«Full House» at the first public online seminar of FH-DGGV and IAH-D

“We didn’t expect to reach out to so many interested hydros right at our first event” said Traugott Scheytt (president FH-DGGV) and Johannes Barth (president IAH-D). The first joint public online seminar of the newly launched series “Was ist neu in Hydro? / What´s new in Hydro“ was held 14 January 2021 and featured a talk by Dr. Catalin Stefan (TU Dresden) about

“Managed aquifer recharge as adaptation tools to global change: opportunities and ways forward”.

The 100 available seats were taken on the spot, so we are deeply sorry about not having reserved more capacities. We apologize to everyone not having been able to join the event. The session was a full success. Participants were dialing in not only from Germany, but also from Switzerland, Canada and South Africa. The subsequent discussion in German and English was lively and stimulant.

The next presentation will be held 14 April 2021 by Dr John Cherry, awardee of the Stockholm Water Prize 2020. Save the date!



IAH Germany: General Assembly, 2021-02-25

25 FEBRUARY 2021 | Zoom

The general assembly of IAH Germany, which was going to be held at FH-DGGV Congress 2020 in Leipzig, is now rescheduled to 25 February 2021, 15:00 – 16:30, Online Meeting (Zoom). All members were invited via e-mail on 22 December 2020.You can find the invitation and all relevant documents in the download section of this website. If you have trouble accessing the site, please contact us.Guests are welcome. Information on joining the online meeting will be provided on request (see contact details).



PhD Meeting 2021 in Kiel

14-16 JULY 2021 | Kiel University | Kiel, GERMANY

The doctoral candidates of the Chairs of Applied Geosciences – Aquatic Geochemistry and Hydrogeology, Geohydromodelling and Marine and Terrestrial Geomechanics at Kiel University (CAU Kiel) are pleased to invite
you to the 30th Ph.D. student meeting in Kiel at the Baltic Sea. The
meeting will be held online if no live attandance is possible due to Covid19 at the scheduled date.
Check out the invitation and all info and updates here.


Save the date: 28th Meeting of the German Association for Hydrogeology 2022

23-26 APRIL 2022 | Friedrich-Schiller-Universität | Jena, GERMANY

More info will be provided at a later stage.We are looking forward to eventually seeing our all again in Jena. Stay safe and healthy!




Postponed: 47th IAH Congress, Brazil

With the Covid-19 pandemic continuing and caution needed across the world, the Organising Committee has been forced to make the difficult decision to reschedule the 47th IAH Congress.
Our colleagues in Brazil are deeply disappointed that they will not be able just yet to welcome everyone to Sao Paulo, especially those who had hoped to make long-awaited presentations. The best options for rearranging the Congress are now being finalised. New plans will be released very soon and the Committee will be in touch with those of you who have already registered for the Congress or who have submitted abstracts.
Questions or comments? Email


iah-logoCancelled: FH-DGGV 2020

Due to the current pandemic situation, the biannual congress of the Expert Group of Hydrogeology in the German Geological Society (Fachsektion Hydrogeologie in der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft, FH-DGGV), including the IAH-D session on “Artificial and natural groundwater recharge” is cancelled.
The IAH-D general assembly will be postponed. More info at a later stage.


iah-logoFH-DGGV & IAH-D Poster

In Germany, the Expert Group of Hydrogeology in the German Geological Society (Fachsektion Hydrogeologie in der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft, FH-DGGV) and the German Chapter of IAH (IAH-D) work closely together to is to further the understanding, wise use and protection of groundwater resources throughout the world.
Download our poster here.


Direct debit mandate now available for IAH Germany

Good news for members of IAH Germany! We are happy to announce that eventually the direct debit mandate for IAH Germany is now available.
Never risk to forget paying your membership fees again. Download the direct debit mandate here here and send it back to the IAH Germany headquarters at c/o Dr. Ruth Kaufmann-Knoke, Mühlweg 2, 67434 Neustadt/Wstr.. Thank you!



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