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International Association of Hydrogeologists (Irish Group) Conference – 26 + 27 April, 2022: Making the invisible, visible
The 42nd Annual IAH (Irish Group) Groundwater Conference: “Groundwater: Making the Invisible, Visible” will be held over two half-days on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th April 2022 via Zoom. The theme reflects the focus of UN’s 2022 World Water Day.
Session one, Exploring Groundwater, the conference will take a broader perspective and includes talks on the role of groundwater in the 2022 UN World Water Development Report (Michaela Miletto, UNESOC WWAP), on Ireland’s geothermal potential (Sarah Blake, GSI) and how structure influences groundwater movement and storage (Pat Meere, UCC).
Session two, Groundwater Resource Resilience, gets underway with an overview of groundwater in the World Water Quality Alliance (Claudia Ruz Vargas, UN IGRAC), updates to the Irish National Karst database (Caoimhe Hickey, GSI), how groundwater is being incorporated into public supplies in Northern Ireland (Paul Wilson, GSNI), and updates on two GSI programmes that focus on groundwater (Katie Tedd, GSI).
The first session is on Communication, with talks on how to use groundwater in geoscience communication (Kirstin Lemon, GSNI), the broader experiences of communicating geoscience to the public (Fegus McAuliffe, iCRAG), and how to foster and support community engagement (Donal O’Keefe, LAWPRO).
The final session considers Emerging Issues in Groundwater, and the speakers will talk about their research on using passive seismic methods to listen to water flowing in conduits (Haleh Karbala Ali, DIAS), groundwater contaminants of emerging concern (Dan Lapworth, BGS), and a linked presentation on the global and Irish perspective on PFAS in groundwater (Olivia Hall & Ian Ross, TetraTech). The final presentation will consider Irish Holy Wells (Bruce Misstear, TCD).
The conference programme can be downloaded on the IAH website: https://www.iah-ireland.org/annual-conference/
Registration is now open: