Kenya to host Symposium on Water Service Provision, GIS and EO


The Kenyan Ministry of Water, Sanitation & Irrigation in conjunction with the Kenya Water Institute (KeWI), is organising the 2021 Geographic Information System (GIS) symposium. Consequently, the Ministry is inviting applications from various exhibitors, Session Conveners, and delegates. Furthermore, the Ministry expects to have students, professionals, interested individuals and various institutions as delegates.

The theme is “Supporting Water Service Provision and Water Resources Management through Utilization of GIS and Earth Observation Technologies.” Furthermore, the event will hold from June, 24th 2021 to June, 25th 2021 at the Kenya Water Institute (KEWI), Main Campus, Ole shapara Avenue South C – Nairobi.

The subthemes of the symposium include

  1. Innovations and Technologies in GIS & EO
  2. Water Utility and Infrastructure Mapping
  3. GIS in Governance and Resource Management
  4. Satellite Meteorology and Global Climate
  5. Capacity Development in GIS & EO
  6. Use of cloud facilities and big data in the EO of water

The symposium will have Mrs Sicilly Kariuki EGH CS, Ministry of Water, Sanitation & Irrigation, H.E. Dr Wilber Ottichilo Governor Vihiga County in attendance as chief guests. In addition, the keynote speakers include; Professor Japheth Onyando of Egerton University, Dr Zoltan Vekerdy University of Twente ITC, amongst others.

Commenting on the symposium, Professor Patrick O. Hayombe, CEO / Director of Kenya Water Institute stated; “We can’t hide our joy to host this event of its kind in Central and Eastern Africa. We are also humbled by the appreciation and support we have received from our partners and GIS professionals all over the world.”

Consequently, interested persons can register for the event here. Furthermore, for more information on the speakers, registration fees, important deadlines, and others, please see here.

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