Capacity building of Acholi people in Uganda to develop and manage village water supplies This project is aimed toward creating safe water sources in an estimated 20 villages, directly supplying safe water needs to the communities, by using electrical resistivity tomography and terrain conductivity surveys to directly benefit approximately 6500 villages by siting water wells in 10 villages and one school, where the work will largely be carried out by locals and provide geotechnical skills
Groundwater Exploration and Capacity Building in the Northern Western Desert of Egypt The main goal of this project is to support groundwater exploration in two villages, Galal and Gazal, with an approx. population of 15,000 that are in dire need of drinking water, which is shipped to them by tanks from cities hundreds of kilometers away by generating soil suitability maps to help the villagers select suitable crops, and mapping aquifers’ distribution and define optimum
Determination of underground water potential and water supply in some rural villages in Nigeria This GWB project was selected for two villages in Kaduna State, Nigeria- Angwan Rimi (Basawa) and Angwan Fulani (Palladan), two peri-urban villages. The main goal of this project is to provide clean, safe and accessible water to the above two villages by applying an integrated geophysical, geological and engineering technique such as VES to plot curves, identify layers to determine the
Haiti’s human and technical needs are enormous, and field geophysics is an idesal way to introduce students to advanced technology while striving to mitigate real problems. Haiti’s subsurface structure and associated hazards are not well understood. This project focused on helping build Haiti’s geoscience capability and searching for the 2010 earthquake fault.
Kujana-multimethod geophysical approach to borehole development in poorly weathered crystalline rock This project aims to reduce water scarcity in poorly weathered crystalline basement areas affected by poor drilling success rates in Zambia’s rural communities specifically, in rural areas of Zimba District in Southern Province by: using 2D-resistivity [(i.e., Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT)], Induced Polarization (IP), Frequency-Domain ElectroMagnetic (FDEM), total field magnetics, and Very Low-Frequency EM (VLF) as exploration tools; to benefit an estimated 5600 people
Geophysical Habitat Mapping for Fisheries Conservation at Nsumbu Tanganyika (Zambia) This project aims to improve the productivity of Lake Tanganyika’s fishery in Zambia, by securing food resources and improving the health of thousands of villagers in the vicinity of the Nsumbu Tanganyika Conservation Project co-management area, by using high-resolution geophysics and limnogeological sampling (sediment cores and dredge samples), detailed echosounding, side-scan sonar, and CHIRP seismic reflection profiling, and providing the scientific foundation for defining coastal
Padang, the capital and largest city in West Sumatra, Indonesia is considesred to have one of the highest tsunami risks in the world due to its high earthquake hazard, vulnerable terrain, and population density (more than 800,000 people). Project partners evaluated Padang’s tsunami evacuation infrastructure and developed a plan with local authorities, the public, and engineers resulting in improved evacuation plans.
This project is focused on Pico de Orizaba, a 5,675 meter-high, active stratovolcano located between Veracruz and Puebla states in East Central Mexico. The project team will examine the nature of the geologic and glacier related hazards on this mountain, utilizing a variety of geophysical and meteorological techniques with the overall objective of designing, siting, and building a permanent lahar warning system for downstream communities in an effort to prevent significant loss of infrastructure and
Gulu District, with a population estimated at over 400,000 people, and a land area of 3,452 km2, is one of seven districts of the Acholiland sub-region of Uganda, which is part of the Northern Region of Uganda. From 1986 until 2009, Gulu District was the epicenter of the violence and mass displacement of an estimated 2 million Acholi persons as a consequence of rebel activity of Joseph Kony and the Lord???s Resistance Army (LRA). Gulu,
The primary goal of this project is to develop an accurate earthquake catalog that can be used to assess seismic hazard and characterize architecture of the fault system in Timor-Leste. Over two years the capacity will be built to establish independent capability with local scientists so that they can take over the monitoring efforts in a permanent role.