Barry First Name - International Water Management Institute



Barry First Name - International Water Management Institute
: Barry
First Name
: Boubacar
Year of Birth
: 1953
: Senegalese
Key Qualifications
Boubacar Barry has 30 years of working experience as a scientist in hydrology and soil and water
conservation engineering. He has extensive experience in planning, implementing and supervising research
projects as well as development projects in West Africa. His research interests are soil and water engineering
related to basin hydrology, water quality, drainage, irrigation and erosion control. Research application is
supported by his expertise in GIS, numerical and stochastic modeling and expert systems.
Boubacar Barry started his professional carrier as a researcher at the Senegalese Agricultural Research
Institute (ISRA). From 1982 to 1997 he was coordinator of the research programme on integrated watershed
management in the Lower Casamance region. From 1997 to 2000, he worked as a scientific advisor of the
Senegalese Farmers’ Association and helped implement and coordinate the FAO Special Food Security
Programme. From 2000 to February 2003, Dr. Barry worked as an international consultant for FAO, USAID,
World Bank IWMI and other organizations on various programmes such as water resources development and
intensifying rainfed agriculture in Sub Saharan Africa.
Dr. Barry joined IWMI on March 1st, 2003 as a Regional Researcher and moved on to International Senior
Researcher. He has been involved in developing and implementing many research projects as well as
managing the IWMI West Africa Office as Head of Office. Since June 2010, he has been seconded to
WASCAL (West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use as Core
Research Program and Competence Centre Coordinator. He is author and co-author of several conference
papers, reports and publications. He is member of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers and the
West African Chapter of Agricultural Engineers.
 Ph.D. Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN., USA. (1997).
Option : Hydrology & Environmental Engineering
 Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University,
East Lansing, MI., USA. (1990). Option: Hydrology & Environmental Engineering
 Engineering Diploma, Iasi Polytechnic Institute, ROUMANIE (1982). Option: Hydrology and Irrigation
CV of Boubacar Barry
Phone: +226 76954632
+226 50376067
Autorite Bassin de la Volta
ABV 10 BP 13621 Ouagadougou 10 Burkina Faso
Fax: +226 50376486
November, 2011
Email: [email protected]
 Professional Certificate in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems, Agricon International,
Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA (1996).
 Professional Certificate in Isotopic Hydrology, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna AUSTRIA,
 Research & Developement: Irrigation, Hydrology and Agricultural Engineering. (Environmental
Hydrology, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering).
Numerical modelling of water and solute transport.
Reservoirs and structures design, operating and management (small dams, dickes, etc.)
Design and management of Irrigation and drainage systems
Numerical and Sochastic modelling of surface and subsurface hydrology
Applied Geostatistics in water sciences
 Planning, organizing, managing and evaluating soil and water research programs as well as water
development projects (irrigation schemes, rainwater technologies, etc.)
 Natural resource management research program and development projects
Assessing, planning and managing soil and water resources using geographic information
systems (GIS) and remote sensing
Professional Experience
[starting with current]
2010 –ongoing
WASCAL Competence Centre Coordinator
2008- 2010
IWMI-West Africa Head of Office
2003: IWMI- Researcher: Project leader
2002 IWMI-Consultant on Intensifying rainfed agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa
2001 – March 2002: USAID, AfDB, WORLD BANK and FAO Consultant on Irrigation and Water
Resources Development in West Africa
2000 – 2001 TCP/Sen/9066 FAO Coordinator for the Special Program for Food Security (SPFS) in
1999 – 2000 TCP/Sen/7824 FAO Coordinator for the Special Program for Food Security (SPFS) in
Professional Affiliations
[starting with most recent]
2001- date
Member, West African Chapter of Agricultural Engineers (ARID)
1990- date
Member, American Society of Agricultural Engineering (ASAE)
