Name: Peter Abwao
Title/Qualifications
: Mr.
Department/Unit/Section: Environmental Studies and Community Development
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844-00100
Position: Lecturer
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Area of Specialization: Hydrologist (Water Expert)
Telephone: 254-02-810901 Ext. 220 or 221

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Publications

Papers Accepted for Presentation at International, Regional And National Fora:

  • Abwao, P. (2005). Capacity Building: Status of Water Treatment Training in Kenya.
  • "Water Quality and Environmental Health Education". A Paper Presnted at the International Workshop on Environmental Health Education in the Eastern AfricaRegion:  Challenges and the Way Forward.  AVU Hall, Science Complex, Kenyatta University.  24th - 26th March 2004.  Nairobi.
  • "Environmental Impacts and Disparities Associated with Rural-Urban Migration. A Paper Presnted at the Fourth International Conference on Disparities in Developing Countries:  Types, Challenges and the Way Forward.  AVU Hall, Science Complex, Kenyatta University.  17th - 19th September 2003.  Nairobi.
  • “Synopsis of Water Quality Issues Within Lake Victoria Drainage Basin: A Case of Yala and Nzoia Rivers.”  A Paper Presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Management of Headwater Resources.  September 5th - 8th 2002, USIU Auditorium, Nairobi.
  • "Urban Storm Water Management". A paper presented at the 2nd Asian Conference on Water and Wastewater Management, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.  8th - 9th May 2001.
  • Catchment Protection: A case of Karura Forest, Kenya. A Paper presented at the 9th Eastern Africa Environmental Network (EAEN) Annual Conference on Land Care and Community Stewardship in Eastern Africa.  28th - 29th May 1999, National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi.
  • Networking as a Tool for Poverty Alleviation in Vihiga District. A Training Paper presented at a workshop on Gender Roles in Environmental Networking and Partnership in Poverty Alleviation.  28th - 31st March 1999, Rock Motel, Kisumu.
  • Urban Environmental Problems. A Paper presented at the International Conference on Urban Growth and Regional Planning of Nairobi, Kenya in July 1999.
  • "Water Quality Monitoring: A case of Nairobi River." A Paper presented at the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Networking/Training workshop on Environmental Action Learning (EAL) Requirements.  24th - 28th August 1999.  KOEE, UNEP and UNESCO.
  • Community Participation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Kenya. Invited Paper Presented at the Pan African Symposium on Sustainable Use of Renewable Natural Resources and Community Participation.  Harare, Zimbabwe 24 - 27, June 1996.
  • Air and Odour Pollution in the City of Nairobi, Kenya. A Paper Presented at the ICUC'96, International Conference on Urban Climatology, Essen, Germany, June 10 -14, 1996. 
  • Planning for the Development of Border Regions in Eastern and Southern Africa: The Case of Kenya-Tanzania Border.  A Report Commissioned by the United National Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) Africa Office, and Presented at the Workshop on Planning for the Development of Border Regions, Kariba, Zimbabwe, 23 - 25 August 1995.
  • Water Pollution Problems in the Lake Victoria Drainage Basin: Towards a Water Quality Management Strategy.  A Paper Accepted for Oral Presentation at the International Workshop on Urban and Regional Planning of Kisumu and the Western Region, 22 - 26 May 1994.  Sunset Hotel, Kisumu, Kenya.
  • “Prospects and Status of Urban Water Supplies with particular reference to major urban areas of Kenya: The case studies of Nairobi and Mombasa.” A paper presented at the 6th Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Metrology and Atmospheric Physics (I.A.M.A.P.) and 4th Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (I.A.H.S.), July 11th - 23rd 1993, Yokohama, Japan.
  • “Assessment of Hydrological Processes with particular reference to case study of Timau, Nairobi and Tana River Catchments.” A paper presented at the 6th Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Metrology and Atmospheric Physics (I.A.M.A.P.) and 4th Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (I.A.H.S.), July 11th - 23rd 1993, Yokohama, Japan.
  • “Aspects of Floods and Drought with reference to the Development of Water Resources of Kenya: Case studies of the Tana and Nyando Catchments in Kenya.” A paper presented at the 6th Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Metrology and Atmospheric Physics (I.A.M.A.P.) and 4th Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (I.A.H.S.), July 11th - 23rd 1993, Yokohama, Japan.
  • Industrial Geography of Mombasa, Kenya. A paper Presented at the International Workshop on Urban and Regional Planning of Mombasa and the Coastal Region, Kenya: Mombasa Beach Hotel. 18 - 22 May 1992.
  • Urbanization and Storm Water Management: A Case Study of Nairobi, Kenya. A paper presented at the Afrotech Workshop on Regional Standards for Urbanization.  Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa, 15 - 17 June 1992.
  • The problems of Erosion, Sediment Transport and Water Resources Development in Selected Catchments of Kenya. A paper Prepared for Inter-University Geography Subject Conference, Arusha, Tanzania, 1992.
  • GIS and Remote Sensing in Natural Resource Inventory and Monitoring in the Third World A paper Prepared for the Geography Subject Meeting on "The Role of Geography in Land Use Management in East Africa", Arusha, Tanzania, 1992.
  • Environmental Degradation in Africa: The Human Connection.  A paper presented and Accepted for publication by Kengo.
  • Industrial Development of the Coastal Region, Kenya. A Paper Presented in Netherlands to be considered for a Chapter in the forthcoming Coastal Management Handbook of Kenya.  African Studies Centre (ASC), The Netherlands.

