Monday, June 15, 2020

Webinar on Hydrogeo-ethics

18 June 2020, 5:00-6:00 pm (BST)

ZOOM link:

Inspired by the recent IAPG-IAH conference on geoethics and groundwater management, the Hydrogeology Group of the Geological Society of London has selected Hydrogeo-ethics as the topic for their next "Lockdown Event" on Thursday the 18th June 5-6pm (BST). The programme is as follows: 

  • Alan MacDonald (BGS, University of Dundee) will give an "Introduction to hydrogeo-ethics". Alan will provide his perspective as a Chartership scrutineer for the Geological Society as well as share his experience of working in different countries and his thoughts on the Precautionary Principle.
  • Jude Cobbing (Consultant groundwater hydrologist) will present on "Groundwater in Sub Saharan Africa and the precautionary principle"; and,
  • Jane Dottridge (Technical Director Mott MacDonald and Chief Scientific Editor of the QJEGH) will present on the "Safeguarding of groundwater abstractions by enforcement of source protection zones".

The three talks will be followed by 15-20 mins discussion.

The hydrogeology committee expect the event to appeal to a wide audience, not just hydrogeologists. It promises to provoke thoughts and stimulate conversation. The event will be of interest to those working overseas and those who want to understand professional ethics more generally.

For those interested in attending please contact Alex Gallagher who organises and Chairs the Lockdown Events ( for additional information, or join the Hydrogeology Group LinkedIn Group

The ZOOM link for the event is 

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IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics

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