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Hydrochemistry and human health – a one day meeting including the 2018 Ineson lecture


29th November 2018 at the Geological Society, Burlington House

Organised by: British Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists and the Hydrogeological Group of the Geological Society

The 2018 Ineson lecturer will be Dr Pauline Smedley. Dr Smedley is a Principal Hydrogeochemist at the British Geological Survey. She is a world renowned Hydrogeochemist with an extensive publication history. Dr Smedley’s research interests include:

  • Potential environmental impacts of shale-gas development in the UK
  • Processes controlling mobilisation and transport of trace elements of health concern in groundwaters (arsenic, fluoride, molybdenum, uranium, nickel)
  • The baseline chemistry of groundwaters
  • Water quality and impacts in developing countries
  • Inorganic chemistry of bottled water
  • Corrosion and encrustation in groundwater installations and aquifers

Dr Smedley will be supported by leading UK speakers on the theme of hydrochemistry and human health. The meeting will also include presentations for the John Day Bursary, the Whittaker Medal and IAH 2018 Applied Hydrogeology Award. The AGM of the Hydrogeological Group will also be held in the lunch break. The day will finish with a wine reception in the library.

We also welcome posters on the theme of hydrochemistry and human health. If you would like to submit a poster please email

For further details on the programme please visit the IAH British Chapter website.


Please note that you need to register for this meeting in advance. Unlike previous years there will be no registration on the door.

Please note: registration has now closed.

Registration rates:

Registration Type Rate
IAH/Geol Soc member £60
Non-member £80
Student (no lunch) £10
Student (with lunch) £20

Registration rates include refreshments, lunch and an evening wine reception.

Please note that the Hydrogeological Group is not a VAT registered organisation and VAT is not charged on registration fees.