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Eng. Prof. Japheth O. Onyando, PhD, PE, MIEK

Professor of Soil and Water Engineering &,

DEAN, Faculty of Engineering and Technology,

Egerton University,

P.O. Box 536-20115 Egerton, Kenya.

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EDUCATION

Year

Award

Institution

2000

PhD, Civil Engineering

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

1994

MSc, Agricultural Engineering

University of Nairobi, Kenya

1990

BSc, Agricultural Engineering

Egerton University, Kenya

1984

Kenya Advanced Cert of Education (A Level)

St. Mary’s School, Yala

1982

Kenya Certificate of Education (O Level)

St. Mary’s School, Yala, Siaya

1978

Certificate of Primary Education

Ratanga Primary School, Homa Bay

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION

Date/Year

Title of Certificate

Institution Awarding

2017

Professional Agricultural Engineer

Engineers Board of Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALISATION

1

Soil and Water Engineering

2

Water Resources Engineering systems, planning and management

2

Surface Water Hydrology and Flow systems and processes

3

Integrated Water Resources and Watershed Management

4

Soil erosion and sedimentation processes

WORK EXPERIENCE

1

Jan 2018-Date

Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology

2

May 2011-Jan 2018

Chairman, Department of Agricultural Engineering

3

From 12/03/2018-Date

Adjunct Professor University of Eldoret

4

Since 25/09/2013

Full Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering

5

2005 –24/09/2013

Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering

6

2002-2005

Senior Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Engineering

7

1997-2002

Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Engineering

8

1994-1997

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Engineering

9

1990-1993

Teaching Assistant, Department of Agricultural Engineering

KEY RESEARCH / PROJECTS / SHORT COURSES

1

From 01/ 2018

Center For Integrated Water and Basin Management (CIWAB)-Coordinator: Coordinating the development and execution of short courses. Also knowledge creation and dissemination for improvement of water security

2014-2017

Development Project: MaMaSe Project: Mau Mara Serengeti Sustainable Water Initiative for improvement of water safety and security in the Mara River Basin (MRB) in support of structural poverty reduction, sustainable economic growth, and conservation of the basin’s forest and rangeland ecosystems.

2

2015-2017

Training Project: AfDB/MOEST: Training of MScs and PhDs in Agricultural Engineering at Egerton University

3

2010-2014

Research Project: EOIA: An Earth Observation and Integrated Assessment approach to the governance of Lake Naivasha sponsored by WOTRO, The Netherlands

Collaborating Institutions: ITC/University of Twente, The Netherlands and University of Nairobi, Kenya.

The project sponsored 5 PhD students from Eastern Africa Region

4

2003-Date

Training Project: Post graduate research collaboration with ITC/University of Twente. The Netherlands

1

Okuku K. and Onyando J.O., 2018. Determination of Irrigation scheduling strategy using cropwat model for maize crop. Case study of perkera irrigation scheme, Kenya. Irrigation Journal of Science and Research. 5(1):982-987.

2

Olilo C.O., Muia A.W., Onyando, J.O. and Moturi W.N., 2018. Effect of vegetative filter strips on the dynamics of E. coli biofim-building potential and expression of virulence factors at Mau, Kenya. Energy Ecology and Environment: DOI 10.1007/s40974-018-0081-3.

3

Nyakach, S., Onyando, J. and Owido, S., 2017. Evaluation of expanded black cotton soil as a hydroponics medium. World Jounal of Agricultural Research. 5(2): 88-93

4

Lado S.J, Onyando J.O. and Karanja A.K, 2017. Calibration and validation of Aqua Crop for Full and Deficit Irrigation of French Beans in Njoro-Nakuru-Kenya. International Journal of Science and Research: 239-7064.

