What can hydrogeologists contribute to safe water supply and poverty reduction?

This question is based on the key role that groundwater plays in the provision of reliable water supplies in many regions of the world. 

Understanding the complex, hidden groundwater environment is vital to ensure water supplies are reliable, safe and cost effective.

Hydrogeologists without Borders UK (HWB-UK) asks the question to leading figures within the hydrogeological and humanitarian sector during a one day meeting in London on June 5, 2014. 

The discussions serve to:

  • Highlight the added value of incorporating groundwater expertise into water resources projects;
  • Outline current political and sectorial thinking about the role of groundwater science in aid and development work.
  • Explore how hydrogeological knowledge and expertise can be transferred to the developing world to improve the way that groundwater resources are developed and managed. 

Here are some videos and documents that capture the day, thanks to the Water Channel: http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/thewaterblog/281-wash-and-hydrogeology