- Alan MacDonald
Dr Alan MacDonald is a Principal Hydrogeologist at the British Geological Survey.
- International groundwater development and management—particularly in developing countries in the context of poverty reduction.
- Groundwater, climate change and extreme events.
- Groundwater and catchment science: floodplain hydrogeology, groundwater & flooding, upland catchments.
- Providing science and data to underpin groundwater management in the UK (aquifer properties, groundwater vulnerability mapping, nitrate contamination, groundwater monitoring networks, groundwater chemistry baseline).
- Interdisciplinary groundwater studies, particularly the links between water security and livelihoods.
Current projects and collaboration
- Groundwater resilience to climate change in Africa: a DFID funded project to improve the understanding of the resilience of African groundwater to climate change and links to livelihoods.
- Baseline Scotland: a joint BGS/SEPA project to characterise the baseline chemistry and residence time of groundwater in Scotland
- Interpretation of GRACE data in the Nile River Basin using recharge models.
- CASSEM — putting carbon sequestration into a wider hydrogeological framework.
- Quaternary geology and hydrogeology in Morayshire. An interdisciplinary project to characterise and model shallow groundwater flow in the superficial deposits of the coastal fringe of Morayshire.
- Characterising groundwater surface water interactions in the Tweed River Basin: (1) GW/SW interactions in the Eddleston floodplain with Dundee University; (2) GW/SW interactions in the Talla sub catchment.
- RiPPLE. Evidence based learning on water supply and sanitation in Ethiopia.
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