GfGD Resources & Technical Papers

Geology for Global Development is working to produce useful resources, and will use this page to make them accessible to the wider public. All the publications listed below are free to download, use and share. If you find them to be a useful resource then please consider supporting our work, to enable us to develop and expand our projects. 
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Climate Change

Title: TECHNICAL PAPER CC1(a) - BASIC GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Stage: Drafting
Authors: Alex Stubbings, Christopher Barry, Donald John MacAllister

A simple introduction to climate change, from the perspective of a geologist. This guide, aimed primarily at the general public will outline:

- The Earth's Changing Climate
- What's causing climatic change now?
- How will a changing climate impact upon developing nations?
- Climate Change and Water Resources
- Climate Change Adaptation

Water and Sanitation

Title: TECHNICAL PAPER W1(a) - FLUORIDE CONTAMINATION OF GROUNDWATER - GEOLOGICAL SETTINGS
Stage: Completed
Commissioned By: Living Water Africa
Authors: Joel Gill
This paper outlines some of the science behind excessive fluorine concentrations in groundwater aquifers. It aims to explain the geological settings associated with excessive fluorine in order to help inform decisions made by those working on development projects overseas.  

 


Title: TECHNICAL PAPER W2(a) - BASIC GUIDE TO GROUNDWATER
Stage: Editing
Authors: Joel Gill


An introductory guide to the key principles of geology and hydrogeology, aimed at those working on/managing water projects with little technical knowledge or advanced study of science. The guide uses many simple, clear diagrams to help those for whom English is not their first language.