Dr. Moses Mwangi

POSITION: Lecturer and Chairman of Department

SPECIALISATION: Water Resources Management

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EDUCATION:

•    PhD in Integrated Water Resources Management, Loughborough University, UK.
•    Post Graduate Diploma in Technology for Development, Loughborough University, UK.
•    Diploma in Water Engineering, The Kenya Polytechnic, Nairobi, Kenya
•    Certificate in Water Engineering, The Kenya Water Institute, Nairobi, Kenya.

EXPERIENCE:

July 2010-to-date

Lecturer: South Eastern Kenya University, School of Water Resources, Science and Technology.

Chairman: Hydrology and Water Resources Management Department

 

Nov. 2007-June 2010

Regional Research Coordinator: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and, Livelihoods Sustenance, The Africa Studies Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands

 

March 2005-October 2007

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Emergency Preparedness and Response Project Officer: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

 

January 2004-July 2004

Land and Pastoralism Programme Specialist: Oxfam Ireland

January 2002 -December 2003

Regional Programme Officer: Catholic Organisation for Relief and Development Aid (CORDAID), Regional Office, Nairobi

 

July 1999 -December 2001

Gender and Water Development Advisor: Semi-Arid Rural Development Programme (SARDEP), Kenya

 

January 1998-June 1999

Water Development Advisor: Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) Development Programme, Kenya

 

January 1996 -December 1997

Programme Manager: Shallow Wells Water Supplies Development Programme, Arid and Semi-Arid Lands Development (ASAL) Programme, SNV Kenya

 

January 1991

Programme Liaison Officer (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Livelihoods

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS:
 
1. Promotion of surface runoff and rainwater harvesting for application in Aquaculture and Horticulture Development in Kitui District, Kenya.

2. Conflicts and Cooperation over Natural Resources in Four River Basins of the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands of Kenya.

3. Social and Economic Effects and Impacts of Overexploitation of Groundwater by Multinational Companies to Small Scale Farmers in Kajiado County, Kenya.

4. Geysers Harvesting for Domestic and Livestock Water Supplies among the Maasai Pastoralists.

5. Surface Treatment for Rainwater Harvesting in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands

6. Development of Shared Groundwater Resources in the Karamoja Region under Conditions of Climate Variability/Change

7.  Social, Economic and Environmental Effects and Impacts of Sand Harvesting to the Maasai Pastoralists Rangelands of Kajiado County, The Case of the Isinya River .

RESEARCH AWARDS: 

Research Award

Consortium Arrangement

 

1.

 

Netherlands Initiative for Capacity development in Higher Education (NICHE) – 2012

1. South Eastern Kenya University (Kenya)

 

 

2.

 

Trans-disciplinary Applied Research Centre (TARC) -2013

 

1. South Eastern Kenya University;

2. Moi University (Kenya)

3. VU Amsterdam University (The Netherlands)

 

 

3.

 

Development of Shared Groundwater Resources in the Karamoja Region Under Conditions of Climate Variability/Change -2013

 

1. Makerere University (Uganda);

2. Nairobi University (Kenya);

3. Ndejje University (Uganda);

4. South Eastern Kenya University (Kenya);

 

PUBLICATIONS:

1.    Mwangi, M.N. (1990): ‘Water Development in Kajiado District: Personal Remarks’, in: van Klinken, M.K. and ole Seita, J. (eds.) The Future of Maasai Pastoralists (Kenya), Proceedings of a Conference held in Brachenhurst Baptist International Conference Centre Limuru, Kenya, May 28-31 1989, ASAL Programme, Kajiado, pp. 114-119.

2.    Mwangi, M.N. (1991): Alternatives to Boreholes: Some Thoughts, Paper presented at the Workshop on the Kajiado District Boreholes Survey, Namanga, Kenya, March 25-26, ASAL Programme, Kajiado.

3.    Mwangi, M. N. and Rutten M.M.E.M (2008): Ignoring Another Inconvenient Truth? Challenges In Managing Africa's Water Crisis, African Studies Centre (ASC), Information Sheet 5/2009, Leiden, The Netherlands

4.    Mwangi, M. N. and Rutten, M.M.E.M (2011): From State to Community Based Water Resources Governance: Do Water Reforms Lead to Improved Access? Paper prepared for the 3rd International Congress Wastewater in Small Communities: Towards The Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), 25th to 28th, April 2011, Seville Spain;

5.    Mwangi, M and Rutten, M (2011): “From State to Community-Based Water Resources Governance: Do Water Reforms in semi-arid Kenya Lead to Improved Access?” paper presented at the 3rd International Congress (Smallwat11): Wastewater in Small Communities, Towards the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDG)", Seville, Spain, 25 to 28 April 2011;

6.    Mwangi M.N and Rutten, M.M.E.M.(2012): Faces Of Water Poverty In The Arid And Semi-Arid Lands Of Kenya: Is Climate Change Or Globalisation The Major Challenge?” , Conference Poster presented at the Conference on “Water Management Issues in Africa”, 28-31 March 2012 in Reduit, Mauritius, Mauritius Academy of Science and Technology (MAST);

7.    Mwangi, Moses and Marcel Rutten (2012) “Water Innovations among the Maasai Pastoralists of Kenya: The Role of Outside Interventions in the Performance of Traditional Shallow Wells” in Gewald, Jan-Bart, Leliveld, A and Pesa I (Eds) Transforming Innovations in Africa: Explorative Studies on Appropriation in African Societies, African Dynamics Vol. II, Brill, Leiden;

8.     Mwangi, Moses and Rutten, Marcel (2012): Faces of Water Poverty in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands of Kenya: Is Climate Change or Globalisation the Major Challenge? NASAC-KNAW Conference on “Water Management Issues in Africa” 28-31 March 2012 in Reduit, Mauritius;

9.    Rutten, Marcel and Mwangi, M. (2012): “Mobile Cash for Nomadic Livestock Keepers: The Impact of the Mobile Phone Innovation (M-Pesa) on Maasai Pastoralists in Kenya” in Gewald, Jan-Bart, Leliveld, A and Pesa I (Eds) Transforming Innovations in Africa: Explorative Studies on Appropriation in African Societies, African Dynamics Vol II, Brill, Leiden.

10.    Kalungu J, Filho WL, Mwangi, M (2013): “Responding to Food Production Challenges in the Face of Global Warming at Community Level in Kenya: The role of a local University: in Behnassi, Mohamed; Pollmann, Olaf; Kissinger, Gabrielle (Eds.) (2013), ‘Sustainable Food Security in The Era of Local and Global Environmental Change’ 2013, pp 231-241, Springer Publishers.

11.    Rutten, M. & M. Mwangi (2013) Do Geopolitical and Historical Contexts in Explaining Conflicts over Natural Resources Really Matter? An Example from Africa, ASC Infosheet 15, www.ascleiden.nl,

12.    Rutten, Marcel and Mwangi, Moses (2014): How Natural is Natural? Seeking Conceptual Clarity over Natural Resources and Conflicts in Bavinck, Marrten; Pellegrini, Lorenzo and; Mostert, Erik (Eds) (2014) Conflicts over Natural Resources in the Global South: Conceptual Approach, CRC Press.

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