The International Conference on
Lake Chad Basin


Prof. O. D. Jimoh

Editor In-Chief, Journal of the Nigerian Association Of Hydrological Sciences. +2348035862472. Email:


Prof. J. C. Agunwamba

Editor In-Chief Nigerian Journal of Technology. University of Nigeria. Nsukka. +234(0)8035644561.


Prof Rufai A. I. 

Editor In-Chief Journal of Engineering and Technology. Bayero University, Kano


Prof Sule Bolaji

University of Ilorin. +2348037456689


Joseph Owolabi Ajayi

Chairman UNESCO IHP Committee, Nigeria. Department of Geology,
Obafemi Awolowo University,
Ile-Ife, Osun State,
NIGERIA.Tel: +234 803 401 4357 (mobile); +234 805 227 1661 (sms only)


Professor K. J. Osinubi

Editor in Chief Nigerian Journal of Engineerin. Ahmadu Bello University. Zaria. +234(0)8037037241


Dr. Dogara Bashir

Executive Chairman, Kaduna State Water Regulatory Commission


Prof. Abdalla Abdelsalam AHMED

UNESCO Chair Sudan. Email: 
Tel: +249183403112, +249123770304


Prof. Dr. Hamza Farooq GABRIEL

Director (RCWTTI)/ Head of Dept. (WRE&M. National University of Science and Technology (NUST).


Tel: +92-51-90854159, +92-3224590247,+92-3004009168


Emeritus Research Professor Kenneth Ogugua Iwugo

Director, Centre for Environmental and Sustainable Development Studies Tel: +234(0)8038644922, +234(0)8191880444,


Irwin Anthony Akpoborie, Professor of Hydrogeology and Water Resources at the Delta State University, Abraka, has focused his research and associated work for more than a decade primarily on unravelling and gaining an understanding of the ground water conditions that exist in the shallow aquifers that underlie the western Niger Delta petroleum province.  The motivation for these investigations, results of which have been presented at several conferences and published in many journals, is the sustainable management of the rivers, streams and aquifers in the province which is crucial for their continued role as drivers of economic growth while they remain sources of clean water for domestic water supply and other ecosystem services. Additional research interests include water resources policy analysis and associated reform.

Tony Akpoborie obtained the B.Sc. (Hons.) Geology from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, the M.Sc. from the University College, London and the Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.  He has served as Head, Department of Geology, and Director, Institute of Science Laboratory Technology, Delta State University, Abraka. In addition to teaching and research, Dr Akpoborie has served as consultant to government agencies, NGO’s and private companies and is currently the Executive Director, Center for Research in Environmental Resource Management, a not for profit organization. He and his wife Betty have five children.


Dr. Olusanjo Akanji Bamgboye retired in 2015 as the Executive Director, National Water Resources Institute, Kaduna after 41 years of meritorious service to the Nigerian Government.

He commenced his professional career in 1974 as a Graduate Assistant in the University of Ife. He proceeded to the University of California, Davis where he obtained an MSc and PhD in Hydraulics Engineering.

During his stay in California, he qualified as a Registered Professional Engineer (Civil) and Licensed Surveyor of the State of California. He returned to the University of Ife as a lecturer in 1983.

Dr Bamgboye joined the National Water Resources Institute (NWRI), Kaduna in 1986 as an Assistant Director responsible for the academic and professional training programs. In that capacity, he accomplished the accreditation of the National Diploma and Higher National Diploma programs by the National Board of Technical Education and the Post-graduate Diploma program by the Council for Regulation of Engineering practice in Nigeria.

He served in the Institute for 29 years and eventually rose to the position of Executive Director/CEO in 2010. His major tenure achievements include the development of the Code of Practice for Borehole Drilling in Nigeria (NCOP 10); establishment of the UNESCO Regional Centre on Integrated River Basin Management; and the establishment of the National Water Resources Capacity Building Network with regional centres in six Nigerian universities.

