Tom Ogol is a Research Associate for the Water, Land and Ecosystem Services research programme at SEI Africa and the Centre focal point for the WEAP model. He is currently involved in the Water-Food-Energy Nexus project in Rwanda and Zambia.
Tom has a keen interest in the prudent development and management of water resources for the sustenance of ecosystem services and looks at intensifying research on various nexuses as part of developing solid Integrated Water Resource Management plans. He is proficient in developing hydrological and water models, i.e. ArcSWAT, HEC-HMS and WEAP, plus using the SDSM downscaling model for applying climate change scenarios.
Prior to joining SEI Africa, Tom worked on consultancy assignments developing hydrological models to assess environmental flows and calibration of irrigation hydraulic structures for discharge measurements. He has also worked for the Norwegian Refugee Council in the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya – the largest refugee camp in the world – dealing with numerous issues on water, environment and sanitation.
Tom holds an MSc. in Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering from UNESCO-IHE in the Netherlands and a BSc. Degree in Water and Environmental Engineering from Egerton University in Kenya. He has also undertaken trainings on water and sanitation and water monitoring systems facilitated by the UN and REDR UK. He is a Young Water Professional member of the International Water Association, Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council and Water Youth Network.