Dr. Charles B. NIWAGABA is currently the Ag. Chair/Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Makerere University. He holds BSc. Civil Engineering and MSc. and PhD in Environmental Engineering. He is a lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; College of Engineering, Design Art and Technology (CEDAT) at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. He teaches in the field of Public Health and Environmental Engineering.

Dr. Niwagaba has 12 years experience in water supply, wastewater and excreta management, environmental impact assessments, ecological sanitation and solid waste management. Dr. Charles B. Niwagaba is member of: i) Uganda Association for Impact Assessment (UAIA); ii) Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); and iii) International Waste Working Group (IWWG). Dr. Charles B. Niwagaba has been involved in various research and consultancies funded locally by Government of Uganda and by various multi-lateral agencies.

He also was Ugandan Team leader in the Resource-Oriented Sanitation concepts for peri-urban areas in Africa (ROSA) Project 2006-2010. The ROSA project was an EU-funded project in the 6th frame work call that was implemented in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. It aimed at reusing the resources of urine, faeces, greywater and solid wastes. The leadership of this project was provided by BOKU (Austria) and it involved partners such as the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), WASTE (Netherlands), Ecosan Club (Austria) and Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) in Germany. Dr. Charles B. Niwagaba is now partner in two projects funded by the European Water Initiative ERA-NET (SPLASH). Dr. Niwagaba is widely travelled, has over 30 publications in conference proceedings and refereed journals.

NAME Charles B. NIWAGABA
PROFESSION Civil & Environmental Engineering
NATIONALITY Ugandan
DATE OF BIRTH 10th June 1974
MARITAL STATUS Married
ADDRESS Makerere University, Department of Civil Engineering,P. O. Box 7062, Kampala, UGANDA.
Tel: 256-(0)77-2335477
E-mail cniwagaba@tech.mak.ac.ugcbniwagaba@yahoo.co.uk,cbniwagaba@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND AWARDS

YEAR QUALIFICATION AND INSTITUTION
2010/11: Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Environmental Engineering. Received a Double Doctorate (from Makerere University in 2010 and from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden in 2011).
2007: Licentiate of Philosophy (Ph.Lic) in Environmental Engineering, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden
2002: Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.  M.Sc. [Civil Eng.] Major: Environmental Eng.
1999: Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda; B.Sc. Civil Eng. Upper Second Class (Hons.)
1995 Kigezi College Butobere, Kabale, Uganda; UACE, Result 5 as follows: Subsidiary (C6) in General paper, Physics 213A; Mathematics 21A, Chemistry 226B.
1992 Kigezi College Butobere, Kabale, Uganda; UCE, Aggregate 11 Result 1 as follows: English 4, Geograhy 3, Mathematics 1, Additional Mathematics 1, Physics 1, Chemistry 2, Biology 3 and Commerce 3.
1988 Murambi Primary School, Mparo, Kabale, Uganda; UPLE, Aggregate 10 (Division 1)

 

Other Academic and Professional qualifications (will include Fellowships Postgraduate Diploma and other Distinguished Awards: I was awarded the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineer’s Institution’s Award (Sponsored by the Mutenga Batumbya Wardrop) for being the Best Student in Structural Steel Design in the Department of Civil Engineering in 1998/1999.

Received the Eawag Partnership Programme (EPP) fellowship programme as a visiting scientist at Sance/Eawag for the period 01 August 2012-01 October 2012. The Eawag’s EPP for visiting scientist enables prominent researchers and sector specialists from the developing world to exchange and discuss their research at Eawag (e.g. at seminar). Eawag is the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology.

RESEARCH LEADERSHIP AND COLLABORATIONS

2011/2012 Worked with EAWAG in the first phase of the Re-inventing The Toilet Challenge (RTTC) project. Participated in the workshop and field visits and testing in Kampala City and led the Kampala part of the work. This project has won the Special Recognition Award by the Bill and Melinda Gates (BMG) Foundation at the toilet fair in Seattle (USA), on 15 August 2012.
Jan 2011-NOW Project Partner on the Project FaME (Faecal Management Enterprises): providing sanitation solutions through value chain management of faecal sludge. The project aims at a comparative assessment of faecal sludge from eastern and Western Africa, and studying its applicability in the cement production process by utilising its calorific value or the lower heating value, as has been applied with sludges from wastewater treatment plants in some parts of the world. Leadership of this project is provided by Sandec/EAWAG (from Switzerland) and other partners, Dakar University and ONAS (Senegal). This project is funded by the European Water Initiative ERA-NET (SPLASH), Transnational Research Call on Sustainable Sanitation Service Chains. Project amount is CHF340,780 (Equivalent to €262,280 in April 2011 when the contract was signed).
Jan 2011-NOW Project Partner on the Project UACT ~ Economic Constraints and Demand-Led Solutions for Sustainable Sanitation Services in Poor Urban Settlements. This project aims to analyze and understand the key economic constraints and social and technological preferences of the poor that lead to a persistent lack of private investment in sanitation facilities in poor urban settlements in sub-Saharan Africa; and to test innovative sanitation solutions to these constraints and preferences to sustainably increase household demand for improved sanitation in poor urban communities of Uganda’s capital Kampala. Leadership of this project is provided by the NADEL-ETH, i.e., the Swiss University of Science and Technology (ETH). Partners include Sandec/EAWAG, Makerere University and SSWARS Local NGO. This project is funded by the European Water Initiative ERA-NET (SPLASH), Transnational Research Call on Sustainable Sanitation Service Chains. Project amount is CHF399,682 (Equivalent to €307,613 in April 2011 when the contract was signed).
Jan2010-NOW Team leader of the Environmental Engineering component of the Makerere University/Sida-SAREC bilateral Research cooperation programme. I coordinate research that involves six (6) PhD students studying varied topics in a sand-witch programme between Makerere University and various Swedish Universities.
Apr 2009-Now Coordinator of the research User Driven sanitation at Makerere University, funded by the Swiss Government. This research involves a PhD student from Uganda working with two other associated PhD students from ETHNADEL, Switzerland.
Sept 2006-Apri 2010 Team leader of the EU funded research project, Resource Oriented Sanitation Concepts for peri-urban Areas in Africa (ROSA). A 3½ year project that was done in collaboration with three European Universities and 2 research based European NGOs; as well as four East African Universities and four Cities/Municipalities in East Africa. This project was worth €2.9 millions and it has been concluded.

