International Association of Hydrogeologists Australia

Technical Talk – Groundwater Relief

Presentation: Groundwater Relief

About the Presenter: Geraint is a hydrogeologist and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) engineer. He started his career as an exploration geologist before moving into the humanitarian sector working for International Rescue Committee, Médecins Sans Frontières and Oxfam. He obtained a 1st class MSc in hydrogeology from Birmingham University and went on to work for the UK Environment Agency as a hydrogeologist. In 2012 Geraint founded Groundwater Relief in order to link groundwater expertise from within the private, public and academic sectors to the aid and development sectors. Since 2016 he has been working full time as Groundwater Relief’s Chief Executive Officer. Geraint has experience developing and managing small to large scale groundwater supply projects all over Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Abstract: Groundwater Relief is a specialist charity that works within the humanitarian and development sectors. Through a global membership of over 450 groundwater experts Groundwater Relief supports organisations engaged in supplying water to those living in poverty or who lack access to a safe and sustainable water supply. Geraint will be talking about current projects that Groundwater Relief are engaged with in Bangladesh, Yemen, South Sudan and Syria. He will discuss the water challenges impacting these countries and how technical experts can engage and help

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