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.
June 1, 2015
MOU between Japanese Association of Groundwater Hydrology (JAGH) and National Ground Water Association (NGWA) has been extended for another three years.
Prof. Dr. Makoto TANIGUCHI
President of JAGH
I am honored to be serving as the president of the Japanese Association of Groundwater Hydrology (JAGH) for 2015 and 2016. I am a professor of hydrology and Deputy Director-General of the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Japan. I have been working on global and local studies of groundwater, such as being a leader of the UNESCO project “GRAPHIC”, a RIHN project leader, an Associate Editor of Ground Water and Hydrological Processes, the Vice President of ICG of IAHS under IUGG, and the Vice President of the IAHS/IAPSO Joint Committee. I also edited several books including “Land and Marine Hydrogeology (Elsevier)” and “Groundwater as a Key for Adaptation to the Changing Climate and Society (Springer)”
Groundwater has many important roles for nature and societies such as playing a part in the water cycle, water resources, dissolved material transporters, land, and culture. A new “Water Act” was recently passed through the Japanese Congress in 2014, and it is in function. New “Water Management Plans” and the “Groundwater Protection, Use and Recharge law” are now being developed through many discussions with stakeholders. JAGH as an expert group of groundwater hydrologists will take a lead and contribute to the science and technology in society under the co-design with stakeholders, in particular with local and national practitioners.
Groundwater in Japan has a relatively low ratio of total water use, at about 12%. However, groundwater is recently getting more attention because of its stability as a water supply and resilience to risks including climate change. Our knowledge, methodologies, and techniques of groundwater hydrology can be widely used for proper regional and local groundwater governance beyond groundwater management.
JAGH was established in 1959, faced several groundwater problems, and solved those problems, such as severe land subsidence due to excessive groundwater pumping during 1960-1980, groundwater contaminations during 1990’s and 2000’s, and groundwater management such as groundwater as commons during 2010’s and the present. JAGH is excited to work with all groundwater hydrologists and stakeholders, and 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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