Dr Bamgboye is a Fellow of Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers, a Fellow of the Nigeria Association of Hydrological Sciences and a Member of Nigerian Institution of Water Engineers. He has 33 published papers and 11 unpublished conference presentations in the areas of Structures, Water Resources and Human Resources Development.



Prof. Onemayin David Jimoh

He obtained B. Eng. from University of Ilorin, MSc from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and PhD from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He enjoyed many scholastic awards, including ABU-FORD Foundation for research in participatory irrigation management in Kano River Project (1990/1991), Commonwealth Scholarship for PhD research (1993-1997) and Commonwealth Academic Fellowship for post-doctoral research (2006/2007). He has worked for three decades in the University and was elevated to the rank of Professor with specialization in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering in 2008.  He is a registered engineer and fellow of the Nigeria Association of Hydrological Sciences. He has presented papers at many national and international conferences, and authored many scholarly journal articles. He was the pioneer Editor-in-Chief (2012-2016) of the Nigerian Journal of Hydrological Sciences. 

He has conducted a number of studies on catchment modelling, reservoir operations and climate change impact on water resources development in Nigeria. He has served as resource person to national and international institutions. He was member of a team on (i) the development of decision support system for Komadugu Yobe Basin, a sub-catchment of Lake Chad Basin (2005-2006),  (ii) climate risk analysis study in Nigeria (2011-2012), (iii) hydropower site-screening project on River Benue (2015) and (iv) review of  hydrological study of Fomi (Guinea) dam. He has been a member of the technical committee responsible for the preparation of Annual Flood Outlook for Nigeria since 2013.

Kolawole J. OSINUBI holds a Ph.D. degree in Bases and Foundations from Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture, Kyiv, Ukraine. He is a Registered Engineer (RE) and Fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE), Material Society of Nigeria (MSN), Nigerian Geotechnical Association (NGA) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He also maintains membership of Geo – Institute (G - I), International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), International Society of Environmental Geotechnology (ISEG) as well as associate membership of United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER). He is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. His Engineering Practice involves numerous commissioned site investigations and technical reports required for the design of various structures, forensic assessment of structures on weak bases as well as the coordination of the engineering design of infrastructure for Aviation Village of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria. Present research interests are waste utilization, biological processes in soils, improvement of expansive (shrink- swell) and non-expansive soils and their use as pavement materials as well as in geotechnical/geo-environmental applications (i.e., barriers in waste containment systems). He is also a member of National Geographic, a nonprofit scientific and educational society as well as national associate member of Smithsonian Institution, a group of museums and research centres.

Prof. Fanna Inna Abdulrahman

Department of Chemistry University of Maiduguri, P.M.B 1069, Maiduguri, Borno State,

Prof. Ibrahim Ahmad Rufai was born on 8th August, 1968 in Gude, Kabo LGA of Kano State, Nigeria. He is married with four children. He has been a Professor of Energy Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Bayero University, Kano since 2014.

Obtained the Degrees of Master of Science in Engineering (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (with specialization in Technology and Resources for Agricultural Mechanization) from the Moscow State Agro-Engineering University (named after V.P. Goryachkin) in 1995 and 2006 respectively. He is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and registered with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). He has research interests and expertise in: i) Energy Engineering; and ii) Technology and Resources for Agricultural Mechanization.

Prof. I.A. Rufai has held a number of responsibilities in Bayero University including: Deputy Dean, Faculty of Engineering (2006-2010); Deputy Dean, Student Affairs Division (2009-2013); and Acting Head, Department of Agricultural Engineering (2011). Prof. I.A. Rufai served in a number of Departmental, Faculty and University Committees. He has, also, served the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kano University of Science and Technology as a Visiting Professor. He is currently a Deputy Director (Innovation) in the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Partnership and has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Bayero Journal of Engineering and Technology (BJET) since 2008.

Prof. I.A. Rufai has acquired vast skills in intellectual property and academic writing and publishing. He cherishes best practices in research and responsible authorship.

Dr.Paul Adalikwu 
Department of Civil Engineering University of Nigeria.


Location: Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria.
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