Call for nominations for Water Underground Talks Season 2

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Water Underground Talks elevates diverse voices, perspectives and groundwater research. In Season 1, eleven hydrogeologists from around the world shared their passions and exciting research on the connections between groundwater, climate, food and people.

Season 2 will build on the success of Season 1 by releasing ~10 more videos that further elevate diverse voices, perspectives and groundwater research from around the world. The themes for Season 2 will be the relationship between groundwater, anti-racism, decolonization and sustainable development. We actively seek nominees from under-represented regions and topics not often discussed in relation to groundwater such as migration, conflict and Indigenous rights. Videos will be released throughout 2022 to coincide with other international events related to groundwater such as World Water Day.

Please submit a nomination by December 3, 2021 via this form.

Groundwater—the world’s largest freshwater store— is a life-sustaining resource that supplies water to billions of people, plays a central part in irrigated agriculture and influences the health of many ecosystems. Water Underground is a groundwater nerd blog written by a global collective of hydrogeologic researchers for water resource professionals, academics and anyone interested in groundwater, research, teaching and supervision. The blog, started by Tom Gleeson and managed by Xander Huggins, is the first blog hosted on both the EGU blogs and the AGU blogosphere.


  1. Connect me if I can be a potential person for you

  2. I would like to nominate myself in for session 2.

    Oudi Kgomongwe, Hydrogeologist South Africa

  3. I would like to participate in Blog event; Groundwater professional from India.

  4. Dear Water Underground Team,

    I am writing you on behalf of the groundwater research team at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) in Aotearoa New Zealand. We are excited about the possibility of being included in Season 2 of the Water Underground talks. The following is a brief description of our groundwater research team leaders and project . Louise Weaver and Troy Brockbank (Te Rarawa, Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi) are co-leaders of a wide-ranging groundwater research program for Aotearoa New Zealand that will fill in the gaps of knowledge about groundwater ecosystems and functioning and will result in monitoring tools for mangers across the country.

    In particular, this project is relevant to this season’s theme of Indigenous rights. The leading principle of Te mana o te wai recognises the fundamental need for clean water and the power and authority of Māori, the indigenous peoples of Aotearoa New Zealand, to make decisions about and to protect their water resources. This research project will support this goal by enabling Māori to make decisions about groundwater through a system of kaitiakis (caretakers) from local iwi/hāpu (tribes).

    We acknowledge that the deadline for nominations has passed, but we believe that our research fits well into the themes for the season and would like to be considered for an episode. If this is not possible, would there be another way to be involved in the Water Underground blog?

    Molly Magid


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