Senior Director CIWAS Senior Assistant To The President
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.
hydrogeology, geochemistry, water quality, isotopes, international research, water resource assessment
Water defluoridation using sequentially coupled Moringa oleifera seed extract and electrocoagulation, Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation, 40 (3), 67-74
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Final Report to Water4, July 6, 2016
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Fluctuation of Groundwater Levels and Recharge Patterns in Northern Ghana
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A Deuterium Mass-Balance Interpretation of Groundwater Sources and Flows in Southeastern Nevada, DRI Report No. 41169
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Water Quality Testing and Training in Developing Countries, CREATING IMPACT IN THE GLOBAL WATER, SANITATION & HYGIENE SECTOR, Presented at the 11th Annual WASH Symposium organized by the District WASH Action Group, the Rotary Club of Evergreen (Colorado), and the E-Club of WASH: Denver, CO, October 8, 2022
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Methodology for long-term sustainability of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene services in the Savannah Region, Ghana, 2022. University of Oklahoma International WaTER Conference – Critical Water Issues in Today’s World: Norman, Oklahoma, September 26, 2022
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An Evaluation of Rotary-Funded Water Systems in Honduras Study Results and Recommendations, The UNC Water and Health Conference – Science, Policy and Practice: Chapel , NC, October 27, 2022
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Improving WASH in Health Care Facilities: An Assessment of the STREAMS Innovation in Malawi, the UNC Water and Health Conference – Science, Policy and Practice, Chapel Hill: Chapel Hill, NC, October 27, 2022
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Lowering of groundwater levels and their effect on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene services in the Savelugu District, Northern Region of Ghana, the UNC Water and Health Conference – Science, Policy and Practice: Chapel Hill, NC, October 25, 2022
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Sequentially Coupled Moringa oleifera Seed Extract and Electrocoagulation Technology for Fluoride Removal, Nevada Water Resources Association Annual Conference: Las Vegas, NV, February 2, 2022
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Improving sustainability of WASH in healthcare facilities (HCFs) in Malawi: evolving the Circuit Rider Approach., 42nd WEDC International Conference. Equitable and Sustainable WASH Services: Future challenges in a rapidly changing world, https://hdl.handle.net/2134/16974130.v1: Loughborough University, UK, September 10, 2021
Building Long-term Sustainability of WASH in Healthcare Facilities (HCFs), UNC Water & Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy, October 5, 2021
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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
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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
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Estimating water storage in Northern Ghana. University of Oklahoma International WaTER Conference: Norman, OK, September 23, 2013-September 25, 2013
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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
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Ground Water Resource Sustainability in the Bani Area of Mali: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Groundwater Resource Sustainability in Mali. National Ground Water Association Groundwater Summit: Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 29, 2007-May 3, 2007
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Groundwater quality assessment, treatment, and monitoring in the Greater Afram Plains and northern region of Ghana. Groundwater Summit: San Antonio, Texas
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Groundwater resource sustainability in the Nabogo Basin of Northern Ghana: San Antonio, Texas
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Groundwater resource sustainability in a small watershed in northern Ghana. National Groundwater Association: San Antonio, TX
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