IAH 2014 Marrakech


29 May – 1 Jun 2017 – The Hague, The Netherlands

LuWQ2017 – International conference on LAND USE and WATER QUALITY

Effect of Agriculture on the Environment. LuWQ2017 is an interdisciplinary conference on the cutting edge of science, management and policy to minimise the 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 forum for exchange of scientific knowledge, research on system knowledge, modelling and uncertainty;
– to discuss the entire policy cycle for water quality improvement;
– 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.

Price: To be confirmed

Organised by Organised by RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Netherlands (principle organiser); Aarhus University, Denmark; Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS); Umweltbundesamt, German Environment Agency; DEFRA, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom. IAH is Scientific Sponsor of the conference.

Website: http://www.luwq2017.nl/    Email: karel.kovar@rivm.nl ; dico.fraters@rivm.nl


5-7 Jun 2017 – Chaves, Portugal

GwFR2017: International Conference on Groundwater in Fractured Rocks 

Fractured Rock Hydrogeology – including a session in honour of Jiri Krásny. Twenty four years after the IAH Congress in Oslo dedicated to Fractured Rock Aquifers, fourteen after the International Conference on Groundwater in Fractured Rocks organized in Prague in 2003, and five years after GwFR2012 – the International Conference on Groundwater in Fractured Rocks, also organized in Prague, the GwFR2017 International Conference on Groundwater in Fractured Rocks is being organized in Chaves, Portugal, by the IAH Network on Fractured Rock Hydrogeology, the IAH Portuguese and the IAH Spanish National Chapters. The conference aims to bring together groundwater specialists in fractured rocks from around the world and will have a session dedicated to honour the memory of our colleague Jiri Krásny, who was the main inspiration for these meetings and was the founder of the IAH Commission which was the predecessor of the present Network.

Price: 150 – 450 euros

Organised by IAH Network on Fractured Rock Hydrogeology, the IAH Portuguese and IAH Spanish National Chapters.

Website: https://portugal.iah.org/gwfr2017    Email: gwfr2017@gmail.com


14-16 Jun 2017 – University of Cagliari, Italy

Flowpath 2017

National Meeting on Hydrogeology. The objectives of the conference are: a) to promote dialogue and exchange of scientific knowledge among young hydrogeologists; b) to deepen the theoretical and practical aspects of our understanding of groundwater; c) to update all stakeholders, researchers and professionals on recent challenges in the hydrogeological sciences; and d) to encourage researchers, professionals and administrators to contribute to the improvement of water resources management.

The deadline for abstract submission is 31 January 2017.

Price: 230 euros up until 31 March 2017, with reductions for IAH members and students

Organised by IaH Italian Chapter and the Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences, University of Cagliari.

Website: http://convegni.unica.it/flowpath2017/


26-28 Jun 2017 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Characterizing regional groundwater flow systems: Insight from practical applications and theoretical development

Regional groundwater, Groundwater flow systems. This international symposium will examine the current state of the regional groundwater flow concept, discuss any recent theoretical advancement, and share experiences from applications spanning energy exploration to environmental management.

Abstracts are being sought on all aspects of regional groundwater flow, including mapping, modelling, Earth observation, and other methods. The following topics areas are included:
– Water Management: watersheds and water sources; groundwater dependent ecosystems; mixing of local and regional flows; isotopic and geochemical fingerprinting
– Variable Density Flow: deep, saline flow systems; coastal settings and sea water intrusion; application of force potential vs. velocity potential
– Economic Reserves Exploration: basin hydrodynamics; hydrocarbon exploration; geothermal energy; ore genesis
– Waste Disposal: CO2 sequestration; pore space management; deep repositories; tailings and landfills.

Abstracts must be submitted by email to regionalgwflow.iah@gmail.com by 15 February 2017.

The symposium will also have two optional 1-day field excursions in southern Alberta to learn more about the history of Canadian hydrogeology and hydrocarbon exploration (CAD 50 for each trip).

