Japanese Association of Groundwater Hydrology was established as an incorporated association in 1959, with the mission to contribute to the
Over the years, the JAGH membership has increased to 864 members (as of May 27, 2011) through extensive activities, such as
The activities are funded by the membership fee, registration fee of the meetings and donations.
Prof. Dr. Tomochika TOKUNAGA
President of JAGH
Groundwater is a hidden, invisible water resource, but it is quite important for our society. Understanding and taking an interest in the behavior of groundwater and its related systems will strengthen our ability to create a sustainable society. It is well known that groundwater constitutes a part of the terrestrial water cycle; hence, securing good water cycle conditions through appropriate groundwater management/governance and developing a strategy for sustainable water resources are equally important issues. Furthermore, the subsurface environment is heavily used, and groundwater has both positive and negative impacts depending on how the subsurface environment is used. Overall, a deep understanding of groundwater-related systems is essential for designing a better future society by integrating the issues and proposing solutions that will secure our water resources in an era of climate change, increase disaster prevention and preparedness, and efficiently use and manage subsurface resources.
The Japanese Association of Groundwater Hydrology (JAGH) is the leading society dealing with groundwater-related problems from the natural sciences to the social sciences. It is run based on strong collaboration among academia, industry, and administrative officials. Our activities include publication of the Journal of Groundwater Hydrology; meetings, symposia, and seminars; and active committee meetings tackling a variety of scientific and social issues. We have also developed various highly collaborative activities with international societies and have been promoting young researchers/students by honoring their activities.
Our mission is to contribute to further enhancing the well-being of our society and ecosystems through activities related to groundwater sciences. I am very much looking forward to your participation in JAGH activities.
JAGH Membership offers an excellent opportunity for you and your corporation to be in contact with other groundwater specialists and hydrologist.
Anyone interested in the objectives of the JAGH is eligible for membership and may become a member upon payment of membership fee.
A regular member who are older than 70 and have made great contributions to groundwater hydrology, development of groundwater project ,and management of the association shall receive Honorary Membership.
Corporations, institutions, and organizations which support the objectives of the JAGH may join a corporate member. The level of benefits varies according to the number of “lots” you acquire.
Regular/Student membership benefits include:
*The first author of a manuscript contributed to the journal must be a regular/student member of JAGH.
Corporate membership benefits include:
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*English paper list(J-STAGE)