On 26 February 2021,  the Oxford Water Network and the  British Geological Survey will co-host the 5th Mike Edmunds Memorial Lecture.

Prof. Cheikh B. Gaye, AfriWatSan co-PI at the Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (Senegal) who worked closely with Prof. Mike Edmunds, will deliver the keynote.

The event will also bring together a panel chaired by AfriWatSan PI, Prof. Richard Taylor, and that will comprise African experts on groundwater issues including AfriwatSan co-I at Makerere University (Uganda), Dr. Robinah Kulabako, and co-PI at the University of Nairobi (Kenya), Prof. Daniel Olago.

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Event Details


Professor Alan MacDonald, British Geological Survey



Professor Cheikh B. Gaye, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal


Panel Discussion

Chikondi E Shaba  University of Malawi, Chancellor College, Malawi

Professor Daniel Olago, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. Robinah Kulabako, Makerere University, Uganda

Chair: Professor Richard Taylor, University College London


Concluding Remarks

Professor  Rob Hope, University of Oxford


About Prof. Mike Edmunds

In a career spanning almost 50 years, Professor W. Mike Edmunds made an extraordinary contribution to water science and water resource management globally. Mike led advances in geochemistry – particularly hydrogeochemistry and palaeohydrology – authored over 150 scientific publications and mentored numerous water professionals in the process. In recognition of his outstanding work, Mike received many accolades including the Whittaker Medal (1999), the O.E. Meinzer Award (2009), and the Vernadsky Medal (2010). Mike is remembered not only for his scientific achievements, but for his passion, warmth and generosity of spirit which touched the lives of many. This lecture aims to honour his legacy by promoting good hydrogeological science to the service of society: something Mike was deeply passionate about.

Source: https://www.water.ox.ac.uk/events/5th-mike-edmunds-memorial-lecture/