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Geography and Environmental Science

Aquifers – the vital role of groundwater in alleviating poverty. Event

2 May 2013
Lecture Theatre A, Shackleton Building 44

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Professor Stephen Darby on 02380 592204 or email .

Event details

Royal Geographical Society Lecture on the future sustainability of groundwater resources.

Dr Richard Taylor is a hydrologist who is an internationally recognised expert on underground water supplies. Current over-pumping of groundwater in many of the more developed parts of the world is threatening global food security. In Africa and South-Asia groundwater is less well developed but promises low-cost sources of water for domestic and agricultural purposes – but only if it is surveyed, shared equitably, and used in a sustainable way. This is clearly a key determinant for the success of many poorer countries to develop their economies and to adapt to changing climates. Richard is uniquely well qualified to help us to understand the challenges involved (see his home page for further details).Refreshments will be available afterwards.

Entrance to this Royal Geographical Society organised event is free to members of the University and there is no need to reserve tickets, but please contact Professor Stephen Darby if you are planning to attend.

Speaker information

Dr Richard Taylor,University College London,Geography Department

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