Welcome to IAH New Zealand
We are the New Zealand chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists. We are a relatively new national group of the association, having formed in 2015. We welcome all people in New Zealand who have a passion and interest in the groundwater resources of New Zealand – and beyond.
The International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) is a scientific and educational charitable organisation for scientists, engineers, water managers and other professionals working in the fields of groundwater resource planning, management and protection. Founded in 1956, it has grown to a world-wide membership of more than 4000 individuals in 135 countries.
IAH’s mission is to further the understanding, wise use and protection of groundwater resources throughout the world.
IAH aims to be a leading international society for the science and practice of hydrogeology and to be a globally recognised information source and facilitator for the transfer of groundwater knowledge. We endeavour to raise awareness of groundwater issues and work with national and international agencies to promote the use of groundwater to ensure ready access to safe drinking water. IAH also promotes the protection of aquifers against pollution, the improvement of aquifer storage and the management of groundwater resources to assure the sustainability of groundwater-dependent ecosystems.