1 March 2010
Hydrogeologist, Teri Hayes, has been announced as President of the Irish Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH Irish Group), the organisation which promotes and develops the science and engineering of groundwater.
Teri, also an Environmental Services Director at WYG Ireland, said: “I am honoured to be elected as President of the IAH and hope that I, with the support of our newly elected committee can uphold the high standards set by previous committees and make substantial progress over the course of the next year.
“Our team is made up of individuals from various professional backgrounds including academic bodies, state agencies and private consultancies and together, we have an important role to play in providing information on progresses in hydrogeology and improving recognition of the need to involve hydrogeologists in resource management, infrastructure development and research programmes, to ensure adequate protection for Irish aquifers,” added Teri.
Regular activities of the IAH (Irish Group) include an annual two day conference, a weekend fieldtrip and a series of monthly lectures and technical meetings held at the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI).
This year’s annual IAH (Irish Group) conference entitled ‘Groundwater in the Hydrological Cycle -Pressures & Protection’marks the 30th anniversary of the IAH in Ireland and will take place on the 20th & 21st April in Tullamore. Experts will provide advice and opinions on subjects such as flood mitigation, recharge estimation, assessing the impact of agricultural discharges, groundwater abstractions and the environmental liability directive.
For further information on the conference, contact Teri on +353 (0)1 291 4800.