Kihuha Waweru

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PERSONAL PROFILE: KIHUHA WAWERU MSc.

 

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Kihuha Waweru

Lecturer in Engineering Geology

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Egerton University

P.O. Box 536-20115

Egerton, Kenya.

Mobile: +254 718080168

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EDUCATION

 

Year

Degree

Institution

1990

MSc. Engineering Geology

University of Durham, U.K

1981

BSc. Geology

University of Nairobi, Kenya

1983

Kenya Advanced Cert of Education (A Level)

Thika High School

1981

Kenya Certificate of Education (O Level)

Nyandarua Sec. School

1977

Certificate of Primary Education

Madaraka Pri. School, Nyandarua

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

 

Dates/Year

Title of Certificate

Institution Awarding

2013

Subsurface water modelling using HYDRUS

University of Kassel, Germany

2013

Research proposal Development

Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Uganda

2012

Research Management

Egerton University/ University of East Anglia

2009

Proposal Development and Communication Skills Enhancement

Egerton University

2009

University Academic Advising

Egerton University

2006

Pedagogy

Egerton University

2005

Introduction to ArcGis

ESRI, Nairobi

2002

Certificate in Remote Sensing for Natural Resources Management.

RCMRD, Nairobi

2001

Certificate of proficiency in AutoCAD

PolyCASE, Kenya Polytechnic

2000

Certificate of proficiency in GIS.

PolyGIS, Kenya Polytechnic

 

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

 

Hydrogeological survey, Geotechnical Site Investigations.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

March 2010 – Present

Lecturer in Engineering Geology, Soil mechanics, and Groundwater Engineering. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Egerton University, Njoro.

July 2005 – March 2010

Assistant Lecturer in Engineering Geology, Engineering materials, Soil mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering and Water Law. Department of Water & Environmental Engineering; Egerton University, Njoro.

February 2001 – July 2005

Principal Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering, and Deputy Head of Building & Civil Engineering Department. Kenya Polytechnic, Nairobi.

December 1988 – February 2001

Senior Lecturer in Soil mechanics and Foundation Engineering. Kenya Polytechnic, Nairobi.

August 1985 – December 1988

Lecturer in Geology, Soil mechanics and Foundation Engineering. Kenya Polytechnic, Nairobi.

January 1985 – August 1985

Consulting Hydrogeologist. Aquafield consultants, Nairobi.

September 1981 – January 1985

Engineering Geologist, Karlsons & Finne Ltd., Nairobi. (Drilling contractors and water Engineers.)

 

KEY RESEARCH/ TECHNICAL PROJECTS

 

Project period

Research Topic

March 2014 - 2016

Comparative Analysis of Subsurface Irrigation systems ComASI.

December 2013

Hydrogeological survey for siting boreholes in Kajiado.

June 2013

400/220 KVA SUSWA SUBSTATION: OLD SITE. Geotechnical investigation of a site for a proposed sub-station

May 2013

NDEMWA MALL NAKURU. Geotechnical investigation of site for a proposed 8 storey building in Nakuru town.

March 2013

PROPOSED 400KV DOUBLE CIRCUIT ISINYA TO SUSWA TRANSMISSION LINE. Consultant in the Geotechnical investigations into the subsoil conditions at 267 tower locations along the proposed transmission line.

May 2012

GULF POWER COMPANY. Data analysis and Geotechnical investigation report for proposed thermal power plant at Athi-River.

April 2012

CHESIRIMION DAM, East Pokot. Geophysical investigation of proposed dam site.

March 2012

LIMURU RAILWAY FOOT BRIDGE. Supervision of foundation pilling works

January 2011

BRAESIDE VILLAS. Drilling and construction of a total of 96 foundation piles measuring 350mm diameter x 7m deep.

July 2010

KIPEVU III POWER PROJECT. Geophysical survey for location of buried metals at site for construction of switch gear and along cable line.

September 2009

KILOME WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION PROJECT. Tanathi Water Services Board. Hydrogeological Survey.

August 2007

EGERTON UNIVERSITY DAM. Geotechnical investigation for a small earth dam in Egerton University

1994

ACTIONAID KENYA. Hydrogeological survey of the Kyuso Rural development area, Mwingi.

1994

ACTIONAID KENYA. Hydrogeological survey of the Kyuso Rural development area, Mwingi.

1994

ACTIONAID KENYA. Hydrogeological survey of the Kibwezi Rural development area

1993

ACTIONAID KENYA. Hydrogeological survey of the Ikanga Rural Development area, Southern Kitui

1993

CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF EMBU. Gichera water project. Hydrogeological siting of Shallow wells and geological documentation of springs.

1986

ELDORET BY-PASS ROAD; Geotechnical investigations.

1986

KENYA NATIONAL ASSUARANCE BUILDING KISUMU; Geotechnical investigations

1986

OMINO PLAZA KISUMU; Geotechnical investigation.

 

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (2003-Present)

 

1

Kihuha, S.N.W, Application of Electrical Tomography in site investigation. A Case study of proposed Egerton University dam. Paper presented at the Egerton University Third Research Week and International conference on 17th September 2008

2

Kihuha S.N.W (2004): The use of GIS in the exploration of fault controlled ground water in Mutha, South Kitui. Paper presented at the 1st GIS ESRI user Conference at Kenyatta University.

3

Kihuha, S.N.W (1990): Measurement of soil suction in Tropical climate. MSc.Thesis. University of Durham, UK.

 

MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL/ SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS

 

Membership Category

Organization

Registered Geologist (Reg. Geol)

Geologists Registration Board of Kenya (GRB)

Professional Member

Geological Society of Kenya, (GSK)

Registered Hydrogeologist

Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Kenya