Member, International Soil Science Society
1982 – date
Member, Senegalese Researcher’s Association (ASA)
List of IWMI Assignments and Projects
1. Project: Intensifying Rainfed Agriculture – 32100 SA
1. Setup partnerships in the selected Countries
2. Develop details proposals for donor funding
3. Study successful dissemination approaches
4. Review pro-forma for country profile reports
5. Develop pro-forma to capture best WNCT practices
6. Develop a short list of WNCT best practices
2. West Africa Administration General:
Proposal write up & Office representation
1. IWMI West Africa renovation
2. Office representation to national and sub-regional meetings
3. Contribution to Global Water Partnership book on “Irrigation in SSA” with a chapter on
“Irrigation in the Office du Niger”
4. writing of proposals on GW funded by Rockefeller and proposal on West African
irrigation funded by USAID
3. GLOWA-Volta Project
1.Supervision of field research activities
2.Backstopping students’ field research
3.Contribution to the third phase project proposal
4.Organizing the inception workshop of the third phase
4. CPWF 66 : Project Water Rights in the Volta Basin
1. Backstopping of project activities in Burkina Faso
2. Contribution to the project final outputs
5. CPWF 65: Shallow Groundwater Irrigation in the White Volta Basin
1. Project administration
2. Field research activities and data collection
3. Contribution to the project scientific outputs
6.GTZ-Project: Rethinking Storage in a context of climate change
1.Project administration in Ghana
2.Collection of available data and contribution to the project scientific outputs
7.Rockefeller Groundwater Project
1.Project administration in Ghana
2.Data collection and contribution to the write up of scientific project outputs
8. WASCAL (West African Science Service Center On climate Change and Adapted Land
1.Project administration in Burkina Faso (administration & financial activities)
2.Contribution to the concept and core research proposal writing
3. Networking with partners in the West African countries participating to the project
4. Coordinating ongoing research and the observatory network activities.
Selected publications:
R. Namara; J. Awuni ; B. Barry; (2012) Autonomous smallholder shallow groundwater irrigation
development in Upper East region of Ghana 2010. IWMI-Research Report
Regassa Namara, B. Barry, Eric S. Owusu and Andrew Ogilvie (2011) An Overview of the Development of
the Challenges and Constraints of the Niger Basin and Possible Intervention Strategies. IWMI –WP
Barbier B, Ouedraogo H, Dembélé Y, Yacouba H, Barry B, Jamin JY, 2011. L'agriculture irriguée dans le
Sahel ouest-africain. Cah Agric 20 : 24-33. doi : 10.1684/agr.2011.0475
M. Mdemu, W. Laube and B. Barry (2010) Temporal water productivity of tomato irrigated from a small
reservoir and hand-dug-wells in dry season cropping in the Upper East Region, Ghana, (2010) Online
Journal of Irrigation
Gumma. M.K, Barry. B, Thenkabail. P.S, , and Simon. S. (2010) Delineating the shallow ground water
irrigated areas in Atankwidi watershed using high resolution satellite data: Case study in the Volta River
Basin, West Africa (2010) African Journal of Remote Sensing
B. Barry, B. Kortatsi, G. Forkuor G. Murali, R. Namara, L. Rebelo J. van den Berg, W. Laube: Shallow
groundwater Irrigation in the Atankwidi catchment of the White Volta Basin: current status and future
sustainability (2010). IWMI-Research Report (printing)
R. Namara; J. Awuni ; B. Barry; (2010) Autonomous smallholder shallow groundwater irrigation
development in Upper East region of Ghana 2010. IWMI-Research Report (being reviewed)
Regassa E. Namara, Joseph Awuni, and Boubacar Barry (2010). Autonomous Smallholder Shallow
Ground water Irrigation Development in Upper East Region of Ghana. International Conference in
groundwater June, 15-17 2010 • Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport • Burlingame, California Sponsored
by: Hagan Endowed Chair in Water Management and Policy, University of California, Davis
B. Barry; G. Forkuor (2010) Shallow Groundwater Irrigation in the White Volta Basin. CPWF Final
Report. Project Number CP 65
B. Barry ; Namara, R.E.; Akiça, Bahri. (2009). Integrated Water Resources Management in Practice: In
Roberto Lenton, Mike Muller. (Ed.).Global Water Partnership: Better Rural Livelihoods through Improved
Irrigation Management: Office du Niger (Mali). pp.71-89 (published).
