Dr Kym Morton
Kym is the Managing Director and Consulting Hydrogeologist at KLM Consulting Services Pty Ltd.
As well as working throughout Africa as a hydrogeologist, she has been a Member of the South African Council for Geosciences Board, is currently an advisor to the South African Minister for Water Affairs and Environment and is an expert advisor to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Ramsar convention on the protection on wetlands from mining.
Professor Richard Carter
Richard Carter is Director of his consultancy firm 'Richard Carter and Associates Ltd.’ which specialises in groundwater resources and supply, sanitation, and hygiene in low-income countries. Former positions included that of Professor of International Water Development at Cranfield University and Head of the Technical Support Unit at the charity WaterAid. He is a former Chair of the Executive Steering Committee of the Rural Water Supply Network.
In addition to his consultancy role, Richard is Co-Editor of the journal Waterlines; Senior Research Associate at the Overseas Development Institute; Visitor in the Cambridge University Engineering Department; and on the Boards of two development charities.
He is a strong proponent of the professionalisation of both conventional and manual drilling for groundwater abstraction. He puts high priority on the monitoring of groundwater, and the evaluation of groundwater resources. His work has focused mainly on sub-Saharan Africa, although he has also worked in South Asia and Central America. He has published widely in the field of water management and community water supply and sanitation. He was given the IAH Applied Hydrogeology Award in 2016.
Professor Alan MacDonald
Alan is an Honorary Professor at the University of Dundee, a Principal Hydrogeologist with the British Geological Survey (BGS) in Edinburgh and Chair of the International Association of Hydrogeologists Burdon Network. Alan has spent significant time working in Africa including 3 years in Nigeria with WaterAid. He is an author of two books on African groundwater including: Developing Groundwater, A guide to rural water supply (2005), Alan has published more than 50 scientific papers and recently led a project to develop first quantitative maps of groundwater resources in Africa.
Richard is an independent consultant with 30 years experience as a hydrogeologist and engineer. Richard is currently on a long term temporary assignment for Tullow Oil as the Kenya Water Resource Manager. Richard normally runs his own company (http://www.richardboak.com/). Richard has worked in a variety of senior technical and managerial positions including; Regional Manager for Europe and Africa, for Schlumberger Water Services (formerly Water Management Consultants); Principal Hydrogeologist for Southern Water; and Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. Richard has extensive international experience, with a strong focus on Africa.
David sits on the Board of Directors for Hydrogeologists Without Borders.He is also a Research Associate at the University of Calgary, where he directs water projects in Latin America. David has worked in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Bolivia, Malawi, and Ghana on hydrogeology, water resource management, urban/rural water supply, water contamination studies and rural sanitation projects. David has worked as a technical expert for the
International Development Research Centre, the International Atomic
Energy Agency and the World Bank. David is also involved with the
development of the CARA Network in Latin America.
Emma is Groundwater Relief's Financial Advisor, a qualified CIMA management accountant with over 15 years experience working in private sector, public sector, and volunteering for various charities. Emma brings a broad range of experience of all accounting matters, including: monthly reporting, commercial analysis, short-term forecasting, long term budgeting and strategic planning, optimising value and offering financial advice on all operational activities.