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XXXIII Sil Conference
July 31, 2016 - August 5, 2016
Science for sustainable freshwater use. Our planet is under pressure due to increased demand for freshwater. The availability and suitability of water resources are threatened by human influences, directly through globally unbalancing the slow and fast water cycles and impairing water quality, and indirectly through the adverse effects of climate change. Many freshwater ecosystems are deteriorating in quantity and quality. As a result, an increasing number of people are chronically short of water. In this context, limnology must represent the answer to the planetary water crisis as we need more science and more scientists to urgently face sustainable and effective freshwater recovery. This need can be satisfied only by improving our knowledge in Limnological Sciences and the awareness of what science can do for more sustainable use of freshwater ecosystems. Thus, as water scientists we have two missions: 1) to improve our knowledge of freshwater ecosystem functioning, and 2) to make our knowledge a tool handy for environmental managers and friendly for people. We are confident that this congress will help us as to accomplish these missions as scientists and as human beings.
A special session “Groundwater dependent ecosystems” will host hydrogeologists, biologists and ecologists with the intention of making the session truly multidisciplinary.
IAH is actively involved with programs that provide a valuable forum for scientists and engineers who have a broad interest in global perspectives on groundwater resources and hydrogeological issues.
The USNC is affiliated with the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) and the Geological Society of America (GSA), as these organizations also have international groundwater science interests. The USNC holds meetings at annual events of these other organizations to encourage networking among USNC members and others who are interested in promoting international cooperation among hydrogeologists and others with an interest in groundwater. The USNC meets in the spring at the NGWA Ground Water Summit and in the fall at the GSA Annual Conference.
Check the USNC newsletter for meeting day and time announcements. Alternatively, check the onsite conference program or contact Jim Lamoreaux, Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting information.
IAH Events and USNC Events and/or Co-Sponsored Meetings
IAH is the organizer or a co-sponsor, or supporter for the following programs (these are just a few of the programs):