Water security is a topic that has increasingly concerned academia, government and NGOs in recent years – with good cause. Climate change, burgeoning populations and shifting lifestyles have all placed pressure on this critical resource.
Increasingly, we are seeing clients working to address issues around water availability (quantity) and water suitability (quality). The geology around these issues can be complex and it’s not always understood.
In this edition of Unearthed, we examine some of these challenges and in particular, we focus on the roles we as geoscientists and engineers have to play in mitigating them.
We are also delighted that in this edition, we have expert contributors from our Geosoft team. Geosoft joined Seequent in 2018 and brings a portfolio of software designed to visualise geophysical data.
We also look at a number of innovative approaches being employed to comprehend these issues and take more effective action to reduce their impacts.
Water is the one resource for which no substitute exists.
At Seequent, we know that supporting our customers in helping them understand and manage this vital resource is an important part of the contribution we can make to ensuring water security for all.