Lecture: Do Crises Offer Opportunities for Transformative Change? | Dr. Oghenekaro Nelson Odume

Tue, May 24, 2022 1:00 PM at Geography Building, Rm 126

Join us for a lecture by Dr. Oghenekaro Nelson Odume entitled "Do crises offer opportunities for transformative change? An analysis and reflection on the Cape Town water crisis and the South African response to the COVID-19 Pandemic."

Dr. Odume is the Senior Researcher/Director of the Unilever Centre for Environmental Water Quality (UCEWQ) within the Institute for Water Research at Rhodes University in South Africa. He is also the coordinator of the African Water Resources Mobility Network, a multi-partner project funded by the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme of the European Union. Nelson has successfully led several research and consultancy projects in the field of water resources, particularly in aquatic ecology, freshwater ecosystem health, water quality, pollution studies, biomonitoring, environmental water requirements, integrated water resource management, ethics and water governance.

Nelson’s research has earned him outstanding local and international awards and recognitions. Notable among them are the Emerging River Professional Awards by the International River Foundation in Australia, the Bronze Medal Award by the Southern African Society of Aquatic Scientists, the National Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, and being named among 100 Inspiring and Aspiring Young Leaders in Africa by the Young Independents of the Times Media Group. He is often called upon as an expert commentator by the media on water issues e.g. Power FM, TVC-News, Nigeria, Reuter, and EL TIEMPO.

This talk will take place May 24, 2022, from 1:00-2:00 PM in Room 126 in the MSU Geography Building. All are welcome. 


Flyer for Odume talk on 05-24-22 at the MSU Geography Department.