GeoERA groundwater presented at UN / UNECE resource management week in Geneva 2.5.2019

The activities of the EuroGeoSurveys’ Water Resources Expert Group (WREG) including GeoERA groundwater were presented 2.5.2019 at the UNECE resource management week in the UN Palais de Nations in Geneva – see the brief presentation here:

In addition we have contributed to establishing a new global working group on groundwater and groundwater classification within the UNFC similar to the existing WG classifications on minerals and energy etc. The new working group on groundwater is chaired by Prof. Marco Petitta from univ. Sapienza in Rome representing the European Federation of Geologists, who was also leading the KINDRA project on classification of European groundwater research and the development of the European Inventory of Groundwater Research EIGR


TACTIC presented at the 36th Working Group Groundwater meeting

The TACTIC (Tools for assessment of climate change impacts on groundwater and adaptation strategies) – project in the GeoERA programme was presented today 3.4.2019 at the 36th Working Group Groundwater meeting in Bucharest, Romania. The meeting was hosted by the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union at the impressive Palace of Parliament in Bucharest – the worlds second largest administrative building.

International Geoethics Day

Today is the International Geoethics Day.

You can read more about this important initiative on the website: and in a special issue of Annals of Geophysics:

Here you can also read a paper: – how geoethics are important concepts of the GeoERA program on sustainable use of subsurface resources

GeoERA Groundwater

Welcome to my GeoERA Groundwater blog – please visit the GeoERA website to learn more about the four themes geoenergy, groundwater, raw materials and the common GeoERA Information platform EGDI as well as the 15 projects of GeoERA.

I’m Klaus Hinsby, a senior research hydrogeologist at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), GEUS website, and the theme coordinator of GeoERA Groundwater – GeoERA Groundwater. 

I’m currently the chairman of the Water Resources Expert Group of the EuroGeoSurveys, EGS website, and the Danish chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, IAH. In this blog I will frequently post news on the four GeoERA groundwater projects: HOVER  ; RESOURCE TACTIC ; VOGERA and relevant information related to the objectives of the GeoERA groundwater projects – e.g. the protection of the quantity and quality of groundwater resources and climate change impacts on water resources, ecosystems and the built environment.

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