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Book recommendation: "Wally & Deanna's Groundwater Adventure... to the Saturated zone"

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"Wally & Deanna's Groundwater Adventure... to the Saturated zone" is a great book to teach kids about the water cycle and groundwater, now available in Hungarian as well. We promise you and the kids will have a lot of fun while learning!  Download the book here:  https://cutt.ly/WD_Hungarian Watch the full interview with  Judit Deri-Takacs  about the process of translating a children’s book about hydrogeology! 

IAH Presidents' Award

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This year Judit Mádl-Szőnyi , the scientific coordinator of ENeRAG received one of the most prestigious awards of the International Association of Hydrogeologist (IAH), the IAH Presidents’ Award . It can be considered as a huge success, as this is the first time that a specialist working in Hungary was awarded this recognition.  The IAH Presidents’ Award was established in 1995 and is determined by the current and past presidents. It is given annually to a member who has made outstanding international contributions to groundwater science and furthering IAH’s mission to promote understanding and management of groundwater resources for the benefit of humankind and the environment. Judit Mádlné Szőnyi was selected for this award for her outstanding and high-level international work in understanding and disseminating groundwater flow systems. The award also honors the work she has done as head of the IAH Groundwater Flow Commission. It also qualifies the results of the so-called ‘Tothian’

New Book - The Lands of Karst

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We would like to draw your attention to a new book that introduces to the amazing underground world, the environment of caves and karst formations. This book is called “The Lands of Karst: A Visual Story” which comprises around 500 nice photographs as a contribution to the 2021 - International Year of Cave and Karst declared by the International Union of Speleology and supported by UNESCO and numerous institutions and organizations. The colour photographs are from six Lands of Karst of ex-Yugoslavia - Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, and North Macedonia, which had been recorded by more than 70 geologists, speleologists, biologists, archaeologists, mountaineers, professional photographers or simply amateurs - karst and caves lovers. The authors, Neven Kresic and Zoran Stevanovic by following the rule “a picture is worth a thousand words” prepared very short informative texts for 10 chapters featuring photographs of noisy rivers, wild mountains, silent l

ENeRAG H2020 Twinning project – an opportunity for mutual growth

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The ENeRAG project started to run from 1 October 2018 through the cooperation of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) , University of Milan (UMIL) and Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) and support of external partners. The aim is to upgrade the expertise of ELTE in the fields of geofluids through an innovative approach that relates diverse aspects of geofluids application. Geoenergy, groundwater and hydrothermal minerals are the three main pillars around which expertise can grow.  The project had planned plenty of activities: student exchanges, short courses, field courses, as well as participation and organization of events.    Plans got affected by the spread of the pandemic and with it the project got an unexpected twist in its realization. In a phase where face-to-face happenings had not been possible, the best emerged from the worst. We all learned to use remote meeting tools. Having all to face basic challenges in the same periods brought up an innovative spirit while learning new

Neptunus and the world without water

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CHARM-EU Podcast with Ádám Tóth

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CHARM-EU represents a Challenge-Driven, Accessible, Research-based and Mobile model for the co-creation of a European University aligned with the European Values, the European Green Deal and the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The CHARM-EU is an initiative formed by five research-based universities (University of Barcelona, Trinity College Dublin, Utrecht University, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest (ELTE) and University of Montpellier) which was created to become a world example of good practice to increase the quality, international competitiveness and attractiveness of the European Higher Education landscape. Sustainability is a complex issue with a diverse set of challenges we must face. The CHARM-EU Master’s in Global Challenges for Sustainability allows students to choose between three of the most crucial elements of sustainability in the flexible phase of the course: Water, Food, Life & Health. Podcast episode was released with Ádám Tóth , ELTE-ENeRAG project fell

“World Water Day 2021: Valuing Water”

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Celebrate World Water Day on March 22nd ! On this occasion, the IWRA (International Water Resources Association) invites those interested to a webinar entitled “World Water Day 2021: Valuing Water”. The theme of World Water Day 2021 is focused on “Valuing Water“ .  Beyond the economic issues, this topic includes also the environmental, social and cultural value people place on water. With water resources facing increased pressure, understanding the many different and competing ways to value this unique resource becomes a key way to help equitably balance competing demands and interests, and reach sustainable responses worldwide today, and for many generations to come. In preparation for these webinars, access the United Nations World Water Development Report 2021 to learn more about this topic! The program of the webinar has two parts: one in the morning (9AM - 10:30 AM) and one in the afternoon (3 PM - 4:30 PM). During the morning you can listen to professional discourse on the fol