BRIEF EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
2008: Ph.D. Geohydrology, University of the Free State South Africa
1990: M.Sc. Hydrogeology, University of Benin Nigeria
1988: b.sc. (Hons) geology, University of Benin Nigeria
RESEARCH INTEREST AREA
groundwater pollution / modelling / GIS; community / rural water supply; groundwater studies; experimental hydrogeology; environmental impact assessment; solar powered water solutions; desalination technologies; surface / subsurface hydrology.
MASTER DESSERTATIONS SUPERVISED
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
1) Akoachere, RA; Van Tonder, G. (2011). The trigger-tube: A new apparatus and method for mixing solutes for injection tests in boreholes – In: Rüde, R. T., Freund, A. & Wolkersdorfer, Ch.: Mine Water – Managing the Challenges. – p. 141 – 145; Aachen, Germany
2) Akoachere, R.A. II & Van Tonder, G. (2010). Thermal dilution test: A new method for the determination of fracture positions, flow zones and ground water velocities in aquifers, using temperature as a tracer in single wells. In: Rüde, R. T., Freund, A. & Wolkersdorfer, Ch.: Mine Water – innovative thinking -p. 27-31. Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.
PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Hosono, T; Ako, A. A.; Akoachere, R. A.; Kiyoshi IDE. (2015): Eyong, G. A. T.; Shimada, J.; Koike, K; Ichiyanagi, K; (2015): Visit to valuable springs (108) springs around Mount Cameroon. Journal of Groundwater Hydrology 1: 93-107
2. Akenji, V. N.; Ako, A. A.; Akoachere, R. A.; and Hosono, T. (2015): DRASTIC-GIS model for assessing vulnerability to pollution of the phreatic aquiferous formations in Douala–Cameroon. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 102: 180-190.
3. Ako, A. A.; Eyong, G. A. T.; Shimada, J.; Koike, K; Hosono, T; Ichiyanagi, K; Akoachere, R. A.; Tandia, B. K.; Nkeng, J. E. and Roger, N. N. (2014): Nitrate contamination of groundwater in two areas of the Cameroon Volcanic Line (Banana Plain and Mount Cameroon area). Environ Geochem Health, 4: 99-113
4. Ako, A. A.; Shimada, J.; Hosono, T; Kagabu, M.; Akoachere, R. A.; Nkeng, J. E.; Tonwa, A. F.; Ono, M.; Takem, E. G. E.; Tandia, B. K.; Mouncherou, O. F. (2013): Flow dynamics and age of groundwater within a humid equatorial active volcano (Mount Cameroon) deduced by δD, 18 O, 3 H and Chloroflorocarbons (CFCs). Journal of hydrology, 502: 156-176.
5. Ako, A. A.; Shimada, J.; Hosono, T; Kagabu, M.; Akoachere, R. A.; Nkeng, J. E. and Takem, E. G. E. (2012): Spring water quality and usability in the Mount Cameroon area revealed by hydrogeochemistry. Environ Geochem Health, 34: 615-639.
6. Akoachere, R.A.; and Van Tonder, G. (2011): The trigger-tube: A new apparatus and method for mixing solutes for injection tests in boreholes. Water SA, 37(2): 139-146.
7. Akoachere RA and Van Tonder GJ (2009): Two new methods for the determination of hydraulic fracture apertures in fractured-rock aquifers. Water SA, 35 (3): 349-360
8. Yaya, O.O and Akoachere R.A (2008) Some Hydraulic Parameters of the Basement Complex Aquifers of the Federal Capital City, Abuja. 3rd International Conference of the Nigerian Association of Hydro geologist (IAH) 23rd-28th November 2008. Book of abstracts p.67, Ibadan, Nigeria
9. Akoachere RA, Van Tonder GJ and Yaya OO (2008) The Partial Hydraulic Conductivity Theory of Bulk Flow in Aquifers (Isotropy to Anisotropy). Water Resources Vol.18, No.1: 50-53
10. Akoachere, R.A; Itie, Mbotake; Yaya, O.O; Oteze, G.E (2008) Using Morphometric analysis to evaluate Groundwater Hydraulic Characteristics in the Piedmont Regions of Mount Cameroon, West Africa. Water Resources Vol. 18, No. 1: 54-61
11. Akoachere RA ,Oteze GE and Ndefru EY (2003) Borehole interference around the Ugbowo Campus of the University of Benin, Nigeria. Tropical Focus Vol.3, No.2: 127-136
12. Ndefru EY, Manga VE and Akoachere RA (2003) The Choice of Transportation Routes in Parts of the South West Province; A Soil Engineering Map as a guide, Tropical Focus Vol.3, No.3:1-15
13. Akoachere RA (1992) Errors in the stream gauging of River Hadeija. Water Resources Vol. 4, No. 1&2: 50-57
PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY OR CONSULTANCY WORKS
1) 2013-2016. Installation of six desalination units for Idabato and Kombo Itindi Councils Ndian Division (Project Controller)
2) 2012 Hydrogeological feasibility study for the Provision of Potable water to Mbonge Marumba Mbonge Council, Ndian Division.. January28th – 8th March 2012.
3) 2012 Hydrogeological feasibility study for the Provision of Potable water to Akwa Modern Beach Market. Abedimo Council Ndian Division. April 28th – 8th March 2012.
