© 2015 Sarah E. Rich

Oghenekaro Nelson Odume

RISE Degree 

PhD in Water Resource Science from Rhodes University, South Africa, April 2014

MSc with Distinction in Water Resource Science from Rhodes University, April 2011

RISE Network(s) 
Nationality 
Nigerian
Current Position 

Director and Senior Researcher, Unilever Centre for Environmental Water Quality (UCEWQ), Institute for Water Research, Rhodes University

Research 

Water quality and pollution studies/management

Aquatic ecosystems ecology and resilience

Aquatic ecosystem services/ecological infrastructure and social-economic dynamics/livelihoods

Ecology and ecotoxicology of contaminants of emerging concerns

Environmental ethics and social-ecological systems

Conference Papers & Presentations 

Odume ON, de Wet C. 2016. The role of environmental ethics in social-ecological systems and water resource management. WRC Project No. K5/2342. Final Report to Water Research Commission.

De Wet C, Odume ON. Ethics and water resource management. Presented at the 2015 Water Research Commission Symposium and Water-Tech Summit on Research Development and Innovations in Johannesburg, South Africa, 16–18 September 2015

Odume ON, De Wet C. The role of environmental ethics in water resource management in the context of social-ecological systems. Presented at the 4th Southern African Young Water Professionals Conference in Pretoria, South Africa, 16–18 November 2015.

Odume ON, Palmer CG. What is “engaged research” – learning through case studies. Presented at the Rhodes University Community Engaged Learning Symposium in Grahamstown, South Africa, 4–6 May 2015.

Odume ON. Social-ecological innovation: integrated pathways to water justice and well-being. Presented at the Water Research Commission Ecosystems Research and Innovation Symposium in Hartbeespoort, South Africa, 17–18 February 2015.

Odume ON, Palmer CG. An integrated, participatory and stakeholder engagement process to managing water quality in a large South African River. Presented at the 17th International River Symposium in Canberra, Australia, 15–18 September 2014.

Odume ON, Palmer CG. Water quality management in South African Rivers – an integrated approach. Presented at the 17th International River Symposium in Canberra, Australia, 15–18 September 2014.

Odume ON, Palmer CG, Arimoro FO, Mensah PK. Macro-invertebrates-based biomonitoring in an effluent impacted river – a comparison of approaches. Presented at the 17th International River Symposium in Canberra, Australia, 15–18 September 2014. 

Odume ON, Palmer CG. Macroinvertebrate community response to treated wastewater effluent in model stream ecosystems. Presented at the 14th WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 30 October – 1 November 2013.

Odume ON, Palmer CG. Patterns of Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) body-size distribution in an effluent-impacted river. Presented at the 3rd Southern African Young Water Professionals Conference in Stellenbosch, South Africa, 1618 July 2013.

Odume ON, Palmer CG. Using Chironomidae mentum deformities-based extended toxic score index for bioassessment of the Swartkops River, South Africa. Presented at the 13th WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium in Johannesburg, South Africa, 31 October – 2 November 2012.

Odume ON, Muller WJ, Arimoro FO, Palmer CG. Mentum deformities in Chironomidae communities as indicators of anthropogenic impacts in the Swartkops River, South Africa. Presented at the 12th WaterNet/WAFSA/GWP-SA Symposium in Maputo, Mozambique, 26–28 October 2011.

Odume ON, Palmer CG. Environmental water quality management of the Swartkops River, South Africa, using water chemistry, toxicity testing and macroinvertebrate-based biomonitoring. Poster presented at the 15th South African Hydrological (SANCIAH) Symposium, 12–14 September 2011.

Odume ON, Muller WJ. Diversity and structure of Chironomidae communities in relation to water quality changes in the Swartkops River. Presented at the 11th WaterNet/WAFSA/GWP-SA Symposium in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 27–29 October 2010.

Odume ON, Muller, WJ. Mentum and ligula deformities in Chironomidae (dipteral) larvae as indicators of anthropogenic impacts in the Swartkops River, South Africa. Presented at the 31st Congress of the International Limnological Society (SIL) in Cape Town, South Africa, 15–20 August 2010.

