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!

THE 2021 MEETING

Brazil is deservedly well known for its great football and music, a sure recipe of joy. The 2021 Groundwater Congress will highlight that water makes up this joy into a trinity since Brazil has about 10% more water than the other two countries that have most fresh water in the world together.

Our groundbreaking 2021 Groundwater Congress gathered three large water groups, International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), Latin American Groundwater Association (ALHSUD) and Brazilian Groundwater Association (ABAS) to 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 put in place by technology and knowledge that we worked to create and disseminate changes the lives of people for better. These experiences are wonderful and shared among the members of our groundwater community.

Our 2021 meeting will engage the largest global groundwater community in the world. Enough of events that start and finish on given dates and leave little legacy and with frontiers between participants and society. Engaged community is the future of the events. And our event has already started with the construction of the community of the members of the participant entities who have the opportunity to digitally interact now.

Through our meetings we change the world because with them we built relationships, we share experiences, we know results from research, we better the public policies and we have access to all the products that the industry and service providers have created and developed.

Groundwater is paramount to sustainability and we mean it by our day to day work and research. Come to the 2021 Groundwater Congress in Brazil and share the joy to participate in the event that points towards the future of the groundwater community, with samba and football.

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

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

ABAS Sponsor Member

Institutional Support

Support

Official carrier

Official travel agency