Geoscientists without Borders® (GWB) has funded close to 60 projects to date, which help provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene access and aid disaster risk reduction for communities in need across the globe.

Applying geoscience skills where they are needed most. 

GWB projects’ map around the world since 2008 is available below. 

Increasingly, GWB has been working directly with in-country project participants by helping them to identify applied geosciences-based solutions for some of their biggest challenges. Projects supported by Geoscientists without Borders® effect a positive change in communities facing environmental hardship and natural hazards globally. Interact with the map below by clicking on a location marker to learn more about the completed and ongoing projects, view photographs, and read currently available reports.

Uganda

Water Management

Status: Complete

Egypt

Water Management

Status: Ongoing

Nigeria

Water Management

Status: Ongoing

Leogane, Haiti

Earthquake Preparedness

Status: Complete

Zambia

Water Management

Status: Ongoing

Zambia

Habitat Management

Status: Ongoing

West Sumatra, Indonesia

Tsunami Preparedness

Status: Complete

Veracruz and Puebla States, Mexico

Volcano Preparedness

Status: Complete

Uganda

Water Management

Status: Complete

Timor-Leste

Earthquake Preparedness

Status: Complete

Thailand

Archaeology

Status: Complete

Tanzania

Habitat Management

Status: Complete

Sweden

Landslides Preparedness

Status: Complete

Southern Haiti

Earthquake Preparedness

Status: Complete

South Central Australia

Water Management

Status: Complete

South Australia

Habitat Management

Status: Complete

South Australia

Water Management

Status: Complete

South Africa

Water Management

Status: Complete

Romania

Pollution Mitigation

Status: Complete

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

Earthquake Preparedness

Status: Complete

Peru

Water Management

Status: Ongoing

Peru

Water Management

Status: Complete

Peru

Landslides Preparedness

Status: Complete

Nigeria

Water Management

Status: Completed

Nicaragua

Volcano Preparedness

Status: Complete

Nepal

Earthquake Preparedness

Status: Ongoing

Nepal

Water Management

Status: Ongoing

Nepal

Earthquake Preparedness

Status: Complete

Myanmar

Water Management

Status: Complete

Myanmar

Earthquake Preparedness

Status: Complete

Milingimbi, Australia

Water Management

Status: Complete

Malawi

Water Management

Status: Complete

Lithuania

Archaeology

Status: Complete

Leogane, Haiti

Water Management

Status: Complete

Lao PDR

Water Management

Status: Complete

Kenya

Water Management

Status: Complete

Java, Indonesia

Tsunami Preparedness

Status: Ongoing

Java, Indonesia

Tsunami Preparedness

Status: Complete

Jamaica

Earthquake Preparedness

Status: Complete

India

Water Management

Status: Complete

Honduras

Water Management

Status: Complete

Guatemala

Volcano Preparedness

Status: Ongoing

Guatemala

Volcano Preparedness

Status: Complete

Guatemala

Volcano Preparedness

Status: Complete

Greece

Archaeology

Status: Complete

Ghana

Water Management

Status: Ongoing

Ghana

Water Management

Status: Complete

Egypt

Water Management

Status: Ongoing

Cameroon

Water Management

Status: Ongoing

Cameroon

Water Management

Status: Complete

Brazil

Landslides Preparedness

Status: Complete

Brazil

Landslides Preparedness

Status: Complete

Bosnia & Herzegovina and Serbia

Landslides Preparedness

Status: Complete

Bolivia

Water Management

Status: Complete

Benin, West Africa

Water Management

Status: Complete

Benin

Water Management

Status: Complete

Argentina

Water Management

Status: Complete

GWB Project Legend

Archaeology: use of nondestructive geophysical methods for archaeological site investigation.

Earthquake Preparedness: use of earthquake monitoring techniques for early warning systems.

Volcano Preparedness: use of volcano monitoring systems for emergency response programs.

Landslide Preparedness:  use of landslide tracking systems for disaster risk reduction.

Pollution Mitigation: use of geochemical analysis, electrical resistivity, ground-penetrating radar, and geomagnetic surveys.

Tsunami Preparedness: use of historical earthquake data and sample deposits to identify seismic gaps, and construct tsunami models.

Water Management:  use of electrical and seismic geophysical techniques to find groundwater aquifers, and locations for drilling water wells.

Habitat Management: use of nondestructive geophysical methods for wildlife habitat mapping for life on land and below water.

Sustainable Development Goals

GWB helps achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs). Many GWB projects address multiple goals at the same time. For more information on UN-SDGs, please visit https://sdgs.un.org/goals.

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