Price: CAD 250

Organised by The symposium will be hosted by the IAH Canadian National Chapter, and organized by the IAH Commission on Regional Groundwater Flow in cooperation with the IAH Commission on Groundwater and Energy.

Website: http://regionalgwflow.iah.org/activities/calgary-symposium-2017    Email: regionalgwflow.iah@gmail.com


26-29 Jun 2017 – Zadar, Croatia

Man and Karst 2017

The aim of this meeting is to gather scientists dealing with wide range of topics related to karst. The meeting will be organized as series of sessions with keynote lectures and selected lectures within each session. Participants are invited to present their contributions in oral or poster form. Lectures will be followed by field excursions (see preliminary programme). Topics of the meeting will include: karst morphology, karst hydrology and water protection, caves, protection of karst areas, living on karst (culture, agriculture…)

Abstract deadline 31 March.

Price: See website for details

Organised by University of Zadar, University of Montenegro, Centre for Karst Speleology Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Karst Commission of IGU and the IAH Commission of Karst Hydrogeology.

Website: https://manandkarst2017.wixsite.com/manandkarst2017    Email: manandkarst2017@gmail.com


11-13 Jul 2017 – UNSW Sydney

Australasian Groundwater Conference 2017

Groundwater Futures: Science to practice. The organisers are planning an engaging three-day event that will enable delegates to examine the multi-dimensional challenges affecting the sustainable development of the regions groundwater resources.
Engaging panels, informative presentations, exhibitions and networking opportunities will engage the over 300 delegates from Australasia’s groundwater research, industry, and management and policy organisations.
Abstract themes:
• Emerging Groundwater Initiatives
• Groundwater Science and Future Innovations
• Interdisciplinary Groundwater Problems
• Groundwater Resources and Climate Change
• Energy and Groundwater
• Groundwater Quality and Human Health
Abstract submission will open on 1 December 2016 and close on 1 March 2017.
Keynote, plenary presentations and panel sessions will include climate change and groundwater resource challenges, energy futures, social license to operate and future directions and innovation in groundwater.

Price: To be announced

Organised by The IAH Australian National Chapter and NCGRT.

Email: w.timms@unsw.edu.au


25-29 Sep 2017 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

44th IAH Congress

Groundwater Heritage and Sustainability. Eight main congress topics have been established under this theme: 1) Groundwater heritage – passing benefits to current and future generations; 2) Groundwater modelling; 3) Groundwater monitoring – new approaches; 4) Groundwater in karst systems; 5) Groundwater and dependent ecosystems; 6) Hydropower and geothermal energy; 7) Sustainable management of groundwater resources; 8) Mineral waters and human health.

Mid-congress excursions are being planned to several hydrogeologically-diverse and interesting localities, including the Dubrovnik hinterland, the beautiful islands of the Elafiti archipelago and the Mljet National Park. Post-congress excursions will offer a chance to visit to some of the most famous localities in the Dinaric karst including the Jadro spring which is used to supply Split, the Plitvice Lakes National Park (tufa barrier lakes), the Blue and Red Lakes (famous sinkholes) and the Buna Spring (the largest karst spring in the Dinarides) and other localities.

A call for abstracts will come in November 2016.

Price: Registration fees to be confirmed

Organised by The IAH National Chapter of Croatia.

Website: http://iah2017.org/    Email: organising@iah2017.org


14-18 Oct 2017 – Spier Hotel and Conference Centre, Stellenbosch

GWD 2017

15th Biennial Ground Water Division Conference: Change, Challenge and Opportunity. The Ground Water Division was established in 1978 as a division of the Geological Society of South Africa with the objective of advancing the science and technology of groundwater. The biennial groundwater conference has been central in sharing knowledge about groundwater in South Africa, with this being the 15th three day event. However, these conferences are never just about the science of groundwater. They are about putting work up for peer review, they are about networking and they are about renewing friendships. Importantly, they provide a platform to pull young hydrogeologists into the community, refreshing the exchange of ideas. The organising committee intend to ensure GWD2017 continues the tradition of advancing the science and technology of groundwater while building friendships.

