KISUMU HOTEL , KISUMU
Dr. Stephen Mureithi, a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Land Resources Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT), University of Nairobi (UoN) and Prof. Pascal Boeckx of Ghent University, Belgium led over 20 stakeholders in a just concluded inception workshop on “Improved management for nitrate pollution in the Lake Victoria catchment of Kenya". The workshop was officially opened Prof. G. Kironchi, Chairman, and LARMAT and took place on 24th and 25th January 2017 at Kisumu hotel, Kisumu. In his remarks he highlighted that, “We should focus in enriching the resources available and involvement of more stakeholders through sustainable projects”.
This VLIR-UOS project hosted in the department of LARMAT and its goal is on “Capacity building in application of state of the art isotopic techniques for nitrate pollution sources apportionment in the Lake Catchment coupled to policy and decision support tools for improved nitrate pollution management"
In his remarks, Dr. Stephen Mureithi the project PI in Kenya emphasized on need for policies at County and national level in pursuit to improved water management in Lake Victoria. The four-year project supports local capacity building through training of postgraduates and provision of infrastructure. i.e. Isotope laboratories Prof. Pascal Boeckx highlighted.
Among the participants were Kisumu County Executive (CEC) member Prof.Baraka Abunyo, Director Ministry of Water and Irrigation Dr.Chrispine Omondi representatives from Water Resource Management Authority (WARMA). Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company Ltd (KIWASCO), Ahero Irrigation Station (AIRS),local Universities (KU and SEKU) and CGIAR (ILRI and IITA). Other participants in attendance from LARMAT were Carolyne Kyalo and Esther Waribu.