Odume ON, Muller WJ. Assessment of nutrient enrichment in the Swartkops River – Multimetric approach based on macroinvertebrates. Poster presented at the Regional Initiative in Science and Education (RISE) Conference in Benoni, South Africa, 58 October 2010.

Odume ON, Muller WJ. Chrionomidae larval morphological deformities as indicators of anthropogenic impacts in the Swartkops River, South Africa. Presented at the 14th South African National Hydrology (SANCIAH) Symposium in Petermeritzburg, South Africa, 21–23 September 2009.

Publications 

Vellemu EC, Mensah PK, Griffin NJ, Odume ON, Palmer CG, Dowse R. 2017. Using a risk-based approach for derivation of water quality guidelines for sulphate. Mine Water Environ., pp. 1–8

Odume ON, Mgaba N. Statistical analysis of macroinvertebrate community assemblage structure in relation to river health assessment of an urban river, eastern cape, south africa. Aquat. Ecosyst. Heal. Manag.

Odume ON, Palmer CG, Arimoro FO, Mensah PK. 2016. Chironomid assemblage structure and morphological response to pollution in an effluent-impacted river, eastern cape, south africa. Ecol. Indic. 67:391–402

Odume ON, Palmer CG, Arimoro FO, Mensah PK. 2016. Chironomid assemblage structure and morphological response to pollution in an effluent-impacted river, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Ecol. Indic. 67:391–402.

Arimoro FO, Odume ON, Uhunoma SI, Edegbene AO. 2015. Anthropogenic impact on water chemistry and benthic macroinvertebrate associated changes in a southern Nigeria stream. Environ. Monit. Assess. 187(2):1–14.

Mensah PK, Palmer CG, Odume ON. 2015. Ecotoxicology of glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides—toxicity to wildlife and humans. In Toxicity and Hazard of Agrochemicals, ed Marcelo L. Larramendy, S Soloneski, pp. 93–112. Rijeka, Croatia: INTECH Open Access Publisher.

Mensah PK, Mgaba N, Griffin N, Odume O, Palmer C. 2015. Generation of new ecotoxicity data for salts using indigenous south african freshwater macroinvertebrate: updating the national salt toxicity database. WRC Proj. No K8/1075, p.25. Water Research Commission, Pretoria.

Arimoro FO, Odume ON, Meme FK. 2015. Environmental drivers of head capsule deformities in Chironomus spp.(Diptera: Chironomidae) in a stream in north central Nigeria. Zool. Ecol. 25(1):70–76.

Odume ON, Palmer CG, Arimoro FO, Mensah PK. 2015. Influence of selected biotopes on chironomid-based bioassessment of the Swartkops River, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Water SA 41(3):343–58.

Odume ON. 2014. An evaluation of macroinvertebrate-based biomonitoring and ecotoxicological assessments of deteriorating environmental water quality in the Swartkops River, South Africa. Rhodes University. 1-373 pp.

Odume ON, Palmer CG, Arimoro FO, Mensah PK. 2014. Patterns of chironomid body-size distribution in an effluent-impacted river in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. African J. Aquat. Sci. 39(4):377–86.

Odume ON, Muller WJ, Arimoro FO, Palmer CG. 2012. The impact of water quality deterioration on macroinvertebrate communities in the Swartkops River, South Africa: A multimetric approach. African J. Aquat. Sci. 37(2):191–200.

Odume ON, Muller WJ, Palmer CG, Arimoro FO. 2012. Mentum deformities in Chironomidae communities as indicators of anthropogenic impacts in Swartkops River. Phys. Chem. Earth, Parts A/B/C 50–52:140–48.

Odume ON. 2011. Application of macroinvertebrate based biomonitoring approaches to assess anthropogenic impacts in the Swartkops River, South Africa. Rhodes University. 1-251 pp.

Odume ON, Muller WJ. 2011. Diversity and structure of Chironomidae communities in relation to water quality differences in the Swartkops River. Phys. Chem. Earth, Parts A/B/C 36(14):929–38.

Email 
nelskaro@yahoo.com / n.odume@ru.ac.za
Completed Degree 
April 2014