EMPLOYMENT RECORD

Apri11- Ag. Chair/Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Makerere University. Responsible for organisation and development of the department of about 25 staff and 400 students, promotion of knowledge, soliciting research funds for the development of the department, chairing the departmental appointments board/Promotions Advisory Committee, Preparation and control of departmental estimates, reviewing of departmental curricula etc.
Mar10- Apr11 Ag. Manager/Head of Department of Estates and Works, Makerere University. Responsible for supervising and overseeing the Estates and Works department. Responsible for the largest department at Makerere University, of about 112 staff, serving a population of ≈ 35,000 students and over 2000 staff of Makerere University.  Works include maintenance administrative, financial and personnel matters; Coordination of activities of the department with other departments and within the department; Implementing Estates policy matters of the University; Overall control of maintenance and upkeep of the University plant; Supervision of all capital projects of the University; Coordination of the execution of all works (Civil, Mechanical and Electrical).
April 2010- : LECTURER, Makerere University, Dept. of Civil Eng. Responsible for the duties as below; and also providing research leadership as well as supervision of Master students and mentoring PhD students.
2005-Present FOUNDER AND PATRON, Sustainable Sanitation and Water Renewal Systems (SSWARS), a leading local NGO promoting sustainable sanitation and water supply systems incorporating resource re-use, in Uganda. Since 2007, we have built 200 improved latrines and 3 biogas plants serving people in slums areas of Kampala; and 65 improved VIP latrines have been built since August 2011. The toilets that we have built are serving more than 5000 people.
2003-2010: ASSISTANT LECTURER, Makerere University, Dept. of Civil Eng. Responsible for preparing Lectures/Tutorials/Examining 3rd and 4th Year Civil Eng. students in Public Health Eng. Practice. Other duties include supervision of 2nd/3rd Year Civil Engineering students doing industrial Training; as well as 3rd and 4th Year students undertaking research projects in Public Health/Environmental Engineering. Specific additional Assignments: Coordinator of research on ecological sanitation responsible for implementing Memorandum of Understanding between Directorate of Water Development (DWD) of the Ugandan Ministry of Water, Lands and Environment and Makerere University’s Faculty of Technology. 2001 – 2004. In-Charge of Industrial Training Placements in the Department of Civil Engineering (Academic years: 2001/2002, 2002/2003 & 2003/2004 academic years).
2000-2003: TEACHING ASSISTANT, Makerere University, Dept. of Civil Eng. Responsibilities same as for Assistant Lecturer.
2001-2003: GUEST LECTURER Makerere University, Institute of Public Health. Responsible for preparing Lecture notes and Tutorials for 1st and 2nd Year students of BSc. (Environmental Health Science) in wastewater management, Safe water management & Hydraulics and Hydrology.
1999-2000 RESEARCH ASSISTANT, LVEMP (Lake Victoria Environment Management Project), Tertiary Industrial Pilot Project (TIPP) Sub-Component. Project Funded by the World Bank. Duties: Design, supervision, operation and maintenance, monitoring as well as optimisation of constructed wetland units for treatment of Brewery wastewater.
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE & PUBLICATIONS

Publications in peer-reviewed/impact factor journals

  1. Niwagaba, B.C., Dinno, P., Wamala, I., Dalahmeh, S.S., Lalander, C., Jönsson, H., 2014. Experiences on the implementation of a pilot grey water treatment and reuse based system at a household in the slum of Kyebando-Kisalosalo, Kampala. Water Reuse and Desalination, doi:10.2166/wrd.2014.016.
  2. Niwagaba, B. C. Mbeguere, M., Strande, L., 2014. Faecal Sludge Quantification, Characterization and Treatment Objectives. Book Chapter 2: In Linda Strande, Mariska Ronteltap and Damir Brdjanovic (Editors) 2014. Faecal Sludge Management, Systems Approach for Implementation and Operation. ISBN: 9781780404721, Pages: 432 Hardback.
  3. Kwiringira J., Atekyereza P., Niwagaba C., Günther I., 2014. Descending the sanitation ladder in urban Uganda: evidence from Kampala Slums. BMC Public Health 2014, 14:624 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-624, ISSN 1471-2458.
  4. Diener, S., Semiyaga, S., Niwagaba, B. C., Muspratt M. A., Gning, J. B., Mbéguéré, M., Ennin, J. E., Zurbrugg, C., Strande L., 2014. A value proposition: resource recovery from faecal sludge – can it be the driver for improved sanitation? Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 88, 32-38.
  5. Katukiza, A.Y., Ronteltap, M., Niwagaba, C. B, Kansiime, F., Lens, P.N.L., 2014. Grey water characterisation and pollution loads in an urban slum. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1007/s13762-013-0451-5; Online ISSN: 1735-2630.
  6. Katukiza, A.Y., Ronteltap, M., Niwagaba, C.B., Kansiime, F., Lens. P.N.L., 2014. A two-step crushed lava rock filter unit for grey water treatment at household level in an urban slum. Journal of Environmental Management 133, 258-267.
  7. Tumwebaze, K. I., Niwagaba B.C., Günther, I., Mosler, H-J., 2014. Determinants of household’s cleaning intention for shared toilets: Case of 50 slums in Kampala, Uganda. Habitat International 41, 108-113.
  8. Murray Muspratt, A., Nakato, T., Niwagaba, C., Dione, H., Kang, J., Stupin, L., Regulinski, J., Mbéguéré M., Strande L., 2014. Fuel potential of faecal sludge: Calorific value results from Uganda, Ghana and Senegal. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 4(2), 223-230.
  9. Tumwebaze, K. I., Orach, C. G., Niwagaba, C., Lüthi, C., Mosler, H-J., 2013. Sanitation facilities in Kampala slums, Uganda: users’ satisfaction and determinant factors, Uganda. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 23 (3), 191-204.
  10. Nordin, A., Niwagaba, C., Jönsson, H., Vinnerås, B., 2013. Pathogen and indicator inactivation in source-separated human urine heated by the sun. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development 3(2), 181-188.
  11. Katukiza A.Y., Ronteltap M., Niwagaba, C., Foppen J.W.A., Kansiime F., Lens P.N.L. 2012. Sustainable sanitation technology options for urban slums. Biotechnology Advances, 30(5), 964-978.
  12. Tumwebaze, I.K., Orach, G.C., Kalyango, J.N., Lüthi, C., Nakiwogga, A., Karamagi, C., Niwagaba, B.C. 2011. Ecological sanitation coverage and factors affecting its uptake in Kabale Municipality, Western Uganda. International Journal of Environmental Health Research 21(4), 294-305.
  13. Katukiza, A.Y., Ronteltap, M., Niwagaba, C.B., Kansiime, F., Lens, P.N.L. 2010. Selection of sustainable sanitation technologies for urban slums — A case of Bwaise III in Kampala, Uganda.  Science of the Total Environment 409(1), 52-62.
  14. Niwagaba, C., Kulabako, R., Mugala, P., Jönsson, H. 2009. Comparing microbial die-off in separately collected faeces with ash and sawdust additives. Waste Management 29(7), 2214-2219.
  15. Niwagaba, C., Nalubega, M., Vinnerås, B., Sundberg, C., Jönsson, H. 2009. Substrate composition and moisture in composting source-separated human faeces and food wastes. Environmental Technology 30(5), 487-497.
  16. Niwagaba, C., Nalubega, M., Vinnerås, B., Sundberg, C., Jönsson, H. 2009. Bench-scale composting of source-separated human faeces for sanitation. Waste Management 29(2), 585-589.
  17. Vinnerås, B., Nordin, A., Niwagaba, C., Nyberg, K. 2008. Inactivation of bacteria and viruses in human urine depending on temperature and dilution rate. Water Research 42(15), 4067-4074.
  18. Niwagaba, C., Nalubega, M., Vinnerås, B., Jönsson, H. 2006. Incineration of faecal matter for treatment and sanitation. Water Practice and Technology 1(2). Online ISSN 1751-231X.
  19. Howard, G., Godfrey, S., Tibatemwa, S., Niwagaba, C. 2005. Water Safety Plans for piped urban supplies in developing countries: a case study from Kampala, Uganda. Urban Water 1(3), 161-170.
  20. Sarah Tibatemwa, Sam Godfrey, Charles Niwagaba, Frank Kizito, 2005. Implementing water-safety plans in urban piped-water supplies in Uganda. Waterlines, 23 (4), 8-10.

