IAH News - Q2 2016


March 2016 to June 2016
Volume 32, No. 2

In this issue:

  • News from the President
  • Membership Update
  • IAH Australia Executive
  • Finance Update
  • State Branch Activity
  • National Conferences, Events and Resources and more...

Photo above: Australian National University Research School of Earth Sciences workers collecting groundwater samples from an irrigation bore near Morundah, NSW. Photograph by Kyle Horner


From the President

Welcome to the IAH Newsletter! 
The IAH provides many opportunities to share knowledge.
This year’s Darcy Lecturer, Dr Ty Ferré will be presenting Seeing Things Differently: Rethinking the Relationship Between Data, Models, and Decision-Making around Australia in August this year.
The IAH is also celebrating its 60th Anniversary at the international congress on Montpellier, France in September. The theme is “Groundwater and Society:  60 years of IAH”.
In October, Dr Rebecca Nelson commences her joint NCGRT/IAH distinguished lecture tour, presenting ¬ Regulating the cumulative impacts of groundwater withdrawals: Australia and further afield. The Darcy and Distinguished Lecturer series are integrated into the broader set of local seminars offered by many of our state branches.
Looking further afield, dates have been announced for the next IAH/NCGRT Australasian Groundwater Conference 11–13 July 2017 at the University of NSW in Sydney.  The conference theme is Groundwater Futures: Science to Policy.  This will be a great opportunity to showcase the come together and share our leading thinking in the management of groundwater resources. 
The opportunities that seminars, conferences and congresses bring are not just in the knowledge shared, but in the opportunity to discuss issues with your peers.  Whether a local branch meeting or an international conference, I encourage all members to get involved!
Have fun planning your “learning and networking” opportunities!
Chris McAuley
President - Australian Chapter, IAH


IAH Australia Executive

President - Mr Chris McAuley
Vice -President - Dr Lange Jorstad
Treasurer - Mr Ron Colman 
Secretary - Dr Kyle Horner
Past President - Dr Richard Evans
Membership Secretary/ Web Admin Support - Mrs Fiona Adamson
Newsletter Champion - Dr Ben Rotter


Membership Update

The 2016 membership year has seen 567 members across the Australian Chapter renew their memberships. Members are enjoying the benefits from being part of a global community of groundwater practitioners and professionals. 

Finance update


2016 IAH/NCGRT Distinguished Lecture Series

Rebecca Nelson kicks off her lecture tour in Melbourne on 18th October 2016. Dates and registration can be found on the IAH or NCGRT website. Click below to read more about Rebecca's lecture, biography or to register.


River Modelling for Decision Makers - IWA World Water Congress Workshop

Modelling is fundamental to achieving sustainable restoration and management of river basins. This workshop is aimed at water resources decision-makers, particularly in policy, technical and management roles. It will address current best practice in river models, problems, solutions. Participants will gain understanding on best use of models especially regarding predictive analyses. Presenters include: Tony Weber-Alluvium, Geoff Podger-CSIRO, Michel Raymond-Seqwater & Pradeep Sharma-MDBA.

43rd IAH International Congress “Groundwater and society: 60 years of IAH” -  25-29th September 2016     le Corum , Montpellier, France


Course Details
Date:  Sunday 9th October 2016
Time:  9am – 3.30pm
What's Included: Workshop Notes, Morning Tea, Lunch
Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre


Connect with the Australian Chapter of the IAH by visiting www.iah.org.au.

For all international news visit www.iah.org 


State Chapter Updates

State Chapters have been busy with meetings, seminars, technical talks, field trips and more. Click your state to find out more...

2016 NGWA Darcy Lecture Tour

Dr Ty Ferre is touring Australia presenting his Darcy lecture: Seeing things differently: rethinking the relationship between data, models, and decision making. To find out more information or to register click below.

IAH Publications

Discounted IAH publications in the ‘International Contributions to Hydrogeology’ and the ‘Selected Papers’ series can be ordered by Australian IAH members directly from Macmillan Publishers Australia in Victoria.

customer.service@macmillan.com.au or orders@macmillan.com.au



Looking for Employment Opportunities  - NCGRT currently has a number of PhD opportunities  - some with generous top-ups. To advertise a position with us visit the IAH website.

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