Friend, colleague, and hydrophilanthropist Laurra Olmsted sent this message and I am distributing it with her permission.
UniWater Education is currently assembling the curriculum for a new MSc program in Water Resources for Developing Countries. It consists of 12 modules of applied hydrogeology including the fundamentals of hydrology, applied basic hydrogeology, groundwater and geotechnics, hydrochemistry, groundwater geophysics, quantified hydrogeology, well hydraulics, groundwater contamination, integrated resource management, borehole drilling and completions, borehole geophysics and field school. It is intended that this program will be offered to sub-Saharan Africa universities in a bid to train more Africans to solve African water problems thereby reducing the dependence of Africans on foreign aid and expertise.
If you have given instruction in any of these areas and wish to donate lecture notes, Power Point presentations, labs/tutorials or test/exams in any format, we would gladly give reference in our finished product to the originator of the material. We simply don't wish to reinvent the wheel when this material already exists.
Also, if you have reference texts that you find very useful, please send me the names so we can consider them for use in this program.
Our goal is to have this program generated such that it can be presented to students beginning in Sept 2013 in Zambia and Nigeria. Thus it is important that we get contributions ASAP. After these two programs are initiated, we aim to start 3 new programs per year after that.
Curricula can be uploaded quickly using the link on our website at www.UniWaterEd.org
Please circulate this request to anyone you feel may have an interest in this project.
Laurra OlmstedExecutive Director1111 Lake Wapta Place SECalgary, AlbertaT2J 2P4Canadaemail: firstname.lastname@example.org