Publications in peer-reviewed conference proceedings

  1. Akurut, M., Willems, P., Niwagaba B. C., 2014. Assessing the influence of Lake Victoria flux on the Inner Murchison Bay water quality. WIT Transactions on Ecology and The Environment, Volume 182, 51-62. www.witpress.com, ISSN 1743-3541 (on-line), doi:10.2495/WP140051, Water Pollution XII 51, 412 Pages; 2014 WIT Press. ISBN: 978-1-84564-776-6; eISBN: 978-1-84564-777-3
  2. Dalahmeh, S.S., Lalander, C., Pell, M., Niwagaba, C., Jönsson, H., 2013. Household Scale Grey water Filters: Effluent Quality and Recycling for Irrigation. The 11th IWA Conference on Small Water & Wastewater Systems and Sludge Management. Harbin, China, 27-30 October, 2013.
  3. Niwagaba, B. C., Nuwagaba F., 2011. The public private partnership project on sanitation marketing in the slum of Bwaise I and II, Kampala. Theme: Responding to Global Change: Water in an Urbanising World. In Abstract Volume, 92-93, pp. 355. Presented at the World Water Week in Stockholm, 21-27 August 2011.
  4. Tumwebaze, K. I., Niwagaba, B. C., Mosler, H-J., 2011. Bringing tenants into the equation for attainment of improved sanitation in urban slum communities: The case of Kampala slums, Uganda. Theme: Responding to Global Change: Water in an Urbanising World. In Abstract Volume, 311, pp. 355. Presented at the World Water Week in Stockholm, 21-27 August 2011.
  5. Tumwebaze, I. K., Niwagaba, B. C., 2011. Ecological Sanitation Uptake, Knowledge, Beliefs and Practices in Kabale Municipality, Kabale District. Presented at the 35th WEDC International Conference 6-8 July 2011 at Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK, 2011. The Theme of the Conference was ‘The future of water, sanitation and hygiene: Innovation, adaptation and engagement in a changing world.
  6. Bagampadde, U., Kalibbala, K., Kinobe, J., Kulabako, R., Niwagaba, C., Ottaviani. M., Pomi, R., Colonna, G. P., 2010. Integrating composting and anaerobic digestion of organic wastes in the tropics: The Case of a community based pilot plant in Kakiri, Kampala, Uganda. Presented at the 3rd International Symposium on Energy and Biomass, held 8-11 November 2010 in Venice, Italy.
  7. Niwagaba, C.B., Bagampadde, U., Kalibbala, H.M., Kulabako, R.N., Kinobe, J., Ottaviani, M., Pomi, R., 2009. A pilot-scale study on assessment of domestic organic waste processing in Kampala – Uganda. Proceedings of the 12th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium 5-9th October 2009 at S. Margherita di Pula, Sardinia, Italy. ISBN 978-88-6265-007-6.
  8. Langergraber, G., Meinzinger, F., Lechner, M., de Brujne, G., Sugden, S., Niwagaba, C.B., Kimaro, T.A., Mutua, B.M., Kassa, K., Komakech, R., Kimani, S.N., Kinyange, P., Ayele, W., 2009. Implementation of sustainable sanitation in Eastern African Cities – the ROSA approach. Proceedings 2009, Twelfth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy; 5 – 9 October 2009. ISBN 978-88-6265-007-6.
  9. Langergraber, G., Meinzinger, F., Lechner, M., de Brujne, G., Sugden, S., Niwagaba, C.B., Mashauri, D., Mutua, B.M., Teklemariam, A., Achiro, I., Kiarie, S.C., Laizer, J.T., Ayele, W., 2008. The ROSA project – A new approach to sustainable sanitation in Eastern African cities. In: Proceedings of the 6th IWA World Water Congress, 8-12 September 2008, Vienna, Austria; (CD-ROM, paper 664279).
  10. Niwagaba, C., Vinnerås, B., Sundberg, C., Jönsson, H. 2007. Importance of food waste for the sanitation of source separated faeces by medium-scale composting. In proceedings of the Advanced sanitation Conference, held in Aachen, Germany. Publication No. 206, ISSN 0342-6068. ISBN 978-3-938996-12-6.
  11. Niwagaba, B.C., Kinobe, J. R., Atwine, E., Kisaka, J.N. 2006. Towards a sanitation selection algorithm for Enhancing Decentralized Service Delivery. In proceedings of the 32nd WEDC International Conference held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall in Colombo, Sri Lanka between 13th – 17th November 2006.
  12. Niwagaba, C., Nalubega M, Vinnerås B., Sundberg C., Jönsson H. 2006. Composting source separated human faeces for treatment and sanitation. In proceedings of the ORBIT2006 Biological Waste Management, From Local to Global. Part 2, Composting – Quality, Application and Benefit, Life Cycle Analysis, Sludge and Soil. ISBN 3-935974-09-4.
  13. Ntabadde, M.K., Niwagaba, C., Rugumayo, A.I. 2005. Design of a modified dry toilet ventilation system to accelerate drying. In proceedings of the 31st WEDC International Conference held at Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda. The theme of the conference was ‘Maximising the Benefits from Water and Environmental Sanitation’.
  14. Reed, B., Niwagaba, C. 2005. Maximising the benefits of Urban Drainage. In proceedings of the 31st WEDC International Conference held at Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda. The theme of the conference was ‘Maximising the Benefits from Water and Environmental Sanitation’.
  15. Niwagaba, B.C., Nalubega, M., Kulabako, R. 2004. Training for Improved Decentralised Service Delivery – A Case study from Uganda. Paper presented at the 30th WEDC International Conference Held in Vientiane, Lao, P.D.R between 25th –29th Oct. 2004. ISBN 1 84380 087 X.
  16. Niwagaba, B.C., Godfrey S., Gisagara, A., Howard, G. 2003. System Assessment to Develop Water Safety Plans – A case Study of Kampala, Uganda. Paper presented at the 29th WEDC International Conference Held in Abuja, Nigeria between 22nd – 26th September 2003. ISBN 1 84380 050 0.
  17. Godfrey, S., Howard, G., Niwagaba B.C., Tibatemwa, S., Vairavamoorthy, K. 2002. Improving Risk Assessment and Management in Urban Water Supplies. Paper presented at the 28th WEDC Conference in Kolkata (Calcutta), India. ISBN 1 84380 022 5.
  18. Nalubega, M., Kulabako, R.N., Niwagaba, B.C., Kalibbala, H. 2000. An investigation into the Effect of the Natural Luzira Swamp on UBL Effluent. A paper presented at the 1st Conference of the Faculty of Technology/Italian cooperation, Grand Imperial Hotel, Kampala, sponsored by the Italian cooperation Programme. ISBN 9970-812-00-9. pp 91-94.