Papers Published in Journals and Other Academic and Technical Reports

  • Lilian Mwikali, Fuchaka Waswa and Abwao Peter (2008) “Environmental Effects of Energy Shortages in Mavoloni Location Machakos, Kenya” in African Journal of Environmental Studies and Development. Vol. 1 No. 1. December 2008.  (ISSN: 1995 - 1329).  SES, KU, 2008.
  • Abwao, P and Ram Manohar (2005), "Chemistry as Tool in water Treatment". In  Abstract Volume of the 5th International Conference of The Kenya Chemical Society.  22nd -26th August, 2005 whose theme was Chemistry- Its Contribution to a Healthy Environment and Socio-Economic Development.  Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Abwao, P (2004). "Environmental Impacts and Disparities Associated with Rural - Urban Migration".  In Momanyi Clara et al (2004) (Edits) Disparities in Science, Technology, Environment, HIV/AIDS and Education.  2.  ATWS - Kenya Chapter. (ISBN 9966-9969-19).
  • Abwao, P (2004), "Water Quality and Environmental Health Education".  In Keraka N.M et al (2004)(Edits), Status of Environmental Health Education in the Eastern African Reion:  Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward.  Department of Environmental Health, Kenyatta University.  KU, Unicef, UNESCO and IFRA, Nairobi. ISBN (0001 - 0001 -1).
  • Sharma, R.R and Peter Abwao (2003), “Pollution of Nairobi’s Rivers.” Aquacult  5, No. (1), 2003.
  • Manohar, R and Peter Abwao (2003), “Surface Water Quality Appraisal.” Aquacult 5, No. (2), 2oo3.
  • Sharma, R.R; Manohar Ram; and Peter Abwao (2003) “Water Quality Monitoring:  A Case of Nairobi River.”  Journal of Nature Conservation.  15, No. (1), 2003.
  • Sharma, R.R and Peter Abwao (2003), “Urbanization and Storm Water Management: A Case Study of Nairobi, Kenya.  Journal of Nature Conservation.  15, No. (2), 2003.
  • Abwao, P (1999), "Water Quality Monitoring: A Case of Nairobi". In Environmental Action Learning Requirements, pgs. 57-66.  Report of a Regional Workshop; Eastern and Southern Africa, National Museums of Kenya, 24th - 28th August 1999.  UNESCO/UNEP/KOEE.
  • Abwao P. and F.A.O. Otieno (1995). "Urbanization and Storm Water Management: A Case Study of Nairobi, Kenya." African Urban Quarterly Journal Volume 10 Nos. 1 and 2, February and May 1995.
  • Abwao, P (1995). "Waste Management and Self Provision Incidence by Kenyan Industry". African Urban Quarterly Journal.  10 No.1 and 2;  February and May, 1995.
  • S. Ongwenyi, F.G.O. Denga, P. Abwao and J.U. Kitheka (1993). "Impact of Floods and Drought on the Development of Water Resources of Kenya:  Case Studies of Nyando and Tana Catctments".  IAHS Publication No. 216.  IAHS Press, Institute of Hydrology, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BB, UK. (ISBN 0 - 947571 - 73 - 6).
  • Abwao, P. (1992). "Industrial Geography of Mombasa". In Obudho R.A (1992) ,Urban and Regional Planning of Mombasa and the Coastal Region, Kenya9.  Urban Centre for Research and Institut Francais de Recherche en Afrique.  UCR Meeting Report No. 92/01.  (ISBN 9966 - 9885 - 1 - 3).

