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International Competition on Geofluids

International Problem Solver Competition is initiated by the ENeRAG Excellency Network Building for Comprehensive Research and Assessment of Geofluids Horizon 2020 project in collaboration with RGFC-IAH and the József & Erzsébet Tóth Endowed Hydrogeology Chair (JET-EHC, Budapest, Hungary).

The ENeRAG project strengthens research and innovation capacities in geofluids’ research and aligned geological resource assessment at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE, Hungary) through cooperation with Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) and University of Milan (UMIL, Italy) and with supporting stakeholders. The consortium works with the dynamic system approach relying on a scientific understanding of the connections and interrelationship among

University students can enter the two-round competition, which includes an online test on the dynamic systems of geofluids from the fluid side. Then the best groups (depending on the number of applicants) will qualify for the second round and receive a topic about the practical aspects and application of dynamic system approach of the ENeRAG regarding issues and examples around the World. The topics will be delivered in the form of 5-minutes-long short movies.

The prizes to be awarded: conference registration for Geofluids Symposium (8–10 July 2020, Budapest, Hungary), free of charge attendance for 1 of ENeRAG’s workshops, short courses and training, memberships for scientific associations, books and other gifts.

More information about the project @ and about the competition @ All of the related details can be found in the call below.


IAH2019 sessions at Malaga, Spain

The RGF Commission is organizing a special session at the upcoming IAH Congress, 22–27 September 2019, Malaga, Spain.

The session entitled Innovative approaches for understanding groundwater flow systems is under Topic 5 Tools, methods and models to study groundwater.

The management of groundwater resources receives increasing attention due to the growing importance of groundwater for human, industrial and agricultural water supply, as well as for its role in geothermal energy production. Despite being such a valuable resource, groundwater is suffering from overexploitation and
contamination. It may further on its own represent a potential source of contamination through e.g. geogenic contamination or anthropogenic activities. The characterization of groundwater flow and its behaviour at different spatial-temporal scales, under natural or anthropogenic driven conditions, requires a deep understanding of complex hydraulic, thermal, geochemical and microbiological processes.
This session will welcome contributions on advanced and new techniques developed for characterising groundwater flow systems, heat transport, water quality and pollutant fate. Of interest for the session are approaches using hydraulic, temperature, isotope or natural environmental tracer data and numerical modelling for a better understanding of local to regional groundwater flow systems, geochemical patterns, groundwater mixing and ages, or the contamination processes of organic and inorganic pollutants.
The session is supported by the RGFC-IAH (Regional Groundwater Flow Commission of the International Association of Hydrogeologists) and the EU H2020 ENeRAG (Excellency Network Building for Comprehensive Research and Assessment of Geofluids) project.

Abstract submission deadline is 31 March 2019.
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Instagram profile of RGFC launched

You can follow the news and activities of RGFC on another social media platform. We will share conference pictures and updates @rgfc_iah Instagram profile, as well. You can use hashtag #rgfc_iah if you would like to share a photo of regional groundwater-related topics or even a memory of your daily hydrogeology practice.


ResearchGate project for RGF-related papers

The Commission launched a ResearchGate project entitled Selection of papers related to Regional Groundwater Flow. This project was created and is managed by the Regional Groundwater Flow Commission of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (RGFC-IAH) in cooperation with the József & Erzsébet Tóth Endowed Hydrogeology Chair. This project is a selection of international papers related to the research and practical application of regional groundwater flow theory.
You can access the project by clicking on the logo.
If you are interested and would like to be involved, please let us know. After joining, you can add your flow system-related papers, books, etc. to the project to have a nice selection of this topic.