Publications in other conference proceedings

  1. Nabasirye, L., Okurut, K., Wozei, E., Kulabako, R., Atukunda, V., Arinaitwe, D., Kaggwa R., Niwagaba C., Kinobe, J. 2011. Solar water disinfection for household water treatment in low-income areas to reduce diarrhoeal disease incidence incidences. In Proceedings of the 9th Lake and catchment Research Symposium, LARS 2011. Theme: Water, Sanitation and Energy for Sustainable Livelihoods; held at Kenyatta University Conference Centre, 14-18 March 2011.
  2. Okurut, K., Wozei, E., Kulabako, R.N., Kaggwa, R., Nabasirye, L., Arinaitwe, D., Atukunda, V., Niwagaba, C., Kinobe, J. 2011. Application of Solar Water Disinfection to enhance water supply and sanitation in rural and peri-urban communities in Uganda. In Proceedings of the 4th International Perspective on Water Resources & the Environment (IPWE), Singapore, January 4-6, 2011.
  3. Wozei, E., Kulabako, R.N., Byaruhanga, D., Nalubulwa, J., Niwagaba, C., Kalibbala, H., Nalubega, M., 2010. Solar water disinfection – a promising technology for providing safe water for rural and peri-urban households in Uganda. The 3rd International perspectives on current and future state of water resources and the environment, organised by the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, held between 5-7 January 2010 in Chennai, India.
  4. Tumwebaze, K.I., Ssempebwa, J.C., Niwagaba, C.B., Kamara, J.F., 2009. Prevalence of Ecological Sanitation uptake and associated factors in Kabale Municipality, Uganda. Paper Presented at the 3rd International Dry Toilet Conference held between 12-15August 2009 at Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
  5. Tumwebaze, K.I., Sande, H.T., Niwagaba, C.B., 2008. Social marketing for scaling-up sanitation for the urban poor ~ A case of slum communities in Kawempe Division, Kampala City. Presented at the IRC symposium: Sanitation for the urban poor, partnerships and Governance, November 19-21, 2008, Delft, The Netherlands.
  6. Niwagaba, C.B., Ssemmanda, J., Sande, H.K., Tumwebaze, K.I. 2008. Social marketing for sanitation improvement in Kampala, Uganda. In proceedings (Part 1 – Oral Presentations) of the International Water Association (IWA) Conference of the Sanitation Challenge, New Sanitation Concepts and Models of Governance, Wageningen, The Netherlands, May 19-21, 2008.
  7. Niwagaba, C., Kyomugisha, P., Jönsson, H., Vinnerås, B. 2008. Treatment of source-separated human urine by storage at different exposure temperatures. In proceedings (Part 2 – Posters presentations) of the International Water Association (IWA) Conference of the Sanitation Challenge, New Sanitation Concepts and Models of Governance, Wageningen, The Netherlands, May 19-21, 2008.
  8. Niwagaba, B.C., Magumba, B., Kigobe, M., Kulabako, R. 2005. Sanitization of faecal matter by co-composting with food waste. In proceedings of the 9th IWWA International Conference on Ecological Sanitation held in Mumbai, India between 25th – 26th November 2005. 330p.
  9. Niwagaba, B.C., Tushabe, A-A, Oketch, M., Kinobe, J. 2005. The potential for re-use of ecosan products in Uganda. In proceedings of the 9th IWWA International Conference on Ecological Sanitation held in Mumbai, India between 25th – 26th November 2005. 330p.
  10. Kulabako, R., Mugala, P., Niwagaba, B.C. 2005. A comparative study between microbial die-off when using ash and saw dust in dry urine diverting ecological sanitation toilets. In proceedings of the 9th IWWA International Conference on Ecological Sanitation held in Mumbai, India between 25th – 26th November 2005. 330p.
  11. Nalubega, M., Kamya, E.M., Niwagaba, B.C. 2002. Technologies for Environment Protection through Participatory Industrial and Solid Waste Control and Re-use. Paper presented at the 2nd Biannual Conference of the Faculty of Technology, Department of Gender and women Studies, Makerere University, Kampala. Sponsored by the Italian Co-operation.