4) 2012 Hydrogeological feasibility study for the Provision of Potable water to Mbenmong Abedimo Council Ndian Division. March10th – 8th June 2012
5) 2012 Hydrogeological feasibility study for the Provision of Potable water to GSS Idabato Ndian Division. April 28th – 8th July 2012.
6) 2012 Hydrogeological feasibility study for the Provision of Potable water to GSS Barracks, Itindi Council.April 28th – 8th March 2012.
7) 2012 Hydrogeological feasibility study for the Provision of Potable water to GSS Gold coast, Itindi Council. April 28th – 8th March 2012.
8) 2012. Hydrogeological feasibility study for the Provision of Potable water to GSS Wabane, Wabane Council Lebialem division. June 18th – 8th August 2012.
9) 2012 Hydrogeological feasibility study for the Provision of Potable water to; GPS BULU, GPS FABE, GPS MUNDEMBA CAMP, GPS IKASSA CAMP, GPS BESINGI, and EKUMBAKO. Mundemba Council, Ndian Division.. October 17th 2012.
10) 2009-10: EURO-OIL DOUALA. Consultant Hydrogeologist. Baselines Studies: Environmental Impact Assessment for onshore 2D-Seismic Exploration Survey in the Bomono permit area Douala.
11) 2007-2010: WATER RESEARCH COMMISSION SOUTH AFRICA. Principal Investigator “Bulk Flow Project for the Characterization of Fractured Rock Aquifers of some Selected Sites in South Africa”.
12) 1992-1997: SHELL PETROLEUM COMPANY NIGERIA LTD. Consultant Hydrogeologist Environmental Impact Assessment; Ogbotobo, Betiokun Forcadoes and North Apoi Oil Fields.
13) 1990-till date: WATER AND DAMS SERVICES KANO NIGERIA LTD Consultant Hydrogeologist. Feasibilty Studies Song Dam, Hadeija River Basin Development. DFFRI projects
14) 1994-1997: NNPC NIGERIA LTD. Consultant Hydrogeologist. NAPIMS Project. Environmental impact Assessment for the Onshore Oil & Gas Exploration Surveys, Lake Chad Basin Maiduguri
15) 1990-1995: TEXACO OVERSEAS NIGERIA (TOPCON) LTD Consultant Hydrogeologist. Water provision to all villages in Tebidaba, Warri, Edibiri and North Apoi Oil Fields.
1) 2009: UNESCO-IHP Workshop on “The Creation of a Regional Centre for Integrated River Basin Management (IRBM)”. Abuja, Nigeria 17th- 18th September 2009.
2) 2008: Universidade de Minho, Portugal (TecMinho)/ Central University of Technology Bloemfontein South Africa. Workshop on “The role of Patents in Knowledge Transfer: Obtaining Commercial Returns from Research”. 8th -14th May 2008.
3) 2008: 3rd International Pre-Conference Workshop of the Nigerian Association of Hydrgeologist (IAH) on “Water Environment and Sustainable Development: emerging Issues”, Ibadan, 23rd-24th November 2008.
4) 2007: 19th Annual Pre-Conference Workshop of the Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologist (IAH) on “Strategies for Sustainable Groundwater Development in Nigeria”, Port Harcourt, 18th-19th November 2007
Outreach activities (International)
Country (Cameroon) representative Academic (2009-): NESCO-IP: UNESCO Regional Centre for Integrated River Basin Management (URC-IRBM) West and Central Africa at the National Water Resources Institute (NWRI) Kaduna Nigeria.
Akoachere Richard Ayuk II is a Lecturer of Hydrogeology (1990- till date) with over twenty-six years of hydrogeology field experience. He has particular interest within African growing cities in Potable Water Access and Groundwater Characterization. He has pioneered projects across the Central and South African regions in this domain. With a great track record in post graduate research supervision and a good blend of research with impactful community based solutions, he has published widely on Hydrogeology, with over 14 peer-reviewed papers and two authored book chapter in the field.
His current research/consultancy is in; Rural Water Supply to Communities in Distress (RWSCD), Integrated Water resources Management (IWRM), Aquifer Characterization (AC), Fractured Rock Characterization (FRC) Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). In Integrated water resources management (IWRM), His current research in this direction aims at giving new insights into practical solutions for tackling the problem of efficient and integrated management of water as a resource, especially in the water scarce and technically challenged environments in developing countries. Aquifer Characterization (AC) involves the complete determination of aquifer properties such as transmissivity, permeability, storage capacities, recharge, parameters that will enable a proper management of water as a resource since no one can manage what they don’t know. Fractured rock aquifer characterization (FRC). Cameroon is covered by over 80% of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Groundwater in these areas occurs mostly in fractured rock aquifers. A detailed studies of these aquifers is a prerequisite to the understanding of the hydro geology of Cameroun. He is committed to developing innovative and interdisciplinary action experimental research styles; invented two (02) new equipment in Hydraulics and Tracer testing and also invented five (05) new methods of carrying out field tests in Hydrogeology. He has been the Principal Investigator (P.I) for the “The Bulk Flow Project on the Karoo Aquifer South Africa (2006-2010); WRC/UFS Bloemfontein and has worked with external organizations, including the UNESCO-IHP (IRBM-Nigeria) and national government agencies. Since 2010 he has been a “Guest Professor” at Kumamoto University, Japan leading research and lecturing on African Hydrogeology. Over the past Twenty-six years he has lived and worked in Nigeria, Congo, South Africa, Japan and Cameroon speaking fluent English, French, Spanish.