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Posted 6 October 2016
CWI team members presented their research at the recent 43rd annual congress Hydrogeology Congress in Montpellier, France.
The event, which was organised by the French and German chapters of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) and was themed Groundwater and society: 60 years of IAH, attended by more than 700 representatives of groundwater management and research from across the globe.
Among the attendees representing CWI, Cameron Holley presented on Water markets, regulation and groundwater – insights from Australia; Scott Cook presented on Integrating hydrographic and hydrochemical data using a multivariate statistical approach: A case study in an Australian alluvial aquifer-aquitard systemandWendy Timms presented on Conceptual models of risks to shallow waters associated with underground mining through geological fault structures (click here for poster).
Wendy also participated in a Energy and Groundwater workshop in which groundwater challenges associated with extraction of shale gas, coal seam gas, and mining of coal and uranium were discussed by participants from the United Kingdom, Canada, United States, Japan and Australia.
The results of the election of the international council of IAH were declared during the congress. The new IAH President is Professor António Chambel of Portugal. Wendy Timms was re-elected as an IAH Vice President, representing Australasia-Pacific.
In July 2017, UNSW will host the Australasian Groundwater Conference, a joint event between IAH and the NCGRT.
Dr Wendy Timms was recently appointed to the Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development (IESC).
Contributions from the CWI team feature in a new open access book that is among the first to cover hydrogeology, sustainable development, water policy, governance, and management.
Outcomes of the recent meeting of water law specialists hosted by the UNSW Faculty of Law and the Connected Waters Research Initiative Research Centre (CWI) have been brought together in a special issue of Environmental Planning and Law Journal (EPLJ).