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SEG honors the life of Sheral Danker

SEG honors the life of former longtime employee Sheral Danker, who passed away on 16 January 2024. Danker served authors, editors, and reviewers of SEG publications for almost 30 years, and many of those with whom she worked closely became good friends.

Empowering water-stressed communities in northern Peru through applied geosciences

At the end of 2023 Q1/Q2 call for applications, GWB Steering Committee selected two projects for funding. One of those projects is in Southern India.

More than 60% of India is experiencing high to extremely high-water stress, with scarce, overused, and contaminated surface water supplies. Groundwater depletion, caused by the expansion of groundwater-based irrigation during the Green Revolution, poses a significant challenge to food and water security. Climate change further exacerbates the situation.

Rebuilding villages in Northern Uganda one well at a time

At the end of 2023 Q1/Q2 call for applications, GWB Steering Committee selected two projects for funding. One of those projects is in Southern India.

More than 60% of India is experiencing high to extremely high-water stress, with scarce, overused, and contaminated surface water supplies. Groundwater depletion, caused by the expansion of groundwater-based irrigation during the Green Revolution, poses a significant challenge to food and water security. Climate change further exacerbates the situation.

How international partnerships protect the most vulnerable from disaster risks

At the end of 2023 Q1/Q2 call for applications, GWB Steering Committee selected two projects for funding. One of those projects is in Southern India.

More than 60% of India is experiencing high to extremely high-water stress, with scarce, overused, and contaminated surface water supplies. Groundwater depletion, caused by the expansion of groundwater-based irrigation during the Green Revolution, poses a significant challenge to food and water security. Climate change further exacerbates the situation.

New water project awarded in India

At the end of 2023 Q1/Q2 call for applications, GWB Steering Committee selected two projects for funding. One of those projects is in Southern India.

More than 60% of India is experiencing high to extremely high-water stress, with scarce, overused, and contaminated surface water supplies. Groundwater depletion, caused by the expansion of groundwater-based irrigation during the Green Revolution, poses a significant challenge to food and water security. Climate change further exacerbates the situation.

How geoscientists help strengthen food and water security in Africa

In 2021, Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Idai was one of the most powerful cyclones to hit the southern hemisphere in two decades. Food and water insecurity connected to extreme events like cyclones, droughts, and floods, can force entire communities and regional populations to be displaced. Such population movements are evident in agriculture-dependent locations like Ghana in western Africa. How can applied geosciences help solve the population displacement problem within the global climate crisis and

Uncovering hidden water resources to save lives: A tale of two villages

This current GWB project is located at Angwan Fulani and Angwan Rimi, two villages in Sabon-Gari Local Government Area in Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria. These two villages (each with a population of approx. 20,000) suffer from extreme water scarcity, especially during the dry season. Community members reported that they spent numerous hours daily sourcing unsafe water for domestic use. This takes their time away from education and economic activities. They also fall sick frequently. Children

John Eastwood selected as SEG’s next President-Elect

John Eastwood was selected by SEG Voting Members to serve as President-elect for 2023–2024. Following his one-year term as President-elect, Eastwood will assume the office of SEG President following IMAGE 2024 scheduled for 25–30 August 2024 in Houston, Texas.

President Tubman names 2023 Presidential Award recipients

Four individuals and one committee have been selected by President Ken Tubman to receive the SEG Presidential Award in 2023. Established in 2008, the SEG Presidential Award is bestowed at the discretion of the SEG president to recognize those who have contributed outstanding service to the Society. This year’s recipients include Ellie Ardakani, Peter Cramer, Maria Angela Capello, Mandi Duckworth, and the Middle East Regional Advisory Committee. Ellie Ardakani is recognized for her service to

Nepal project troubleshoots earthquake warning systems

The overall aim of the NepalEEW project is to test the feasibility of an Earthquake Early Warning system in Nepal. If successful, the system would detect early stages of an earthquake, issue alerts, and provide critical time for users to seek cover or exit a building before the shaking arrives. During two field trips in winter 2021 and spring 2022 the team deployed 37 seismic instruments in a densely populated area in central Nepal between