This year, the annual UNU Visiting Lecturer was Dr. Kevin Brown, former associate professor of Geology and Geothermal Energy at the University of Auckland and present adjunct professor in the Geology Department at the University of Canterbury. Dr. Brown is presently a partner in GEOKEM - a consultancy based in New Zealand, which specializes in geochemistry of geothermal systems and environmental geochemistry. He has undertaken extensive research into geothermal scaling and production problems, and worked as a consultant in various parts of the globe.
The topics addressed were as follows:
|Aug 19 Wairakei geothermal field
Aug 20 Silica geochemistry and geothermal power development
Aug 21 More power from your old geothermal field
Aug 22 Environmental impacts of geothermal power development
Aug 23 How to undertake an AEE (Assessment of Environmental Effects)
Occupational Health and Safety in geothermal development
Dr. Brown‘s lectures were well attended by both UNU-GTP Fellows and members of the Icelandic geothermal community.