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2020 and 2021 IAH Congress

The 2020 and 2021 IAH Congress dates and venues have been announced:

The 47th IAH Congress: Brazil 2020 ‘Aquifers: Storing Water for the Future’

20–25 Sept 2020, Sao Paulo, Brazil. (www.iah2020.org/)

The 48th IAH Congress: Belgium 2021 ‘Inspiring Groundwater’

6–10 Sept 2021, Brussels, Belgium (iah2021belgium.org)

SA IAH Chapter GDE’s Seminar

The SA Chapter held a GDE’s seminar on Thursday 31st October at Flinders University in Adelaide. The seminar was filmed and the recording can be found here.

Find out how GDEs are protected in water allocation plans and what information is required for exploration and mining applications.

Groundwater dependent ecosystems (GDEs) have been in the news recently, especially in relation to controversial mining developments in Queensland. This seminar will shed light on the GDE situation in South Australia – their characteristics, their location, how they are taken into account in the water allocation planning process, and what is considered in the mining approval process.

Four experts from DEW will make the following presentations;

1)   What are GDEs and where do they occur in SA?   Glen Scholz, Principal Aquatic Ecologist

2)   How can you find out where they occur?  Matt Miles, Principal – Environmental Information

3)   How does Water Planning take into account GDEs?  Jason Vanlaarhoven​, Senior Aquatic Ecologist

4)   How does the Mining Approval process take into account GDEs?  Lloyd Sampson, Principal Hydrogeologist

Conference and Darcy T-shirt’s now on sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exclusive “Darcy Godfather of Hydrogeology” and the official AGC2019 T-Shirts are now available from the IAH Australia shop.

Ordered online in a variety of sizes – at $29.70 each, these make perfect gifts for staff for Christmas. Purchase your T-Shirts here

2019 IAH/NCGRT Distinguished Lecture Series

The IAH/NCGRT Distinguished Lecture has kicked off this week with excellent reviews.

2019 IAH / NCGRT Distinguished Lecture Series presented by
Dr Justine Lacey 

Principal Research Scientist & Director of CSIRO’s Responsible Innovation Initiative

Social License to Operate: a critical issue in Australia and around the world, especially with mining and coal seam gas developments.

Social licence to operate (SLO) is a term that has emerged in Australia and around the world over the last two decades. For the most part, SLO has been popularised within the mining and extractive industries where it has been used to describe the broad approval or acceptance of a resource development activity that is afforded by local communities or other stakeholders, who can affect the profitability of that activity. However, SLO importantly points to the changing nature of societal expectations that have influenced the way in which the development, management and use of natural resources is now being undertaken.

Read full abstract & biography here

Australian Tour Dates:
Perth Lecture
Monday 7th Oct
Adelaide Lecture
Tuesday 8th Oct
Townsville Lecture
Thursday 10th Oct
Brisbane Lecture
Friday 11th Oct
Darwin Lecture
Monday 14th Oct
Sydney Lecture
Tuesday 15th Oct
Melbourne Lecture
Wednesday 16th Oct
Canberra Lecture
Thursday 17th Oct

Register to attend Click here

SA IAH Chapter – Seminar – Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems

Thursday 31st October 2019 – Adelaide, 2-5pm

Find out how GDEs are protected in water allocation plans and what information is required for exploration and mining applications.

Description

Seminar Flyer (Pdf 240 KB)

Groundwater dependent ecosystems (GDEs) have been in the news recently, especially in relation to controversial mining developments in Queensland. This seminar will shed light on the GDE situation in South Australia – their characteristics, their location, how they are taken into account in the water allocation planning process, and what is considered in the mining approval process.

Four experts from DEW will make the following presentations;

1)   What are GDEs and where do they occur in SA?   Glen Scholz, Principal Aquatic Ecologist

2)   How can you find out where they occur?  Matt Miles, Principal – Environmental Information

3)   How does Water Planning take into account GDEs?  Jason Vanlaarhoven​, Senior Aquatic Ecologist

4)   How does the Mining Approval process take into account GDEs?  Lloyd Sampson, Principal Hydrogeologist

Afternoon tea will be provided

Venue: Flinders University
182 Victoria Square
Adelaide SA 5000
Level 10, Room 10.1

Register to attend – click here: This is a free event.

