IAH (Irish Group) run an annual conference, meetings, seminars, webinars and field trips throughout the year for both IAH members and people with an interest in hydrogeology. Further details, including past conference proceedings and some TDM presentations, are provided under the Events and Training sections of the website.

7th December 2021

IAH Technical Discussion Meeting

  1.  Groundwater and nutrient dynamics in hydrogeologically heterogeneous catchments of Northeast Scotland and Ireland: initial groundwater conceptual models. Hamish Johnson, Jean-Christophe Comte (U Aberdeen), Ulrich Ofterdinger (QUB), Rachel Cassidy (afbi), Mads Troldborg (The James Hutton Institute)
  2.  “Sulphur Slime Surprise” – a story of strange bacteria in a water well. George Reynolds (Metric Consulting)

Time: 18:00 – 19:30  Presentation & discussion

Venue: Online – please register at https://tinyurl.com/IAHTDMDECEMBER

** Please register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Event Flyer: https://www.iah-ireland.org/TDMs/Dec_2021 IAH TDM Strange waters + GW catchment nutrient dyamics.pdf

Previous events hosted by IAH (Irish Group)

9th November 2021

IAH Technical Discussion Meeting – soils and contaminated land

  1. “Mapping Peatland Boundaries using Radiometric Data and Machine Learning” Dave O’Leary, Earth and Ocean Sciences (NUIG)
  2. “Systematic review of metal contamination in European soils: progress and future directions” Hannah Binner, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (UCC)
  3. “Development of a Remedial Action Plan for TCE in a Fractured Limestone Aquifer” Sonya O’Loughlin, Geosyntec Consultants Ltd, Dublin

Time: 18:00 – 19:30  Presentation & discussion

Venue: Online – please register at https://tinyurl.com/IAHTDMNOVEMBER2021

Event Flyer: https://www.iah-ireland.org/TDMs/Nov 2021 IAH TDM -soils and contaminated land.pdf

5th October 2021

IAH Technical Discussion Meeting

Climate & Groundwater

“Assessing Climate Change Impacts to Groundwater: The GSI GWClimate Project” Ted McCormack and Joan Campanya (GSI/ITCarlow)

“Historical droughts in Ireland: Perspectives from the past to inform the future” Prof. Conor Murphy (ICARUS/NUIM)

Time: 18:00 – 19:30  Presentation & discussion

Venue: Online

Event Flyer: https://www.iah-ireland.org/TDMs/Oct_2021_IAH_TDM_Climate_and_Groundwater.pdf

02nd March 2021

IAH Technical Discussion Meeting

Three talks from Early Careers Hydrogeologists, with a common theme of karst

The impact of human wastewater effluent contaminants on karst groundwater quality” 
Luka Vucinic (iCRAG/TCD.

E. coli and P. aeruginosa occurrence in private groundwater wells in the Republic of Ireland, with an emphasis on karst
Luisa Andrade (iCRAG/UCC)

“Locating flowing conduits in Karst using seismic ground vibrations
Haleh Karbala Ali (iCRAG/DIAS)

Time: 18:00 – 19:00  Presentation & discussion

Venue: Online

02nd February 2021

Annual David Burdon Memorial Lecture

“Sustaining water services in refugee camps in Jordan”

Fiona Ward, WASH Specialist with UNICEF.

  • 18:00 – 19:00  Presentation & discussion

Venue: Online

01st December 2020

IAH Technical Discussion Meeting

Sean Wheeler, NUIG/iCRAG:A Complete Method; Compositional Data Analysis (CoDA) of Groundwater Geochemistry at Lisheen Mine, Co. Tipperary”

Alex Russell, UCD/iCRAG: “Arsenic Contamination of Groundwater in Ireland; Occurrences and Sources”

  • 18:00 pm TDM presentation & discussion

Venue: Online (Zoom)

03rd November 2020

IAH TDM & AGM

Digital resources available to Hydrogeologists

Ted McCormack, Geological Survey of Ireland: “An overview of the Groundwater Flood Map Viewer and the GSI Groundwater Level Data Viewer”

Paddy Morris, Environmental Protection Agency: “Catchments.ie – science and stories about water from source to sea”

Conor Quinlan, Environmental Protection Agency: “An overview of the EPA Hydrometric Bulletins”

The TDM will be followed by our Annual General Meeting

  • 18:30 pm TDM presentation & discussion

Venue: Online (Zoom)

19th & 20th October 2020

Annual Conference – online

This years conference will run over two half-days on 19th and 20th October. The title of the conference remains as “Characterisation and Management of Groundwater in Limestones”.

More information can be found at this link.

Venue: online

08th October 2020

Statistics  & Data Analyses Through R – Online Course

R is the leading open source software environment for statistical computing and graphics, it has a lot to offer to the hydrogeological community.

Registration details and the days schedule can be found at this link.

Venue: online

12th September 2020

Annual IAH (Irish Group) Fieldtrip

This years excursion, which, owing to Co-Vid 19 restrictions and associated uncertainty, will be a half day coastal walk on the afternoon of 12th September 2020. The walk will start from Annagassan in County Louth.

More details on the Annual Field Trip page.

19th February 2020
Irish Geological Association Lecture

“Climate Change and Ireland’s Landscape: Cold to Warm and back again over the last 2.6 Ma”

Professor Pete Coxon, Trinity College Dublin

  • 17:30 – 18:30  Tea & Coffee
  • 18:30 – 19:30  Presentation & discussion

Venue: Geological Survey Ireland, Beggars Bush, Dublin 4, D04 K7X4

11th February 2020
Annual David Burdon Memorial Lecture

“The role of socio-hydrogeology in groundwater protection in developing countries”

Dr. Viviana Re, the IAH Burdon Network and University of Pisa

  • 17:30 – 18:00  Tea & Coffee
  • 18:00 – 19:00  Presentation & discussion

Venue: Geological Survey Ireland, Beggars Bush, Dublin 4, D04 K7X4

3rd December 2019
IAH TDM & Christmas get-together

“Field evidence in a pipe network model of Irish karst hydrology”

Philip Schuler, Trinity College Dublin

The TDM will be followed by our annual Christmas get-together at the Schoolhouse Bar

  • 17:30 – 18:00  Tea & Coffee
  • 18:00 – 19:45  Presentation & discussion

Venue: Geological Survey Ireland, Beggars Bush, Dublin 4, D04 K7X4

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