News Category: Geoscientists Without Borders

Baker Hughes Foundation continues support for two SEG programs

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.

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

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

The importance of understanding groundwater potentials: Anambra State, Nigeria

In 2022, a water project was initiated to investigate the groundwater potentials and aquifer vulnerability in select rural communities. The project utilized geological and geophysical field data to assess the water resources in the area. The project team carried out geological field mapping, surface traversing, contact identification and tracing, and detailed outcrop studies and description. They also conducted rock and water sampling and analysis to identify and characterize the lithology in the area. Vertical Electrical

Geoscientists without Borders® (GWB): Improving global community resiliency with sustainable water supplies

by Katie Burke (Managing Director- SEG Foundation) and Pallavi Bharadwaj (Program Manager, GWB-SEG) Water is a fundamental part of all aspects of life. The United Nations 2023 Water Conference this month is aimed at uniting the world for water. According to Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the world has not managed to take decisive action to tackle the global water crisis, and many issues discussed at the first UN conference on freshwater back in 1977