An individual who endorses the objectives of the ISGSD and who is professionally active in the field of hydrogeology and other environmental sciences, environmental research, environmental chemistry, environmental geology, soil science, plant science, ecology, microbiology, hydro-engineering, hydrometallurgy, water technology, marine sciences, atmospheric sciences, analytical chemistry, environmental ethics, capacity building, public health, social sciences, legal disciplines, or any other professional engaged with water issues and related areas.
Registered Members shall be eligible to vote, hold an elective office, serve on Boards and Committees, and to enjoy other rights and privileges. A person who registers in accordance with rules of the ISGSD will be designated an official member upon approval by the Executive Board. There shall be the following additional membership classes:
Membership privileges and obligations shall be established in accordance with the Bylaws of ISGSD. All registrants for each ICGSD congresses can register as members of ISGSD until the next ICGSD meeting through the ICGSD registration form. Scientists and students who attended one of the previous two ICGSD congresses but are unable to attend the current ICGSD may submit a membership application, together with appropriate dues, to the ISGSD Secretary and, upon approval by the EB, membership shall be granted. A member who seriously contravenes the bylaws and/or damages the reputation of ISGSD may be expelled upon a vote of two-thirds of the ISGSD members at a duly called meeting.
ISGSD Membership Due
Individual member society is open to those above mentioned professionally engaged in or associated with the ground water research and management. Applications received on 31 st December will be effective as of 1 st January of the same year unless otherwise requested. Payment online may be made using Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Membership is available in the following categories:
Regular Membership rate is available to individual professionals working in one of the above listed areas or in any other way with water issues and related areas.
Student Membership rate is available to members who are enrolled at least halftime in a degree-granting program for the current year. This status must be confirmed each year by a faculty member. Membership status may be changed by payment of full member dues.
Supporting Membership rate is available for individuals, corporations, academic institutions, and other organizations working in groundwater. Individual ISGSD members donating US$ 140 or more can designate the portion in excess of the first US$60 of each gift to a section, committee, special fund, congress, program, or project. A corporation, institution, or organization that is a Supporting Member may designate a representative to exercise the rights and privileges of a Member.
Dues: The current dues structure for ISGSD membership is as follows:
Individual Membership rates per year
Regular Member US $ 60 or € 45
Student Member US $ 30 or € 25
Supporting Member US $ 200 or € 150
NOTE: Individual members from Low and Middle Income Economies (list see below*) receive a 50% deduction of these fees
Public or other non-profit institutions US $ 600 or €
Institutional Supporting Membership
Companies depending on size, please contact us
* List of Low and Middle Income Economies (World Bank Developing Nations for 2008):
Low Income Economies: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo Dem. Rep., Cote d'Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Lower Middle Income Economies:: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Cameroon, Cape Verde, China (P.R.), Colombia, Congo, Rep., Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Georgia, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kiribati, Lesotho, Macedonia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Moldova, Morocco, Namibia, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Vanuatu, West Bank & Gaza
Upper-Middle Income Economies: American Samoa, Argentina, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Montenegro, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Palau, Panama, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovak Republic, South Africa, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela.