Hydrology and Best Practices for Managing Water Resources in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands

Hydrology and Best Practices for Managing Water Resources in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands

Christopher Misati Ondieki (Kenyatta University, Kenya) and Johnson Utu Kitheka (South Eastern Kenya University, Kenya)
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Release Date: July, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 266|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2719-0
ISBN13: 9781522527190|ISBN10: 1522527192|EISBN13: 9781522527206
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The management of water resources is extremely important for survival. Depending on the climate, certain regions require different strategies to maintain sustainable hydrological systems.

Hydrology and Best Practices for Managing Water Resources in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands is a crucial scholarly resource that outlines current trends in water management and offers solutions for the future of this growing field. Highlighting pertinent topics such as hydrological processes modelling, satellite hydrology, water pollution, and climate resources, this publication is ideal for environmental engineers, academicians, graduate students, and researchers that are eager to discover more about the issues and processes currently shaping water management technology.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Aridity Indices
  • Climate Resources
  • Drought Management
  • Hydrological Processes Modelling
  • Hydrometeorology
  • Population Dynamics
  • Sanitation
  • Satellite Hydrology
  • Water Agencies
  • Water Pollution

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Christopher Misati Ondieki is an independent research hydrologist who has served as Senior Lecturer at the Department of Geography, Kenyatta University, Kenya (1994- 2015). He earned his PhD in Meteorology from Nairobi University in 1994, having obtained his Masters in Hydrology from the VUB Belgium in 1985. Between 1987 and 1993, he was Research Hydrologist, Laikipia Research Programme, Nanyuki, Kenya, under the auspices of University of Berne, Switzerland with focus on ASAL hydrology. He has published widely. His research interests are in Hydrological processes and watershed management of river basins. He is a member of Hydrological Society of Kenya (HSK).
Johnson U. Kitheka is an environmental consultant holding BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Geography and Hydrology from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the research, assessment and monitoring of both coastal marine and freshwater resources. Dr. Kitheka has also participated in the implementation of several projects such as the NUFFIC NICHE Capacity building project at the South Eastern Kenya University and the UNEP-GEF Project focused on addressing the impacts of land-based activities in the Western Indian Ocean Basin. He is also experienced in Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA), Integrated River Basin and Coastal Zone Management, Strategic Action Programmes on land based interventions and National Action Plans for coastal natural resources management. Dr. Kitheka has also published widely in refereed international scientific journals. He has previously worked with the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute as a Senior Research Officer and the United Nations Environment Programme as an Environmental Scientist and is currently the Dean of the School of Water Resources Science and Technology of South Eastern Kenya University.

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