IAH Commissions co-sponsor Mexico Groundwater Colloquium

MX Nov 2015

A three day National Colloquium on Groundwater in Mexico, held (Nov 11-13) in the Senate Building in Mexico City addressed the importance of having scientific understanding of regional groundwater flow concepts as a basis for groundwater management. The meeting venue, inside the Mexican Senate building, provided a great opportunity to increase legislator awareness of the vulnerability of Mexico’s aquifers to over pumping. The program was organized by the Instituto de Geografia, UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) and several Mexican Water Agencies. The event was attended by approximately 100 politicians, political advisors, municipal officials, water and groundwater agencies and academics. The event was co-sponsored by two IAH Commissions, Regional Groundwater Flow and Groundwater Outreach. Pictured above are three of the Colloquium presenters. Andrew Stone (USA)

Director, Commission on Outreach to Decision-makers; Judit Mádl-Szőnyi (Hungary) Director, Commission on Regional Groundwater Flow and Elisabet Wehncke, (Mexico), Secretary, IAH Mexican Chapter.

A listing of all the Colloquium II presentations is at:

 

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