at the Australia’s National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) warn. The work of PhD researcher Sepideh Zolfaghar reveals that even trees in areas with abundant... read more...

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