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16-21 Jun 2018 – Vancouver Convention Centre, BC, Canada

Resources for Future Generations 2018 (RFG 2018)

Resources for Future Generations. Resources for Future Generations 2018 (RFG 2018) will be held in Vancouver, BC, on June 16-21, 2018. It is the first international conference dedicated to the availability of resources needed to sustain future generations.

Led by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), the conference will bring together academia, government and business to tackle the issue of the ever-increasing demand for resources, as well as the changes in the delivery of existing ones.

IAH’s Canadian National Chapter will be providing technical support and features in two sessions.

RFG 2018 will be delivered by the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES), the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), the Geological Association of Canada (GAC), and the Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC). Along with the support of another 30+ Technical Partners, RFG 2018 will attract a diverse group of Canadian and international stakeholders, with interests related to energy, minerals, water and the earth. More than 5,000 delegates and 120 exhibiting companies from North America and around the world are expected to participate.

Organised by International Union of Geological Sciences.

Website: http://rfg2018.org    Email: info@RFG2018.org

11-12 Jul 2018 – Burlington House, London, UK

Use of the deep subsurface in the UK

This meeting will bring together those responsible for policy and decision making, researchers and technologists to discuss the current state of knowledge and identify the critical gaps that need to be addressed to better understand, assess and manage the risks to groundwater from deep sub-surface activities, including conventional and unconventional oil and gas, geothermal energy, and storage of nuclear waste, natural gas and carbon dioxide.

We are accepting abstracts of up to 300 words for both poster and oral presentations. Please follow instructions and the template available on https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/hydro. Deadline Friday 5th March.

Organised by International Association of Hydrogeologists, Geological Society Hydrogeological Group, British Geological Survey.

Website: https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/Use-of-the-deep-subsurface-in-the-UK    Email: sian@bgs.ac.uk

22-28 Jul 2018 – Paipa, Colombia

VI Colombian Congress of Hydrogeology

Groundwater – source of sustainable economic development. IAH is supporting the VI Colombian Congress of Hydrogeology, which contains a mixture of 11 key topics as well as a number of short courses.

Organised by Asociación Colombiana de Hidrogeólogos ACH and partners.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/VI-Congreso-Colombiano-de-Hidrogeolog%C3%ADa-2018-410964012667411/ or http://asociacioncolombianadehidrogeologos.org/    Email: info@asociacioncolombianadehidrogeologos.org

2-6 Sep 2018 – Bonn, Germany

GeoBonn 2018

Living Earth. GeoBonn 2018 – the Annual Conference of the Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft – Geologische Vereinigung (DGGV – The German Geological Society), the Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft (DMG – The German Mineralogical Society), the Paläontologische Gesellschaft (PalGes) together with Dachverband Geowissenschaften (DVGeo) to be held 2–6 September 2018 at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany.

IAH-D/FH-DGGV Session:
After a great success of an equally named event at the FH-DGGV conference in Bochum, we invite contributions to a session on groundwater and climate change at the GeoBonn DGGV conference. Changing climate has the potential to impact the hydrological cycle with variations of temperatures, shifts of precipitation and snow coverage, higher frequency of extreme events and altered vegetation patterns. These processes may result in changes of groundwater recharge and quality. This can in turn impact water management, particularly in critical areas. We are seeking contributions from various fields on topics including (but not limited to) :
• already visible effects on groundwater
• potential responses in groundwater geochemistry
• groundwater level changes
• altered groundwater- surface water interactions
• consequences on water management
A foreseen keynote speaker in this session is Richard Taylor, the former head of the IAH commission on Groundwater and Climate Change.
Abstracts are welcome at https://www.conftool.pro/geobonn2018/index.php?page=login
In looking forward to seeing you at an exciting session on the GeoBonn
Traugott Scheytt (Fachsektion Hydrogeologie e.V. in der DGGV (e.V.) – FH-DGGV) Judith Flügge, Christoph Neukum, Julia Arndt, Johannes Barth (International Association of Hydrogeologists, German Chapter — IAH-D).

Price: 110 – 350 €

Organised by DGGV, DMG, PalGes, DVGeo, Universität Bonn.

Website: http://www.geobonn2018.de/index.html    Email: geobonn2018@fu-confirm.de


9-14 Sep 2018 – Daejeon, Korea

45th IAH Congress

Groundwater and Life : Science and Technology into Action. The IAH Korean National Chapter, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) and Korean Society of Soil and Groundwater Environment (KoSSGE) are honoured to host the 45th IAH Annual Congress in Daejeon. This will focus on how groundwater science, technology and policy can help ensure all have equal rights for sufficient, safe and affordable water regardless of where they are born and live, or who they are.

The topics to be covered are:

T1. Groundwater and Life: Progress towards the Solution of Critical Problems
T2. Spotlight on Modeling, Emerging Technologies and Their Applications
T3. Global/Regional Environmental Change and Groundwater Impacts
T4. Strategies to Assure the Sustainability of Groundwater Resource
T5. Groundwater Quality and Contamination
T6. Groundwater and Surface Water: an Integrated View
T7. Advances in the Study of Karst and Fractured-rock Aquifers
T8. Coastal Zone Management and Water Resources
T9. Groundwater and Energy

Pre-congress training courses and excursions are currently being planned. Mid-congress excursions are proposed to limestone caves, a national geopark, curative springs, a wetland conservation area and the national groundwater information centre. There wil also be seceral post congress tours for participants to enjoy Korea’s cultural heritage.

– Abstract submission deadline: 21 April 2018
– Early bird discounts are available before 15 June 2018.

Price: (Before 15th June, 2018) IAH Members $500; Non-Members $600; Students $250; 50% discount for developing countries

Organised by IAH Korean National Chapter, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) and Korean Society of Soil and Groundwater Environment (KoSSGE).