B. Barry, Development of Mangrove paddy fields in Casamance, Southern Senegal, (2009): In Nature
&Faune. Vol. 24, Issue 1. FAO pp 102-108
Katrin Vohland, Boubacar Barry (2009) A review of in situ rainwater harvesting (RWH) practices
modifying landscape functions in African dry lands, In ELSEVIER: Agriculture, Ecosystems and
Environment 131 (2009) 119–127
Bruno Barbier, Hamma Yacouba, Boubacar Barry (2009), L’irrigation dans les pays du Sahel : Valoriser le
potentiel, in Cahier de l’Agriculture.
Nyarko. B.K., Diekkrueger, B, Barry, B. and Nick Van de Giesen, (2009) Wetland river flow interaction in
the White Volta Basin, Ghana (2009) International Journal of Hydrology (under review)
J. Lautze, B. Barry and E. Youkhana, 2008: Changing paradigms in Volta Basin water
management: customary, national and transboundary. Journal of Water Policy 2008 1-19
B.Barry, 2008: Les Puits Itinerants au Nord du Ghana In Agricultures Singulieres. Fiche 46. Editions
CIRAD Paris, 2008
Obuobie, E. and B. Barry. 2007. Groundwater use in Ghana. In: E. Obuobie and M. Giordano (eds).
Agricultural groundwater availability and use in sub-Saharan Africa. Reports from 9 countries. IWMI-Report
ADEOTI, A.; BARRY, B., KAMARA; A., and R. NAMARA. 2006 Manual Irrigation and Poverty in West
Africa: Treadle pumps in Ghana. IWMI-Research Report
BARRY, B. OLALEYE, A.; R. ZOUGMORE; D. FATONDJI. 2006. Rainwater Harvesting Technologies in
West Africa and the Potential for out-scaling. IWMI-WP 126.
BARRY, B., OLALEYE, A.; ADEOTI, A. 2006. Soil Water Conversion and Rainwater Harvesting
Technologies in the semi-arid zone of sub-Saharan Africa. GRID-IPTRID Issue 24
BARRY, B.; OLALEYE, A.; ADEOTI, A. 2006. Treadle Pumps Dissemination and Adoption in West
Africa: Performance, problems and Prospects. GRID-IPTRID Issue 24.
BARRY, B, OBUOBIE, E.; M.ANDREINI, W.E., ANDAH; M. PLUQUET. 2005. The Volta River Basin:
Comparative study of river basin development and management. CA working document 187p
2005. Adoption Driver and Constraints of Resource Conservation Technologies in sub-Saharan Africa.
Obuobie, E. and B. Barry. 2004. Groundwater Socio-Ecology of Ghana. IWMI-OPEC Funded Groundwater
Project Studies in selected sub-Sahara African Countries. Ghana Country Report. 41 pp. Project report for
Obuobie, E. and B. Barry. 2004. Groundwater Socio-Ecology of Mali. IWMI-OPEC Funded Groundwater
Project Studies in selected sub-Sahara African Countries. Mali Country Report. 35 pp. Project report for
Obuobie, E. and B. Barry. 2004. Groundwater Socio-Ecology of Burkina Faso. IWMI-OPEC Funded
Groundwater Project Studies in selected sub-Sahara African Countries. Burkina Faso Country Report. 42 pp.
Project report for OPEC.
Best Practices in Rainfed Agriculture in West Africa (2003): Presentation at the Water Conservation
Technologies For Sustainable Dryland Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa (WCT). Bloemfontein, SA
Country profiles of South Africa, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Mali. (2003) Consultation. on “Intensifying
rainfed agriculture in SSA”. IWMI-Report
Short profile of the VOLTA River Basin (2003). IWMI-CA eport. CPWF-Report
Profile of the NIGER River Basin. IWMI-CPWF, Report 2003.
B.Barry ; JP Ndiaye (2002) Fonctions de Production, isoquantes et doses optimales d’azote de phosphore et
de potassium pour quelques cultures dans la moyenne Vallée du Fleuve Sénégal in Nianga : Laboratoire de
l’agriculture irriguée en moyenne vallée du Sénégal ORSTOM. Collection Colloques et Séminaires pp 223 –
B.Barry (2001) Notes sur le Programme Spécial de Sécurité Alimentaire (PSSA) au Sénégal, Multigraphe,
CNCR / PSSA, Février 2001.
