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Just published in EARTH magazine

Mount Sopris is making a difference in the world!

A tale of three Afghanistans: Deserts, mountain streams and growing cities. Credit: top and middle: Thomas J. Mack, USGS; bottom: ©iStockphoto.com/MieAhmt.

Mount Sopris’ mission is to improve people’s lives and the stewardship of natural resources through borehole geophysics. An article in the recent edition of EARTH magazine, entitled A dry and ravaged land: Investigating water resources in Afghanistan, illustrates one of the ways we do this. The article describes how the USGS has partnered with Afghan geoscientists to survey water resources in Afghanistan using Mount Sopris logging equipment. The results of this ongoing work will be critical to ensuring safe and reliable supplies of water for the rapidly growing population of Afghanistan, which is one of the world’s poorest countries and has an economy largely based on subsistence agriculture. Mount Sopris is pleased to play a small role in improving the lives of the Afghans.

Click on the following link to read the article: http://www.earthmagazine.org/article/dry-and-ravaged-land-investigating-water-resources-afghanistan

USGS and AGS researchers install water monitoring networks in Aynak. Credit: Thomas J. Mack, Michael Chornack, USGS

 

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