Irrigation, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

The application of the science and art of engineering to the planning, design and management of of natural resources of air, soil, water systems for control and utilization of water resources for industrial, amenity, domestic and livestock consumption, irrigation and the drainage of excess water from fields to  minimize the adverse impact of human activities and other processes on the natural environment.

Thematic Head:  Dr. F. N. Gichuki

Members:                     

Projects under the thematic area.

Career opportunities

Graduates find employment in the following areas

  • Government Ministries: Water and irrigation, Agriculture, Lands and Settlement, Environment among others.
  • Parastatals: Universities of Nairobi, Egerton, JKUAT, Moi, KU, Cereals board, Sugar Industry, National Irrigation Boards, Tea Board, Coffee Board, Lake Basin Development Authority. Private Companies: Davis & Shirtliff, Rift Valley Machinery, Firestone, Delmonte, Brooke Bond, Banks.
  • Consultancy Firms: GIBB East Africa, LOG Associates among others.
  • International agencies: ICRAF, RELMA, UNDP, UN, UNEP,World Vision, Care Kenya.
  • City and Town Councils: Nairobi City Council and
  • Individual Entrepreneurships.