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Geology for Society is now available in 13 European languages

A secure, high quality supply of fresh water is vital to human health and well-being. Geologists help meet this need, in the UK and globally, through their understanding of water movement and aquifer behaviour, as well as identifying and mitigating water contamination.

Background Water Security & Groundwater
Water Quality


external linkUK Groundwater Forum: Raising the awareness of groundwater

external linkBritish Geological Survey: Groundwater Science Research

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hydro-logo.jpgGeological Society Hydrogeological Group

The Hydrogeological Group is a specialist group within the Geological Society of London.


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The Environment Network is a Geological Society initiative that will promote and develop all aspects of environmental geoscience.

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Water Security

Water Security & Groundwater

external linkBritish Geological Survey: The 2012 Drought external linkHydrological Outlook UK
Geoscientist ArticleArticles
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Water Quality

Water Quality 

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Geoscientist ArticleGeoscientist Magazine

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GSL linkThe Environment Network

The Water-Energy Nexus

Read about water and energy interdependence as a growing environmental threat.

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Aimed at policy and decision-makers as well as the wider public, 'Geology for Society' outlines the importance of geology to our society.