5th Mike Edmunds Memorial Lecture
26 February 2021
12:00-13:30 UTC (GMT)
This event is co-hosted by the British Geological Survey. We are taking full advantage of everything online to bring speakers from across Africa where Prof. Mike Edmunds did much of his research. Prof. Cheikh B. Gaye from Senegal who worked closely with Mike Edmunds will provide the keynote. The event will also bring together a panel of African experts on groundwater issues.
The link to this recording is at the bottom of this page.
Welcome: Professor Alan MacDonald, British Geological Survey
Keynote: Professor Cheikh B. Gaye, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal
Chikondi E Shaba University of Malawi, Chancellor College, Malawi
Professor Daniel Olago, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Dr. Robinah Kulabako, Makerere University, Uganda
Chair: Professor Richard Taylor, University College London
Concluding Remarks: Professor Rob Hope, University of Oxford
About Prof. Mike Edmunds
In a career spanning almost 50 years, Professor W. Mike Edmunds made an extraordinary contribution to water science and water resource management globally. Mike led advances in geochemistry – particularly hydrogeochemistry and palaeohydrology – authored over 150 scientific publications and mentored numerous water professionals in the process. In recognition of his outstanding work, Mike received many accolades including the Whittaker Medal (1999), the O.E. Meinzer Award (2009), and the Vernadsky Medal (2010). Mike is remembered not only for his scientific achievements, but for his passion, warmth and generosity of spirit which touched the lives of many. This lecture aims to honour his legacy by promoting good hydrogeological science to the service of society: something Mike was deeply passionate about.