The Early Career Hydrogeologists’ Network wishes you all the best for the festive season and a happy New Year 2014!
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The Early Career Hydrogeologists’ Network, as a subgroup of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), provides a forum for hydrogeologists at the start of their professional or academic careers.
IAH Council has formally approved the ECHN in July 2011 as an official network in the new IAH structures. The group started with the involvement of nine junior hydrogeologists after the IAH2010 Congress held in Krakow (Poland), with the aim to provide support in information sharing, networking and strengthening the status of early career hydrogeologists within IAH.
The present structure of the network consists of a Steering Committee (three members) and Task Teams supported by a group of advisors as some of the founding members of the network. To ensure active participation of the ECHN steering committee, members are invited to join the committee for one year as part of the task teams. Following this time, members can reapply if able to continue involvement. Membership of the steering committee should not be automatically renewed to allow for new member involvement, changing priorities of existing members and also reflect that involvement may be task specific or due to geographical location, e.g. assisting in a specific annual IAH congresses organising committee.
At present the group is chaired by Viviana Re (Italy), and co-chaired by Gillian Hurding (Scotland) and Matthys Dippenaar (South Africa).