Partnerships Provide Safe Drinking Water to Rural Communities

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Monday, October 9, 2023 1:00 PM EDT | 1 hour
Series: Earth Science Week

Geoscientists can form innovative relationships in order to solve problems that a community may face. Speakers in this webinar will share how scientists and students have worked together and used a variety of techniques to locate safe drinking water for rural communities. This webinar is part of the 2023 Earth Science Week webinar series.

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About the speakers

Dr. Joseph Orojah Osumeje is a young and seasoned geophysicist at the Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria. He is presently an Assisstant Professor (Senior Lecturer) in the field of geophysics and specializes in the application of geophysics to solve humanity’s problems. Dr Osumeje holds a B.Sc. (Hon.) in Physics, M.Sc. in Applied Geophysics and a Ph.D. in Geophysics. He has over 16 years of experience in conducting research, consulting, and applying new techniques to explore and manage Earth’s resources. His research now focuses on the application of geophysical techniques to locate, characterize, and manage groundwater resources. He is currently a Project Lead in a Geoscientist without Borders® (GWB) sponsored project, where he is applying innovative geophysical techniques to explore groundwater for two rural villages in Nigeria. In addition to his research and consulting work, he is also a dedicated educator and mentor. He has supervised numerous graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, many of whom have gone on to successful careers of their own. He has several publications and conference presentations to his credit. Overall, Dr. Joseph Orojah Osumeje‘s contributions to the field of geophysics is significant and far-reaching. His leadership and mentoring have inspired the next generation of exploration professionals. Dr. Osumeje is married with children.

Daniel Eshimiakhe, a Nigerian scholar, is pursuing a Ph.D. in Applied Geophysics at Ahmadu Bello University, building on his academic foundation with a B.Sc. in Physics and an M.Sc. in Applied Geophysics. Daniel's enthusiasm for artificial intelligence fuels his mission to leverage machine learning for resolving geophysical interpretation challenges, particularly the Werner deconvolution problem. With a passion for exploration, he aspires to broaden his horizons and knowledge beyond borders. Daniel has already made strides in his field, actively participating in two grant-funded research projects.

This webinar is sponsored by Geoscientists without Borders®.

About the 2023 Earth Science Week Webinar Series

Innovations in the geosciences allow us to study the Earth in new ways. Emerging technologies and updated methods of collecting data help monitor phenomena such as natural hazards, climate change, and the overall health of ecosystems. The 2023 Earth Science Week webinar series will explore different projects and technologies that are innovatively studying the Earth, and will include ways to bring innovations in geoscience classrooms.