Geology for Global Development

Nepal Earthquake – Further Reading

At the weekend we published a selection of reading on the geological and humanitarian aspects of the Nepal earthquake. Over recent days much has been written reflecting on aspects of disaster relief and learning lessons as soon as possible from this awful event, to reduce the impact of future geohazards. These articles are accessible and give geoscientists much to consider:

Ilan Kelman (UCL IRDR)
How earthquake safety measures could have saved thousands of lives in Nepal.

Sam Jones (Guardian, with comment by Katie Peters, ODI)
Nepal Earthquake – Learn lessons or more will die in future disasters

ReliefWeb Situation Page
Maps, reports and details of the current situation

BBC News
The challenge of disaster relief

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Joel is the Founder/Director of Geology for Global Development (@Geo_Dev) an organisation working to support geologists to make a sustainable contribution to the fight against global poverty. He is an interdisciplinary researcher, with a PhD in geography (natural hazards), and research interests in multi-hazard frameworks, disaster risk reduction, rural water projects, and sustainable development. This work has taken him to Chile, China, Guatemala, India, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. Joel is currently based at the British Geological Survey, and tweets at @JoelCGill.