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Groundwater; Managing our Hidden Asset

13 - 14 September 2016
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Event type:
Conference, Specialist Group
Organised by:
Hydrogeological Group, University of Birmingham, International Association of Hydrogeologists
Bramall Music Building auditorium, University of Birmingham, UK
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A two-day conference to celebrate the International Association of Hydrogeologists 60th anniversary and the Geological Society Year of Water, hosted by the University of Birmingham. The conference incorporates the Ineson Lecture and re-launch of Groundwater our Hidden Asset supported by the Groundwater Forum.

The conference has four broad topic areas: groundwater and energy, groundwater resources, groundwater and ecosystem services and groundwater quality with sub themes of groundwater valuation and natural capital, climate change, groundwater management and the Water Framework Directive.

The conference will comprise a single-track oral session in the University’s recently built Bramall Music Building auditorium with poster sessions, trade exhibition stands in the adjacent Great Hall. 


See download for the conference programme. Registration starts  at 9 am, 13 September 2016. 

  • Day 1 - Topics: Groundwater and energy and groundwater resources including re-launch of Groundwater our Hidden Asset. 
  • Day 2 - Topics: Groundwater ecosystem services and quality incorporating the Ineson Lecture.

A drinks reception and dinner will be held after the scheduled programme on 13 September 2016.

Exhibitors and sponsorship of the conference are welcome, please contact [email protected].

The conference is jointly organised by the International Association of Hydrogeologist GB chapter and the Hydrogeological Group of the Geological Society.

Registration Fees

  • Members rate - £260
  • Non-members rate - £300
  • Student rate - £150

Please Note:
The early bird rate available for IAH and Geological Society Members of £220 will now be held open to the close of registration on the 5 September.

Online Registration

You can register for this event online via the Birmingham University website. Note that you will need to set up an account with the Birmingham University Online Shop to do this.

Accommodation advice

Please note accommodation is NOT included in the registration fee. Information on accommodation around the university and in close-by central Birmingham is available from:  or type “hotels close to Birmingham University” into a search engine.

Please note the campus railway station ‘University’ (very close to the venue) is 10 minutes train ride from New Street station and 5 minutes from Five Ways station. Most hotel accommodation is in the city centre – Broad Street area near these stations that have a frequent service.

Registration for the Tuesday is at 9 – 10 am. Please note there will be NO car parking on campus for delegates (unless reserving for disabled parking), only the off-campus pay-and-display. So why not let the train take the strain and visit the new New Street station!

Convenor Contact

Michael Rivett

Adrian Butler

Tim Besien

James Assem

Event sponsors