Welland discussed Sand Wars.
Michael Welland obtained a BA and a PhD in geology from Cambridge, an MA from Harvard, and went on to a career with the British Geological Survey in Oman, followed by university teaching and research in the US, and over 20 years in technical and management positions in the international energy industry. He set up his own consulting and training company, Orogen Limited, ten years ago. His experience has involved travel and work, face to face with geology, around the world. Author of the award-winning book Sand – A Journey Through Science and the Imagination, Welland has given public lectures and radio broadcasts in the US and the UK, and writes a blog on all topics sandy. He now divides his time between London, France, and international projects, most recently in Central Asia, Egypt, and Indonesia.