ECHN social event
The Early Career Hydrogeologists’ Network (ECHN) of the International Association of Hydrogeologists aims to support hydrogeologists at the start of their professional careers and to promote their involvement in IAH affairs. The professional background of its members ranges from academic/scientific to governmental and industrial.Our goals
One of the main goals of IAH is to improve the understanding of groundwater issues and to support its better management. To maintain and develop this knowledge and understanding through time, those at the start of their professional careers are encouraged to become involved into IAH affairs as early as possible. A well established and supported international network of early career hydrogeologists is one of the keystones for a successful and forward-looking IAH. For more information about ECHN-IAH, its activities and how to join the network, please visit our
The ECHN team liaises with IAH’s congress and meeting organisers, endeavouring to provide a range of opportunities specifically for those in the early stages of their hydrogeology careers. These include pre-congress/meeting short courses, awards for best posters and presentations, affordable accommodation and organizing social events for networking.
Annual general meeting
ECHN best poster and presentation awards
All early career hydrogeologist (i.e. students, PhD candidates and those within 10 years of professional activity after the completion of the degree in hydrogeology) are invited to run for the best ECHN Best Poster and Presentation Awards! To enter the competition ECHs have to include the ECHN logo in their poster or power point presentations. A commission will evaluate the scientific content, presentation skills and graphical setting, and will award the best poster and presentation during the closing ceremony of the congress