CWI at IAH 2016

Posted 6 October 2016

CWI team members presented their research at the recent 43rd annual congress Hydrogeology Congress in Montpellier, France.

The event, which was organised by the French and German chapters of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) and was themed Groundwater and society: 60 years of IAH, attended by more than 700 representatives of groundwater management and research from across the globe.

Among the attendees representing CWI, Cameron Holley presented on Water markets, regulation and groundwater – insights from Australia; Scott Cook presented on Integrating hydrographic and hydrochemical data using a multivariate statistical approach: A case study in an Australian alluvial aquifer-aquitard systemandWendy Timms presented on Conceptual models of risks to shallow waters associated with underground mining through geological fault structures (click here for poster).

Wendy also participated in a Energy and Groundwater workshop in which groundwater challenges associated with extraction of shale gas, coal seam gas, and mining of coal and uranium were discussed by participants from the United Kingdom, Canada, United States, Japan and Australia.

The results of the election of the international council of IAH were declared during the congress. The new IAH President is Professor António Chambel of Portugal. Wendy Timms was re-elected as an IAH Vice President, representing Australasia-Pacific.

In July 2017, UNSW will host the Australasian Groundwater Conference, a joint event between IAH and the NCGRT.

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