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Abstract

Our Geoscientists Without Borders project aims to improve water security in rural Mon state, Myanmar, by enabling engineers, students, and researchers to use 2D and 3D DC Resistivity geophysical methods to locate sustainable water supplies. By featuring a Trainer-of-Trainers (TOT) capacity building model and a global, multidisciplinary collaboration of government, university, and industry partnerships, our project aimed to sustainably alleviate water scarcity and improve livelihoods. During this project, we: (a) purchased a modern multi-channel DC-Resistivity system that will remain in Myanmar with the Mon Department of Rural Development; (b) facilitated an intensive 2-week in-country geophysical short course, followed by surveying by 16 TOT’s in 13 water stressed villages throughout Mon state; and (c) developed a suite of open-source educational resources for operating DC Resistivity technology and interpreting the measured data. The intended primary beneficiaries are the thousands of rural peoples in Mon state who continue to suffer from perennial water insecurity every dry season.

Presentation Date: Monday, October 12, 2020

Session Start Time: 1:50 PM

Presentation Time: 4:20 PM

Location: 360C

Presentation Type: Oral

Keywords: water, 2D, resistivity