SAVE THE DATE
After Wuhan and Cape Town, the World Groundwater Congress is back in Europe. With its central location in Europe, a long tradition as a meeting place and its scenic surroundings, Switzerland offers an ideal setting to meet, exchange new findings and discuss pressing challenges in the groundwater field. The Swiss Society of Hydrogeology (SSH) and the Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics of the University of Neuchâtel (CHYN) welcome you to Davos in the Swiss Alps for a stimulating IAH World Groundwater Congress 2024.
In a rapidly changing world, groundwater is a crucial resource that is under increasing pressure. To anticipate future trends, we need to improve our understanding of how groundwater interacts with rivers, lakes, ecosystems and the cryosphere, and how it responds to extreme events, building on rapid methodological advances. Sustainable groundwater management strategies must take into account the many interactions within the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus and can only be developed in close cooperation between countries, stakeholders and the society as a whole. At the Congress, we will facilitate interactions beyond the scientific community, involving members from industry, public administration, as well as international organizations and development agencies, to share knowledge and discuss these challenges.
ORGANIZE A WORKSHOP
Submit your proposal for a half to full day workshop by January 31st, 2024.
SUPPORT AND EXHIBIT
Support the debate on a vital resource as a sponsor and showcase your products and services.
SHARE YOUR FINDINGS
The call for abstracts will open on December 15th, 2023.
YOUR THESIS IN 180s
Present your study and kick-start your career as a hydrogeologist. Submit a 180s video by June 30th, 2024.
THE PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE
The IAH Congress is well known for its inclusive approach, welcoming participants with a broad background from all continents. We are building on this spirit and provide new opportunities for interaction and dialogue, with special opportunties for young hydrogeologists. In addition to parallel sessions covering all major groundwater topics, we will hold plenary debates centered around major groundwater challenges, side-events and short courses. Representatives from industry, academia and public administrations have the possibility to show-case innovative products and solutions during an exhibition. A welcome reception, opening and closing ceremonies, and gala dinner will give a festive frame to the congress.
BEYOND THE CONGRESS CENTER
We will continue the dialogue outside of the congress center during evening hikes, mountain top dinners, technical visits or cultural events throughout the week, taking advantage of the scenic environment right at the doorstep of the congress center.
Thanks to the alpine location, many scenic and scientifically rewarding sites can be reached with minimal travelling.
The field trips highlight interactions of groundwater with mountain rivers, lakes and the cryosphere, including excursions to high alpine settings. The excursions will illustrate the role of groundwater in different domains, from water supply by mountain springs, to spas and tourism, energy production, ecological processes, interactions with infrastructure such as tunnels, to natural hazards.
The congress will take place at the world-class Davos congress center known from major events such as the World Economic Forum (WEF). The congress center is centrally located next to a park and is easily accessible by foot or public buses from all parts of Davos. The confernce center features parallel session rooms with natural light and a splendid plenary auditory, all arranged around a central hall for easy navigation.
Davos can easily be reached by train via Zurich Main Station or by plane via Zurich International Airport offering direct connections to 200 destinations in 70 countries. We will provide a direct shuttle bus connection from Zurich Airport to Davos. The congress town can also be reached individually by frequent rail services.
As a conference and holiday destination, Davos offers a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets, from traditional local hotels to international chains, youth hostels and backpackers. For groups, renting a holiday apartment is an attractive option.
SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS
Support the debate around a ressource that is vital to our society and show case your knowhow, products and services. For further information or to book a package contact: sponsors@IAH2024DAVOS.org