River Basins,
Water Resources Engineering & Environmental Studies

Agriculture/Irrigation Systems, Climate change, Livelihood, Policy and Institution represent the largest category of most African employment. WEMA experts have carefully undertaken this course of action through research and consultancy to build a worth of experience suitable for this category of our operations. Below are some of the projects to which we have built our experience in this field of operation.


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Consultancy Services Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research and Economic Development (PREPARED)


PREPARED has FIVE integrated components:


Component 1: Climate change adaptation technical capacity, policy leadership, and action readiness of regional institutions improved

Component 2: Resilient and sustainable management of biologically significant transboundary freshwater ecosystems in the East African Community region strengthened

Component 3: Resilient and sustainable water supply, sanitation, and wastewater treatment services in the Lake Victoria Basin enhanced

Component 4: Regional Coordination of Partners

Component 5: Overall Program Management and Administrative Support


WEMA professionals were involved in all components but mainly undertook Component 3 - Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), to strengthen the resiliency and sustainability of water supply, sanitation and wastewater treatment services in the Lake Victoria Basin.

United State Agency for International Development (USAID)

East Africa

January 2013 – January 2017

Undertake a study on “Identification of Good Agricultural Marketing Practices for Adaptation and Scaling Up” covering the entire country up the village level. The tasks included:

  • Study and assess the agricultural marketing systems in Tanzania by category of major sub sectors including traditional export crops, non-traditional exports, major food crops, horticultural crops, livestock and livestock products, fish and fish products and agricultural inputs.
  • Identify successful agricultural marketing practices for adaptation and scaling up.
  • Prepare guidelines for adaptation and scaling up of identified good agricultural marketing practices.

Ministry of Industry, Trade and Marketing, Tanzania

July-September 2009

Sub consultant on Economic Development: Natural Resources Intervention and Investment for the Lake Victoria

Major responsibilities included Assessment of potential for agricultural products including non-traditional export crops and identify appropriate technologies for processing and packaging that would add value to products and suggest marketing and investment improvement/ strategies in agriculture for the Lake Victoria zone.

Lake Victoria Environmental Management project (II), Tanzania

June 2006 – February 2007

Consultant on the study of possible and viable water sources for both supplementary irrigation and domestic supply for the Kilosa community trust fund (KCTF).

World Bank, Illovo Sugar Company Ltd, and Swiss Agency for Development and Corporation (SDC), Tanzania


Feasibility study for supplementary Irrigation of Sugar Cane.

The tasks undertaken are:

  • Analysis of possible water sources for irrigation
  • Possible irrigation methods
  • Water supply and water demand
  • Possible irrigation schedule
  • Layout of irrigation network

World Bank, Illovo Ltd, SDC, Tanzania


May-September 2004

Sub consultant in the Design and Development of a Research Master Plan.

The main objective was to develop a plan that would enhance long term strategies that meet the country policy of improving living standard of the rural people in the central corridor of Tanzania (regions of Morogoro, Dodoma, Singida, and Shinyanga). This included design of projects that would tackle agricultural problems, water problems, marketing and sustainable use of natural resources in the study area.

Rural livelihood Development Programme (RLDP) of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Oct 2003

Feasibility study for supplementary Irrigation system of wheat.

The tasks undertaken are:

  • Design of possible supplementary irrigation system in the Wheat Farm
  • Develop farm sizes using GPS points and GIS software
  • Analysis of rainfall data
  • Analysis of possible water sources including ground water, and rain water harvesting
  • Analysis of possible water withdraw from the Basotu dam

The Consortium of Investors for the Hanang Wheat Farm, Tanzania


March-June 2003


Rising Irrigation Productivity and Releasing Water for Inter-sectoral needs (RIPARWIN).

The tasks performed are: Irrigation efficiency and agricultural water management, River flow measurement and Environmental flow estimates, River basin multi-sectroal water use analysis and management and Water users institutional arrangement.

Department for International Development (DFID), UK. Tanzania

March 2002-May 2005

Working as a sub-consultant in Irrigation/water management for the largest water project in the Southern highland of Tanzania on the Sustainable Management of the Usangu Wetlands and its Catchments (SMUWC).

SMUWC was funded by DFID and managed by the consortium formed between the Hunting Technical Services Consultant (HTS) and the Water Management Consultants (WM) both of UK. The project was designed to manage the Usangu wetlands and its catchment which was under threat due human activities.

Sustainable Management of the Usangu Wetlands and its Catchments (SMUWC) and DFID


WEMA professionals working as individuals in a large EU funded soil and water project implemented by the Hunting technical service consultant of UK and the Soil and Water management research group of Tanzania to implement the soil and water Management project in East Africa (Tanzania and Uganda) WEMA professionals worked on this project for 2 years and it was successfully completed.

Tanzania and Uganda

1998 – 1999

Team members on the Assessment and evaluation of problems and productivity of coffee farmers in major productions zone in Tanzania.

In this study Six (6) major zones were visited and evaluated

Economic Research Bureau of the University of Dar es salaam


Systematic combination of indigenous and Scientific methods of Soil – Water Management.

WEMA professionals working as individuals in this large EU funded soil and water project implemented by the Hunting technical service consultant of UK, the Soil and Water management research group of Tanzania, and Makerere University of Uganda was commissioned to do the following.

  • Perform daily field measurement of water moisture in bare field and cropped fields
  • Perform soil permeability test throughout the season
  • Develop experimental plots for range of crop varieties
  • Assess the yield performance of different crops under different method of water management

European Union (EU), Tanzania


January 1997-December 1999


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