DR. LUKE OMONDI OLANG


POSITION
FACULTY: ENGINEERING SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
SCHOOL: INFRASTRUCTURE AND RESOURCE ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: BIOSYSTEMS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
CURRENT DESIGNATION: RESEARCHER / SENIOR LECTURER
OFFICE EMAIL: luke.olang@tukenya.ac.ke
OFFICE TELEPHONE: +254 (0) 717 575 745
CONSULTATION HOURS: WED - THUR
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EDUCATION
Qualification Area of Specialization Institution Year
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD)HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENTUNIVERSITY F NATURAL RESOURCES AND LIFE SCIENCES, VIENNA (AUSTRIA)2009
MASTERS OF SCIENCE (M.SC.)AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING (SOIL, WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING)EGERTON UNIVERSITY (KENYA)2004
POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAGROUNDWATER RESOURCES & MANAGEMENTTHE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM (ISRAEL)2003
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BSC)AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERINGEGERTON UNIVERSITY (KENYA)2001
WORK EXPERIENCE
Period Position Institution
2015 - TO DATESENIOR LECTURER AND RESEARCHERTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (KENYA)
2010 - 2015LECTURER AND RESEARCHER KENYATTA UNIVERSITY (KENYA)
2009 - 2015ASSOCIATE RESEARCH SCIENTISTIGAD-ICPAC (KENYA)
2005 - 2010ASSISTANT LECTUREREGERTON UNIVERSITY (KENYA)
2004 - 2005ASSOCIATE IRRIGATION DESIGN ENGINEERAMIRAN KENYA LIMITED (KENYA)
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- Gilbert O. Ouma, Luke O. Olang, Amadou M. Dieye, Laban Ogallo (Under review). Institutional challenges in up-scaling climate change adaptation actions: case study experiences from Kenya and Senegal. (Climate and Development - Taylor and Francis) http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?journalCode=tcld20
- Paul Omonge, Mathew Herrnegger, Gladys Gathuru, Josef Fürst, Luke Olang (under review). Modelling the impacts of development and management options on future water resources in the Nyangores sub-catchment of the Mara Basin in Kenya. Water Resources management http://link.springer.com/journal/11269
- Justin Sheffield, Eric F. Wood, Nathaniel Chaney, Kaiyu Guan, Sara Sadri, Xing Yuan, Luke Olang, Abou Amani, Abdou Ali, and Siegfried Demuth (2014). A Drought Monitoring and Forecasting System for Sub-Sahara African Water Resources and Food Security. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 95 (6), 862-882. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00124.1
- Oloo F. O., Olang L., and Strobl J. (2015). Spatial modelling of solar energy potential in Kenya. International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning, 06: 17-30 http://dx.doi.org/10.5278/ijsepm.2015.6.3
- Muriithi Z., Ako E., Kiplagat J., Olang L. (2014). Assessment of land cover changes in Lake Olbolosat region of the central Kenyan highlands using Landsat satellite imagery aided by indigenous knowledge. Journal of Biodiversity Management and Forestry, 2:2. http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2327-4417.1000107
- L. O. Olang, P. M. Kundu, G. Ouma, J. Fürst (2014). Impacts of Land Cover Change Scenarios on Storm Runoff Generation: A Basis for Management of the Nyando Basin, Kenya. Land Degradation and Development, 25(3), 267-277. http://10.1002/ldr.20
- Luke Omondi Olang, Peter Kundu, Thomas Bauer, Josef Fürst (2011). Analysis of spatio-temporal land cover changes for hydrological impact assessment within the Nyando River Basin of Kenya. Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Springerlink), 179 (1-4): 389 – 401. http://10.1007/s10661-010-1743-6
- L. O. Olang and J. Fürst. (2011). Effects of land cover change on runoff peak discharges and volumes - model estimates for the Nyando basin, Kenya. Hydrological Processes, 25: 80–89. http://10.1002/hyp.7821
- Luke Omondi Olang, Peter Kundu, Thomas Bauer, Josef Fürst (2011). Analysis of spatio-temporal land cover changes for hydrological impact assessment within the Nyando River Basin of Kenya. Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Springerlink), 179 (1-4): 389 – 401. http://10.1007/s10661-010-1743-6
- Luke Omondi Olang and Peter Musula Kundu (2011). Deforestation and land degradation of the Mau Forest Complex in Eastern Africa: a review for conservation and restoration purposes. Environmental Monitoring (pp 245 – 262). Edited by Ema O. Ekundayo. ISBN 978-953-307-724-6 . InTech Publishers, Croatia. http://10.5772/28532
- Luke O. Olang, Peter Kundu, Thomas Bauer, Josef Fürst (2010). “Assessing Spatio-temporal Land Cover Changes within the Nyando River Basin of Kenya using Landsat Satellite Data Aided by Community Based Mapping: A case Study”. Proceeding of the Geoinformatics Forum Salzburg (6th - 9th July, 2010, Salzburg Austria). In: Geospatial Crossroads: GI_Forum ’10. Eds Car A., Griesebner G. and Strobl J. http://www.agit.at/php_files/myagit/papers/2010/8155.pdf
- Olang, Luke Omondi; Kundu, Peter; Bauer, Thomas; Fürst, Josef (2009). Impact of Land cover change on flood runoff characteristics of the headwater sub catchments of the Nyando River basin, Kenya. Proceedings of the 12th Biennial Conference of Euro-Mediterranean Network of Experimental and Representative Basins (ERB). In: Hydrological extremes in small basins - International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Eds: Chelmicki W. and Siwel J. No 84: pp 165-170. http://www.geo.uj.edu.pl/konferencja/erb2008/img/Book_of_abstracts.pdf
- Jully O. Ouma, Luke O. Olang, Gilbert O. Ouma, Christopher O. Oludhe, Laban O. Ogallo (under Review). Magnitudes of Climate Variability and Change over the Arid and Semi-Arid lands of Kenya (Journal of Water and Climate Change) http://jwcc.iwaponline.com/
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