IAH talk, Christchurch, October 2020

Mission to Malawi – a Hydrogeological Safari

The New Zealand National Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) would like to invite you to the upcoming Christchurch technical meeting scheduled for Thursday, 22 October.

The speaker will be David Scott from ESR. His presentation is entitled “Mission to Malawi – a Hydrogeological Safari”. 

When: Thursday, 22 October 2020, 5pm-7pm, presentation to start at around 5:30 pm. 

Where:  Council Chambers, 200 Tuam Street, Christchurch and online.  Please register at the reception and they will guide you. There is visitor parking available off St Asaph Street (ECan).

Anyone from outside of Christchurch is able to join using Teams.  Please contact Dr Dora Avanidou for the link.

This meeting is open to all professionals interested in the science and technology of hydrogeology and water resources.  You do not need to be an IAH member to attend.   

Abstract:  Mission to Malawi – a Hydrogeological Safari 

David Scott – Groundwater Hydrologist and reluctant African adventurer 

In 2015 I accepted an assignment from the European Investment Bank to review water resource development options for the city of Blantyre in Malawi.  The project was prompted by the Blantyre Water Board’s interest in the use of groundwater to supply peri-urban settlements but also involved review of feasibility studies of large-scale surface water supply schemes.  This talk will provide a brief overview of Blantyre’s water supply issues, explain how I became to be involved and present a summary of the outcomes – along with some personal reflections on an unexpected opportunity to visit Africa. 

If you wish to attend the meeting, or for more information, please contact Dr Dora Avanidou, International Association of Hydrogeologists.