The French and German National Chapters of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) will host the 43rd IAH International Congress, and at the same time celebrate the existence of 60 years of IAH, in Montpellier, France, from 25th to 29th September 2016.
Already at the occasion of its 40th anniversary, John Day, the former vice-president of IAH, stated: “From small beginnings, and by its members’ persistent exertions, the Association has achieved a truly international stature and a professional reputation second to none, motivated only by its members’ desires to get to know each other and to share professional expertise despite the various political and economic barriers of the times.”
This statement is still true and our 60th anniversary again offers ample opportunities to reflect, take stock and to assess the current state of hydrogeology within societies worldwide. Increasing challenges and contributions of hydrogeologists to society will be a central topic at the conference in Montpellier. We welcome active participations of hydrogeologists and experts of related fields from all over the world.