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20-24 May 2019 – Madrid, Spain

ISMAR 10: International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge

Managed Aquifer Recharge. ISMAR 10 (International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge) will be held in Madrid, Spain from May 20-24th 2019. ISMAR has been held successfully for 9 series, and this is the first time that will be held in a Mediterranean country. On behalf of the IAH MAR Commission and the Organizing Committee, we cordially inform you and invite to contribute to a successful ISMAR 10. There are 20 themes and topics envisaged , covering most of the Managed Aquifer Recharge and Water Management Worlds.

20 May 2019- First day Workshops
21-23 May 2019- Conference
24 May 2019- Field trips to MAR sites around Madrid.

Price: TBC

Organised by Organized by: Tragsa Group, Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (IGME) and International Water Resources Association (IWRA). Co-organizers: International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Website: http://ismar10.net    Email: info@ismar10.net

3-6 Jun 2019 – Aarhus, Denmark

LuWQ2019 is an interdisciplinary conference on the cutting edge of science, management and policy to minimise effects of agriculture and land use changes on the quality of groundwater and surface waters. The conference aims to discuss the entire ’policy cycle’ to enable enhancing the quality of the water environment, which includes problem recognition, formulation of technical options, policy formulation, interaction between policy makers and stakeholders (i.e. pressure groups), policy implementation, monitoring and research. The conference also aims to facilitate networking opportunities between scientists of different discipline backgrounds i.e. economic, social and natural sciences, as well as between scientists, water managers and policy makers. The objectives are:
– to provide a forum for exchange of scientific knowledge, research to better understand ’systems function’, modelling and uncertainty;
– to discuss the entire policy cycle for water quality improvement; and
– to intensify contacts (a) between soil/water related scientists, agro related scientists, social scientists, ecological scientists and economists, and (b) between scientists, water managers and policy makers.

The conference themes and topics are characterised by the following keywords: agronomy, agro-economics, agro-sociology, water management, water policy, hydrology, aquatic ecosystems, terrestrial ecosystems, unsaturated zone, groundwater, surface waters, drinking water, monitoring, modelling, water quality, nutrients, pesticides and other organic agrochemicals, heavy metals.

Organised by Organised by Aarhus University, Denmark (principle organiser); RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, the Netherlands; Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Denmark; and Umweltbundesamt (UBA), German Environment Agency, Germany. IAH is Scientific Sponsor of the conference.

Website: http://www.luwq2019.dk/    Email: karel.kovar@dce.au.dk ; bkr@bios.au.dk


12-14 Jun 2019 – Milano, Italy

Groundwater flow and resource management. The Italian Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) is pleased to invite you to the 4th Edition of FLOWPATH, the National Meeting on Hydrogeology. FLOWPATH Conference is a key biennial event for Italian hydrogeologists to exchange ideas and knowledge on different groundwater topics.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM (12th – 13th June)

FIELD TRIP (14th June).

Price: From 60€ to 290€

Organised by IAH Italian Chapter.

Website: http://www.flowpath2019.polimi.it/    Email: flowpath@iahitaly.it


15-18 Jun 2019 – Serbia & Romania

The IAH Karst Commission (KC) is organising a Geo Trip to the Carpathian karst, prior the 4th Conference of the Central European Group (CEG) of IAH. The Geo Trip is open not only to the KC members but for all interested. The organisers have made an effort to reduce the cost as much as possible: thus, for the KC Geo Trip no fee will be required other than what is needed to cover the real expenses (based on sharing). The tour includes visit of attractive karst surface features, springs, caves along the southern margin of Carpathian Mountains in the two countries, between Danube and Olt rivers (Donji Milanovac – Baia de Arama – Trgu Jiu – Horezu).
More information, leaflet, photo gallery and application form can be found on www.karst.edu.rs.

Organised by IAH Karst Commission.

Website: http://www.karst.edu.rs/en    Email: zstev_2000@yahoo.co.uk


18-20 Jun 2019 – Danube Gorge (Iron Gate), Donji Milanovac, Serbia

Towards Sustainable Management of Groundwater Resources”. The IAH National Chapter of Serbia is organising the 4th Conference of CEG IAH (Central European Group of IAH). Oral and poster presentations are welcome and not limited to concerned area, on following conference topics:
1. Water supply and sustainable groundwater management
2. Groundwater protection
3. Karst and fractured-rock hydrogeology
4. Mineral waters and geothermal energy

Participants intending to present a paper are invited to send abstracts in English (up to 500
Words) to the Conference Secretariat by 31th December 2018.

Fieldtrip (Geo Trip) through Carpathian karst of Serbia & Romania will be organized by the Karst Commission of IAH prior the CEG conference in the period 14-18.06.2019.

More information, leaflet, photo gallery and application form can be found on www.karst.edu.rs/en.

Organised by IAH – National Chapter of Serbia.

Website: http://www.karst.edu.rs/en    Email: vladimir.zivanovic@rgf.bg.ac.rs


9-13 Sep 2019 – Liège, Belgium

Groundwater quality in the transition between rural and urban environments. GQ is a triennial conference dedicated to Groundwater Quality organised on behalf of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) and supported by the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), the H2020 Marie Curie ITN INSPIRATION project and the CL:AIRE and NICOLE professional organisations.
Between 1950 and 2050 the global population will have increased significantly, from 2.5 to 10 billion inhabitants. The urban population is expected to be two thirds, up from one third a century ago. The consequence is a greater urban spread into rural environments and increased pressure on natural resources, including groundwater in these transition areas. The conference theme, Groundwater quality in the transition between rural and urban environments, will focus on the need to protect, manage, repair and sustain groundwater quality in these growing urbanized environments.
The conference will bring together around 250 researchers, industry, regulators, contractors, consultants, planners and water supply agencies to address the important issues related to groundwater quality in this context.