Papers Published in The Local Press

  • Urban Crime: A Global Perspective.  Daily Nation, Monday, February 7, 1994, pp.7.
  • Gender Bias and the Food Crisis in Developing Countries. Daily Nation, Thursday, February 17, 1994, pp. 7.  
  • Attitudes Towards Technology: An Overview. The Anthropologist.  A Magazine of Anthropology Students Association, University of Nairobi.  1 No. 1 September/October, 1992. pp. 4-5.
  • Food Crisis: Kenya needs urgent overhaul. Kenya Times, Tuesday, July 16, 1996, pp 16.
  • Way Out of the Transport Jungle. Kenya Times, Tuesday, July 16, 1996, pp. 16.
  • Drought: Solutions Sought. Kenya Times, Tuesday, July 23, 1996.
  • Getting Science to Serve and Aid the World. Kenya Times, Tuesday, July 30, 1996, pp. 15.
  • Why Our Water Resources Must be Conserved. Kenya Times, Tuesday, August 1996, pp. 13.

Articles Published in Academic Periodicals

  • Peter Abwao (2000). "Overcoming the Water Crisis". In Eco News Africa.  July 2000, pp.3-5.
  • Peter Abwao (2000). "Integrated Water Management could solve Urban Crisis".  In Eco News Africa.  March 2000, pp.7-8.
  • Peter Abwao (2000). "Nairobi River still  a Health Hazard".  In Eco News Africa.  March 2000,  12-14.
  • Peter Abwao (2000). "World Facing Chronic Water Shortage".  In Biosafety News, August 2000, No. 11, pp.5. Picasso Productions.
  • Peter Abwao (200). "300 Million Africans Live Without Enough Safe Drinking Water".  In Biosafety News, September 2000, No. 12, pp.5. Picasso Productions.
  • Peter Abwao (200). "Groundwater Accounts for 97% of Earth's Freshwater".  In Biosafety News, October 2000, No. 13, pp.5. Picasso Production.
  • Peter Abwao (2000). "Water Shortages:  Where did Kenyans go Wrong?" In Biosafety News, November 2000, No. 14, pp. 5. Picasso Productions.
  • Peter Abwao (2000). "300 Million Africans Living in Water-Scarce Conditions". Biosafety News, 15 pg. 5. Picasso Production, Nairobi.
  • Peter Abwao (2001). ‘Water Sector: Which Way Forward.’ In EcoNews Africa.  February 2001, pp. 13-16.  Econews Africa.
  • Peter Abwao (2001). ‘Community Management of Water Resources Essential.’  In Biosafety News.  January 2001, No.16, pp. 5. Picasso Productions.
  • Peter Abwao (2001). ‘Water is Still Scarce in Many African Countries.’  In Biosafety News.  February 2001, No.17, pp. 5.  Picasso Productions.
  • Peter Abwao (2001). ‘How Safe is Our Drinking Water?’ In Biosafety News. March 2001, No.18, pp. 5.  Picasso Productions.
  • Peter Abwao (2003). “Water A Great Tool for Poverty Reduction.” Biosafety News, April 2003.  15.  Picasso production.
  • Peter Abwao (2003), “Water Quality and Its Impact on Our Health. Biosafety News, May, 2003.  13.  Picasso Production.

Book Reviews

  • "Techniques in Geography", by Richard T. Ogonda (1991), in "African Urban Quarterly Journal", Volume 8. Nos. 1 and 2 of February and May, 1993: pps. 170-172. Special Issue on Environmental Resources and Infrastructure Management in Sustainable Self-Reliance Local-Level Development in Africa.
  • "Urban Air Pollution", by UNEP/GEMS (1991), in "African Urban Quarterly Journal", Volume 8 Nos. 1 and 2 of February and May, 1993.  168-169.  Special Issue on Environmental Resources and Infrastructure Management in Sustainable Self-Reliance Local-Level Development in Africa.
  • "Incomes Policies in the Wider Context. Wage, Price and Fiscal Initiatives in Developing Countries", in "African Urban Quarterly", Volume 9 Nos. 1 and 2, February and May 1994: pgs. 165-166. 

