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 (title tbc)
11:05 Brighid Ó Dochartaigh, British Geological Survey: Groundwater data for successful groundwater development
11:30 Debate: ‘Each time an NGO, charity or private company constructs a water well or borehole for community water supply, they should be required to pay a small levy to Government to cover the costs of the groundwater monitoring and governance activities undertaken by the relevant public sector organisation(s)’. Convenor: Geraint Burrows. Speakers: Richard Carter, RC Associates; Robert Kalin, University of Strathclyde; Vincent Casey, WaterAid; and Callist Tindimugaya, Ministry of Water, Uganda
12:10 Poster presentations
12:30 – 13:30 Buffet Lunch (provided) & Posters
13:30 IAH John Day Bursary presentation (Tim Besien, IAH British Chapter)
13:40 Richard Taylor, University College London: Climate change & groundwater resilience (title tbc)
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 (Adrian Butler, 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, Wardell Armstrong ; Brighid Ó Dochartaigh, British Geological Survey