IAH encourages worldwide application of hydrogeological skills through education and technology transfer programs.
Similarly, a primary objective of the IAH-SA is to promote research, education, communication, and training in groundwater science. This page provides brief descriptions of sites that offer information that would be of direct interest to IAH members or would be of interest for their use in helping to advance others’ understanding of the proper management and protection of groundwater for the common good throughout the world.
A. South Africa
Supporting sustainable development through research funding, knowledge creation and dissemination.
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- The Water Knowledge Hub acknowledges the importance of learning and collects, develops and provides learning materials and resources for learners, students, educators and other water users.
The Department of Water and Sanitation is the custodian of South Africa’s water resources. It is primarily responsible for the formulation and implementation of policy governing this sector.While striving to ensure that all South Africans gain access to clean water and dignified sanitation, the department also promotes effective and efficient water resources management to ensure sustainable economic and social development.www.dwa.gov.za
The DIVISION aims to serve the scientific sector of the groundwater community in Southern Africa, for the advancement of the science and technology of groundwater and to promote the efficient use of groundwater as well as professionalism throughout the groundwater industry.www.gwd.org.za
The Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA) is a not-for-profit Scientific and Professional Society for earth scientists first established in 1895. Our objective is to promote and advance the earth sciences, including the study of the earth sciences, the associated public interests in the earth sciences, the earth sciences professions and the interests of the practitioners of the earth sciences, and to encourage and uphold the highest professional and ethical standards amongst its Members.www.gssa.org.za
The Water Resources Collections and Archives is a unique library that collects contemporary and historic materials on all aspects of water resources. This collection was formerly named the Water Resources Center Archives, located at University of California Berkeley. The new WRCA is a collaboration of the University of California, Riverside and California State University, San Bernardino Libraries. More information on the WRCA is available here.The California Colloquium on Water was a popular, decade-long series of lectures previously hosted at UC Berkeley. Scholars of distinction in the fields of natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, law and environmental design presented monthly lectures. These lectures are designed to increase the understanding and appreciation among students, faculty and the general public of water resources and to contribute to informed decisions about water in California.Below is a list of example past lectures. Additional lectures are available here. Most lectures are available for loan on DVD. Streaming video, PowerPoint, and other electronic visual aids are provided below, when available.
This portal offers over 100 reports from the NAS on water-related issues in the U.S. and abroad. These reports are peer reviewed and represent the consensus of experts from academia, industry, and government. This site also provides basic information about drinking water, as well as resources for providing safe drinking water in developing nations. www.nasonline.org
EPA leads the nation’s environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. Its mission is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment. www.epa.gov
The Mission of the American Ground Water Trust is to:
- Communicate the environmental and economic value of groundwater
- Promote efficient and effective groundwater management
- Showcase groundwater science and technology solutions
- Increase citizen, community and decision-maker awareness
- Facilitate stakeholder participation in water resource decisions