Abias Uwimana

PhD fellow

Biography

Abias UWIMANA graduated from the MSc Programme in Water Resources and Environmental Management, in University of Rwanda in 2008. His MSc topic was the characterization and management of water treatment sludge.

Since 2008 to 2015, he has been working as a laboratory analyst for water quality and Assistant Lecturer at the University of Rwanda and was appointed Lecturer in 2016.
 

Topic

Rehabilitation of Sediment and Nutrient Retention Functions in Wetland s of Migina Catchment, Rwanda

Publications

Uwimana, A., Nhapi, I., Wali, U.G., Hoko, Z., Kashaigili, J., (2010). Sludge characterization at Kadahokwa water treatment plant. Water Science and Technology : Water Supply - WSTWS 10.5, 847-858.

Other information

The project assesses the sediment and nutrient retention capacity of the three important wetland land uses (fishponds, rice farms and natural wetlands) in valley bottom wetlands of Migina catchment in Rwanda. It also assesses land uses options that can enhance sediment and nutrient retention capacity of the catchment. The project specific objectives are : (1) to assess the effects of land uses and water discharge on the water quality; (2)  to determine the retention capacity of the of wetland land uses (fishponds, rice farms and natural wetlands); (3) to assess the nutrient pathways for the three valley bottom wetland land uses (fishponds, rice farms and natural wetlands); and (4) to assess the potential contribution of fishponds, rice farms and natural wetlands to nutrient and sediment retention.