iCRAG Funded Investigator and hydrogeologist Professor Bruce Misstear from Trinity College Dublin was elected as Secretary General of the International Association of Hydrogeologists this week at its congress in Montpellier France. The IAH is the world’s leading association for the advancement of groundwater science, with members in more than 130 countries.  As Secretary General, Bruce’s role will include outreach activities between IAH and other international and national organisations involved in water science, policy and management.

Professor Misstear is a specialist in groundwater development, and has been involved in groundwater resources projects in many countries in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia.  Professor Misstear is the author or co-author of more than 150 journal papers, books, research reports and conference papers; the second edition of his international textbook Water Wells and Boreholes is due to be published early in 2017.