In this webinar Dr Len Drury discussed the on-going hydrogeological assessment work in the Myanmar Eastern Highlands (opposite China, Laos and Thailand). Complexities of the geological structure of Central Myanmar, such as major earthquake zones, numerous basins and sub-basins as well as oil and gas fields, contributed to the difficulties of groundwater exploration. Work in such logistically difficult locations is only possible through strong support by government, military, community groups and non-government organisations.

This was the 5th webinar in the Groundwater Series presented by GRIPP, NCGRT and ICE-WaRM. We are delighted to have Professor Okke Batelaan from NCGRT/Flinders University who has given a brief summary of this Series and joined Len on the Q&A Panel for this webinar.


Len Drury

Aqua Rock Konsultants

Dr Drury has broad groundwater sector experience, working in government for 14 years and 30 years as an international groundwater consultant in 43 countries. He has been: a company Director (s... Read more

Okke Batelaan

Flinders University

Okke Batelaan is Strategic Professor in Hydro(geo)logy at Flinders University since 2012. He was Dean of the School of the Environment at Flinders from 2015-2017. Formerly he was for more than 20 year... Read more

The groundwater resources of the Dry Zone, central Myanmar, has been the focus of an Australian Water Partnership project led by Dr Drury. Potable groundwater is of extreme importance to the development of the nation and socio-economic welfare of its people. There is currently no groundwater legislation or regulation to mandate monitoring and management of the regional groundwater resource.


Report prepared by Dr Len Drury:
Hydrogeology of the Dry Zone – Central Myanmar


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