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The International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH); reflecting on 60 years of contribution to groundwater science and water management

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doi: 10.1007/s10040-016-1434-7
Authors:Struckmeier, Wilhelm F.; Howard, Ken; Chilton, John
Author Affiliations:Primary:
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
International Association of Hydrogeologists, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Hydrogeology Journal
Source:Hydrogeology Journal, 24(5), p.1069-1086. Publisher: Springer, Berlin - Heidelberg, Germany. ISSN: 1431-2174
Publication Date:2016
Note:In English with French and Spanish and Chinese and Portuguese summaries. 20 refs.
Summary:The 60th anniversary of the founding of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) is an important milestone that allows pause for reflection on how the association has evolved over the years and the contributions it has made to groundwater science and water management. IAH was founded in 1956 at the 20th International Geological Congress and developed rapidly during the 1980s and 1990s in response to a growing global interest in groundwater mapping and in sound approaches to resource protection and sustainable aquifer management. Incorporated in 2000, IAH has now secured its position as the world's leading international association specialising in groundwater with over 4,100 members in 131 countries. Much credit for this success must go to members, past and present, whose individual efforts and collaboration with sister institutions are documented here. These members have shaped the association's goals and contributed selflessly to its scientific programmes, publications and educational and charitable activities. Looking ahead to the next 60 years, it is essential that IAH does not rest on past achievements but listens and adjusts to the needs of members while continuing to pursue its mission of furthering the understanding, wise use and protection of groundwater resources throughout the world. Copyright 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subjects:Ground water; History; Hydrogeology; International cooperation; Research; Review; Water management; International organizations
Record ID:808792-18
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2021 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Geoline, Bundesanstalt fur Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Hanover, Germany
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