Hopefully by now you have the 22-27 September 2019 booked in your diaries for the 46th Congress in Malaga, Spain. This is proving to be very popular, with 778 abstracts submitted and 450 oral presentations proposed. By the end of June, well over 500 delegates had already signed up – and the team has just kindly offered to extend the earlybird registration until the 17th July!
This year’s congress is being organised by our Spanish Chapter (IAH-GE) and the Center of Hydrogeology of the University of Malaga (CEHIUMA). With the overall theme of Groundwater Management and Governance – Coping with Water Scarcity, the congress has 10 topics, namely:
- Groundwater assessment and management
- Groundwater and climate change
- Groundwater sustainability and governance
- Groundwater footprint and virtual water
- Tools, methods and models to study groundwater
- Groundwater, wetlands and natural heritage
- Karst Hydrogeology
- Groundwater quality and pollution processes
- Groundwater and socioeconomic development in Latin-America
- Urban Groundwater
IAH members are entitled to a discount and reduced fees are also available to students (if you wish to join us, ahead of registration, do feel free to do so). We urge speakers for both oral and poster presentations to register as soon as possible. As well as the benefits to the speakers, it will enable the organising committee to prepare an initial programme – in the first instance, the programme will only include contributions for which at least one author has registered to attend. Early registration also helps the committee to organise the practicalities, such as the excursions and pre-congress courses – we would hate for anyone to miss out…
So, if you haven’t already registered you still have time to do so and with plenty of accommodation of all kinds available in Malaga you should still be able to participate at reasonable cost. Although many of the tourists will back at work, the sun will still be shining on this picturesque and historic city, and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues and relax too. What’s not to like – see you there!
So, don’t delay – we’d love to see you in Malaga!
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