Prof. Dr. Tamiru Abiye, Wits University, Johannesburg
I have got about 30 years of experience in the field of hydrogeology in East Africa and Southern Africa. I am currently based at the School of Geosciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. I have supervised more than 95 MSc and PhD students and published about 117 peer reviewed papers on International Journals, conference proceedings, chapters in books and books. I have actively participated in the establishment and management of Ethiopian Association of Hydrogeologist and Africa Groundwater network. I am a rated researcher by the South African National Research Foundation and am a registered Professional Natural Scientist in South Africa. I participated in different African level activities to advance sustainable use of groundwater to alleviate poverty and enhance economic development owing to the fact that Africa has huge groundwater reserve which is resilent to climate change.