B.Barry (2001)Development of urban and peri-urban Agriculture in Sub-saharan Africa: in FAO-IWMI
Proceedings of the Regional Seminar on private sector participation and irrigation expansion in sub-Saharan
B.Barry (2000) Caractérisation des exploitations agricoles et suivi agronomique des parcelles, campagne
agricole 1999/2000. Multigraphe CNCR / PSSA.
B.Barry (2000) Indicateurs et Repères pour le Suivi-évaluation du Banque Mondial /PAN/LCD, Ministère
de l’Environnement, CONSERE, Juin 2000. Dakar/Senegal
B.Barry (1997) Impact of Watershed Management on Water Resources and Anti-salt dam design in
Casamance SENEGAL (1997) PhD. Dissertation; Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.
B.Barry (1997) A comparative study of the methods for the design of level basin irrigation
Systems, Paper N° 972193, ASAE Meeting Presentation, Minneapolis USA.
B.Barry (1996) Spatial Variability of Soil and Water Retention in Tropical Soils, Paper N° 962128, ASAE
Meeting Presentation, Orlando, FL., 1996
B.Barry (1990) Modelling Groundwater flow and quality behind an anti-salt dam in Lower Casamance
SenegalMSc Thesis; Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA.
B.Barry (1990) Influence des techniques culturales sur le développement du ruissellement et de l'érosion en
Basse Casamance (1990), Multigraphe, ISRA
B.Barry (1989) Sécheresse et Modification des Ressources Hydriques en Basse Casamance :
Conséquences pour le milieu naturel et son Aménagement (1989). In Deuxième Journée de l’eau au Sénégal.
Université C. A. DIOP, Dakar,Senegal.
B.Barry (1989) Spatial Variability of some characteristic parameters of soil & water behind an anti-salt dam
Proceedings CNRS, Marseille, France, December., 1989.
Barry (1989) BEvolution des Stratégies d’Aménagement hydroagricoles des sols salés de Basse Casamance
(1989). In IIéme Journée de l’eau au Sénégal” Université C.A. DIOP
B.Barry (1989) Optimising water use and irrigation cost for a large scale irrigated perimeter using Process
Network Theory approach, Paper N° 891165, ASAE, Chicago, IL. 1989.
B.Barry (1988) Groundwater management behind an anti-salt dam (1988). FAO workshop, Proceedings
“Wetlands in West Africa”. Accra, Ghana, Dec., 1988
B.Barry (1988) Mesure de l’Infiltrabilité des sols de Basse Casamance par la Méthode du double anneau
(1988), Cahier de l’ORSTOM;
B.Barry (1986) Situation des Aménagements Hydro-agricoles de Basse Casamance (1986). In
“Aménagements Hydro-agricoles et Systèmes de production in actes du IIIéme Séminaire, 16-19 Dec.1986”
Tome I, collection Documents Systemes, CIRAD, Montpellier, France, 6,241-252.
B.Barry (1986) Barrage Ecluse de Guidel (1986), Historique et Problématique de Gestion “Deuxième
journée de l’eau, Recueil de communications Université C.A. D. / DEH, Dakar, Senegal, 183-194.
B.Barry (1986) Effet de la Technique de Préparation Mécanique des sols et des systèmes d'aménagement sur
le dessalement d’un sol de tanne IIIéme Symposium International sur les Sols Sulfates Acides. Dakar Jan.
1986.. ISRA
B.Barry (1986) Suivi hydro-agricole du Barrage anti-sel de Guidel (1986). IIIéme Symposium International
sur les Sols Sulfates Acides. Dakar Jan. 1986. ISRA
B.Barry (1985) Suivis des zones salées en Basse Casamance (1985). IIéme Table ronde sur les Barrages antisel en Basse Casamance, 12-15 Juin 1985, ISRA/USAID
B.Barry (1984) Etude comparative de l’irrigation par aspersion et du goutte a goutte sur tomates au CDH.
Multigraphe ISRA/Senegal
B.Barry (1983) Caractérisation des nappes superficielles du CDH Multigraphe ISRA /Senegal
B.Barry (1983) Estimation des besoins en eau des cultures horticoles dans les Niayes . Multigraphe

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