The 51st IAH Congress is taking place in Davos from the 8th to the 13th of September 2024.
CGCC meeting during 2019 IAH Conference in Malaga
Dr. Tibor Stigter introducing CGCC activities
Associate Professor Luís Ribeiro on Ancestral Groundwater Techniques in context of Climate Change


IAH’s Commission on Groundwater and Climate Change (CGCC) is an official network of International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH). Created in 2002, the aims of the commission are:

  • to improve understanding of the relationship between groundwater and climate change, and
  • to investigate the role of groundwater in adaptation to climate variability and change.

We hope our website will encourage you to find out more about the commission, our mission and our challenges, explore our activities and also to become involved.

IAH is an international charitable organisation that promotes sound development and management of groundwater – seen by many as the worldwide family of hydrogeologists.

2023 IAH Conference in Cape Town

Dear Fellow Hydrogeologists,

We are excited to invite you to the 50th IAH Worldwide Groundwater Congress, hosted by the International Association of Hydrogeologists, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa from 18 to 22 September 2023. This congress presents a unique opportunity for hydrogeologists from around the globe to come together and engage in discussions on the latest advancements in the field of groundwater and global change. 

Refer to this link to know more about it.

2023 UN Water Conference

The 2023 UN Water Conference will be held in New York City from March 22nd to March 24th. This global conference, co-hosted by the governments of the Netherlands and Tajikistan, is the first of its kind in almost 50 years and aims to address the urgent water crisis around the world by providing a platform for game-changing initiatives through the Water Action Agenda. The present of groundwater specialists in the conference is very important to use the momentum gained in the last year to hold discussions that foment groundwater as an adaptive solution for water crisis.

Have a look on the event if you wish to engage in some of these discussions. The youth participation is also highly welcomed!

MSc students from IHE Delft will hold an online Dialogue entitled “Building Youth Leadership for Accelerating Change” on the World Water Day, March 22, 2023, at 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM (CET). For more information about this event, please follow this link and don’t forget to register!

Additionally, the New York Water Week, March 18th to March 24th, offering various hybrid and online events. Join the community of water professionals around the world by participating in this week’s events. Some of the events are: World Water Film Festival (WWFF), The SDG 6 Research and Innovation Marathon Relay, Women and Water, Does Water Have a Gender, Valuing our Water – Investing in the Next Generation, Water: An Indigenous Perspective.

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