49th IAH Congress

49th IAH Congress

49th IAH Congress 49th IAH Congress
On 18-23 September 2022, the International Association of Hydrogeologists will organise its 49th IAH Congress. This congress with 'Groundwater sustainability and poverty reduction' as main theme will be hosted by the city of Wuhan, China. However, there is also the possibility to participate online. TBA Commission member Arnaud Sterckx (IGRAC) and Momčilo Blagojević participate as co-convenors of topic 14 and will co-moderate this hybrid session.

Regional groundwater systems and transboundary aquifers

IGRAC will contribute to Topic 14: Regional groundwater systems and transboundary aquifers. This session focuses on new and inspiring practices related to groundwater at a larger (basin to supra-basin) level. Calculation of regional groundwater flow, advances in GIS-methods are some of the sub-topics considered along with raising awareness and better understanding. Transboundary aquifers are mapped all around the world. Cross-border political, socioeconomic and environmental differences create an extra dimension to take into account when trying to preserve the groundwater source in a sustainable way. The integration of two sub-topics (regional groundwater flow systems and transboundary aquifers) will consider the experiences, new insights, and future projects in the management, monitoring and zoning of transboundary aquifers by means of groundwater flow systems, as an inspiration to those dealing with transboundary groundwater.