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49th IAH Congress – Call for abstracts
Topic #14 Regional Groundwater Systems and Transboundary Aquifers
This session focuses on new and inspiring practices related to groundwater at a larger (basin to supra-basin) level. Calculation of regional groundwater flow, advances in GIS-methods are some of the sub-topics considered along with raising awareness and better understanding. Transboundary aquifers are mapped all around the world. Cross-border political, socioeconomic and environmental differences create an extra dimension to take into account when trying to preserve the groundwater source in a sustainable way. The integration of these two topics, will consider the experiences, new insights, and future projects in the management, monitoring, and zoning of transboundary aquifers by means of groundwater-flow systems, as an inspiration to those dealing with transboundary groundwater.
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.
Prof. Dr. Judit Mádl-Szőnyi
Prof. Dr. Marco Masetti
Dr. Hanneke Verweij
Dr. Ádám Tóth
Dr. Brigitta Czauner
Prof. Dr. John Molson
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 https://geofluids.blogspot.com/
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.