Technical/Scientific reports

  1. Vinnerås, B., Jönsson, H., Niwagaba, C., Nordin, A., Nalubega, M. 2008. Systems for urine collection and for treatment of faecal matter for nutrient recycling from urban areas. EcoSanRes. SEI, Stockholm, Sweden.
  2. Jönsson, H., Vinnerås, B., Niwagaba, C., Nordin, A., Nalubega, M. 2005. Handling systems for re-use of urine and faecal matter from urban areas”. Report No. SWE-2002-221(2). Uppsala, Sweden, December 2005. 49p.
  3. Niwagaba, B. C., Asiimwe, A.F. 2005. Documentation and evaluation of ecosan experiences ~ preliminary do’s and don’t’s in ecosan implementation in Uganda. Research report, Directorate of Water Development (DWD), Ministry of Water, Lands and Environment, Government of Uganda.
  4. Godfrey, S., Niwagaba, B. C., Howard, G., Tibatemwa, S. 2002. Water Safety Plans for Utilities in Developing Countries – A case study from Kampala, Uganda. Published by Loughborough University Press, UK.

Books and/academic dissertations/theses/Policy Briefs

  1. Niwagaba, C. 2009. Treatment technologies for human faeces and urine. PhD Thesis, Doctoral Thesis No. 2009: 70. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden. ISBN 978-91-576-7417-3. Available: http://diss-epsilon.slu.se/archive/00002177/01/niwagaba_c_091123.pdf.
  2. Niwagaba, C. 2007. Human excreta treatment technologies – prerequisites, constraints and performance. Licentiate Thesis, Department of Biometry & Engineering, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden. ISSN 1652-3261. Available at: http://diss-epsilon.slu.se/archive/00001644/01/Niwagaba_Lic.pdf.
  3. Niwagaba, B.C. 2002. An Assessment of Point Source Pollution and its Effect on the Self-Purification Capacity Nakivubo Channel, Kampala. Unpublished MSc. Dissertation, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. March 2002.

Policy Briefs/Academic briefings/news

  1. Gold M., Murray A., Niwagaba B. C., Niang S., Strande L. 2013. Faecal Sludge –From Waste to Solid Biofuel? Sandec News 14/2013, Page 8.
  2. Lüthi, C., Niwagaba, B. C., Günther, I., Horst, A., Mulongo, P., Grüter, R., 2013. Ventilated Improved Latrine construction in the slum areas of Kampala, Uganda. The Urban Affordable Clean Toilets Project. Technical Factsheet. Dübendorf, Switzerland. Available at: www.nadel.ethz.ch/forschung/Ventilated_Latrine_Slum_Kampala.pdf .
  3. Günther, I., Niwagaba, B. C., Lüthi, C., Horst, A., Mosler, H.J., Tumwebaze, K. I., 2012. When is shared sanitation improved sanitation? The correlation between number of users and toilet hygiene. Research for Policy 2. Dübendorf, Switzerland. Available at www.nadel.ethz.ch/publikationen/policy_brief_shared_sanitation_improved_2_2012.pdf.
  4. Gunther, I., Horst, A., Lüthi, C., Mosler, H-J., Niwagaba B. C., Tumwebaze K. I., 2011. Where do the Kampala’s poor ’go’? Urban sanitation conditions in Kampala’s low-income areas. Research for Policy. Policy brief published by ETH-NADEL, Zurich, Switzerland. Available at: http://www.nadel.ethz.ch/publikationen/Kampala_Policy_Brief.pdf.

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND/OR WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