Book Chapter(S)

  • Agwata, J.F. and Abwao P. (2007): “Socio-economic and Environmental Concerns of Water Resources Management in Tana Basin, Kenya”.  In Waswa, F. et.al (Eds.), Environment and Sustainable Development:  A Guide for Higher Education in Kenya, Vol. II.  Funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences, Nairobi Research Station.  School of Environmental Studies and Human Sciences, Kenyatta University.  (ISBN: 1966-776-: 34-6).

Consultancy Proposals Developed And Implemented Under My Supervision (Before starting to teach at the university)

  • Socio-economic and cultural implications of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Among Nomadic Pastoral Societies of North-east Kenya.
  • Sustainable Agro-forestry in North-east Kenya: A Case of Takaba and Banisa in Moyale District.
  • Socio-economic and cultural factors Influencing Education of Somali Women and Girls in North-eastern Kenya.
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Awareness Campaign in Garissa District.
  • HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Muslim Areas of Kenya.
  • Participatory Rural Appraisal of Drought and Desertification in Northeast Kenya.
  • Conservation of Gum Arabica Tree (An Endangered species) in Mandera District.
  • Support for Small-Scale Business Community in Mandera town, Kenya.
  • Development In North-East Kenya: Constraints and Opportunities (A TV Documentary Project for Mandera, Garissa and Wajir districts, Kenya).

Conference/Workshops/Seminar Papers

Conference Papers

  • “Environmental Impacts and Disparities Associated with Rural-Urban Migration”. A Paper Presented at the Fourth International Conference on Disparities in Developing Countries:  Types, Challenges and the Way Forward.  AVU Hall, Science Complex, Kenyatta University.  17th - 19th September 2003.  Nairobi.
  • “Synopsis of Water Quality Issues within Lake Victoria Drainage Basin: A Case of Yala and Nzoia Rivers.”  A Paper Presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Management of Headwater Resources.  September 5th - 8th 2002, USIU Auditorium, Nairobi.
  • "Urban Storm Water Management". A paper presented at the 2nd Asian Conference on Water and Wastewater Management, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.  8th - 9th May 2001.
  • “Catchment Protection: A case of Karura Forest, Kenya”. A Paper presented at the 9th Eastern Africa Environmental Network (EAEN) Annual Conference on Land Care and Community Stewardship in Eastern Africa.  28th - 29th May 1999, National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi.
  • “Urban Environmental Problems”. A Paper presented at the International Conference on Urban Growth and Regional Planning of Nairobi, Kenya in July 1999.
  • “Community Participation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Kenya”. Invited Paper Presented at the Pan African Symposium on Sustainable Use of Renewable Natural Resources and Community Participation.  Harare, Zimbabwe 24 - 27, June 1996.
  • “Air and Odour Pollution in the City of Nairobi, Kenya”. A Paper Presented at the ICUC'96, International Conference on Urban Climatology, Essen, Germany, June 10 -14, 1996.
  • “Prospects and Status of Urban Water Supplies with particular reference to major urban areas of Kenya: The case studies of Nairobi and Mombasa.” A paper presented at the 6th Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Metrology and Atmospheric Physics (I.A.M.A.P.) and 4th Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (I.A.H.S.), July 11th - 23rd 1993, Yokohama, Japan.
  • “Assessment of Hydrological Processes with particular reference to case study of Timau, Nairobi and Tana River Catchments.” A paper presented at the 6th Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Metrology and Atmospheric Physics (I.A.M.A.P.) and 4th Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (I.A.H.S.), July 11th - 23rd 1993, Yokohama, Japan. 
  • “Aspects of Floods and Drought with reference to the Development of Water Resources of Kenya: Case studies of the Tana and Nyando Catchments in Kenya.” A paper presented at the 6th Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Metrology and Atmospheric Physics (I.A.M.A.P.) and 4th Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (I.A.H.S.), July 11th - 23rd 1993, Yokohama, Japan.
  • The problems of Erosion, Sediment Transport and Water Resources Development in Selected Catchments of Kenya. A paper Prepared for Inter-University Geography Subject Conference, Arusha, Tanzania, 1992. 
  • GIS and Remote Sensing in Natural Resource Inventory and Monitoring in the Third World A paper Prepared for the Geography Subject Meeting on "The Role of Geography in Land Use Management in East Africa", Arusha, Tanzania, 1992.