Organised by IAHS with support of IAH, H2020 ITN INSPIRATION, CL:AIRE and NICOLE.

Website: http://aimontefiore.org/GQ2019    Email: c.dizier@aim-association.org

22 Sep 2019 – Centre of Hydrogeology, University of Malaga, as a pre-conference event at the IAH 46th Congress, Malaga, Spain

Workshop: Future of Transboundary Aquifers: Research, Management, and Policy Directions

This workshop, organised by the IAH Commission on Transboundary Aquifers will take stock of the whole question of “transboundary aquifers” that has evolved in the past twenty years, since the launch of the IAH Commission. The aim of the workshop is to take a good and a clear eyed look at the future – setting out “the way forward” on the required research, policy directions and effective management. This will guide the next phase of the work of the IAH Commission, as well as offer a framework for other partners (such as UNESCO, UN ECE, and others) to engage in the sustainability of these resources.

The proposed theme of the workshop is “The Future of Transboundary Aquifers: Research, Management, and Policy Directions”. Discussion of the future requires taking stock of the current situation and past activities. Since the IAH Commission was launched in the late 1990’s, global inventories have been prepared, thorough legal framework guidance has been developed, significant recognition of their prevalence has been achieved and in a number of such aquifers cooperation between countries is advancing. Yet it may argued that together with national groundwater resources, transboundary resources still receive scant attention, despite these resources often having a critical role in the national socio – economics. The workshop will facilitate discussion on research, management and practice needed for their mainstreaming in the coming years. It remains unclear to what extent the now ratified UN Convention on International Water Courses, and the UN ECE Convention on Transboundary Water Courses provide a complete framework for transboundary aquifers, that enables countries to effectively utilise and manage these resources. It may be noted that the case of non recharging aquifers, which have in them storage of some of the largest resources, remain largely unregulated under international water law. The workshop will address these issues and will also formulate a work programme for the IAH Commission for the future (2020 to 2030).

Participation – the event is planned as an open event, and all IAH members, as well as non members are welcome to attend. No participation fees, additional to the IAH Congress fees, are required (see https://iah2019.adabyron.uma.es/event/1/ for registering for the IAH Congress). However, for this workshop a registration form, available via the LinkedIn URL provided should be completed and submitted.

Organised by IAH Commission on Transboundary Aquifers.

Website: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8553068/    Email: ShammyPuri@aol.com


22-27 Sep 2019 – Malaga, Spain

Groundwater management and governance – water scarcity. The IAH Spanish Chapter (IAH-GE) and the Center of Hydrogeology of the University of Malaga (CEHIUMA) are honored to host and invite you to the 46th IAH Congress in Malaga, Spain in 2019.

Studies on groundwater sustainability show that aquifers across the world are undergoing severe and unsustainable groundwater depletion. The Mediterranean is likely to be one of the most endangered regions, with climatic models also predicting that there will be severe drought events and significant reduction of water availability. Appropriate management and governance of water resources are needed to adapt to such critical scenarios and cope with their consequences. The conference will examine this under 8 topics:

• Groundwater management and governance
• Groundwater and climate change
• Groundwater sustainability
• Groundwater footprint and virtual water
• Tools, methods and models to study groundwater
• Groundwater, wetlands and natural heritage
• Groundwater and socio-economic development in Latin America
• Groundwater quality and pollution processes

Key dates:
– Abstract submission by 19 March 2019
– Early bird registration fees available before 30 June 2019.

Price: Before 30 June, 2019: IAH Members 480€; Non-Members 590€; Students 230€; Student non-members 330€. From 30 June, 2019: IAH Members 580€; Non-Members 690€; Students 330€; Student non-members 430€

Organised by IAH Spanish National Chapter with the support of the Center of Hydrogeology University of Malaga.

Website: http://www.iah2019.0rg    Email: organizing@iah2019.org / scientific@iah2019.org / sponsors@iah2019.org


2-5 Oct 2019 – Pyatigorsk (Russia)

Session of the Commission on Mineral and Thermal Water (CMTW IAH)

The CMTW IAH Session is to be held in Pyatigorsk (Russia) in October 2-5, 2019. The first circular will be distributed in the middle of April. The fee will be around 500 euros. It includes meals and two-days hydrogeological fieldtrip around the Caucasian Mineral Waters area.

Price: 500 euros

Organised by IAH Russian chapter, St.Petersburg University Centre for Geology LLC.

Email: nv.70@hotmail.com


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.

Website: http://www.groundwater.com.au/events/1116    Email: enquiries@groundwater.com.au

31 Mar – 3 Apr 2020 – Caserta, Italy

MinWat 2020

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.

Price: TBD

Organised by IAH Commission on Mineral and Thermal Water (IAH CMTW), IAH National Chapter of Italy (IAHItaly), University of Naples.

Website: http://www.iahitaly.it/    Email: segratario@iahitaly.it


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.

Website: https://geoeth-gwm2019.wixsite.com/porto