The year of 2021 is highly anticipated:

it is the year after the 2020 Covid pandemic affected our planet.

We all hope this world crisis will be behind us in 2021 and we can hold a double congress celebration.

For us hydrogeologists, 2021 will see the 47th IAH CONGRESS held in Brazil on August 22nd – 27th, and the 48th IAH CONGRESS in Belgium, on September 6th – 10th. Two congresses for IAH’s 65th Birthday. Both committees are working together to bring you coordinated events.

Please note that:

  • The 2020 General Assembly of the members of the IAH and the Council Meeting will be held on line – more details to follow from IAH;
  • For 2021, these meetings will be organized in Brussels, Belgium, during the 48th IAH Congress in September;
  • The IAH Commissions, Networks, Working Groups and National Chapters will choose where to hold their meetings in 2021.

Stay tuned!

ONLINE EVENT – SEPTEMBER 21ST TO 24TH, 2020

Brazil will have the honor of hosting the IAH and ALHSUD events, which will join ours, of the Brazilian Groundwater Association, in promoting the largest groundwater event that will take place.

Pandemic made it impossible to hold the face-to-face event, originally scheduled to take place from September 20th to 26th, 2020.

Our decision? It was innovating!

We extended the realization period, which now has the first online stage followed by the face-to-face + online edition (hybrid), according to the schedule below:

  • Between the September 21st and 24th, 2020 we will hold the first part of our event, it will be ONLINE and FREE! The panel that will be held at 11:30 am (BRT) is international, will be held in English with translation into Spanish and Portuguese, since the panel that will be held at 04:00 pm (BRT) is national, aimed to professionals in Brazil and will not have simultaneous translation. See our schedule below.
  • Between September 25th, 2020 and August 20th, 2021, we will have biweekly webinars and lives, among marketing, technical and scientific, inspirational, professional training themes, among others.
  • And between August 22nd and 27th, 2021, the event takes place at the same place, ARCA Space in São Paulo. It will be hybrid, you can choose to participate in person or online.

REGISTRATIONS FOR THE ONLINE EVENT FROM SEPTEMBER 21ST TO 24TH, 2020 ARE FREE OF CHARGE AND MUST BE MADE BY CLICKING BELOW:

  • The APP is now available, download it searching for IAH 2021.
  • We already have more than 500 people within our 10 WhatsApp groups, who discuss the themes defined for this edition of the Congress.
  • Schedule yourself and be with us throughout this journey.
  • The great moment of groundwater has arrived in Brazil and in the World!
DATA INTERNATIONAL
Language: English
Simultaneous translation will be provided for Spanish and Portuguese
11h30 (BRT)
02:30 pm (GMT)
NATIONAL | For Brazilians
Language: Portuguese
No simultaneous translation will be provided
16h00 (BRT)
07:00 pm (GMT)
9/21/2020

Interview with John Cherry

Interviewed: Dr. John Cherry, The Groundwater Project

Interviewers:
Dr. Everton de Oliveira, HIDROPLAN | ABAS | The Groundwater Project
Dr. Miguel Rangel Medina, President, ALHSUD
Bruna C. Soldera, President, Early Career Hydrogeologists’ Network Brazil

Watch here the recorded session

Groundwater and sanitation

President: José Paulo Netto, President, ABAS

Speakers:
Federico Lagreca, CEO, SUEZ Brasil
Oscar Cordeiro Netto, Director, ANA
Geninho Zuliani, Congressman

Watch here the recorded session

9/22/2020

Waterwell: Why is legality not more attractive?

President: Ricardo Hirata, Director, CEPAS | USP

Speaker: Stephen Foster, Professor, University College London

Debater: Emilio Custodio, Professor, Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya

Watch here the recorded session

New contaminants of interest in groundwater

President: Rodrigo Cunha, Coordinator of Contaminated Sites Remediation Course, SENAC

Speakers:
Aluisio Soares, Technical Director, EVA Way Environmental Projects
Willem Takiya, Environmental Coordinator, Arcadis

Click here and join this session for free

9/23/2020

Water security and climate change

President: Ricardo Andrade, Director, ANA

Speakers:
Alice Aureli, Water Science Division, UNESCO
Carlos Molano, Vice President – Latin America and the Caribbean, IAH

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Legal advances for the use of groundwater in Brazil

President: José Paulo Netto, President, ABAS

Speakers:
Claudio Oliveira, Ex President, ABAS
Wladimir Antonio Ribeiro, Lawyer, Manesco Associados

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9/24/2020

Groundwater and poverty

President: Roberto Kirchheim, Hydrogeology Researcher, National Geological Survey

Speakers:
Jurgen Mahlknecht, Professor, ITESM
Kevin Pietersen, Extraordinary Senior Lecturer, University of Western Cape
Tushaar Shah, Former Director Institute of Rural Management, International Water Management Institute

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Hydrogeology in complex areas: Why do we live more by luck than by technique?