Workshops Papers

  • -"Water Quality and Environmental Health Education". A Paper Presented at the International Workshop on Environmental Health Education in the Eastern Africa Region:  Challenges and the Way Forward.  AVU Hall, Science Complex, Kenyatta University.  24th - 26th March 2004.  Nairobi.
  • “Networking as a Tool for Poverty Alleviation in Vihiga District”. A Training Paper presented at a workshop on Gender Roles in Environmental Networking and Partnership in Poverty Alleviation.  28th - 31st March 1999, Rock Motel, Kisumu.
  • "Water Quality Monitoring: A case of Nairobi River." A Paper presented at the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Networking/Training workshop on Environmental Action Learning (EAL) Requirements.  24th - 28th August 1999.  KOEE, UNEP and UNESCO. National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi.
  • “Planning for the Development of Border Regions in Eastern and Southern Africa: The Case of Kenya-Tanzania Border”.  A Report Commissioned by the United Nationas Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) Africa Office, and Presented at the Workshop on Planning for the Development of Border Regions, Kariba, Zimbabwe, 23 - 25 August 1995.
  • Water Pollution Problems in the Lake Victoria Drainage Basin: Towards a Water Quality Management Strategy.  A Paper Accepted for Oral Presentation at the International Workshop on Urban and Regional Planning of Kisumu and the Western Region, 22 - 26 May 1994.  Sunset Hotel, Kisumu, Kenya. 
  • Industrial Geography of Mombasa, Kenya. A paper Presented at the International Workshop on Urban and Regional Planning of Mombasa and the Coastal Region, Kenya: Mombasa Beach Hotel. 18 - 22 May 1992.
  • Urbanization and Storm Water Management: A Case Study of Nairobi, Kenya. A paper presented at the Afro-tech Workshop on Regional Standards for Urbanization.  Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa, 15 - 17 June 1992.

