IAH-D @ FH-DGGV 2022!

Join us for the FH-DGGV Conference from 20th to 23th of March 2024. The session “Fachsitzung gemeinsam mit IAH: Gase und Isotope im Grundwasser” is scheduled on Thursday 21 March from 11:00 to 12:30. And don’t forget to join us for the Biannual General Meeting of the German Chapter of IAH and IAH Deutschland (IAH-D) e. V. on Friday 17:00 to 18:00! More info here.


Upcoming event: What’s New in Hydro

Dr. Theresa Frommen from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin / Berlin, Germany & Fabian Hecht from the Senate Department for the Environment, Urban Mobility, Consumer Protection and Climate Action / Berlin, Germany

Date: 20 October 2022, 5 pm CEST

Title: “Groundwater and Society – The Berlin Case”


Public Online Lecture Featuring Groundwater

Making the invisible visible: This years World Water Day (22 March 2022) is dedicated to groundwater.

WHEN: 22 MARCH 2022, 7 pm (CET)

WHERE: Follow the link at

Live on stage will be the Bavarian Minister for the Environment Mister Thorsten Glauber, Professor Matthias Fifka and Professor Johannes Barth from the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.

As the German Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists we are delighted to see our president up on stage furthering the understanding of groundwater and promoting our mission!


iah-logo IAH-D @ FH-DGGV 2022!

The Expert Group of Hydrogeology in the German Geological Society (Fachsektion Hydrogeologie in der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft, FH-DGGV) will host it’s biannual congress online:

IAH-D hosts a session on “Artificial and natural groundwater recharge“. It would be great if you joined us on Thursday, 12:00-13:00 in HS1!


General Assembly of IAH Germany

Making the invisible visible: This years World Water Day (22 March 2022) is dedicated to groundwater.

WHEN: 25 MARCH 2022, 2 pm

WHERE: Zooom link was provided to IAH members (contact us if you cannot find it anymore).

“What´s new in Hydro? / Was in neu in Hydro?” again a great success!

On 14th of October 2021 the joint seminar between FH-DGGV and IAH-D hosted Prof Jean-Michel Lemieux from Université Laval in Québec with a really interesting talk about groundwater in permafrost environments. We had close to 60 visitors and an excellent transmission across the Atlantic between Europe and Québec. The presentation treated water availability and renewal as well as heat flow and the role of groundwater as a future drinking water resource in cold regions. Great international short meeting and thanks to Jean-Michel for an inspiring presentation.

The next online seminar will be held 14 January 2022 (to be confirmed). Save the date!


Results of IAH Elections

Thank you for voting in the elections for the Vice President, Science and Programme and Vice President, Asia Region. The proportion of members who participated in the elections was 26.1% (1072 registered members at this time) which is a little higher than for the full elections that took place in 2020. We thank all the candidates for putting themselves forward and for being willing to serve IAH if successful. All Details here.

«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!



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.


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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