HOUSTON – Nov. 30, 2021 – The Baker Hughes Foundation has announced a $60,000 grant to the Society of Exploration Geophysicists’ humanitarian outreach program Geoscientists Without Borders® (GWB) to enable greater access to clean water around the world. The funds will support a water access project to be selected by GWB’s technical committee and a virtual lecture series on advancing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through geoscience.
GWB advances the humanitarian application of geoscience to deliver vital relief to communities in need around the globe. GWB supports projects in water, sanitation, food security, disaster preparedness, and environmental and cultural conservation, among others. This grant aligns with the Baker Hughes Foundation’s focus on environment, health and wellness and commitment to advancing the UN’s SDGs, specifically SDG 6 to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
“Geoscientists Without Borders is a premier humanitarian program whose projects provide sustainable benefits around the world,” said Allyson Book, vice president of energy transition at Baker Hughes and board member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Foundation. “Baker Hughes is proud to support a program that enables geoscientists to build water access projects that will enable access to clean water and will have lasting effects for generations to come.”
“The Baker Hughes Foundation’s support of this life-saving program not only helps ensure long-term sustainability within a community but also helps engage students who represent the next generation of geoscientists,” said Mike Loudin, chair of SEG Foundation Board of Directors.
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About the Baker Hughes Foundation:
For 25 years, the Baker Hughes Foundation has been a steward of charitable resources for meaningful community impact. The Foundation seeks to advance environmental quality, education, health, safety, and wellness around the world by supporting organizations with shared values, demonstrated leadership, evidence of impact, financial soundness, and the capacity to implement initiatives and evaluate their success. The Baker Hughes Foundation makes strategic philanthropic contributions, matches Baker Hughes employee contributions, and awards volunteer recognition grants for outstanding employee community service.
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