International and National Fora Attended

  • Zoom Webinar on 2024 United Nations Civil Society Conference.  “Shaping a Future of Global Sustainable Progress”. #2024UNCSE. May 9th – 10th Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Zoom Webinar on “An Overview of the Pact of the Future”.  Tuesday 5th March 2024. 5.00 – 6.30 PM (EAT).  Passcode: 584787.  Webinar ID: 81395024288. UNESCO, University Twinning and Networking Programme.
  • Webinar on “Meet the Editor:  Publishing Research in Materials Science and Engineering”.  Thursday, November 23rd 2023. 8.30 AM – 10.00 AM (EAT).  Access code: 719 – 701 – 766.  Webinar ID: 894 – 340 – 435. (Awarded a certificate).
  • Training on “Capacity Building on Creating Effective Linkages with Industry – Market and Niche Analysis of effective Industry Engagement”. Tuesday 14th November 2023, 9.00 am – 11 am (EAT). Virtually.  Meeting Link: https://meet.google.com/hdr-qxcd-duj. Innovation Incubation and University-Industry Linkages.  Kenyatta University and Teams That Win Consultant Limited.
  • Virtual Workshop on Results Based Framework Approach to Proposal Development.  The Division of Research, Innovation, and Outreach through the Directorate of Research, Capacity Building, and Consultancy Services, Kenyatta University.  9th November 2023, 10.00 am – 12.30pm.  Meeting Link: https://meet.google.com/cjm-yyes-tna.
  • Training on “Capacity Building on Creating Effective Linkages with Industry – Branding for Visibility”. Thursday, 9th November 2023, 9.00 am – 11.00 am. Virtually. Meeting Link: https://meet.google.com/geh-zdam-bay. Innovation Incubation and University Industry Linkages. Kenyatta University and Training Inside Out Development Limited. 
  • Training on “Capacity Building on Creating Effective Linkages with Industry: Branding for Visibility”.  Tuesday 7th November 2023. 9.00 am – 11.00 am (EAT). Kenyatta University.  Meeting Link: https://meet.google.com/hzq-pnff-gie.
  • Exclusive Webinar:- Elevate Research Impact: Empower Scholars with Taylor University and Francis eBooks in KLISC Library in your Library.  Wednesday 23rd August 2023, 11.30 am – 12.00 pm (GMT).  Virtual via Zoom.  Taylor and Francis Group.
  • East Africa Air Quality Management Training Workshop.  14th – 18th August 2023.  Kenyatta University and Columbia University.  Funded by US Department of State.  Kenyatta University Conference Centre, Nairobi Kenya.
  • Webinar on Budget Writing in Grant Proposals Training on 2nd August 2023.  Kenyatta University Researchers. https://meet.google.com/dua-tigz-qab.
  • Webinar on “How to Make Your Research Publishable: Identifying Common Reasons for Rejection in Reputable Journals”. 4th August 2023. 12 PM – 1 PM (EAT). Via Zoom. Open Research – Taylor and Francis.
  • Science Benefiting Society:  The Role of the Right to Science.  June 14th 2023 15:00 in Nairobi.  UNESCO Chairs Seminar.  Human Rights.  UNESCO, University Twinning and Networking Programme.
  • Webinar on “Global South and the Climate Change Agenda:  Africa’s Local Context”.  17th May 2023.  10.00 am – 1.30 pm.  Google meet link: https://meet.google.com/syi-uggt-vct. Kenyatta University, Leverage Africa and Pan African Climate Justice Alliance.
  • UNESCO Chairs Seminar Series 4 and OHCHR Hernan Santa Cruz Dialogue:- A Solution in Plain Sight for a Better World: A Human Rights Economy. 3rd May 2023, 6.00 – 7.30 PM Nairobi.  Webinar ID 853 5893 6805. Passcode 864707.  UNESCO.
  • UNESCO Chairs Seminar Series 3: Reimagining Our Futures.  Wednesday 15th March 2023, 14:00 – 15:30 (Paris time).  University Twinning and Networking Programme. UNESCO.
  • A Seminar on Scientific Communication:- Print, Electronic and Social Media.  Virtual training held on 1st March 2023 from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm.  Directorate of Research Support and Dissemination; Kenyatta University.
  • UNESCO Chairs Seminar Series 2:- “Knowledge-driven Actions: Transforming Higher Education for Global Sustainability”.  February 15th 2023, 05:00 PM Paris.  Webinar ID 821 8358 2769.  Passcode 204653.  UNESCO.
  • The Contribution of Arts to Conservation and Environmentally Sustainable Development.  8th December 2022.  Virtual. Institute of Development Studies in the United Kingdom and Kenyatta University.  Pan-African Network for the Arts in Environmentally Sustainable Development.
  • Training on Science Communication/Writing for Popular Media.  Thursday 11th November 2021.  Virtual. Via Zoom.  Meeting ID: 84250501677. Passcode: 905760.  Kenyatta University, Department of Environmental Studies and Community Development.
