The Centre for Integrated Water and Basin Management (CIWAB) was established in 2017 through engagement with stakeholders from public, private and civil society organisations, and development partners. The Centre focuses on knowledge creation and dissemination for improved water security, livelihood diversification and ecosystem sustainability.
The Faculty has four departments and offers four undergraduate degree programmes, namely Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Water and Environmental Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and Bachelor of Science in Instrumentation and Control Engineering. All our programmes are accredited by the Commission for University Education, and we make a point of updating them regularly as required by the regulator.
The current update of the programmes, which takes into account the input from the Engineers Board of Kenya, (EBK) is near completion and will soon be submitted to the commission for the Commission for University Education (CUE) for their action as required by the regulations. The Faculty also empasises a great deal on postgraduate studies, and currently there are four Master of Science and five Doctor of Philosophy programmes with local and international students.
The Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Prof. Japheth O. Onyando, receives electrical equipment worth Ksh2 million donated by GIZ on 15 November 2021. The donation was made possible by Mr Germano Mugambi of the Department of Electrical and Control Engineering, who is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Germany.
The Faculty is pursuing a number of important projects through its Departments as outlined below.
Centre for Integrated Water and Basing Management
The Centre for Integrated Water and Basing Management (CIWAB) was established in 2017 following the completion of Mau Mara and Serengeti (MaMaSe), which was funded by The Nertherlands Embassy. It focuses on improving water security for livelihoods, economic benefits and environmental sustainability. CIWAB is affiliated to the Department of Agricultural Engineering, and it facilitates staff in developing proposals and running the subsequent projects. Through this initiative, the projects outlined below have been attracted.
Centre for Integrated water and Basin Management (CIWAB) in collaboration with World Wide Fund (WWF) Kenya and other partners are currently implementing a project Catchment to Tap (C2T).