Episode 37: Searching for water in Kakuma

In this episode, we highlight a team of Canadian geophysicists that traveled to the second largest refugee camp in the world to find water. The Kakuma Camp in Kenya is home to 185,000 refugees and growing. This is the story of passionate geophysicists working with driven refugees and locals to bring water to 140,000 people in East Africa. In this episode of Seismic Soundoff, what happened when geophysics went to Kakuma.

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Interviews: Paul Bauman, Landon Woods, Erin Ernst, Doug MacLean, Franklin Koch, Brendan O’Brien, Alastair McClymont

Music in the episode courtesy of Epidemic Sound. Additional sound was provided by Brendan O’Brien.

This episode was hosted, edited, and produced by Andrew Geary. Thank you to the SEG podcast team – Jennifer Crockett, Beth Donica, Ally McGinnis, Mick Swiney, and Adrienne White as well as SEG staff Katie Burk and Linda Ford.

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