  • Capacity Building on Green Economy and Sustainability.  UNESCO Chair on Higher Education Development for a Green Economy and Sustainability (HEDGES).  Kenyatta University. 28th October 2021.  Virtual.  Video call link: https://meet,google.com/hbt-smfz-zfh.
  • Sandalwood Trafficking in Kenya:-  Uprooting a Valuable Resource.  Virtual. Meeting ID 95455503805. 7th October 2021. Kenyatta University, Department of Environmental Studies and Community Development.
  • The Conversation Africa Information Session.  Virtual via Zoom. 4th October 2021. Kenyatta University.
  • Meet the Conversation Africa – Facilitating Research Communication.  30th September 2021.  Virtual via Zoom. Kenyatta University.
  • Train the Trainers’ Workshop on Innovation Management and Inclusive Grassroots Innovation.  Thursday 23rd September 2021.  Virtual.  https://meet.google.com/xzo-dmjg-foi.  Kenyatta University.
  • Seminar on Research Dissemination on Radio and Television. Wednesday 22nd September 2021.   Joining information:- https://meet.google.com/fvf-ujeq-dhm. Kenyatta University.
  • Workshop on New Research Management Systems (KENRIS) and Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Mainstreaming to Kenyatta University Teaching Staff. Thursday 19th May 2022.  00 am – 12 pm EAT.  Virtual: https://meet.google.com/iax-msiw-uuq
  • Kenyatta University and Kwazulu Natal zoom webinar on:-Writing Research Publications and Supervision Models. Friday 14th April,2023. 9.00HRS-13.20HRS. Facilitators: Prof. Simon B. Khoza and Dr. Cedric B. Mpungose (University of Kwazulu-Natal); South Africa.
  • The ESDA-SUD Course Testing Induction Workshop at UNEP, Gigiri, 14th - 15th February, 2011.
  • Workshop on “A Scientific Perspective on Water Quality in Africa”. Pan Africa Chemistry Network (PACN), 22nd March, 2010, University of Nairobi, Chiromo Campus, Ariziki Conference Center; 2.00p.m. - 5.30p.m.
  • Seminar on Community-based Learning and Education for Sustainable Development in RCE Greater Nairobi and RCE Yokohama. Kenyatta University, AVU Main Hall, 11th March, 2010.
  • Workshop on the Role of Higher Education in Africa: “Triple Helix Responses to Climate Change.” Friday October 30th  Danish Development Research Network (DDRN) and the Department of Development and Planning, Aalborg University, Denmark.
  • Workshop (Development Café) on Research and Development Cooperation. Aarhus University, Building 1412 (the Assembly Hall), Room 129B, Nordre Ringgade 1, Aarhus, Denmark.  29th October, 2009.
  • Inception Workshop on Enhancing Integrated Management Options of Lake Ol Bolossat Basin through Evaluation of Impacts of Climate Variability, Land Use and Land Cover Changes.” PCEA Church Hall, Nyahururu on 22nd October, 2009.
  • Workshop on Community Based Innovations for Urban Sustainable Development Program. 7th September, 2009, Olive Gardens Hotel, Hurlingham - Nairobi.
  • The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (CEED) Conference. 14th - 16th November, 2007.  School of Business.  Kenyatta University.
  • Proposal Writing Workshop. Utalii Hotel, 17th - 18th July 2006.  Organized by Institute for Research and Development, Kenyatta University.
  • Workshop on Water Treatment Technologies. 22nd -23rd March, 2005, Grand Regency Hotel, Nairobi.
  • Rapporteur:- International Workshop on Environmental Health Education in the Eastern African Region: Challenges and the Way Forward.  AVU Hall, Science Complex, Kenyatta University.  24th - 26 March, 2004.  UNESCO/UNICEF.
  • International Workshop on Environmental Health Education in the Eastern Africa Region: Challenges and the Way Forward. AVU Hall, Science Complex, Kenyatta University.  24th - 26th March 2004.  Nairobi.
  • 8th Annual Meeting of the Consulting Partners of the Global Water Partnerships. Stockholm, Sweden, August 14th - 15th, 2003.
  • Disparities in Developing Countries: Types, Challenges and the Way Forward. Fourth International Conference Proceedings of the Association of Third World Studies, Inc. (Kenya Chapter).  AVU Hall, Science Complex, Kenyatta University. 17th - 19th September 2003.
  • Forest Action Network Experience Sharing Workshop on Natural Resource Management issues. 17th - 20th April 2002.  Reef Hotel, Mombasa, Kenya.
  • Preparing stakeholders for the New Forest Act: 6th National Seminar. 16th April 2002 at Lenana Mount Hotel, Nairobi.  Forest Action Network.
  • DAAD Scholars Workshop. 23rd - 25th January 2002.  FASS Lecture Theatre II, Egerton University, Kenya.
  • International Conference on Sustainable Management of Headwater Resources. USIU, Nairobi, 5th - 8th September, 2002. USIU, UNESCO, UNEP, UN-HABITAT and United Nations University, Japan.
