24-27 Nov 2019 – Brisbane
IAH/NCGRT Australasian Groundwater Conference 2019
The AGC 2019 Committee is proud to present the Australasian Groundwater Conference in Brisbane QLD 24-27 Nov 2019. The conference promises to be an exciting conference filled with informative presentations, entertaining networking events and stunning field trips exploring the sights and sounds that this sub-tropical dynamic region has to offer. **Registration details: Please select your conference registration category ie. IAH member or Non-IAH member and be sure to select the social events that follow.
This conference will feature a stimulating technical program around the theme of “Groundwater in a Changing World” covering a broad range of applications to resources, infrastructure and environment. The program will include stimulating plenary speakers, engaging panel discussions and enticing social events. We are looking forward to welcoming groundwater researchers, industry professionals and policy development specialists to this unique event.
Delegates can share their experiences, inform best practice, and identify the steps they can take to bring about lasting improvements to the management of our vital groundwater resources. A number of social activities are on offer to expand your network and interact with delegates from around the region. For more information visit the conference website www.agc2019.com.au
We look forward to seeing you in Brisbane in 2019!
Gold Sponsor: Klohn Crippen Berger, Silver, CSIRO, SLR, Bronze, Queensland University of Technology.
Organised by National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, Flinders University.
25 Nov 2019 – Geological Society, Burlington House, London
Urban Groundwater. This is a joint one-day meeting of the British Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) and the Hydrogeological Group of the Geological Society, including the 2019 Ineson Lecture.
The 2019 Ineson Lecture will be presented by Prof. Mario Schirmer, Head of the Hydrogeology Research Group at Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology and Professor at the Centre for Hydrogeology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
Professor Schirmer is a world-renowned hydrogeologist with an extensive publication history. He will be presenting a lecture titled “Challenges in Urban hydrogeology – groundwater quality and resources”. He will be supported by seven leading UK speakers addressing a broad range of urban groundwater issues.
Price: £60 for members, £80 for non-members, £20 for students
Organised by British Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) and the Hydrogeological Group of the Geological Society.
29 Mar – 2 Apr 2020 – Caserta, Italy
3rd International Multidisciplinary Conference on Mineral Waters: Genesis, Exploitation, Protection, and Valorisation. The MinWat 2020 Conference will represent an exceptional opportunity to update knowledge about each MinWat core investigation activity among earth scientists from national and international institutions.
The three main scientific topics of the conference will be the following:
A. Hydrogeology, hydrogeochemistry, and hydrogeophysics – Origin, protection, and management of mineral and thermal waters
B. Bottled waters – Market and demand
C. Mineral and thermal waters – Health issues, balneology, balneotherapy, and balneotechnics.
Organised by IAH Commission on Mineral and Thermal Water (IAH CMTW), IAH National Chapter of Italy (IAHItaly), University of Naples.
18-22 May 2020 – Porto, Portugal (ISEP Convention Centre)
Geoethics & Groundwater Management: theory and practice for a sustainable development
Geoethics in groundwater management, theory and practice aiming at the responsible integrated management of groundwater resources for a resilient and sustainable future. The international congress «Geoethics in Groundwater Management: theory and practice for a sustainable development» – GEOETH&GWM’19 – is the first result of an Agreement for Cooperation signed in 2017 by IAH and IAPG-International Association for Promoting Geoethics aiming to promote a co-ordinated policy, initiatives and events of common interest on a range of issues in the field of geoethics and groundwater.
It is the first global approach on the vast subjects of geoethics in groundwater management and its recognized need of reflection for correct and prudent actions.
GEOETH&GWM’19 convenes groundwater specialists, scholars in science and the humanities, professionals, as well as educators, students, and early careers for the first specialized world forum for discussing theory and practice through case studies, sharing values, knowledge, research, educational projects, best practices and strategies aiming at the responsible integrated management of groundwater resources for a resilient and sustainable future through theoretical concepts and best practices.
This implies the scientific analysis of the complex dynamics of human-water systems, to manage problems carefully related to environmental impacts created by human interventions in the natural processes governing surface and groundwater resources, to develop strategies in order to harmonize expectations and requests of various stakeholders, including citizens, industry and policy makers.
Organised by IAH Portugal Chapter / ISEP – School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto / IAH Spain Chapter.
18-22 May 2020 – Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA
UNESCO Karst 2020
Conservation of Fragile Karst Resources. UNESCO Karst 2020
Western Kentucky University, the George Wright Society, and the Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve invite you to attend Conservation of Fragile Karst Resources: A Workshop on Sustainability and Community in Bowling Green, Kentucky to be held May 18-22, 2020. This four day meeting will include technical scientific sessions, interactive workshops, guided tours, and field excursions to nearby Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve and it’s core area Mammoth Cave National Park Special events include a pre-meeting field trip hosted by the United State Geological Survey Karst Interest Group and the Cave Research Foundation, the 50th Anniversary of the International Association of Hydrogeologists Karst Commission, and opportunities on two evenings to dine and socialize in local show caves.
The purpose of this meeting is to enhance communication and the sharing of ideas and resources between major international conservation and science programs that protect, study, or manage cave and karst resources. The meeting will bring together a diverse group of managers, scientists, educators, and community partners to share successes and challenges in promoting sustainability and community involvement while protecting fragile karst ecosystems.
All those interested in participating are welcome to join us. Below are major international conservation and science programs that will be represented:
UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB)
UNESCO World Heritage Convention (WHC)
UNESCO Global Geopark Network (GGN)
UNESCO/IUGS International Geoscience Program Project #661 (IGCP)
International Association of Hydrogeologists Karst Commission (IAH KC)
International Research Center on Karst under the auspices of UNESCO (IRCK)
UNESCO International Hydrological Program (IGHP)
International Geographical Union Karst Commission (IGU KC)
World Karst Aquifer Map (WOKAM) Program
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
**Note that although the meeting will include participants from UNESCO programs, the workshop is not sanctioned by UNESCO or the U.S. government.
Organised by Western Kentucky University, George Wright Society, Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve.