Mr. Hosea Mwangi





Mr. Hosea Mwangi

Office Room: AEB 013

Mr. Hosea M. Mwangi is an assistant Lecturer in the Biomechanical and Environmental Engineering Department at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). He holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering and Management, BSc. Soil water and Environmental Engineering, BSc. Agricultural Engineering, and a Diploma in Agricultural Engineering from JKUAT. He is registered with Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) as a graduate Engineer. Mr. Mwangi is currently a Research fellow at Institute of Soil Science and Site Ecology, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany and a FONASO funded PhD student at TUD and Bangor University, UK.

Mr. Mwangi has over six years experience in teaching and research in watershed management, hydrology, soil science, GIS and remote sensing. He has also worked on consultancies for Rural focus (K) Ltd (water allocation planning), Water Resources Management Authority –WRMA (River water abstraction surveys), Water Resources Users Associations – WRUAs (water resource management), Cornell University (climate change).


11 Mwangi, H., Julich, S., Feger, K.-H., 2015. Introduction to Watershed Management. In: Köhl, M., Pancel, L. (Eds.), Tropical Forestry Handbook. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 1-23. DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-41554-8_153-1
10 Öborn, I., Kuyah, S., Jonsson, M., Sigrun Dahlin, A., Mwangi, H.,& de Leeuw, J. (2015). Landscape-level constraints and opportunities for sustainable intensification in smallholder systems in the tropics. In Minang, P. A.,van Noordwijk, M., Freeman, O. E., Mbow, C., de Leeuw, J., & Catacutan, D. (Eds.) Climate-Smart Landscapes:Multifunctionality in Practice, 163-177. Nairobi, Kenya: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).
9 Mwangi, H. M., Feger, K. H., Julich, S., Gathenya J., and Mati, B. (2014). A model-based approach to assess the effects of sustainable land management practices on hydrological ecosystem services – Case studies from Eastern Africa. Forum für Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung Heft 34.14– Wasser, Landschaft, Mensch in Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft- Beiträge zum Tag der Hydrologie, Kartholische Universtät Eichstätt-Ingolstadt 20-21 March 2014
8 Mutwiwa, U.N., H.M. Mwangi, and D. Mbalo. (2013): Technical challenges hindering accessibility of clean water among the residents of Mathare and Mukuru informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya. Mechanical Engineering annual conference on sustainable research and innovation. Nairobi, 24th-26th April 2013.
7 Mwangi H.M., J.M. Gathenya, B.M. Mati and J.K. Mwangi. (2012): Evaluation of agricultural conservation practices on ecosystem services in Sasumua watershed Kenya using SWAT model. 7th JKUAT scientific, technological and industrialisation conference ‘Science, Technology and innovation for sustainable development’. Nairobi,15th-16th November 2012.
6 Joshi L., B. Leimona, D. Catacutan, T. Yatich, J. Dietz, H. Mwangi, F. Sinclair, S. Bhattarai, L. Onyango, A. Kalinganire, Q. Noordin, J. Bayala, K. Tscherning and C. Pinon. (2011): Supporting landscape multifunctionality for reduced vulnerability to climate change. In: How trees and people can co-adapt to climate change: reducing vulnerability through multifunctional agroforestry landscapes. (eds) Van Noordwijk, Hoang M.H., Neufeldt H., Öborn I., Yatich T., Nairobi: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).
5 Gathenya M., H. Mwangi, R. Coe and J. Sang. (2011): Climate and Land use induced risks to watershed services in the Nyando River basin, Kenya. Experimental Agriculture, Volume 47 (2), pp. 339–356.
4 Kaluli, W., H.M. Mwangi and F.N. Sira. (2011): Sustainable solid waste management strategies in Juja, Kenya. Journal of Agriculture Science and Technology (JAGST) Vol 13 (1) pp 79-89.
3 Mwangi, H., M. Gathenya, B. Mati, J. Kimani. (2011): Simulating the impact of land use change on watershed services in Sasumua watershed using SWAT. Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment Conference (AGSE, Nairobi, August 15-19, 2011, pp 191-199.
2 Mwangi J.K., Gathenya J.M., Namirembe S., Mwangi H.M., (2011) Institutional and policy requirements for payment for watershed services in Kenya- A case study of Sasumua watershed, Kenya. PRESA Policy brief No. 2, ICRAF. Nairobi
1 Kaluli W., H.M. Mwangi and M. Nyamai. (2009): Use of Landfills for solid waste management: Juja Area case study. Presented Mechanical Engineering Annual Seminar –series 11. Nairobi, April 2-3 2009, PP 11-16.
Poster presentations
1 Mwangi, H.M., Feger K.H., McDonald M., Julich S., (2014). Model Based assessment of forestry’s contribution to Integrated Water Resource Management – Mara River Basin case study, Montpellier, France, May 21-23, 2014.

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