Africa, Groundwater and the Sustainable Development Goals
Wednesday 25 October 2017, Geological Society, Burlington House, London
A joint meeting of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) and the
Hydrogeological Group of the Geological Society, including the 2017 Ineson Lecture.
The meeting will address a range of groundwater and development issues in Africa.
09:30 – 10:30 Registration and Coffee
10:30 Welcome (Adrian Butler, GeolSoc Hydrogeology Group)
10:40 Guy Howard, DFID: Groundwater research into policy within the context of Africa & the SDGs
11:05 Brighid Ó Dochartaigh, British Geological Survey: Groundwater data for successful groundwater development
11:30 Debate: ‘That NGOs or private companies constructing water wells in Africa should pay a levy to Government to cover groundwater monitoring and governance costs’. Convenor: Geraint Burrows. Speakers: Richard Carter, Richard Carter & Associates Ltd; Robert Kalin, University of Strathclyde; Vincent Casey, WaterAid; and Callist Tindimugaya, Ministry of Water, Uganda
12:15 Overview of posters
12:30 – 13:30 Buffet Lunch (provided) & Posters
The GeolSoc Hydro Group AGM will be held during the lunch break. This is open to all Fellows of the Geological Society who have registered an interest in hydrogeology.
13:30 IAH John Day Bursary presentation: Presented to Rachael Fletcher, Univerisity of Birmingham, by Tim Besien on behalf of the IAH British Chapter
13:40 Richard Taylor, University College London: Climate change & groundwater resilience
14:05 Dan Lapworth, British Geological Survey: Urban groundwater & groundwater quality in Africa
14:30 Ineson Lecture 2017: Dr Callist Tindimugaya, Ministry of Water, Uganda
15:30 – 15:50 Tea/Coffee & Posters
15:50 Panel Discussion: an invited panel discuss aspects of groundwater & development in Africa and take audience questions.
16:50 Whitaker Medal presentation: Presented to Jane Dottridge, Mott MacDonald, by Adrian Butler on behalf of the GeolSoc Hydrogeology Group
17:00 Wine reception in the Geological Society Main Library
Poster presentations on the theme will be displayed throughout the day in the Main Library.
Call for posters:
Poster presentations on the theme are welcome. If you are interested in presenting a poster, please contact the convenors, including your poster title and abstract.
The meeting fees, including evening wine reception and sandwich lunch, are:
- Members (IAH and/or GeolSoc) £45
- Non members £70
- Students £20 with lunch; £15 without lunch
Payment is on the door by cash or cheque (payable to British Committee of the IAH) – sorry, we have no facilities for card payments.
Please pre-register by 13 October by emailing Brighid Ó Dochartaigh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Convenors: Geraint Burrows, Groundwater Relief ; Alex Gallagher, WSP; Brighid Ó Dochartaigh, British Geological Survey