Geology for Global Development

Disaster Management

Eruption of Mount Sinabung and Poverty Reduction

Last week Mount Sinabung, an active volcano on the island of Sumatra (Indonesia), erupted killing at least 16 people. It is reported that a number of the deaths were people going back into the evacuated zone to see the eruption up close and to check on properties and land.  This is a sad reminder of the power of volcanic processes and their lethal potential (see the images on the BBC News), partic ...[Read More]

Field Research in Guatemala (1) – Introduction

Over the next couple of months, Joel Gill (GfGD Founding Director) will be reporting live from Guatemala, whilst undertaking interdisciplinary field research relating to natural hazards and disaster risk reduction. This fieldwork forms part of a NERC/ESRC funded PhD, supervised at King’s College London. Today Joel gives an introduction to his research and why he is focusing on the Central Am ...[Read More]

Blog Competition (Highly Commended) – Omeye Chimaobi Kenechukwu: Floods in Nigeria

For our Blog Competition 2013, we asked people to submit articles addressing one of two topics.  Omeye’s article discusses a recent flooding event that resulted in disaster in Nigeria, and his entry was highly commended by our judging panel. Omeye is a second year geology  student at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. When he graduates, Omeye wants to work as a geologist and have a positive ...[Read More]

Dealing with Disasters / 4th Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management

This week (4-6th September 2013) a major conference is talking place at Northumbria University in Newcastle, with a focus on disaster risk reduction and disaster management. The conference, Dealing with Disasters Conference / 4th Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management, will explore the theme ‘From Opportunity to Action: Bridging the Gap between Disaster Red ...[Read More]