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 realized the first part of our event, ONLINE and FREE! All sessions are available for access through the ABAS YouTube channel.    Watch here
  • 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.

Registration is free, but must be done by clicking here.

The APP is now available, download it searching for IAH 2021 or click here.

We already have more than 900 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!

Language: English
Simultaneous translation will be provided for Portuguese
11h30 (BRT) | 02:30 pm (GMT)
9/21/2020 Interview with John CherryInterviewed: Dr. John Cherry, The Groundwater Project

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

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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

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9/23/2020 Water security and climate changePresident: Ricardo Andrade, Director, ANA

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

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9/24/2020 Groundwater and povertyPresident: Roberto Kirchheim, Hydrogeology Researcher, National Geological Survey

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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10/22/2020 Water for future generations: the urgent need to increase managed aquifer recharge
President: Dr. Everton de Oliveira, HIDROPLAN | ABAS | The Groundwater ProjectHow India has become the country with more Monitored Aquifer Recharge (MAR) systems in the world
Speaker: Prof D C Singhal, President, IAH Indian National ChapterIncreasing groundwater basin yield with managed aquifer recharge
Speaker: Adam Hutchinson, Recharge Planning Manager, Orange County Water District

How MAR faces up climate change adverse impacts
Speaker: Dr. Enrique Fernández Escalante, Co-coordinator, Commission on Managed Aquifer Recharge of the IAH

Recharge and quality, compensation for water use.
Speaker: Bruna Soldera, President, IAH Early Career Hydrogeologists’ Network Brazil

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11/19/2020 How isotopes enhanced our understanding in GW: Experiences around the world
President: Dr. Didier Gastmans, Researcher, UNESPIsotope Hydrology applications in uncovering the hidden groundwater resources in Africa
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Seifu Kebede Gurmessa, Sub Saharan Africa VP, IAHSusceptibility of groundwater used for public drinking water supply in the United States
Speaker: Dr. Briant Jurgens, Research hydrologist, US Geological Survey

Radiokrypton and Radioargon Dating – From One to One Million Years
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Zheng-Tian Lu, Professor of Physics and the Dean of the School of the Gifted Young, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)

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02/18/2021 Gender and Groundwater
President: Viviana Re, Assistant Professor, University of Pisa, Italy and IAH Socio-Hydrogeology Network ChairTowards Gender-responsive Groundwater Management: The role of Sex-disaggregated Data
Speaker: Laurens Thuy, Gender & Communication’ Officer, UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme

Women as Changemakers – Experiences from a Project on Participatory Groundwater Management in India
Speaker: Theresa Frommen, Post-Doctoral research Fellow, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany and and IAH Socio-Hydrogeology Network Co-Chair

Is there gender inequality in the groundwater sector? A Brazilian Scenario and initiatives carried out on the subject.
Speaker: Ana Maciel de Carvalho, Assistant Professor, Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys – UFVJM, Brazil

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04/08/2021 Young Hydrogeologists: Challenge for a new hydrogeology

President: Sasha Tom Hart, PhD student, University of São Paulo

Bruna Soldera, Presidente, IAH Early Career Hydrogeologists’ Network Brazil
Matthew Damhuis, Specialist Hydrogeology and Water Management, Sishen Mine

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04/29/2021 The effect of global climate change on groundwater – from Brazil to Belgium
President: Everton de Oliveira, President of the Organizing Committee of the 47th IAH Congress

Climate change on groundwater availability in Belgium: problems, effects, and solutions
Speaker: Marijke Huyamans, Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium) – Chair of the Scientific Committee of the 48th IAH Congress

Seeking groundwater-based solutions to clean up the mess caused by global climate change in Brazil
Speaker: Ricardo Hirata, Chair of the Scientific Committee of the 47th IAH Congress – Director at Groundwater Research Center, University of São Paulo (CEPAS|USP)

David Kreamer, President, International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) – Professor at the University of Nevada
Speaker: David Kreamer, President, International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) – Professor at the University of Nevada

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