News and Announcements

MEDSAL PRIMA Summer School

Within the framework of the MEDSAL Prima project “Salinization of critical groundwater reserves in coastal Mediterranean areas: Identification, risk assessment and sustainable management with the use of integrated modeling and smart ICT tools” a summer school on “An induction workshop for young scientists’ on advanced coastal aquifer salinization study and assessment tools” is organised 27-30 June at the Department of Civil, Environmental, Land, Building Engineering and Chemistry (DICATECh) of the Polytechnic of Bari – Italy, (POLIBA).

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Special Issue “From Groundwater Flow Understanding to Sustainable Water Management”

Strategic management of water resources is the key to a sustainable environment and future economic development. This requires knowledge of gravitational groundwater flow systems from the local to regional and basin scales. This Special Issue aims to analyze topics connected to physicochemical processes of groundwater flow systems and their economic resources, geogenic and anthropogenic contamination and hazards of fluids, fluid–rock interactions in deep and shallow flow systems, vulnerability and management of aquifer recharge, water-based heat utilization in the light of climate change, and also legislative frameworks toward sustainable development goals.

Original research articles, theoretical, field, experimental, and numerical studies, and comprehensive review papers in the field of hydrogeology and geochemistry focusing on defining groundwater flow and preventing, controlling, and mitigating negative environmental impacts (quality and quantity) related to groundwater, including those in developing countries, are welcome.

This Special Issue brings together manuscripts from different fields of groundwater studies with the common aspect of understanding regional groundwater flow systems for improved water management. The Special Issue is initiated by the Regional Groundwater Flow Commission of IAH and the ENeRAG H2020 project and is connected to the International Symposium on Geofluids held in July 2021.

Guest editors:

Prof. Dr. Judit Mádl-Szőnyi
Prof. Dr. Marco Masetti
Dr. Hanneke Verweij
Dr. Ádám Tóth
Dr. Brigitta Czauner
Prof. Dr. John Molson

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open-access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • groundwater flow systems
  • interacting fluids in the lithosphere
  • groundwater contamination and hazards
  • groundwater and energy resources
  • fluid–rock interactions
  • managed aquifer recharge
  • sustainable development
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Please, check the description below and visit this website for more information:

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 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.