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Pauline Wanjiku Nyamu

Pauline Wanjiku Nyamu

YEP period 2020 - 2022, batch 21

Young Expert at Hoogheemraadschap De Stichtse Rijnlanden - Kenya

First position after YEP

GIS/Modelling Expert at Hoogheemraadschap De Stichtse Rijnlanden Kenya

YEP Role

GIS/Modelling Young Expert: I am a GIS/Modelling Young Expert for the partnership between BLUE DEAL KENYA and WRA based at Tana catchment area, Embu. The project focuses on improving quantitative water management in the upstream areas of the Tana River. The major work is to draw up water management plans and water allocation plans. I am taking lead in the improvement of the GIS infrastructure and mapping, data management and analysis and use of hydrological models (SWAT & WEAP). I am also helping to identify together with my colleagues appropriate best practices to address the challenges that arise from the implementation of the project activities.


Water Resources Database management, Hydro met data collection and Analysis, Integrated water resources management, Developing GIS-based maps, Flood forecasting, Hydrological modelling, Technical Report writing & Presentation, Teamwork, Committed, sense of responsibility, curious and hands-on person.


Nationality: Kenyan
  • 2017-2019: Master of Science in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation in Water Resources and Environmental Management - The University of Twente, ITC Faculty, The Netherlands
  • 2010-2014: Bachelor of Science in Earth Science with IT, Hydrology and Water Resources Management at Maseno University

Experience before YEP

2015-Present: Surface Water officer at Water Resources Authority. This is the position I still hold at the Authority since June 2015. My main responsibilities are: Management of the Water Resources Information system via MIKE IPO (Info, Planning & Operations), Hydro-met data processing and analysis, Installation, operation, and maintenance of the hydro-meteorological stations, Development and compilation of technical reports, Developing scopes of work, installation guides, and user manuals and Flood mapping using the HECRAS model.
Within the same period between January 2017 & April 2019, I was redesignated as a Water Resources Data Officer. My main role was to monitor and manage the Water Resources Database via MIKE BASIN platform.

May - Dec 2014: Intern at Water Resource Authority, Naivasha

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Organisation: Hoogheemraadschap De Stichtse Rijnlanden
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