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Visualizing the invisible through art

Visualizing the invisible through art

authored by Grant Ferguson Groundwater is often thought of as out of sight out of mind and has even been accused of being not photogenic. The typical visualization tools used by hydrogeologists include maps, cross-sections and graphs. These can be effective, especially amongst ourselves, but it is difficult to invoke the sort of emotional response that is typical from seeing other hydrologic featu ...[Read More]

Groundwater: depleting reserves must be protected around the world

Groundwater: depleting reserves must be protected around the world

Original Article post here on theconversation.com, authored by Richard Taylor and Mohammad Shamsudduha (‘Shams’) Though water is central to our everyday lives and indeed life itself, we often mark World Water Day on March 22 not by reminding ourselves of all that water brings, but of the consequences of its absence or contamination.         As the American polymath Benjamin Franklin no ...[Read More]

How to add environmental justice into your groundwater classes

How to add environmental justice into your groundwater classes

By Tom Gleeson, Chinchu Mohan, Summer Okibe, Noella Horoscoe, Xander Huggins, Crystal Ng and Ally Jacoby Along with the Water Underground Talks (webpage, youtube, blog post) that bring passionate and diverse voices and perspectives into groundwater classrooms, we have also been developing new materials to add environmental justice into your groundwater classes. The US EPA defines environmental jus ...[Read More]

Bright Spots in Groundwater Management

Bright Spots in Groundwater Management

Announcing a new series of articles By Swamini Khurana Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is the coordinated management of natural resources including both water and land. IWRM informs a sustainable path to development without leaving a holistic view of ecosystems out of the context. Thus, it brings together professionals from a wide variety of professional backgrounds to ensure this hol ...[Read More]

Groundwater and granny gears: Hydrogeological tourism on wheels!

By Sam Zipper Groundwater is often invisible because it’s hidden below the ground. However, for those who know what to look for, you can see evidence for groundwater everywhere you look! A couple of years ago, I wrote about the great American groundwater road trip across the Ogallala Aquifer where we could see groundwater in the form of irrigation, streamflow, and town names. In honor of the Unite ...[Read More]

AGU Hydrology Students talk JEDI, awards, and recognizing student success at AGU townhall

AGU Hydrology Students talk JEDI, awards, and recognizing student success at AGU townhall

By David Litwin At the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in December 2021, the AGU Hydrology Section Student Subcommittee (H3S) convened a townhall “Coming Together After Being Apart…” where the AGU Hydrology Section leadership were available for questions from the community, updates on current activities, and plans for future section initiatives. The conversation seemed important to share w ...[Read More]

Unearthing a new editorial team for Water Underground

Unearthing a new editorial team for Water Underground

Post by Tom Gleeson (University of Victoria) The Water Underground blog has existed for about 10 years, largely led by myself with many contributions from around the world (see About). I am excited to announce a new editorial team for the blog. They have emerged from the depths to bravely lead Water Underground into the future!   Who? The new editorial team of early career scientists are #sci ...[Read More]

Call for nominations for Water Underground Talks Season 2

Groundwater marquee for Water Underground Talks

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 re ...[Read More]

Writing a research vision statement in a pandemic

Writing a research vision statement in a pandemic

Tom Gleeson, University of Victoria with lots of input from the GSAS research collective We’ve all done weird, new things in the pandemic. We have tried Zoom parlour games and a few of us have done the pandemic tropes of giving bread baking or even giving a new fitness regime a try. Strangely, the very last thing that we did together in person as a research group before the first pandemic lockdown ...[Read More]

Elevating diverse voices and groundwater research from around the world with Water Underground Talks

Elevating diverse voices and groundwater research from around the world with Water Underground Talks

By Tom Gleeson and Viviana Re It has been a challenging year of a pandemic, economic collapse and an ever-increasing awareness of racism, all set against a backdrop of other global challenges including climate change and food security. We believe it is important to link groundwater with these challenges and to stay positive using our science and work as scientists to contribute to a better future. ...[Read More]