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Prof. Moshood N. TIJANI

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Prof. Moshood N. TIJANI

Groundwater Desk Officer

Groundwater Desk Officer

Prof. Tijani is a Nigerian born Hydrogeologist. He recently joined the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) as the Groundwater Desk Officer. At AMCOW, he is charged with driving and coordinating the groundwater agenda for sustainable utilization and management of groundwater resources in the African continent. 

Prof.Tijani is a two-term DAAD Scholar with a Professional Postgraduate Certificate in Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology from the University of Tuebingen, Germany and a PhD in Hydrogeology and Hydrochemistry from the University of Muenster, Germany.

Before now, he is a Professor of Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology at the Department of Geology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, with 22 years of teaching and research experience in groundwater resources evaluation and quality assessment and over 70 scientific research papers and technical reports to his credit.

Over the years, he had participated in several international conferences and training workshops in different parts of the world including Germany, USA, Canada and Japan. He is a member of many national and international professional associations like AGID, IAH, GSAf and IAHS and had received several awards, prizes and fellowships. 

Prof.Tijani had served as the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Mining and Geology and Journal of Engineering Geology and Environment; professional publications of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) and Nigerian Association for Engineering geology and the Environment (NAEGE) respectively. He is fluent in English and German language and his hobbies are reading, writing, traveling and sightseeing.