Jacob Katuva (left) and his PhD supervisor, Prof Rob Hope (via @rhope06 on Twitter)
Huge congratulations to Dr Jacob Katuva (Gro for GooD/University of Oxford) who yesterday passed his viva to secure his PhD on Groundwater and Welfare!
Jacob has been core part of UPGro since the beginning and has represented the Gro for GooD project and UPGro as a whole many times over the last 6 years.
He follows the success of fellow Gro for GooD Early Career Researcher, Dr Johanna Koehler (below) who received her PhD earlier back in March:
Here are some highlights from both of them:
Films & Interviews:
A Microsoft film about Oxford’s work on smart handpumps:
Jacob presenting his poster at the UPGro booth at the 2014 IAH Congress in Marrakech, whilst still at Rural Focus Ltd (apologies for poor sound and the caption error)
- How far has devolution come in Kenya? (Johanna Koehler, 2017)
- “How one of the UPGro research projects is leading to real changes in the lives of poor households and communities in Kenya” by Jacob Katuva @ WEDC 2017
- Do the poor think they are poor? by Jacob Katuva @ ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research 2016
- Implementing the right to water – water policy choices with decentralised politics in Kenya by Johanna Koehler
- Wara, C., Thomas, M., Mwakurya, S. and Katuva, J. (2019) Development of River Rating Curves for Simple to Complex Hydraulic Structure Based on Calibrated HEC-RAS Hydraulic Model, in Kwale, Coastal Kenya.Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 11, 468-490.
- Thomson, P.; Bradley D,;Katilu;Katuva J.;Lanzonia, M.; Koehler J.; Hope, R (2019). Rainfall and groundwater use in rural Kenya, Science of The Total Environment, Volume 649, 1 February 2019, Pages 722-730
- Koehler, J. (2018) Exploring policy perceptions and responsibility of devolved decision-making for water service delivery in Kenya’s 47 county governments, Geoforum, Volume 92, 2018, Pages 68-80, ISSN 0016-7185, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2018.02.018.
- Koehler, J., Rayner, S., Katuva, J., Thomson, P. and Hope, R. (2018). A cultural theory of drinking water risks, values and institutional change. Global Environmental Change, 50, pp.268-277.
- Foster, T., J. Willets, M. Lane, P. Thomson, J. Katuva, R. Hope (2018) Risk factors associated with rural water supply failure: A 30-year retrospective study of handpumps on the south coast of Kenya, Science of the Total Environment 626 (2018) 156-154
- Thomson, P. and Koehler J. (2016) Performance-oriented monitoring for the water SDG – challenges, tensions and opportunities, Aquatic Procedia 6 ( 2016 ) 87 – 95 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aqpro.2016.06.010