Engaging Early Career Scientists for the future of groundwater

As a member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) since few years I am actively committed with the Early Career Hydrogeologists’ Network (ECHN) whose aim is to provide support to the new generation of hydrogeologists in information sharing, networking and strengthening their status both within the association and at international level.
I am really proud of being one of the funding members, and current director, of the Network, as I really believe that not only early career hydrogeologists can play a key role in the development of groundwater science and long-term protection of water resources, but also that this can only be done with a close collaboration and information sharing between senior and junior scientists.


ECHN Steering Committee meeting with new ECHN members during AQUA2015 in Rome (Italy)

Thanks to the support of IAH, ECHN is currently being able to develop different interesting activities targeted to early careers hydrogeologists, and in this post I’d like to present two of the latest one.

Thematic group articles in Hydrogeology Journal

The Early Career Hydrogeologists’ Network (ECHN) of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) and GRAPHIC (Groundwater Resources Assessment under the Pressures of Humanity and Climate Change) is promoting thematic group articles in Hydrogeology Journal to showcase the valuable, breakthrough research carried out by early career researchers (i.e. researchers within 10 years after graduation and with a degree in hydrogeology or a related discipline).

The call for contributions goes out to promote innovative research on groundwater and climate change. Articles exploring theoretical and multidisciplinary aspects, including studies on global water cycle will be privileged to case studies at local level.

Abstract submission: 31 March, 2016
Manuscript submission: June 30, 2016

INFO: https://echn.iah.org/call-for-contribution-from-the-early-career-hydrogeologists-network-echn

ECHN-IAH Coolest paper of 2015 award

2015 Coolest Paper banner

For the third year all early career hydrogeologists around the world have the opportunity to express their opinion on recently published papers by electing the COOLEST article on hydrogeology of 2015.

Also, when nominating, participant will have the chance to get a FREE Book of their choice from the IAH book series!


Info and nomination form at: https://echn.iah.org/coolest-paper-of-2015-award

Coolest Paper

Dr. Antonio Hernández-Espriú, the winner of the ‘Coolest Paper’ Award, has been invited to present his work at the 2015 IAH Internatioanl Congress, in Rome, Italy: “The DRASTIC-Sg model: an extension to the DRASTIC approach for mapping groundwater vulnerability in aquifers subject to differential land subsidence, with application to Mexico City”






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