Website: http://www.iah2018.org/    Email: info@iah2018.org

23-26 Sep 2018 – Edmonton, Canada

GeoEdmonton 2018 – 71st Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 13th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference

Transportation Geotechnique – Moving Forward. The conference will feature technical sessions on subjects of broad interest in the geotechnical and hydrogeological fields with the aim of highlighting recent achievements in transportation development and their associated geohazards. In addition to the technical program and plenary sessions, the conference will include a complement of distinguished keynote speakers, high calibre short courses, technical tours and social events.

Organised by Geotechnical Society of Edmonton and the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS), in collaboration with the Canadian National Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH-CNC).

Website: http://www.geoedmonton2018.ca/index.php

26-28 Sep 2018 – Johannesburg, South Africa


Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change in the SADC region through Water Security-A Focus on Groundwater. The primary objective of the conference is to provide a platform for the advancement of knowledge sharing on sustainable management of groundwater at national and transboundary levels across SADC Members States in light of the threats of climate change.
This prestigious and first of its kind event is aimed at creating a platform for the advancement of knowledge transfer and collaboration among groundwater professionals from SADC Member States, regional institutions, international partners, the private sector, academia, scientific community, civil society, and the media from the region and beyond.
Join our partners from across the region as they discuss the importance of groundwater resources and the best approaches and cooperative practices necessary to enhance the sustainable management, protection, access and conjunctive use of the resource within the region in light of the impacts of Climate change.
The full details of the conference will be announced on the SADC-GMI website (www.sadc-gmi.org) on the 1st May 2018.

Price: TBC

Organised by Southern African Development Community Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI).

Website: http://sadc-gmi.org    Email: brighton@sadc-gmi.org

14-18 Oct 2018 – Adelaide, Australia

AGCC 2918 – Big Issues & Ideas in Geoscience

AGCC 2018 will be the largest Geoscience event to be held in The Asia Pacific Region since 2012. It features a wide-ranging scientific program and will examine and address current and emerging issues that effect geoscientists and our society. Based around five Technical themes it will cover big issues and ideas concerning energy security options & markets, resource-driven development, Geoscience education & socialisation, emerging technologies, and smoothing the impact of boom/bust commodity cycles
Abstract Submissions open: 14 October 2017
Abstract Deadline: 16 June 2018.

Organised by Australian Geoscience Council; sponsored by IAH Australian Chapter.

Website: https://www.agcc.org.au    Email: agcc@ccm.com.au


12-15 Nov 2018 – Salamanca, Spain

Iberian Congress on Groundwater, Environment, Health and Heritage

IAH’s Spanish and Portuguese national chapters will be partnering to organise the Iberian Congress on Groundwater, Environment, Health and Heritage, to be held in Salamanca (Spain) between 12-15th of November 2018.

En el marco de este evento se tratarán temas que han sido objeto de congresos o seminarios por separado, pero que están íntimamente relacionados. La relación entre el agua subterránea y el medio ambiente es evidente en los ecosistemas, muchos de los cuales forman parte del Patrimonio Natural a preservar para generaciones venideras. Estos aspectos, y otros que tienen que ver con la cantidad y calidad de las aguas subterráneas, inciden en la salud humana. El presente congreso pretende ser un foro de debate, en el que especialistas de diversos campos presenten sus experiencias y contribuyan a buscar soluciones a los retos planteados sobre los temas objeto del mismo.


Organised by IAH Spain and Portugual national chapters.

Email: aih‐ge@aih‐ge.org

29 Nov 2018 – London, UK

Hydrochemistry and Human Health: Ineson 2018

Geological Society, Burlington House, London

A joint meeting of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) and the Hydrogeological Group of the Geological Society, including the 2018 Ineson Lecture.

The 2018 Ineson Lecture will be presented by Dr Pauline Smedley. Dr Smedley is a principal hydrogeochemist at the British Geological Survey and leader of the BGS Groundwater Protection and Risk team. Her work focuses on the mobilisation and transport of trace elements of health concern in groundwaters around the world; baseline groundwater chemistry in the UK; and groundwater chemistry monitoring in relation to shale-gas development.

The Ineson Lecture will be accompanied by supporting presentations and discussions in the area of hydrochemistry and human health. A full programme will be circulated soon.

The meeting will also include presentation of the IAH British Chapter John Day Bursary.

This will be a full day meeting with lunch provided, and a post-meeting wine reception in the Geological Society Main Library.

Poster presentations are welcome on the theme.

Website: http://www.iah-british.org/hydrochemistry-human-health-ineson-2018/

28-30 Mar 2019 – Hammamet, Tunisia

AGIC2019 Applied Geosciences for Groundwater

Applied Geosciences for Groundwater. AGIC2019 is the 2nd International Congress of Atlas Georesources. It will bring together researchers, research scholars, experts and policy makers to share their research, experiences and discuss recent advances in applied Geosciences for Groundwater. The conference will cover many aspects related to Groundwater grouped in four main topics:
– Global change and Groundwater
– Groundwater quality and pollution
– Groundwater exploration and monitoring
– Groundwater modelling and risk management
It will take place in Hammamet which is a coastal city located in the North East of Tunisia. The city is very famous by its endless white sandy beach and tourist resort. At the centre of the city stands the old Medina and the historic fort of Hammamet which was built in 893.
The AGIC2019 Scientific Committee will select the best and most-interesting contributions for publication in Special Issues and as book chapters in peer-reviewed International Journals. Abstracts submission will be opened on the 31, July 2018 and will be announced on the second detailed call of the conference.

Organised by Georesources Laboratory and Tunisian Committee of IAH.

Email: agicconference@gmail.com


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 – International Conference on LAND USE and WATER QUALITY: Agriculture and the Environment

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


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