  • The World Water Week in Stockholm. Theme: Responding to Global Change: Water in an Urbanizing World. Presented two one paper, as well as another presented by a colleague, which we co-authored as presented above. (21-27 August 2011)
  • The 9th Lake and Catchment Research Symposium, LARS 2011. Theme: Water, Sanitation and Energy for Sustainable Livelihoods; held at Kenyatta University Conference Centre. A poster was presented with the authorship and title as: Nabasirye L., Okurut K., Wozei E., Kulabako R., Atukunda V., Arinaitwe, D., Kaggwa R., Niwagaba C., Kinobe J. 2011. Solar water disinfection for household water treatment in low-income areas to reduce diarrhoeal disease incidence incidences. (14-18 March 2011)
  • The third (3rd) International conference on energy from Biomass and Waste, Organised by the International Waste Working Group (IWWG), Venice, Italy. Presented a paper on Integrating composting and anaerobic digestion of organic wastes in the tropics: The Case of a community based pilot plant in Kakiri, Kampala, Uganda. (8-11 Nov 2010)
  • The third (3rd) conference on International perspectives on current and future state of water resources and the environment, organised by the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Chennai, India. Paper presented by the group was: Solar water disinfection – a promising technology for providing safe water for rural and peri-urban households in Uganda. (05-07 January 2010)
  • The 12th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, held 5-9th October 2009 at S. Margherita di Pula, Sardinia, Italy. Presented a paper titled ‘A pilot-scale study on assessment of domestic organic waste processing in Kampala – Uganda’. (05-09 October 09)
  • International Conference on the Sanitation Challenge, held at the WICC, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Presented an oral paper on sanitation marketing in Kampala, and a poster on treatment of urine by exposure at different temperatures. Details under the publications section (19-21May 2008)
  • The 18th monthly meeting of the Resource-Oriented Sanitation Concepts for peri-urban areas in Africa (ROSA) project held at the Bekele-Molla Hotel in Arba Minch, Ethiopia. Participated at the Team Leader of the ROSA project in Uganda.  (16-20 April 2008)
  • The Second African Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene – AfricaSan+5 held at the international Convention Center, ICC in Durban, South Africa. Participated in the launch of the Africa Sanitation knowledge Network (ASKNet).  (18-21 February 2008)
  • The 12th monthly meeting of the Resource-Oriented Sanitation Concepts for peri-urban areas in Africa (ROSA) project held at the Ankrah Foundation Hotel in Mukono, Uganda. Participated at the Team Leader of the ROSA project in Uganda. (29-31 October 2007)
  • The 6th monthly meeting of the Resource-Oriented Sanitation Concepts for peri-urban areas in Africa (ROSA) project held at the Hotel Olasiti Garden in Arusha, Tanzania. Participated at the Team Leader of the ROSA project in Uganda.  (26-28 April 2007)
  • International Conference on Advanced Sanitation held at the Eurogress, Aachen, Germany. Presented a poster paper titled “Importance of food waste for sanitation of source separated faeces by medium-scale composting. (12-13 March 2007)
  • 32nd WEDC International Conference held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Theme of the Conference was “Sustainable Development of Water Resources, Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation”. Presented and discussed a paper entitled “Towards a sanitation selection algorithm for enhancing decentralised service delivery. (13-17 November 2006)
  • The kick-off meeting of the “Resource Oriented Sanitation Concepts for peri-urban areas in Africa (ROSA)’ project held at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna, Austria. The project duration is three (3) years, 2006-2009, funded by the European Commission and I am the Project Team Leader, Uganda.  (16-20 October 2006)
  • International Conference of the ORBIT2006, Biological Waste Management, from Local to Global in Weimar, Germany. Presented a paper on “Composting source separated human faeces for treatment and sanitation” (13-15 September 2006)
  • The 5th World Water Congress and Exhibition held at the International Convention Center, Beijing, China. Presented a paper titled “Incineration of Faecal Matter for Treatment and Sanitation” (10-12 September 2006)
  • 9th IWWA International Conference on Ecological Sanitation held in Mumbai (Bombay), India. Presented two papers titled “Sanitization of faecal matter by co-composting with food waste and “The potential for re-use of ecosan products in Uganda. (25-26 November 2005)
  • Third International Conference on Ecological Sanitation held at International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa, 23 – 26 May 2005. The theme of the conference was “Ecological sanitation: A sustainable, integrated solution”. (23-27 May 2005)
  • 30th WEDC International Conference held at National Cultural Hall, Vientiane, Lao P.D.R. The Theme of the Conference was “People-centred approaches to Water and Environmental SanitationPresented and discussed a paper entitled “Training for improved decentralised service delivery, A Case study from Uganda. (25-29 October 2004)
  • Extended Sida/SAREC Research Collaboration workshop, held at Jinja Nile Resort, Jinja, Uganda. A regional workshop aimed at formulating strategies for regional collaboration between the Faculty of Engineering, University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania; the Faculty of Technology, Makerere University, Uganda; the Faculty of Engineering, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique. Duty Held: Assisting in all technical aspects of setting-up power point projector for presenters, Secretary for thematic group discussion on “Water resources and Environmental Engineering” (8- 9 December 2003)
  • 29th WEDC International Conference held at Abuja Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Abuja, Nigeria. The Theme of the Conference was “Towards the Millennium Development Goals – Actions for Water and Environmental SanitationPresented and discussed a paper entitled “System Assessment to Develop Water Safety Plans. Chaired one session. (22-26 September 2003)
  • Regional Workshop on Capacity Building in River Engineering held at Hotel Africana in Kampala. Theme “Environmental Aspects of River Engineering”  (16-18 June 2003    )
  • Workshop on Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) co-organised by WEDC, Loughborough University, UK and Dept. of Civil Engineering, Makerere University. A consultative workshop on the scope for adoption of SUDS in the developing countries. Duties: Local Organiser & Rappotteur.  (19 Feb2003)
  • The 2nd Bi-Annual Conference of Faculty of Technology/Italian Cooperation; Appropriate Technological Research for Sustainable Development. Department of Gender & Women Studies, Makerere University, Kampala. (23 Nov. 2002)
  • Launching Meeting for the Eastern Africa Global Water Partnership (GWP). A meeting held at Hotel Africana, Kampala for launching the GWP, Eastern Africa – Duty Held: Rappotteur for the Launch meeting. (Oct. 2002)
  • Collaborative Applied Research Funded by Sida/SAREC. Workshop Aimed at Developing Collaborative Applied Research Programmes for Addressing Problems of Community. Windsor Lake Victoria Hotel, Entebbe, Uganda. (29-30 Aug. 2001)
  • Ecological Sanitation Workshop. Workshop Aimed at Training Professionals in Ecological Sanitation (Eco-San) and also for Promoting the Technology in and outside Uganda. Colline Hotel, Mukono, Uganda – Duty Held: Workshop Rappotteur. (5-6 July 2001)
  • Graduate Symposium on “Conflict, Co-operation and Competition Over Land and Water” Cranfield University, Silsoe, Bedfordshire, UK. (28 February 2001)

