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Groundwater in international law – Compilation of treaties and other legal instruments

Groundwater is of high social, economic, environmental and strategic importance. It represents about 97% of the freshwater resources available on earth, excluding the water locked in the polar ice. Aquifers, among them numerous Transboundary ones, are coming under growing pressure from over-abstraction and pollution, which seriously threaten their sustainability. Up to now international law has paid much less ttention to ground- than to surface water. Slowly however, a body of rules dealing with this vital resource is emerging that indicates a trend towards more comprehensive international regulation.

 
ICHARM Newsletter 15 is out
 
XXXVIIIth IAH Congress

The Polish Chapter of IAH and the AGH University of Science and Technology have pleasure to host the XXXVIII Congress in Krakow, Poland, from 12 to 17 September 2010.

 
Analysis and Evaluation of Pumping Test Data (1970)

In 1970, ILRI, the International Institute for Land Reclamation and Improvement in Wageningen (NL) published the first edition of  «Analysis and Evaluation of Pumping Test Data» by Krusemand and De Ridder as No. 11 in the now discontinued series of Bulletins of the International Institute for Land Reclamation and Improvement/ILRI.

 
Summary of UN Climate Change Conference

IISD’s Earth Negotiations Bulletin reports on the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-15), that was held in Copenhagen, 7–19 December 2009.

 
Groundwater and Climate Change at COP-15

10 Dec 2009, Copenhagen • The Netherlands National Committee IHP-HWRP – together with University College London (UCL), IGRAC, AMCOW, UNESCO’s IHP and the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) – organized a session on Groundwater and Climate Change during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-15) in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 
Water and Health

8–9 Dec 2009, Koblenz • Workshop organized by the German and Netherlands National Committees IHP-HWRP.
As water is our number one aliment, the quality of drinking water directly influences public health and plays a major economic role both as a tradable good and a cost factor in our healthcare system.

 
Henry Darcy Lecture 2009 & Isotopes and tracers in hydrology

5 Nov 2009, Amsterdam • Event co-organized by the VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands National Committee IHP-HWRP (UNESCO & WMO), The Netherlands' Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), the Netherlands Hydrological Society (NHV) and the US National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF).

 
Urban Water Security: Managing Risks
Following from the Sixth Phase of UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (2002–2007), the Urban Water Series addresses fundamental issues related to the role of water in cities and the effects of urbanization on the hydrological cycle and water resources. Focusing on the development of integrated approaches to sustainable urban water management, the series should inform the work of urban water management practitioners, policy-makers and educators throughout the world.
 
Low Flows and Droughts

The International Commission for the Hydrology of the River Rhine Basin (CHR-KHR) has published the report of its workshop on «Low Flows and Droughts».

 
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