5

Sabri J.O, Karanja A. and Onyando J.O., 2017. Effect of Deficit Irrigation on Yield - Water Relation of French Bean in Rift Valley – Njoro Nakuru County- Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Veteranry Science. 10(7):2319-2380

6

Olilo, C.O., Onyando, J.O., Moturi, W.N., Muia, A.W., Ombui, P., Shivoga, W.A. and Roegner, A.F., 2016. Effect of vegetated filter strips, on transport and deposition rates of Escherichia coli in overland flow in eastern escarpments of Mau Forest, Njoro River Watershed, Kenya. Energy, Ecology and Environment: DOI 10.1007/s40974-016-0006-y

7

Odongo, V.O., van der Tol, C., van Oel, O., Meins, M.F., Becht, R., Onyando, J. and Su, Z., 2015. Characterisation of hydro-climatical trends and variability in Lake Naivasha basin, Kenya. Hyrdol. Process DOI 10.1002/hyp.10443

8

Odongo, V.O., Mulatu, D.W., Muthoni, van Oel P.R., Meins, F.M., van der Tol, C., Skidmore, A.K., Groen, T.A., Becht, R., Onyando, J.O., van der Veen, 2014. Coupling socio-economic factors and eco-hydrological processes using a cascade-modelling approach. J. Of Hydrology

9

Obiero J.P.O. and Onyando, J.O., 2013. The Climate of Kenya in Developments in Earth Surface Processes vol. 16 pp39-50. Editors:Paron P, Olago D, Omuto, C.T., Elsavier, The Netherlands.

10

Odongo, V.O., Onyando, J.O., Mutua, B.M., Oel, van P.R. and Becht, R., 2013. Sensitivity Analysis and Calibration of the Modified Universal Soil Loss Equation (MUSLE) for the upper Malewa Catchment, Kenya. International Journal of Sediment Research 28(368-383)

11

Oel, P.R, Mulatu, D.W., Odongo, V.O., Meins, F.R., Hogeboom, R.J., Becht, R., Stein, A., Onyando, J.O. and Veen, A., 2013. The effects of groundwater and surface water use on taotal water availability and implications for water management: The case of lake Naivasha, Kenya. Water Resources Management. (DOI):10.1007/s11269-013-0359-3

12

Otieno, H. and Onyando, J.O., 2012. Coupling Agricultural non-point source (AgNPS) model and geographic information system (GIS) tools to predict peak runoff and sediment generation in the upper River Njoro catchment in Kenya. International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering 4(12):397-403.

13

Raude, J., Mutua, B. and Onyando, J., 2011. Surface Runoff and Soil Loss under varying rainfall intensity. Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, USA. ISBN: 978-3-8443-0356-8

14

Raude, J.M., Onyando, J.O. and Owino, J.O., 2008. Estimated Soil Loss from selected Land Use Practices under varying Rainfall Intensity in River Njoro Catchment in Kenya. International Journal of Pure and Applied Science, 1(4):123-130

15

Ayenew, T., Becht, R., Lieshout, A., Gebreegziabher, Y., Legesse, D. & Onyando, J., 2007. Hydrodymanics of topographically closed lakes in the Ethio-Kenyan Rift: The case of lakes Awassa and Naivasha. Journal of Spatial Hydrology, 7(1):82-100.

16

Neubert, S., Onyando, J.O. and Onchoke, W., 2007. Poverty Oriented Irrigation Policy in Kenya, Empirical Results and Suggestions for Reform. Deutsches Institut fuer Entwicklungspolitik. Bonn, Germany. ISBN 978-3-88985-348-6, ISSN 1860-0441

17

Odada, E., Onyando, J.O. and Aloo, P.A., 2006. Lake Baringo: Addressing Threatened Biodiversity and Livelihood. Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management, 11(4):287-299.

18

Onyando, J.O., Malaki, M.O., Gichaba, C.M., Shivoga, W.A., Miller, S.N., 2005. Micro-field assessment of soil erosion and surface runoff using mini rainfall simulator in upper River Njoro watershed in Kenya. Proceedings of the XX International Grassland Congress. Dublin, Scotland. Wagenigen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands. Eds O’Mara F.P., Wilkins R.J., Mannetje L.t., Lovett D. K., Rogers P.A.M. and Boland T.M. ISBN 9076998817 pg 746.