AGC2019 – Early-Bird Registration Reminder

Have you secured your spot to attend the AGC2019?

Now is your chance to register at a discounted rate.
Early bird registration closes Friday, August 30, 2019

The 2019 conference promises to be an epic event filled with informative presentations by over 350 delegates from around the region. The program will include stimulating plenary speakers, engaging panel discussions & presentations focused on the theme of ‘Groundwater in a changing world’.

Meet like-minded industry professionals & build your connections with exhibitors & delegates. We have many opportunities to expand your network with entertaining events such as the Welcome Reception & Exhibition Launch, Student-Industry Networking & IAH Groundwater Industry Awards Night, Conference Dinner & Field Trips exploring the sights & sounds of this sub-tropical dynamic region.

Register now: https://www.groundwaterconference.com.au/registration

2019 IAH/NCGRT Distinguished Lecturer Series

2019 IAH / NCGRT Distinguished Lecture Series presented by Dr Justine Lacey 

Principal Research Scientist & Director of CSIRO’s Responsible Innovation Initiative

Social License to Operate: a critical issue in Australia and around the world, especially with mining and coal seam gas developments.

Social licence to operate (SLO) is a term that has emerged in Australia and around the world over the last two decades. For the most part, SLO has been popularised within the mining and extractive industries where it has been used to describe the broad approval or acceptance of a resource development activity that is afforded by local communities or other stakeholders, who can affect the profitability of that activity. However, SLO importantly points to the changing nature of societal expectations that have influenced the way in which the development, management and use of natural resources is now being undertaken.

Read full abstract & biography here

Australian Tour Dates:
Perth Lecture
Monday 7th Oct
Adelaide Lecture
Tuesday 8th Oct
Townsville Lecture
Thursday 10th Oct
Brisbane Lecture
Friday 11th Oct
Darwin Lecture
Monday 14th Oct
Sydney Lecture
Tuesday 15th Oct
Melbourne Lecture
Wednesday 16th Oct
Canberra Lecture
Thursday 17th Oct

To register click here

IAH Victoria Branch August 2019 Presentation Slides

Thanks again to Wendy Timms for her fascinating presentation and Jacobs for hosting this event.

For those who requested the slides with the links to references etc please find the presentation at the link below.

Timms 2019 IAH Victoria – pore pressures and tracers FINAL w links

Groundwater PhD Recruitment Call

Expressions of Interest – Closing Friday 2nd August 2019

The National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) is seeking ‘Expressions of Interest’ from the brightest minds from a wide range of science, engineering, and social science disciplines to undertake a variety of groundwater PhD’s across the country.

NCGRT headquartered at Flinders University has 13 University partners who are in the top echelons of university rankings for water resources in the world. The PhD research positions offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn and work alongside some of the worlds most revered groundwater scholars and renowned influential thinkers. You will conduct innovative research addressing the most pressing contemporary issues in groundwater science, management, and policy. Successful candidates will be asked to apply for the RTP Scholarship round.

Click here for more information on the projects or to express your interest

Deadlines have been extended for Abstracts & IAH Groundwater Industry Awards

Abstracts and IAH Awards submissions have now been extended. Abstracts will now be open until 5pm Friday June 28, 2019. There will be no extension past this date. To submit an abstract, please visit the AGC2019 website.

Nominations for the IAH Groundwater Awards will now be open until  5pm Thursday 12 September, 2019.

You can apply on your own behalf or on behalf of another/others. To be shortlisted simply fill out the form (click button above) and email to agc2019@groundwater.com.au. For industry and project awards the abstract should address the research/application/projects:

  1. Problem that has been addressed;
  2. Relevance to Australian conditions;
  3. Solution and how the solution benefits others, including, where appropriate, transferrable skills/outcomes; and
  4. Evidence of consultation with and review by peers, regulators and/or stakeholders.

For more information and to apply, please click here.