President: Didier Gastmans, Researcher, UNESP

Speaker: Edson Wendland, Director, EESC-USP

Debater: Gerson Cardoso, Professor, UFRJ

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THE 2021 MEETING

2020 has been marked by the enormous challenges brought by the pandemic. It affected everyone, both as a person and as a business. We understand that this is the year to strengthen partnerships, stay close and above all, remain firm within our purposes.

Our groundbreaking 2021 Groundwater World Congress gathered three large water groups, International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), Latin American Groundwater Association (ALHSUD) and Brazilian Groundwater Association (ABAS), and its events, 47th IAH Brazil Congress, XV Latin American Congress of Hydrogeology, XXI Brazilian Congress of Groundwater, XXII National Meeting of Well Drillers and National Water Fair, aims to create and engage the largest groundwater community in the world and to prove the advantages of its use a all user sectors, products and services demonstration, in addition to promoting knowledge and networking.

And we innovate again for this!

The event has already started and will be held in two phases, the first being 100% online between 9/21/2020 and 8/20/2021.A series of meetings, lives, webnars and discussions will be promoted, addressing relevant and innovative themes presented by industry references. On the other hand, the second phase will take place between 08/22/2021 and 08/27/2021 in a hybrid format, which means that you can participate in person or online.

There could not be a more appropriate country to host this innovative event, since Brazil has about 10% more water than the other two countries together that have more fresh water in the world.

The 2021 Groundwater World Congress will bring you a meeting with proposal and objectives.

Groundwater professionals bring joy to places where water is scarce and health is threatened by it. A local well implanted by the technology and knowledge that we work to create and disseminate changes people’s lives for the better. These experiences are wonderful and shared among members of our groundwater community.

Our meeting will involve the largest global groundwater community in the world! Engaged community is the future of events and we have already started ours. Everyone in our sector has the opportunity to interact digitally by now.

Through our meetings we change the world, from them we build relationships, share experiences, learn about research results, improve public policies and have access to all products that industry and service providers create and develop.

Groundwater is fundamental to sustainability and we mean that with our daily work and research. Come to the 2021 Groundwater World Congress, in Brazil, and share th

THEME

Main Theme
GROUNDWATER 4.0: CONNECTED, VISIBLE AND ETHICAL

  1. Groundwater role in poverty alleviation, food security, and socio-economic development
  2. Groundwater sustainability: management, policy, and governance
  3.  Groundwater, energy, and climate change
  4. Groundwater flow, water cycle, and ecosystems
  5. Karst and fractured aquifers
  6. Groundwater pollution, remediation, and management
  7. Geochemistry and isotopes in groundwater
  8. Applied hydrogeology to engineering, geotechnical, and mining issues
  9. Advances in water supply technologies and groundwater resource development
  10. Emerging tools and technologies for groundwater investigation, monitoring, and numerical modeling
  11. Groundwater education & awareness
  12. Groundwater and Gender
  13. Managed Aquifer Recharge
  14. Groundwater and sanitation

31/01/2020

Abstract Submission starts

31/01/2020

Registration starts

02/28/2021

 Abstract Submission deadline

04/30/2021

Abstract Acceptance

05/31/2021

Registration, End of Early Bird

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Chairman
Everton de Oliveira
IAH/ABAS/Hidroplan

Co-Chairman
José Paulo G. M. Netto
ABAS/ALHSUD

IAH REPRESENTATIVES IN THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Antonio Chambel
IAH President
Dave Kreamer
Vice-President for Programme and Scientific Coordination
Luiz Amore
Vice-President IAH Brazilian Chapter

ALHSUD REPRESENTATIVE IN THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Miguel Rangel Medina
ALHSUD President
María Vicente Esteller Albertinho
ALHSUD Alternate
Roger González Herrera
ALHSUD General Secretary

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Honorary Chair
John Cherry
TGWP The Groundwater Project | University of Guelph

Chair
Ricardo Hirata
CEPAS – USP | ABAS Vice President

SECRETÁRIO GERAL

João Carlos Simanke de Souza

Organization

Sponsor

ABAS Sponsor Member

Institutional Support

Support

Official carrier

Official travel agency