World Health Organization
Advisory visit to introduce latest edition of WHO Guidelines for Drinking Water laboratories and assess water testing facilities used by Water Resources Development Centre in Ministry of Energy (Electricity and Water) for state of Kuwait
Kampsax International A/S Consultants, Copenhagen
Tender preparation for Water Quality and Data Management Project for DANCED sponsored project with Ministry of Mineral Resources, Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Lands and Department of Water Affairs
April and Sept-Oct 1996
Glasgow Cardonald College
Training needs survey and arranging training programmes in Disinfection and Water distribution and management for Ministry of Electricity and Water. Setting up accreditation for Technical Institutes.
May and August 1996
Donor: ODA / IIED
Client: Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana
Consultant: Advising on environmental data management and storage. Checking field operations for water and noise monitoring. Assessing performance of service laboratories.
Dec. 1990, Aug. 1991, Oct. 1994
Donor: British Council / UKM National University of Malaysia
Consultant: Establishing academic link to promote research and awareness in water quality, bacteriology and virology. Visiting lecturer, link coordinator and on conference organizing committees. Link with Yorkshire Water enterprises continues and new links established with UNIPEQ. Two national conferences organized and proceedings published. Greater awareness locally of water quality. Staff development.
Oct. - Dec. 1986, Dec. 1987 March 1988
Donor: UN (Habitat)/UNDP
Title: Consultant to UN Habitat/National Building Research Organization
Project title: Establishing Environmental Monitoring Laboratory.
Recommending equipment for purchase. Design of Laboratory. Setting up program.
Installation and commissioning of equipment. Staff training. Editing planning guidelines for Environmental monitoring for Development of Urban Areas. Awareness seminars on water, air and noise pollution. Left working laboratory and trained and motivated staff.
April 1981, October 1981 March 1982, Lecturer, November l982, January and November 1985
Donor: ODA/British Council
Title: Resident Tutor / Organizer and lecturer
Project title: Training programmes for Ministry of Local Government, Housing & Construction, National Water Supply & Drainage Board
Assessing training needs for NWSDB and National Housing Development Authority. Setting up and managing training by bringing in lecturers from WEDC for short periods. Regional seminars organized with local counterparts. Trained staff at all levels in two organizations in appropriate water supply, sanitation and housing. Raised local awareness of their own potential. Institutional strengthening.
July - August 1986
Donor: World Health Organization; Client: Ministry of Health
Consultant: Conducting seminars on WHO Drinking Water Quality Guidelines, advising on treatment and analysis of water supplies.
July September l979
Donor: Inter Universities Council/ British Council/ODA
Title: Leader of Inter Universities Council Technical Mission to Makerere University
This was to liaise with the University staff to assess the rehabilitation needs of the whole campus. Repair equipment where possible and provide encouragement after expulsion of Idi Amin. Team of four academics and two senior technicians. Established confidence in future refinancing of University. Provided details for funding to be arranged at donor conferences later. Flag waving for UK government. Repaired wide variety of equipment from tractors to typewriters and computers in uncertain and sometimes hazardous civil situation.
Donor: British Council Ibadan Polytechnic
Curriculum design for ONC and HNC courses. Reorganizing laboratories. Delivering seminars.
Donor: British Council; Client: National Water Resources Institute Kaduna
Leader of team of lecturers for course on Water resources assessment using scarce data.
Donor: British Council / National Universities Commission.
Consultant: Setting up training programmes for university technicians. Assessing equipment uses and needs for university teaching. Programmes organized and proposals for funding prepared.
WEDC Conferences 1980, 1990 Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria & Kaduna.
Donor: World Health Organization; Clients: Ministry of Health, Ministry of Water
Consultant: Conducting seminars on WHO Drinking Water Quality Guidelines.
Reviewing local water treatment and supply facilities, recommending equipment needs for water analysis.
Donor: Inter American Bank; Client: INCYTH, Ministry of Public Health
Consultant: advising on design of new laboratory and reorganization of existing water testing facilities, INCYTH, Ezeiza. Training seminars.
Donor: Ministry of Public Health / British Council
Consultant: Independent investigation on corrosion in the city distribution system. Water from desalination plants was very aggressive and was attacking weak points in the distribution system causing brown/red water problems and trace metals in supply. Advised Ministry to install liming and treatment for desalination plants.
Donor: World Health Organization
Consultant: Fact finding for preparation of Training Manuals for rural water supply and sanitation. Visited UNICEF projects in interior and Ministry of Health staff at work. Background material, training leaflets and posters collected, photographs taken. Publication produced 1988.
UK based work
1981-2 Brown & Root UK Ltd.
Great Man- Made River Project, Libya
Investigations into disinfection of large diameter water mains, aggressive water and corrosion potential. Prevention of groundwater pollution from drilling camps, advising on suitable sanitation.
1982 Watson Hawksley Consulting Engineers
Design of vehicle based water testing and environmental monitoring for Ministry of Public Health, Qatar
Testing and improving performance characteristics of point of use devices for water treatment including membrane filters, KDF, iodized resins, activated carbons and spiral wound filters for several commercial companies.
Investigation into dosing of cooling water systems for printing works. Testing for bacteria and sampling for Legionella. Remedial work recommended.
1990 Dunlop Oil and Marine
Performance studies of low pressure diffuse fine bubble aerator systems using pilot plant
1990 Leicestershire County Council
Evaluating various methods of treating landfill leachate to reduce ammonia levels to meet discharge consent levels. Study of trends in ammonia levels with time and rainfall events.
1996 November, Bangor University, Centre for Arid Zone Studies and Loughborough University
Lectures, field work and laboratory exercises on water quality for M.Sc. course. Design of module and examination questions and coursework marking.