  • A Workshop on Environmental Action Learning for Waste Management in Low-Income Settlement in Eastlands, Nairobi, on 30th -31st January 2001. Meridian Court Hotel, Nairobi.
  • Preparing stakeholders for the New Forest Act: 2nd National Seminar. 11th May 2001 at Lenana Mount Hotel.  Forest Action Network.
  • Preparing stakeholders for the New Forest Act: 3rd National Seminar. 11th May 2001 at Lenana Mount Hotel.  Forest Action Network.
  • Preparing stakeholders for the New Forest Act: 4th National Seminar. 11th May 2001 at Lenana Mount Hotel.  Forest Action Network.
  • Preparing stakeholders for the New Forest Act: National Seminar held on 6th December 2001 at Lenana Mount Hotel. Forest Action Network.
  • The 2nd Asian Conference on Water and Wastewater Management 8th - 9th May 2001, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.
  • Workshop on Effects of Military Training Exercises on Pastoral Livelihoods in Kenya. 1st - 3rd August 2000.  Sportsman Hotel, Nanyuki, Kenya.
  • Workshop on Sustainable Management of Nairobi Rivers. 23rd - 25th March 2000.  Louis Leakey Memorial Hall of the National Museums of Kenya.
  • Workshop on Informal Needs Assessment for Teacher Training in Environmental Learning in Kenya. 15th February 2000.  United Nations office, Gigiri.
  • Workshop on Gender Roles in Poverty Alleviation and Natural Resources Conservation. 28th - 31st March 1999 at Rock Motel, Kisumu, Kenya.
  • The 9th Stockholm Water Symposium on "Urban Stability through Integrated Water-related Management". 9th-12th August 1999 Stockholm Sweden.
  • The First National Symposium on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). 21st - 22nd April 1998.  United Nations Complex, Gigiri, Nairobi.
  • Image Analysis and Remote Sensing Techniques workshop, 17th - 31st July 1998, Nairobi. Silver Springs Hotel.
  • Dissemination Seminar on Research Findings on Female Circumcision in Nyeri, Embu and Machakos. August 22, 1996.  Grand Regency Hotel, Nairobi.
  • National Dissemination Seminar on Health Worker's Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices on Female Circumcision in Nyamira District, Kenya. Hotel Milimani: November 22, 1996.  Sponsored by: Seventh Day Adventist Rural Health Services (SDA-RHS) and Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH).
  • Seminar on HIV/AIDS and Female Circumcision in the Muslim Areas of Kenya. Safariland Club, Naivasha, July 29th - 31st (MSF - Spain and Northern Aid)
  • International Workshop on Urban and Regional Planning of Mombasa and the Coastal Region, Kenya. Mombasa Beach Hotel, Mombasa, Kenya.  May 18 - 22, 1992.  (IFRA and Department of Geography, University of Nairobi).
  • Workshop on the Social and Economic Impacts HIV/AIDS in Kenya. Silver Springs Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.  July 6-10, 1992.  (Ford Foundation and Population Studies and Research Institute, University of Nairobi).
  • International Seminar on Local and Regional Development Options for the Next Decade: Eastern and Southern Africa. 22 - 24 September 1992, Nairobi, Kenya.  (United Nation Centre for Regional Development, UNCRD and Department of Geography University of Nairobi).

Current Areas of Research

  • Currently Undertaking a PhD Research in the Lake Victoria Drainage Basin. The PhD Thesis title is      "The Impact of Land Use Practices on Selected Water Quality of the Yala River System:  A Catchment Level Ecosystem Approach.
  • Water Quality and Pollution Control in Kenya.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Development Projects (with focus on impacts on water        resources)..
  • Urban Environmental Problems of Third World Cities with Special Reference to Water , Sanitation and Solid waste Management.
  • Participatory Ethnological Approaches to Drought and Desertification Management in Northern Kenya.
  • Impacts of Sedimentation and Nutrients Accumulation in Rivers, man-made and Natural Lakes.
  • Environmental Project s Appraisal and Evaluation.
  • Education and Social Change Among Somali Muslim Women of Kenya with Particular Emphasis on North - East Kenya.
  • Socio-cultural Factors Influencing Water Resources Development in rural areas of Kenya.
  • Gender Roles in Poverty Alleviation and Natural Resources Conservation with special emphasis on       networking as a tool for poverty alleviation in Vihiga District of Western Kenya.
  • Socio-economic Impacts of the water hyacinth on reparian communities in Lake Victoria Drainage         
  • Water Resources Use Conflicts in major catchments in Kenya.