Dr. Braimah B. Apambire

SR DIR CIWAS SR ASST TO PRES
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hydrogeology, geochemistry, water quality, isotopes, international research, water resource assessment

Professional Interests

Dr. Apambire is Senior Assistant to the President for Global Sustainability and Director of the Center for International Water and Sustainability at the Desert Research Institute, Dr. Apambire is an expert in international Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) and development matters with extensive field, academic, teaching, grant making and management experience.  He has a deep understanding of the importance of integrating WASH programming into other development sectors such as health, agriculture, education, environment, gender and micro-finance, as well as the importance of strong partnerships to ensure long-term sustainability.

Prior to returning to DRI, Dr. Apambire served as a Senior Advisor at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, where he managed the Foundation’s WASH grant portfolio and represented the Foundation to the broader WASH sector. He was also previously the Director of the WASH Sector at World Vision US where he led the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of global WASH strategies and large-scale integrated sustainable programs. Early in his career, Dr. Apambire worked with the World Vision Ghana Ghana Rural Water Project as a hydrogeologist where he was involved in the siting, design and construction of over 500 water supply systems in about 400 remote and guinea endemic communities and institutions in Ghana. Dr. Apambire was born in Ghana, West Africa, and grew up in the northern and poorest region of the country. As a child, he sometimes walked long distances to fetch water during the dry season. He has researched and published numerous papers, articles and reports on WASH issues in developing countries, and on water quality and human health. Dr. Apambire received his B.S. from the University of Ghana; M.S. from Carleton University, Canada; and his Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Publications & Presentations

2016

Apambire, W., Cuellar, V. M., Davis, S. (2016). Ensuring Availability and Sustainable Management of Water for All: Application of the Circuit Rider Methodology in Latin America, 1-4, 39th Water, Engineering and Development Center International Conference: UK & Kumasi, Ghana, July 11, 2016-July 15, 2016
Lutz, A. D., Crews, J. B., Pearson, C., Apambire, W. (2016). Final Report to Water4, July 6, 2016

2015

Holt, S. E., Lutz, A. D., Saga, B., Berger, D. L., Thomas, J. M., Apambire, W. (2015). Developing an approach for a three-dimensional hydrogeologic framework to find water in Northern Ghana, Open Journal of Modern Hydrology, 5, 105-120, http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojmh.2015.54010
Lutz, A. D., Holt, S. E., Saga, B., Apambire, W. (2015). Groundwater resources and well-drilling challenges How can we increase drilling success rates?, The 2015 University of Oklahoma International WaTER Conference: NCED Conference Center and Hotel, Norman, OK, September 21, 2015-September 23, 2015
Lutz, A. D., Minyila, S., Saga, B., Diarra, S., Apambire, W., Thomas, J. M. (2015). Fluctuation of Groundwater Levels and Recharge Patterns in Northern Ghana, Climate, 3, 1-15, doi: 10.3390/cli3010001

2014

Holt, S. E., Lutz, A. D., Berger, D., Saga, B., Boi-Addo, K., Apambire, W., Thomas, J. M. (2014). Developing a Three-dimensional hydrogeologic Framework for Water Management in Northern Ghana, West Africa, AWRA 2014 Summer Specialty Conference INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT:: Reno, NV, June 30, 2014-July 2, 2014

2013

Apambire, W., Thomas, J. M., Lutz, A. D. (2013). The Desert Research Institute's WASH Capacity Building Efforts over the last 20 years in West Africa, University of Oklahoma International WaTER Conference: Norman, OK, September 23, 2013-September 25, 2013, Accepted
Lutz, A. D., Apambire, W., Thomas, J. M. (2013). Estimating water storage in Northern Ghana, University of Oklahoma International WaTER Conference: Norman, OK, September 23, 2013-September 25, 2013, Accepted

2007

Lutz, A. D., Thomas, J. M., Apambire, W., Keita, M., McKay, W. A. (2007). Groundwater Resource Sustainability in Mali, National Ground Water Association Groundwater Summit: Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 29, 2007-May 3, 2007
Lutz, A. D., Thomas, J. M., Pohll, G. M., Keita, M., Apambire, W., McKay, W. A. (2007). Ground Water Resource Sustainability in the Bani Area of Mali

2005

Ayamsegna, J. A., Apambire, W., Thomas, J. M., Lutz, A. D. (2005). Groundwater quality assessment, treatment, and monitoring in the Greater Afram Plains and northern region of Ghana, Groundwater Summit: San Antonio, Texas
Lutz, A. D., Thomas, J. M., Apambire, W., Ayamsegna, J. A., McKay, W. A. (2005). Groundwater resource sustainability in the Nabogo Basin of Northern Ghana
Lutz, A. D., Thomas, J. M., Apambire, W., Ayamsegna, J., McKay, W. A. (2005). Groundwater resource sustainability in a small watershed in northern Ghana, National Groundwater Association: San Antonio, TX

2001

Thomas, J. M., Calhoun, S., Apambire, W. (2001). A Deuterium Mass-Balance Interpretation of Groundwater Sources and Flows in Southeastern Nevada, DRI Report No. 41169

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