Papers and posters are required from both the young and not so young; early career hydrogeologists and those who have been around the block once or twice; and from academics, researchers, consultants and state officials. Change, Challenge, Opportunity provides a wide scope with which to put together a programme which will be of interest to the groundwater community at large. The organisers also plan to host short courses and workshops on the weekend prior to the conference. GWD2017 is being held at the historic Spier Wine Estate. In addition to offering a relaxed atmosphere in which to confer, the venue will give visitors a true feel of the Cape.

Abstract submission opens on 30 November.

Price: To be announced

Organised by The Groundwater Division of the Geological Society of South Africa and the IAH South African Chapter.

Website:http://www.gwd2017.co.za  Email: deidre@iafrica.com


23-27 Oct 2017 – Tunis (Tunisia)

Modelling for Sustainable Groundwater Management

Workshop. The workshop aims at learning and promoting the discovery of knowledge and decision-making tools applied to the functioning of groundwater sources, enabling participants exchange of information, comparative practical knowledge, as well as drawing up new proposals with a view of improving work-plans. It focuses on the development of mathematical solutions of hydrogeological models and advanced information technologies as well as their application to groundwater issues where social, economic and environmental aspects are integrated to achieve feasible proposals for a sustainable development.

Price: 300-350 Euros

Organised by Tunisian IAH Chapter (Tunisian Committee of Hydrogeology).

Website: http://www.eauetdev.org/workshop-on-modelling-for-sustainable-groundwater-management-october-23th-27th-2017/    Email: cth@eauetdev.org


25 Oct 2017 – Geological Society, London, UK

Africa, Groundwater and the Sustainable Development Goals

To be held Wednesday 25 October 2017, Geological Society, Burlington House, London. Comprising a joint meeting of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) and the Hydrogeological Group of the Geological Society, including the 2017 Ineson Lecture. The meeting will address a range of groundwater and development issues in Africa. With this year’s distinguished Ineson Lecturer, Callist Tindimugaya, of the Ministry of Water, Uganda. The meeting will have the usual keynote Ineson lecture, plus supporting speakers, but will also this year include two debate / discussion panel sessions relating to aspects of groundwater and development in Africa.

Price: To be confirmed

Organised by IAH British Chapter.

Website: http://www.iah-british.org    Email: beod@bgs.ac.uk

6-9 Nov 2017 – Granada, Spain

Congress on Groundwater and Global Change in the Western Mediterranean

Groundwater and global change in the Western Mediterranean. Major drivers of global change include population growth and migration, climate change, urbanization and expansion of infrastructure, and changes in land use and pollution. Western Mediterranean countries of both southern Europe and North Africa are expected to experience impacts on the sustainability, quantity, quality, and management of water resources. Future scenarios in this region forecast a decline in stream flow, reducing reservoir storage for population supply. In this context, groundwater becomes an increasingly strategic resource to meet water demand for irrigated and urban areas. Particularly, coastal areas are threatened by increasing stress during summer and drought periods causing groundwater depletion and saline water intrusion. Dealing with this situation makes it necessary to address regional needs through global coordination, so the IAH and IHP-UNESCO recommend facilitating country and regional groundwater assessments and exchange of information via seminars, workshops and conferences, such as the one presented here. These aspects are in connection with the Declaration on Groundwater in the Mediterranean (Malaga-Marrakech, 2006), and consequently IAH National Chapters from Western Mediterranean countries are organizing this congress on Groundwater and Global Change.

Price: 100-500€

Organised by IAH National Chapters of Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Morocco and Tunisia.

Website: http://www.aih-ge.org/index.php/gwh-change/    Email: gwmedchange@ugr.es