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National Hydrology Conference

The Irish National Committees of the IHP/ICID are pleased to confirm that this year's National Hydrology Conference will take place on 21st November 2017 in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone. If you wish to attend the Conference, please complete and return the Registration Form.
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IAH Committee

The positions of Education and Publicity Secretary and Treasurer are coming up for election. A position on the Conference Sub Committee will be filled by agreement after the elections but we would also like to hear from any members that would be interested in filling this role. If you are interested in finding out more about any of the posts please contact Barry Sexton at secretary@iah-ireland.org.
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Job Vacancy

The Catchment Science and Management Unit in the EPA has just advertised for a permanent Catchment Scientist post at Level 3, which has a salary range of €59,765-€70,645. The closing date for applications is 23rd October.
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IAH AGM and TDM

The 2017 IAH (Irish Chapter) AGM and the next TDM will be held on Tuesday the 14th of November from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Geological Survey of Ireland. Details of the TDM will be circulated shortly. The AGM will follow the TDM. There will be catering so please contact secretary@iah-ireland.org by Friday 10th November if you are attending.
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GSI Lunchtime Webinars Schedule

The groundwater section of the GSI are running a series of lunchtime Midwest Geosciences webinars. The next one covers 'Taking the mystery out of complex sequences at environmental and geotechnical sites' and is on Friday 27 October 2017. Contact Katie Tedd (katie.tedd@gsi.ie) if you would like to attend.
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Job Vacancy at Geosyntec

Looking for a place to start your career? A place where you can work with industry recognised professionals who are solving tough environmental problems? Geosyntec is the place for you! As a graduate in our contaminated site assessment & remediation practice in Dublin, Ireland, you get to apply your academic knowledge to real-world situations while also learning the business skills needed for a successful consulting career.
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Young Environmentalist Win for Uisce Aille

In May of this year the Uisce Aille project was named as joint winner of the Senior Water Award at the ECO UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards. The awards honour Ireland's greenest teens for their innovative environmental projects. Over 80 groups were shortlisted from over 285 entries so congratulations to Grainne Barron and her team of students for winning the prize.
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Annual Field Trip

Just a brief notification that the IAH (Irish Group) Annual Field Trip will visit sites of interest around Laois and Offaly on 21st and 22nd October 2017. More details to follow in the coming weeks from the Fieldtrip Secretary, Robbie Meehan (fieldtrip@iah-ireland.org).
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INESON Meeting 2017

The Ineson Meeting 2017 will be on 25 October 2017, on Africa, Groundwater and the Sustainable Development Goals. It will be presented by Dr Callist Tindimugaya, of the Ministry of Water and the Environment, Uganda. Supporting presentations, a debate and panel discussion by experts in the field of groundwater research, development and management in Africa, from academic, government, NGO and private sectors.
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MSc in Applied Environmental Geology

University College Cork and the School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences have a few places left for the MSc in Applied Environmental Geology. It is a full-time multidisciplinary degree running for 12 months from the date of first registration for the programme. A 24 month part time option is also available.
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Call for Sponsorship

Each year IAH (Irish Group) have a call for sponsorship so that the tradition of providing support to the hydrogeologists of tomorrow and encouraging their contribution to the development of groundwater understanding continues. If you feel it is appropriate, please bring the request for support of the IAH (Irish Group) scheme for 2017 to the attention of your company on our behalf.
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Survey Participation Request

An informal reference group drawn from IMQS, IT Carlow, Geoscience Ireland (GI) and drilling companies met to examine the status of qualifications for drillers in Ireland. The lack of formal qualifications militates against Irish companies tendering for work abroad - a key issue for GI. IT Carlow has, in principle, approved the provision of a Level 6 course to be delivered by the Dept. of Built Environment. To progress the proposal, they need further evidence of the need for such a course.
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Job Vacancy at JS Group

JS Group are actively recruiting for a Geo-Environmental / Remediation Engineer. JS Group is one of the leading drilling and remediation contractors in Ireland. Due to the continued success and growth of the team, they are looking for an enthusiastic Geo-Environmental Engineer.
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KINDRA Project

The EU funded KINDRA project has officially launched the European Inventory for Groundwater Research (EIGR) to the public. This tool allows registered users to explore and share groundwater research findings, including scientific papers, technical reports, hydrogeological maps, book chapters, etc. Questions on the Irish contribution to date on KINDRA and the EIGR can be sent to info@igi.ie.
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Job Opportunities

OCSC's Environmental Division are seeking experienced intermediate and senior level environmental professionals to join their Dublin team. A relevant geo-environmental degree plus a minimum of 3 year’s plus relevant experience is required. Applications to cian.ohora@ocsc.ie.
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Amendments to the IAH Constitution

The IAH EGM was held on 8th March after the David Burdon lecture. The members in attendance were asked to cast their votes in relation to three proposed amendments to the constitution. The vote in favour of the all three changes was passed unanimously. Thanks to David Ball for giving a brief background to the composition of the original constitution
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Draft River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018-2021

Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government has published the draft River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018-2021. The draft plan will now be subject to six months public consultation as required by the Water Framework Directive.
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Joint IGI-IAH Irish Group Letter

This letter was submitted to Ervia/Irish Water on the topic of the drilling framework, specifically the specifications which were proposed to be used for evaluating framework tenders. We will send out an update if or when we receive a response, or when we learn more about plans and decisions on the framework.
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IAH Student Membership

Studying groundwater in your degree, or thinking about a career in this area? Whether you are looking for information for your latest assignment or are wanting to make the right choices after your course, IAH membership can help. We offer generous student discounts.
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ECHN Student Membership

The Early Career Hydrogeologists' Network (ECHN) is an official network of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) providing a forum for hydrogeologists at the start of their professional or academic career. Students are encouraged to join.
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Bob Aldwell Awarded Honourary Membership of IAH

Bob Aldwell has been awarded National Honorary Membership of the International Association of Hydrogeologists Irish Group in recognition of his role as a founding member and his lasting contribution to hydrogeology in Ireland.
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44th IAH Annual Congress

The 44th IAH Annual Congress is being held in
Dubrovnik, Croatia between the 25th to 29th of September 2017.
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New Website

The new EPA HydroNet website contains river and lake water level, river flow and groundwater level data collected by the EPA/LAs, and links to data collected by other organisations in Ireland.
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New website

Catchments.ie will make it easier for people to get information about the quality of their local river, lake, estuary or the hidden waters below ground.
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Textbook

The seminal textbook, Groundwater, by Freeze and Cherry (1979) has recently been made available for download as a PDF.
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