Areas of Research Interest: Sanitation technology, Resource recovery and safe use, faecal sludge management, solid waste management
Dr. Charles B. NIWAGABA is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Makerere University. He holds BSc. Civil Engineering and MSc. from Makerere University; a Licentiate of Philosophy and PhD in Environmental Technology from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden. He has 24 years of experience in research, teaching and consultancy in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Charles B. Niwagaba has been involved in various research and consultancies funded locally by Government of Uganda and by various multi-lateral agencies. Dr. Niwagaba has experience environmental impact assessments of projects in the water and sanitation sector, hydropower dams, port infrastructure, roads and faecal sludge management. Dr. Niwagaba has extensive knowledge in development of innovative practices in sanitation improvement (from Engineering, social marketing to financing); solid waste management with emphasis on recycling and re-use e.g. composting, biogas, grey water treatment and use, application of faecal sludge in industrial kilns and boilers, design of faecal sludge treatment plants etc.