Heather Needham Receives King’s Experience Award for Research in the Okavango Delta

Heather Needham recently received a King’s Experience Award for her research with Dr. Michael Chadwick on environmental monitoring and water quality in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.

Located in southern Africa, the Okavango Delta is one of the largest endorheic alluvial fans in the world.

The Okavango is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is a significant source of biodiversity, due to seasonal flows across its alluvial fan.

As part of this research, she participated in a course that King’s Geography co-leads with Arizona State University and UNSW Sydney through the PLuS Alliance Global River Basin Connections research group in the summer of 2019, hosted at a field site with Elephants Without Borders. The course was recently awarded the Innovative Experience Award by Arizona State University this year.

See a video of her experience and check out her blog highlighting some of the unique aspects of the trip.

Please join us in Congratulating Heather!

Hippo pools are common in the Okavango. Can you spot him?