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Researcher, Rhodes University

Dr Oghenekaro Nelson Odume is a Senior Researcher and Director of the Unilever Centre for Environmental Water Quality within the Institute for Water Research at Rhodes University. He holds a BSc (Hons) degree from the Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria and an MSc and PhD degrees in Water Resource Science from Rhodes University. He has over 9 years research experience in the field of water resource management with interest in social-ecological systems, applied ecology, water quality and pollution management, ecosystem management, environmental ethics, and transdisciplinary water science in the context of social-ecological systems.

His research has received local and international awards, including the Emerging River Professional Award by the International RiverFoundation, Australia and the Bronze Medal Award by the Southern Africa Society of Aquatic Scientists in recognition of his contribution to water quality management in South Africa.


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    Researcher, Rhodes University