PROJECTS/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Apr12-NOW Consultant/Environmental Impact Assessment Specialist of the Project “Engineering Design and Documentation of the Soroti Industrial and Business Park. Proc. Re. No. UIA/SRVCS/2010-11/001; working with AIM Engineering (U) Ltd in Association with VOYANTS Solutions Pvty Ltd. Client: Uganda Investments Authority (UIA), Government of Uganda. Overall Responsible for Environmental Impact Assessment.
3-31May12 Consultant for IWMI (Contracting was by the main IWMI in Sri Lanka) on the baseline survey for resource recovery and re-use city selection in Kampala. The objective was to undertake a survey in Kampala City for comparison with other 10 or so cities across the world in order to find the most suitable cities (and local partners) for the 2013 feasibility studies for several RRR business models.
Jan12-May12 Consultant/Environmental Impact Assessment Specialist of the Project “Civil Works for Upgrading from Gravel to Bitumen Standards, Hoima – Kaiso – Tonya Road (92 Km)”. Client: Kolin Construction Ltd, the Contractor of the road. Responsible for preparing the project brief for the contractors camp, crusher, asphalt plant and concrete batching plant; as well as the borrow pits to be implemented by the project.
Oct11-April12 Consultant/Environmental Impact Assessment Specialist, Review and update of the Water Supply Design Manual for the Directorate of Water Development, Ministry of Water and Environment with AIM Engineering (U) Ltd. Client: Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE). Responsible for reviewing and updating the chapter of Environmental Impact Assessment.
Dec11-April12 Consultant/Team member as Water and Wastewater Specialist, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for Arua Water Supply and Sanitation Project. Client: Gauff Consultants (U) Ltd. Responsible for field work aspects relating to water and wastewater management and environmental issues, interviews with the communities, working with the team of ecologists, social workers and surveyors handling the RAP study, report writing and presentation.
Jul11-Mar12 Consultant/Team member as Environmental Engineer, on the Project “Environmental Audit of Bujagali Energy Limited (BEL); the Environmental Audit of Bujagali Hydropower Dam”; together with SHEM Consult Ltd. Client: Bujagali Energy Limited (BEL). Responsible for handling the data collection and report writing on environmental engineering aspects of the dam, viz. public health aspects – solid waste management and wastewater management, and traffic management.
Dec10-Mar11: Team Leader, Environmental Impact Assessment for the refuse burning and Power Plant in Ziba, Wakiso District. Client: SG Power (Uganda) Limited. Overall responsible for field work, interviews with the communities, coordinating the team of ecologists, social workers and senior legal office, interfacing with NEMA and lead agencies, report writing and presentation.
Mar27-28;2010 Trainer on the SODIS Technology to HEWASA staff and technicians in various CBOs in Fort Portal. The training was carried out in preparation for the launching of the community SODIS project by Health through Water and Sanitation (HEWASA) NGO based in Kabarole District.
Aug. 09-Dec11 Project Assistant (PA), University Capacity Development for Integrated Sanitation Management in Eastern and Southern, Africa (UCDISM); Contract Number: 9 ACP RPR 118 # 10. This project was implemented in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. The PA was responsible for participating in curriculum development, organising and conducting short courses, teaching modules in the MISM at University of Dar es Salaam.
Feb09-Mar09 Team Leader, Environmental Impact Assessment for Environmental Health Programme in Moroto, Nakapiripirit and Kotido districts in Karamoja Region (In the Sub-Counties of Lokopo, Iriiri, Matany, Rupa in Moroto district; Namalu, Moruita, Lolachat in Nakapiripirit district and Kacheri, Nakapelimoru in Kotido district). Client: International Rescue Committee (IRC). Overall responsible for field work and reporting.
Jun 09- Aug 09 Team leader of the Ecosan Sensitization in Kabarole and Kyenjojo Districts (for District Officials, Health Inspectors and User Communities). Funded by SNV (Netherlands Development Organisation). Overall responsible for carrying out the fieldwork, organising training workshops and conducting the workshops.
Feb. 09 Team Leader, Environmental Impact Assessment for the proposed Shell Fuel Station (Plots 11, 12, 13 & 14), Ogwok Road, Kitgum Town Council, Client: Mrs. Samali Odongo.
Jan 09 – Project member and mentor to one (1) PhD student, on the project “Integrated approaches and strategies to address the Sanitation Crisis in Unsewered Slum Areas in African mega-cities” (SCUSA). Assisting in the supervision of a PhD student working with the Sanitation Technical Options for slum areas in Kampala, Uganda.
Jan09-Feb09 Team Leader, Environmental Impact Assessment for the proposed degazzetting of Kitgum Central Forest Reserve (A & B) and the area proposed for gazzettment along Kitgum-Matidi Road. Client: Kitgum Town Council.
De.08-Dec.09 Project Manager, Sanitation Marketing Campaigns in Bwaise I, under the Public Private Partnership with GTZ/Crestanks/Polyfibre and implemented in collaboration with Kawempe Division Kampala, Project worth EUR 20,000.
Jan 08-Dec10 Researcher on the project Community Based Solid Waste Management with Resource Recovery under the Theme Urban Pollution Control, funded by the Italian Cooperation. The project deals with organic waste treatment and recycling, in particular, composting, anaerobic digestion and production of briquettes. I am responsible for the design and optimisation of composting and anaerobic digestion processes.
Oct.06-Sept09 The Ugandan Team Leader of the project “Resource-Oriented Sanitation Concepts for Peri-urban areas in Africa (ROSA), a three year STREP project funded by the European Commission within the 6th framework, EUR 2,900,000. Project implemented in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia.
Dec.06-Mar10 Project Manager “Product Development for Social Marketing of Sanitation and Waste Recycling Systems”, USD 80,000. More than 1,000 people have benefited from innovative toilet systems and waste recycling business establishments. In addition, within the project, several rainwater harvesting tanks; anaerobic digestion systems (biotoilets) have been constructed. Implemented in Kawempe Division, Kampala and funded by WaterAid, UK.
Nov.07-Oct.08 Project Manager Systems for Excreta and Domestic Biowaste Management for Improving Peoples Livelihoods in Kampalas Slums”, USD 38,000. Products, included among others 2 household biogas plants (12m3 capacity) and 1 communal biogas plant (18m3 capacity) Funded by the French Embassy, Kampala.
Nov.07-Feb08 Project Manager of Design and Installation of Treatment Units for Iron and Manganese Removal from Spring Water Sources”. Four (4) Iron Removal plants completed and commissioned in Ruhiira Village, USD 30,000 Funded by the UN Millennium Villages Project.
Jan07-Dec07 One of the three member Consultant Team performing Environmental Assessment of the Pioneer Easy Busy project, a project to introduce ultra modern satellite cities and public transport in Kampala City.Duties: Environmental Engineer responsible for deputising the team leader on all aspects of data collection, field assessments, input on all aspects of sanitation and waste management.
Mar06-Dec06 Project Coordinator of the “Sanitation Improvement Component of the Model village Project” funded by the Rockefeller Foundation/World Bank, Under the Innovations at Makerere (I@Mak.) project. Coordinator, responsible for: planning, community sensitisation and training, design and construction supervision of 10 sanitation facilities in two communities, Obayia in Arua and Nsumba in Rakai. Facilities constructed included dry urine diverting ecological sanitation (Ecosan) toilets, both household as well as communal units.
Jan-April 06 Consultant with Aqua Consult, on the project Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project (KIIDP), handling “Environmental Assessment of the Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project (KIIDP).Duties: Environmental Engineer responsible for data collection, field assessments, liaising with consultants working on the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) study and those working on design of solid waste treatment system for capture of landfill gas and composting systems, engineering and environmental aspects of improvements in urban market infrastructure, solid waste management and drainage.
