The study seeks to appraise and recommend a functional decision support systems (DSS) tool that can be adapted in a developing water scarce country like Kenya to help water managers and stakeholders appreciate and foster equitable apportionment of available water resources to competing uses within a basin. This will also help maintain the natural ecosystem balance by availing facts to argue the case of environmental base flows in river and groundwater regimes. Potentially, model simulation with data input from future supply and demand forecasts will guide water administrators in planning and developing various intervention mechanisms to ensure efficient and sustainable water resources management within their jurisdiction. Collaboration with Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA) is envisaged to ensure this research is not an end in itself but it precipitates far-reaching water resources management research and reliable database development within the sector.
2011 - 2014 Adapted Water Resources Management Model for Kenya, Case Study Athi River Basin
M.Sc. Patrick Murigi
Stipendium des Katholischen Akademischen Ausländer-Diensts (KAAD)