Geology for Global Development

Water and Sanitation

Women and Water

March the 8th is International Women’s Day. There are many problems that solely or disproportionately affect women, particularly in developing countries where many women are still fighting for basic gender equality. In honour of International Women’s day, we look at the importance of access to clean water for women and girls. It is vital that both rural and urban communities have access to a relia ...[Read More]

Guest Blog: Managed aquifer recharge in coastal Bangladesh

Donald John MacAllister has a BSc in Geophysics from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc in Water Management from Cranfield University. He has spent three years working as a hydrologist and water engineer, both in the UK and in the international development sector. He is currently pursuing a PhD at Imperial College London researching the use of a naturally occurring geoelectric phenomenon  to m ...[Read More]

Event: Water security at the Overseas Development Institute

Despite the clear advantages to investing in water and sanitation, water security remains an elusive goal for many communities around the world. We discussed the importance of a clean and reliable water supply last year in the GfGD Blog ‘water series‘. The Overseas Development Institute are hosting a public event to discuss ‘water security: global concerns and local realitiesR ...[Read More]

In the News – November 2012

GfGD’s Director, Joel Gill, shares some of the things that have caught his eye in the news recently: Natural Disaters: The past couple of weeks have seen a significant number of natural disasters, from earthquakes in Guatemala and Myanmar (Burma) to hurricanes in the Atlantic – impacting developing nations such as Haiti, and a landslide dam break in Indonesia. The earthquake in Guatemala tri ...[Read More]