Nov05-Mar06 Project Coordinator and Research Team LeaderDevelopment of a Holistic Sanitation System Selection Algorithm for Enhancing Decentralised Sanitation Service Delivery in Uganda”. Feasibility study funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and The World Bank. Responsible for design of field data collection instruments, recruiting Research Assistants, supervision of field data collection, data analysis and reporting as well as liaising with the funders.
May-July 05 Consultant with S.A. AGRER N. V., an International Consultancy Company based in Brussels, Belgium on the formulation of the projectKampala Integrated Environmental Planning and Management Project in Uganda (UGA0500801)Duties: Environmental Management Specialist responsible for collection of data, interviewing stakeholders, project formulation, analysis of technical engineering interventions for water supply improvement, drainage, opening of access roads, housing improvements, garbage management, income generation activities; for the poor slum dwellers in Kampala, writing the TFF and mission reports.
Jun.-Aug. 04 Environmental Impact Assessment for the water supply and wastewater treatment plants for Uganda Christian University (UCU) – Mukono. Duties: Assistant Team Leader responsible for field assessments/interviewing, Liaison with NEMA/Client/District Environmental Officer, analysis of environmental impacts, compiling and editing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
Sept04-May05 Analysis and Documentation of Ecological sanitation Experiences in Uganda. Funded by the Directorate of Water Development, Ministry of Water, Lands and Environment, Government of Uganda. Project Coordinator, responsible for supervision design of field data collection instruments, field data collection and interviewing, supervision of all other Research Assistants involved on the project, sampling and analysis of faecal samples, liaising with the client, report writing and presentation to the client.
Apr.-Aug.04 An Investigation into the raw water quality problems for Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) water supply and impact prediction of pollutant loading in the Inner Murchison Bay (IMB). Duties: Assistant Team Leader/Water supply and Sanitation Engineer responsible for field data collection, laboratory water sample analysis, investigating options namely feasibility of UBL connecting to NWSC line as well as relocating raw water intake works, report writing and presentation to UBL Management.
Jan-Oct.04: Development of Internship Guidelines for Makerere University – A consultancy commissioned by the Academic Registrar, Makerere University; facilitated by I@mak under the Rockefeller Decentralisation programme of Makerere University funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and The World Bank. Duties: One of the four member consultancy team that developed internship guidelines for Makerere University; responsibilities were design of field data collection instruments, interviewing, field data analysis, report writing and presentation to I@mak.com; Makerere University Community and Stakeholders.
Dec.03-Jun.04 Feasibility study for sanitation improvement in 14 towns in supplied by NWSC in Uganda (Arua, Gulu, Lira, Soroti, Mbale, Jinja, Entebbe, Masaka, Mbarara, Kabale, Bushenyi, Fort Portal and Kasese). The work involved a step further to develop sanitation master plans for Entebbe and Jinja. Duties: Sanitation Engineer responsible for field data collection, analysis and identification of sanitation options for the towns, designing sanitation options and reporting.
2003: Training of Engineering Students Through District Focused Internship Attachments, Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and The World Bank. Duties: Department of Civil Engineering Internship Coordinator responsible for formulation of proposals, field supervision of students working on road projects, water supply and sanitation facilities, reporting; compilation of a manual for internships.
2003 Environmental Impact Assessment for equipment upgrade at Busabala Road Valley Clinic and Maternity Centre. Duties: Team Leader responsible for overall coordination, field assessments /interviewing, Liaison with NEMA/Client/District Environmental Officer, analysis of environmental impacts, compiling and editing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
01–03: Improved Risk Assessment and Management in Urban piped water Supply – In collaboration with WEDC, Institute of Development Engineering, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK and National Water and sewerage Corporation (NWSC) Kampala. Funded by The Department for International Development (DFID), under contract No. R8029. Duties: Makerere University Coordinator of the Project responsible for design of field data collection methods; route planning for optimisation of travel distance by field staff; Field data collection of information on primary, secondary and tertiary water supply infrastructure; and reporting; risk and hazard analysis to water contamination in chambered bulk meters, valve boxes reservoirs and Tanks; preparation of draft water safety plans for critical control points as well as reporting.
02–03: Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems in Low-income countries – A scoping study – In collaboration with WEDC, Institute of Development Engineering, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK; GHK, UK and Centre for Environmental Engineering of Towns and Industrial Areas (CEETIA), Vietnam. Funded by The Department for International Development (DFID), under contract No. R8168. Duties: Reviewing secondary sources (including web-based discussions) and case studies; holding semi-structured interviews based on field situations; examining planning and regulation issues relating to urban drainage; local organiser for a stakeholder workshop in Kampala, focussing on municipal engineers, planners as well as environmental protection staff.
Sept. Oct. 02: Re-design of the wastewater treatment system for Vienna College School, Namugongo. Duties: Reconnaissance surveys, selection and sizing of suitable treatment units, reporting.
Feb.-Sept.02: Technical Audit/Evaluation of Water and Sanitation Facilities for FY 2001/2 (Lot 7: Kalangala, Masaka, Sembabule and Rakai Districts with Case International, in Association with Victory Consultants; and Lot 8: Bushenyi, Kabale, Kanungu, Kisoro, Mbarara, Ntungamo and Rukungiri) with Hydraulic and Sanitation Consult, in Association with Strategic Development Associates, Ltd. Funded by The Directorate of Water Development (DWD), Uganda. Duties: Environmental Engineer responsible for physical inspection of water and sanitation facilities and reporting.
Sept.-Nov.01: Design of a Composting Plant for Re-use of Solid Waste in Bwaise, Kawempe Division. Funded by PLAN International. Duties: Assistant Environmental Engineer responsible for identification of suitable alternatives, design and sizing of units, reporting.
Nov.00-03: Training of Engineering Students Through District Focused Internship Attachments, Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. Duties: Formulation of proposals, field supervision of students working on road projects, water supply and sanitation facilities, reporting.
Jan – Mar.01: An investigation into the water Quality Problems for Uganda Breweries Ltd, Funded by Uganda Breweries Ltd. Duties: Field sampling, laboratory analysis, Evaluation of the treatment efficiency of the existing water treatment system, reporting.
March 2000: Design of the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WTP) for Tannery and Leather Improvement Uganda LTD in Masaka. Duties: Field assessment, selection and sizing of unit treatment processes, reporting.

COUNTRIES VISITED

  • Austria
  • Costa Rica
  • Burkina Faso
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Germany
  • India
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • Lao PDR
  • Netherlands
  • Nigeria
  • Peoples Republic of China
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom

Courses taught 

  • CIV7102 Environmental Studies
  • CIV7118 Wastewater Treatment and Reuse.
  • CIV3205 Public Health Engineering
  • CIV7261 Solid Waste Management and Recycling

Office Number

1008 New Building of CEDAT

 

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