Welcome! Between 2004 and 2014, researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey worked cooperatively with Afghan colleagues to assess Afghanistan’s natural resources and strengthen its earth science capabilities.This website documents their efforts and outcomes.

USAID( United States Agency For International Development)

USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID’s work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience.

USGS( United States Geological Survey)

USGS provides science about the natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods; the water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources we rely on; the health of our ecosystems and environment; and the impacts of climate and land-use change. Our scientists develop new methods and tools to supply timely, relevant, and useful information about the Earth and its processes.