Second Announcement

Check the full Program HERE

International Conference on Groundwater in Fractured Rocks 

And a session in honour of Jiri Krásny


5-7 JUNE 2017

24 years after the IAH Congress in Oslo dedicated to Fractured Rock Aquifers, 14 years after the International Conference on Groundwater in Fractured Rocks, organized in Prague in 2003, and 5 years after the GwFR’2012 – International Conference on Groundwater in Fractured Rocks, also organized in Prague, it is our pleasure to announce the

GwFR’2017 – International Conference on Groundwater in Fractured Rocks

To be organized in Chaves, Portugal, by the IAH Network on Fractured Rock Hydrogeology, the IAH Portuguese and the IAH Spanish National Chapters, between 5 and 7 June 2017.

The conference aims to join the groundwater specialists in fractured rocks around the world and will have a session dedicated to honour the memory of our colleague Jiri Krásny, who was the main inspire of these meetings and was the founder of the Commission that was the origin of actual Network.

Congress Venue

The congress will take place in the beautiful city of Chaves in the Forte de S. Francisco Hotel.

Key Dates

Pre-Registration – 31 March 2017

NEW! Abstract and Extended Abstract submission – 20 April 2017

Early payment – 10 May 2017



Type of participant Date Registration fees
IAH Members or Associate Members Before 10 May 2017 300 €
Non-IAH Members Before 10 May 2017 400 €
IAH Student Members Before 10 May 2017 100 €
Non-IAH Students Before 10 May 2017 150 €
IAH Members or Associate Members After 11May 2017 350 €
Non-IAH Members After 11 May 2017 450 €
IAH Student Members After 11 May 2017 150 €
Non-IAH Students After 11 May 2017 200 €
Accompanying Persons 150 €

On-line registration HERE.

How to get to Chaves

The main airport closer to Chaves is in Oporto (Porto Airport). The Airport of Lisbon can also be a good solution. There are planes each hour from Lisbon to Oporto Airport and several diary trains, as well as buses.

The transport from Oporto to Chaves must be done by bus, or by renting a car. We will provide a bus from Oporto to Chaves on the 4 June. The bus will leave at 18h30 (6:30 pm) from Oporto city (meeting point to be announced) and stops at Oporto Airport at 19:00 (7 pm).

Inform us of your intention to be picked up in Oporto and if you want to leave from the city or the airport.
NEW: There will be a bus available to transport participants from Chaves to Oporto on the 7 June. The same will most probably arrive to Oporto at around 19:00 to 20:00 (7 to 8 PM).






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