19

Onyando, J.O., Musila, F., and Awer, M., 2005. The use of GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques to analyse water balance of Lake Bogoria under limited data conditions. Journal of Civil Engineering Research and Practice 2(1):53-65

20

Onyando, J.O., Olang, L.O. and Chemelil, M.C., 2005. Regional analysis of conceptual rainfall runoff models for runoff simulation in ungauged catchments: The case of upper Ewaso Ng’iro drainage basin in Kenya. Journal of Civil Engineering Research and Practice 2(1):23-37

21

Onyando, J.O., Chemelil M.C. and Kisoyan, P., 2005. Estimation of potential soil erosion for River Perkerra catchment in Kenya using GIS and Remote sensing techniques. Water Resources Management. 19(2): 133-143

22

Onyando, J.O. and Chemelil, M.C., 2005. Analysis of surface runoff from headwater catchments in upper Ewaso Ngiro drainage basin in Kenya. In: Sustainable management of headwater resources: research from Africa and India. Eds. Jansky, Martin and Prasad. United Nations University press, Tokyo. ISBN 92-808-1108-8 pp 219-234.

23

Onyando, J.O., Malaki, M.O., Gichaba, C.M., Shivoga, W.A., Miller, S.N., 2005. Micro-field assessment of soil erosion and surface runoff using mini rainfall simulator in upper River Njoro watershed in Kenya. Proceedings of the XX International Grassland Congress. Dublin, Scotland. Wagenigen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands. Eds O’Mara F.P., Wilkins R.J., Mannetje L.t., Lovett D. K., Rogers P.A.M. and Boland T.M. ISBN 9076998817 pg 746.

24

Onyando, J.O., Musila, F., and Awer, M., 2005. The use of GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques to analyse water balance of Lake Bogoria under limited data conditions. Journal of Civil Engineering Research and Practice 2(1):53-65

25

Onyando, J.O., Olang, L.O. and Chemelil, M.C., 2005. Regional analysis of conceptual rainfall runoff models for runoff simulation in ungauged catchments: The case of upper Ewaso Ng’iro drainage basin in Kenya. Journal of Civil Engineering Research and Practice 2(1):23-37

26

Onyando, J.O., Chemelil M.C. and Kisoyan, P., 2005. Estimation of potential soil erosion for River Perkerra catchment in Kenya using GIS and Remote sensing techniques. Water Resources Management. 19(2): 133-143

27

Onyando, J.O., and Chemelil, M.C., 2004. Flood hydrograph generation from small catchments in Kenya. East African Journal of Science. 5(1): 31-42

28

Onyando, J.O., Chemelil, M.C., Awer, M. and Kisoyan, P. 2004. Development of frequency models for predicting design storms in Lake Baringo drainage basin in Kenya. Botswana J. of Tech. 13(1):1-6

29

Odada, E., Onyando, J.O. and Aloo, P.A., 2004. Experience and Lessons Learned Brief for Lake Baringo. Lake Basin Management Initiative. ILEC/LakeNet Regional Workshop for Africa. 3-6 November 2003 (Reviewed by World Bank Task Management Team and Lakenet)

30

Onyando, J.O., Schumann, A.H. & Schultz, G.A., 2003. Runoff simulation using lumped and semi-distributed models. Hydrol. Sci. J. 48(4):511-524

RESEARCH INTERESTS

1

Hydrological processes

2

Water resources systems, planning and management

3

Soil Erosion and Sedimentation

4

Catchment management

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

1

Agricultural Engineering

2

Irrigation and Drainage

3

Water Harvesting and Storage Development

4

Integrated Water Resources Management

MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL / SCIENTIFIC ORGANISATIONS

Member

Engineers Board of Kenya

Member

Institution of Engineers of Kenya

Member

Kenya Society of Agricultural Engineers

Member

International Association of Hydrological Sciences

Member

World Association of Soil Conservation

REFEREES

1

Prof Benedict Mutua, Deputy Vice Chancellor Planning Partnership, Research and Innovation, Kibabii University, P.O. Box 1699-50200, Bungoma. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Prof. Bochline Bebe, Egerton University, P.O. Box 536-20115 Egerton, Kenya e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

3

Prof. Patts Odira, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 30197, Nairobi, Kenya. e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

4

Dr Boniface P. Kiteme, Center For Training Research and Development (CETRAD), P.O. Box

144 Nanyuki. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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