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Bruce MisstearBruce Misstear, Associate Professor in the School of Engineering, has been elected Vice President of the International Association of Hydrogeologists

10th October 2012

(IAH, www.iah.org). A scientific and educational organisation, IAH's mission is to further the understanding, wise use and protection of groundwater resources throughout the world. It was founded in 1956 and has grown, with the increasing social and environmental importance of groundwater, to a membership of more than 3,800 members in more than 135 countries. Prof. Misstear joins the 13-person governing Council and its four-person Executive. His particular responsibilities as Vice President include Membership and Finance. Prof. Misstear is a specialist in groundwater development, having undertaken groundwater resources projects in Ireland, UK, Nigeria, Sudan, Oman, Burma, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Libya. He is currently part of the Uganda Water is Life research project team. He is also involved in a major research project concerned with water pollution pathways in Ireland. Prof. Misstear is the author or co-author of more than 100 journal papers, books, research reports and conference papers, including the international textbook Water Wells and Boreholes. He recently gave the opening keynote paper at the conference “Recent advances in hydrogeology” held in Piacenza, Italy, on 5th October.

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