Groundwater Survey) Ltd has a close working relationship with several experienced consultants in the water sector and related disciplines:
JOHN EDWARD FOX
Mr. Fox has been working for eighteen years in developing countries as program's director, project manager/advisor and in the establishment of project management teams. He has a wealth of experience in project appraisal, monitoring and evaluation, environment/natural resource management, in drought management planning, pastoralist development planning and food security, institution and organizational development, in community-based rural water supply and small-scale irrigation development, in rainwater harvesting and micro-catchments development.
Training in participatory planning and implementation methods (using PRA and Log Frame Analysis), technical training of water supplies, small-scale irrigation projects, community animal health workers and small enterprise development.
Eighteen years working with international and national organizations, including European Union, World Bank, UNDP, FAO, UNICEF, CIDA, USAID, the Governments of Kenya, Ethiopia and Netherlands. The Catholic Church in, Kenya and Uganda (in Turkana, Wajir, Mandera, Garba Tulla all in Kenya; West Nile and Karamoja in Uganda;). NGOs (Oxfam, Action Aid, Health Net, Care, World Vision, EPAG in Mandera, Afar Relief Association in Ethiopia, SCF (US) and FARM-Africa).
ZACHARIA NJUGUNA KURIA (Msc), Hydrogeologist
Mr. Kuria has 8 years experience in various aspects of applied hydrogeology, gained through training and involvement in numerous projects within the Nyanza and Rift Valley Province of Kenya. He has been involved in a large number of hydrogeological and geophysical borehole site surveys for private organizations, NGO’s and major government projects.
In addition, he is experienced in all technical aspects of borehole design and construction, supervision of drilling works, borehole logging, interpretation of test pumping data, and qualitative and quantitative administration of groundwater resources.
Mr. Kuria is well-versed in various types of computer software applied in hydrogeological studies and water resources management. He has undergone specialized training in the field geophysics through UNESCO and Egyptian Technical Training Fellowship. In 2003, he was appointed lecturer in hydrogeology at the University of Nairobi.
PER BO SÖREN PERSSON (Dip. Eng.)
Mr. Persson is a Swedish water and drilling consultant with over thirty years experience in all types of water drilling methods, drilling equipment, training in water well drilling, tendering and drawing up plans for water seminars, construction of piped water schemes in rural areas, and development, installation and marketing of hand-pumps.
Mr. Persson has worked for more than twenty years in East-Africa. From 1982 to 1986, Mr. Persson was working in Sri-Lanka, where he was responsible for a UNICEF assisted program for water well drilling and installation of hand-pumps, and a Water and Environmental Sanitation Project. In this period, he also participated in the Review Committee for the FINNIDA Water Program in Kandy District.
Since 1990, Mr. Persson is the general manager of Water and Drilling Consultancy Ltd in Kenya and Tanzania. This company assists aid organizations in East-Africa with consultancy work concerning water supply of both urban and rural communities. The company also manufactures and sells hand-pumps.
THEO HENDRIKSEN (Msc), rural development
Mr. Theo Hendriksen has a MSc in rural development and natural resource management. In his long career he has been in charge of large, long-term donor funded rural development and watershed management programmes. He has also done many years of consultancy as team leader of international, multi-sectoral teams and as an individual carrying out feasibility studies, design, planning and implementation of water harvesting, rural engineering, and integrated water resource management. He has thorough know-how of land use planning, soil conservation and rural micro-finance for livelihoods development in arid and semi-arid areas. He has been involved in ASAL development in general for more than two decades and has initiated participatory approaches during his career as a strategic focal point and strongly fostered the inclusion of the private sector as a stakeholder. He has worked in the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and has done short-term and long-term consultancies in many African countries covering planning, project formulation, evaluation and implementation support. Most recently has he been the driving force behind a pilot project for water harvesting in the Karamoja Cluster, covering Uganda, Kenya, Sudan and Ethiopia, while carrying out numerous evaluations of diverse water development projects in Turkana District and Eastern province. He also contributed to a pre-feasibility study and formulated an approach for watershed management and riverbank engineering in Somaliland for GAA/EC within the context of an integrated water resource management plan for Dur Dur Valley (4,500 square km.).