Since 1956, IAH has provided an international forum on the management of groundwater for the benefit of mankind and the environment.
Mission & Objectives
The United States National Chapter (USNC) of IAH is organized and operated exclusively for scientific and educational purposes as a 501(c)(3) public benefit, nonprofit corporation. As a Chapter of IAH, the USNC also operates within the overall IAH framework and global organizational bylaws.
The main objectives of the USNC include:
- Represent U.S. members of IAH in the activities of the parent organization and in other international hydrogeological activities.
- Promote international activities which further the science and technology of hydrogeology and water resources.
- Promote research, education, communication, and training in groundwater science.
- Stimulate the interest of hydrogeologists in the U.S. in international hydrogeological activities and better acquaint hydrogeologists abroad with the concepts and techniques developed and applied in the U.S.
- Coordinate interest and activities among hydrogeologists in the U.S. with IAH programs and activities.
- Maintain liaisons with other groups concerned with international water-related activities in general and hydrogeology in particular.
- Provide a link between the international groundwater community and hydrogeologists in the United States.
- What will IAH be in 2020 and beyond? See the Forward Look planning document.
United States National Chapter
Executive Committee Members 2016-2018
- Chair: Jim Lamoreaux, PE LaMoreaux & Associates, Inc
- Past Chair: Victor Heilweil, Hydrologist
- Vice Chair: Suzanne Pierce, University of Texas, Austin
- Secretary: Vicki Kretsinger Grabert
Luhdorff & Scalmanini, Consulting Engineers
- Treasurer: Andy Manning, Hydrogeologist
- Director: Devin Galloway, U.S. Geological Survey
- Director: Timothy Parker, Parker Groundwater
- Director: Gary Robbins, University of Connecticut
- Director: Bridget Scanlon, University of Texas, Austin
- Director: Adam Milewski, University of Georgia
Vice President, North America
- Joanne Thompson, RJ Burnside & Associates; Joannethompsoniah@gmail.com
- Finance: Jim LaMoreaux, Vic Heilweil, and Andy Manning
- National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Liaisons: Mike Wireman, Suzanne Pierce
- USNC Newsletter Editors: Lenny Konikow and Gary Robbins
- Membership Coordinator: Devin Galloway
- Geological Society of America (GSA) Liaison: Andy Manning
- Communications: Suzanne Pierce
The USNC encourages participation of its members in the U.S. If you wish to volunteer to participate on a Committee, contribute an article, or have suggestions for the IAH Executive Committee, please contact Jim LaMoreaux, USNC Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IAH Commissions, Networks & Working Groups
IAH has historically carried out much of its scientific and technical work through its Commissions, Networks and Working Groups. Following a recent review process, IAH wishes to increase its contributions to the science of groundwater, enhance benefits to members, and perform important outreach, education and training activities. Part of the review was an assessment of the structure, operation, and effectiveness of the IAH Commissions, which in 2011 has led to renewal of some of the existing Commissions and proposals for new ones.
IAH’s new Commissions and Networks are listed at this page, together with contact details. Active involvement from the hydrogeological community is strongly encouraged.
IAH-USNC Chaired or Co-Chaired Networks
- Groundwater and climate change: Dr. Richard Taylor (UK) and Dr. Bridget Scanlon (USA)
- Mineral and Thermal Waters: Dr. Jim Lamoreaux (USA)
- Groundwater Outreach: Andrew Stone (USA)
- Groundwater and Ecosystems: Joseph Gurrieri (USA) and Mike Wireman (USA)
Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
On March 15, 2007, the USNC completed registration with the Colorado Secretary of State to become a 501(c)(3) public benefit, nonprofit corporation. The USNC has as its permanent address the offices of the Geological Society of America in Denver, Colorado. As a 501(c)(3) public benefit, nonprofit corporation all contributions to the USNC of IAH are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Click here to view the USNC Articles of the Incorporation and Bylaws.