Great recognition for Visible Impact on Community Livelihood and Wealth Creation

Great recognition for Visible Impact on Community Livelihood and Wealth Creation

Prof. Bancy Mati, The Director of WARREC, was on 12th April 2017 awarded an Achievement certificate by JKUAT “In recognition of your Outstanding Work that has had the Most Visible Impact on Community Livelihood and Wealth Creation”. The Certificate was presented by the University Chancellor; Prof. Godfrey ole Maloiy. The event was during the exit Seminar for the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Esther Kahangi at JKUAT assembly Hall, where she named award winners for researchers within the university across various categories. The event was attended by the University Administration including the Chancellor, and the Vice… Continue reading →

WARREC LAUNCHES ITS FIRST STRATEGIC PLAN

WARREC LAUNCHES ITS FIRST STRATEGIC PLAN

  To give its roadmap for the next five years, the Water Research and Resource Center (WARREC), launched its 2016-2020 strategic plan on 11th April 2017 at ICRAF hall, Gigiri Nairobi. The plan, identifies seven themes through which the Center will contribute to water sector growth. The themes include Infrastructure Development, Capacity Building and Outreach, Research and Innovation, Resource Mobilization and Support, Partnership and Linkages, Human resource development, and Extension and Technology Transfer. During the event, the Billion Dollar Business Alliance aimed at promoting rain water harvesting and management was also launched. The alliance brings… Continue reading →

Planning Water Harvesting and Storage Systems

Planning Water Harvesting and Storage Systems

Rainwater harvesting systems are orderly schemes in which organized components and techniques harness and make rainwater available for human consumption and environmental conservation.   Thus, the planning and design of rainwater harvesting and storage in various structures should be based on water supply for multiple uses. This is because communities in the target areas may use the water not only to grow crops, but also for domestic use, livestock watering, as well as industrial and commercial purposes. Thus, a good quality RWH system is planned to provide communities with access to an on-site water supply,… Continue reading →

JKUAT-WARREC partners with Agr-SRI of India and NIB to boost rice production in Western Kenya

JKUAT-WARREC partners with Agr-SRI of India and NIB to boost rice production in Western Kenya

Rice farmers in Western Kenya stands to benefit from SRI technology transfer being implemented by  the National Irrigation Board (NIB) and Agr-SRI of India. Jomo Kenyatta University through its Water and Research Center (WARREC) is providing technical backstopping in this project. Funded by the Agr-SRI of India, the project aims at up-scaling SRI in Western Kenya so as to increase rice production. The project was launched on 23rd November at Ahero irrigation scheme. Speaking during the project launch, Western Kenya schemes Manager Mr. Joel Tanui welcomed the participants to the project and lauded the many… Continue reading →

WARREC partners with WSUP and WEDC to train staff on Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)

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A one week short course training in Water and Sanitation for the urban poor kicked off on Monday 9th November, 2015 at Eserian Hotel, Naivasha. Organized by the Water and Research Center WARREC in collaboration with Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) and Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) of UK , the training aims at equipping water practitioners with more skills to handle water and sanitation issues hence improve on service delivery. In her opening speech, the Director Water Research and Resource Center (WARREC) Prof. Bancy Mati stated categorically that JKUAT is… Continue reading →

WARREC – JKUAT Participates in Tree Planting for Ndakaini Dam Catchment Conservation

WARREC – JKUAT Participates in Tree Planting for Ndakaini Dam Catchment Conservation

Through its Water and Research and Resource Center (WARREC), JKUAT participated in the tree planting event held on 23rd October 2015 at Ndakaini dam, organized by Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC). JKUAT was represented by Prof. Bancy Mati, Director WARREC The event which was held at Ndakaini dam is an annual event supported by the Nairobi Water and sewerage Company in collaboration with key stakeholders so as to give back to the community and conserve the catchment which is one of the major sources of Water to Nairobi.     The tree planting… Continue reading →

Practitioner Short Course on WASH in Urban Low-Income Communities

Practitioner Short Course on WASH in Urban Low-Income Communities

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) through its Water Research and Resource Center (WARREC) in collaboration with Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) under its current programme 2012−2015 supported by the UK government (Department for International Development, DFID) is planning to  implement  a professional training on water and sanitation services (WASH) for low-income communities. The training will be conducted on 9th -13th November, 2015 at Eseriani Hotel, Naivasha, Kenya. For more information see Advert and you can also download the application form, fill and submit to WARREC