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International Symposium on Geofluids

We are honoured to invite you to the “International Symposium on Geofluids”, to be held in Budapest, Hungary, on 7-9 July 2021. The symposium is organized by the József and Erzsébet Tóth Endowed Hydrogeology Chair and Foundation and by the Regional Groundwater Flow Commission of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, in scientific collaboration with the ENeRAG H2020 project of Eötvös Loránd University.

The declared objective of the Symposium is to bring together scientists, professionals, stakeholders to share and discuss all kinds of aspects of geofluids, i.e., groundwater, geothermal energy, hydrocarbon, geogenic contaminations and hydrothermal mineral resources, with special emphasis on harmonized exploration and utilization. We, therefore, welcome researchers in all aspects of geofluids’ research. The greater the diversity of interests the more significant will be the result.

Main Topics and planned Sessions:

  1. Energy flow systems and related fluids in the lithosphere
  2. Managed aquifer recharge and groundwater flow systems
  3. Geoenergy, thermal water and hydrocarbon systems
  4. Natural contamination and hazards of geofluids
  5. Fluid–rock interactions and hydrogeochemical reactions

but of course, all geofluid-related abstracts are welcome.

More information @

See you in Budapest in July 2021!


Geofluids blog was launched

The ENeRAG H2020 project in the cooperation of the József and Erzsébet Tóth Endowed Hydrogeology Chair and the RGFC-IAH launched a geofluids blog named “Groundwater, Geoenergy, Hydrothermal minerals” at

This scientific blog intends to inform those who are interested in the underground fluids including groundwater, thermal water, hydrothermal mineral resources, geothermal energy, hydrocarbons and their interrelationships. Stay tuned by being a follower of the blog.

Our target audiences are colleagues and hydrogeological professionals, but the blog also provides useful information for high school students and their teachers. University students, as well as representatives of related disciplines, such as geography, meteorology, hydrology, water management, ecology, soil science, geothermal energy, hydrocarbon geology and agriculture, are also welcome among our readers! The blog can be distributed, the link can be forwarded, as our mission is to disseminate the science!


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.

Finalists of the International Problem Solver Competition

Teams of universities competed on 14 February in the first, online test, round. Undergraduate, graduate and PhD students from China, Egypt, India, Iran, the Netherlands, Nepal, Nigeria, South Korea, Uganda and the USA answered the multiple-choice and essay-type questions focusing mostly on the groundwater side of the processes. The following teams qualified for the second round:

  • By two: Ying Tan and Jiaxin Shi (China University of Geosciences, Beijing)
  • Cugb_gw: Zhang Yipeng and Wang Qi (China University of Geosciences, Beijing)
  • GroundwatCH: Ricardo Leonel Marroquín Paíz and Aditya Vikram Jain (IHE-DELFT, Institute for Water Education, UNESCO, the Netherlands)
  • Pro-gro: Ajayi Abiodun Olugbenga and Arinloye Samuel Adebisi (Federal University Oye Ekiti, Nigeria)
  • The origin: Ji TaoTao and Tang Xulin (China University of Geosciences, Beijing)

The qualified teams will deliver a practical problem related to groundwater in the form of a short video