Emmanuel M. Akpabio, Ph.D., Dept of Geography & Natural Resources Management & the Ag Director of International Programmes, University of Uyo, Nigeria. He is a Life Fellow (FIWRA) of International Water Resources Association (IWRA). He is currently an International Associate at UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy & Science, University of Dundee, UK.
Emmanuel Akpabio, PhD, geographer, ecologist and a public health expert with a social science background (http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6105-1782) has been, for the past 20 years, involved in several funded researches on natural resources management and specifically on water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) with deeper insight on cultural and science-policy-society perspectives. One of his publications titled ‘Water meanings, Sanitation practices and Hygiene behaviors in the Cultural mirror: a perspective from Nigeria’ was awarded the Water Institute (North Carolina, USA) Prize in 2012. He was an EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, Dundee, UK, (2018-2020) and also a visiting Scientist to the ‘Scottish Government Water Industry Team’ at Edinburgh.
He was once a visiting Professor to Kyoto University, Japan under the JSPS programme (2013-2015); a Research Associate, African Studies Centre, University of Oxford (2014); Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Centre for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany (2011-2012); a British Academy Fellow, Newcastle University, UK (2008); a Director in the Board of the International Water Resources Association- IWRA- (2013-2015), and was one of the International Scientific Steering Committee members for the XVth World Water Congress held at Edinburgh, UK (2015). He has served in several other professional and administrative positions and currently the Ag Director of International Programmes, University of Uyo, Nigeria. Emmanuel Akpabio has over 100 publications over the years of his research; has held several academic, professional and administrative positions, and has collaborated in several grant projects, locally and internationally.
- University of Uyo (Nigeria)/Lancaster University (UK) | Ph.D in environmental and natural resources management, completed on the Commonwealth (London) split-site scholarship split-site arrangement.
- University of Uyo, Nigeria | MSc. in Environmental & Resources Management
- University of Uyo, Nigeria | BSc (1st Class), Geography & Regional Planning
- Akpabio, E. M. and J. S. Rowan (2021). Water, Sanitation and Health: Progress and obstacles to achieving the SDGs: 271-307. In: Robert C. Ferrier and Alan Jenkins (Eds). Handbook of Catchment Management. Second Edition. John Wiley and Sons Ltd. In Press
- Akpabio, EM., Evance Mwathunga and John S. Rowan (2021). Understanding the challenges governing Malawi’s water, sanitation and hygiene sector. International Journal of Water Resources Development. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07900627.2021.1897947
- Akpabio, E. M. and John S. Rowan (2021). The political economy of coordinating water, sanitation and hygiene management policies and programmes for Nigeria. Water International. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02508060.2020.1867454
- Akpabio, E. M. and Gabriel S. Umoh (2021). The practical challenges of achieving sustainable wetland agriculture in Nigeria’s Cross River Basin. Water International. https://doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2020.1863698
- Akpabio, E. M., N. U. Wilson, K. A. Essien, I. E. Ansa and P. N. Odum (2021). Slums, women and sanitary living in south-south Nigeria. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10901-020-09802-z
- Akpabio, E. M. (2020). Wastewater production, reuse and management practices in Nigeria. Chapter 9: ‘Water reuse within a circular economy context’. UNESCO i-WSSM Global Water Security Issues Series. Pages 155-165. https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000374715.locale=en
- Akpabio, M and Ubong Udoudom (2020): Spatio-temporal prospects of water resources conflicts in Nigeria. (Chapter 3). In Egodi Uchendu (Ed). Nigeria’s Resource Wars. Vernon Press. https://vernonpress.com/book/892. Germany
- Akpabio, E. M and Ekerette S. Udom (2018). ‘Borehole race’ and the dilemma of governing the ‘ungoverned’: understanding the urban political ecology of groundwater exploitation in Nigeria. Society and Natural Resources. DOI:10.1080/08941920.2018.1475586
- Akpabio, EM., Udofia ES., and K. Takara (2017). The nexus of water and socio-spatial inequality in sub-Saharan Africa: legacies, strands and agenda for research. Waterlat-Gobacit Network Working Paper TA 3, Vol.4, No. 2: 41-77
- Akpabio, E. M. and Eti-ido S. Udofia (2016). Unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene in Nigeria’s public spaces: the political economy angle. International Journal of Water Resources Development. DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2016.1189814
- Akpabio, E. M. (2016). Negotiating hygiene and sanitary behaviors in transnational contexts: examples of Nigerians in the UK. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development 5 (4). DOI:10.2166/washdev.2016.108
- Akpabio, E. M. and K. Takara (2014). Understanding and confronting cultural complexities characterizing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in sub-Saharan Africa. Water International 39 (7): 921-932. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2015.981782
- Akpabio, E. M. (2012). Water Beliefs and the Changing times in Nigeria. In: Hans P. Hahn, K. Cless and J. Soentgen (eds). People at the Well: Kinds, Usages and Meanings of Water in a Global Perspective. Campus Verlag, Frankfurt, Germany. Pp. 266-280.
- Akpabio, E. M., (2012) Water in the village: prevailing notions and conflicting messages in Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria. Water International 37 (7) 805-817
- Akpabio, E. M. (2012). Water Meanings, Sanitation Practices and Hygiene Bahaviours in the Cultural Mirror: a Perspective from Nigeria. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development. 02 (3): 168-181.
- Akpabio, E. M. and A. S. Brown (2012). The reality and tough choices about water and sanitation in Nigeria’s coastal settlements: a preliminary discussion. Nordic Journal of African Studies 21 (4): 164-182.
- Akpabio, E. M. (2012). Water Supply and Sanitation Services Sector in Nigeria: The policy Trend and Practice Constraints. ZEF Working Paper Series 96. Zentrüm für Entwicklungsforschung, University of Bonn, Germany.
- Akpabio, E. M. and S. V. Subramanian (2012). Traditional Ecological Knowledge: an Emerging framework for Understanding Water and Sanitation Practices in Nigeria. ZEF Working Paper Series 94. Zentrü für Entwicklungsforschung, University of Bonn, Germany