Dr Donald John MacAllister

Dr Donald John MacAllister

International Development Hydrogeologist

Location: BGS Edinburgh

E-mail Dr Donald John MacAllister

ORCID: 0000000188939634

Summary

I have a passion for sustainable and equitable water resource management for people and environment, and have a particular interest in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and groundwater resources in middle and low income countries. I have worked in India, Sub-Saharan Africa (Ethiopia, Uganda and Malawi) and the Middle-East (Israel and Gaza).

Biography

  • 2012 –2016 : PhD Hydrogeology and hydrogeophysics, Imperial College London.
  • 2009 –2010 : MSc Water Management - Community Water and Sanitation (WASH) stream, Cranfield University
  • 2004 –2008 : BSc (Hons) Geophysics, The University of Edinburgh

Current projects and collaboration

  • 2017 – ongoing : UPGRo Hidden Crisis, which aims to develop a robust evidence base for the large-scale status of rural hand pumped borehole groundwater supply functionality in Ethiopia, Uganda and Malawi.

Professional association

  • Fellow of the Geological Society
  • Member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists

Research interests

  • Groundwater in low and middle income countries, especially in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Groundwater and WASH, including groundwater and its relationship to sanitation.
  • Hydrogeophysics, especially self-potential methods in hydrogeology.
  • Coastal hydrogeology.