A successful IAH Congress comes to a close

The 41st IAH Congress is coming at an end. It has been a brilliant week for learning more about the importance of hydrogeology and the latest developments in groundwater science.

For UPGro is has been a great opportunity to become known on the international stage. 9 of the 15 projects were represented and researchers from the programme gave numerous excellent keynote, oral and poster presentations throughout the week. Yesterday we had a very successful half day workshop and more details and videos will be published here soon. The UPGro exhibition stand has also been a great hub over the week and has hosted some wonderful and valuable discussions,

The knowledge broker team (Sean, Kerstin and Richard) would like to thank the International Association of Hydrogeologists and the event organisers for being so accommodating to the UPGro researchers and for enabling us to have a have our own session and an exhibition stand.

We would also like to thank all the UPGro researchers, both those who were able to attend and those who, unfortunately, could not.

We still have some more interesting materials to publish, however, the next opportunity to find out about the UPGro research will be during the upcoming RWSN webinar series that begins next Tuesday. Visit http://www.rural-water-supply.net for details.


  1. I am delighted to learn about Upgro at the 41st IAH congress. I am very much interested in joining the research team. Kindly fill me in on what I need to do. My research interest lies in maximizing the utilization of groundwater resources for adaptation to climate change in subSaharan Africa.
    Many thanks.

    1. Dear Dr Sobowale, the current Catalyst projects are at or near their end now. The next phase of larger Consortium projects starts next year but the process of choosing from the finalists of the selection process is still going on, so there are no vacancies at the moment. However, if any of the successful Consortium research teams need extra capacity, we will post the details here. Thanks for your interest!

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