Vincent Omondi Odongo is a Research Fellow- Water & Oceans at SEI Africa Center. He is a hydrologist with a broad multidisciplinary interest cutting across water resources management, ecohydrology, socio-hydrology and geo-information science.
Prior to joining SEI, he worked as a researcher at Uppsala University, Sweden under a European Research Council grant that seeks to understand the mutual shaping of hydrological extremes (floods and droughts) and society, and at Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands, as a Talent Postdoctoral scientist under the LAKES project. He has also served as a Lecturer at the Department of Agriculture and Water Engineering at Egerton University, Kenya.
Over the past 10 years, Vincent has been involved in a number of water resources management projects in East and Southern Africa at the national and transboundary scales with externally funded resources in partnership with local government institutions, non-profit non-governmental organisations, and research institutions. Some of the transboundary projects that he has been part of include Nile Ecosystems Valuation for wise-Use (Nile-Eco-VWU) funded by the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystem (WLE) which investigated key ecosystem challenges across Egypt, Sudan, Uganda, and Kenya-Tanzania; Water Futures and Solutions East Africa (WFaS) in collaboration with the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA) whose key objective was to conduct an integrated water resources management assessment to understand development trends of future water supply and demand for all water users across different economic sectors in East Africa while safeguarding the environment with the aim of incorporating water science into water policy and planning, and applied water management issues in the region
Vincent holds a Ph.D. in Water Resources and Hydrology from the University of Twente, Faculty of Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation (ITC), The Netherlands, an MSc in Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling obtained as part of the Erasmus Mundus programme in four European Universities (University of Twente, Faculty of Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation (ITC), The Netherlands; University of Southampton, UK; Lund University, Sweden; and Warsaw University, Poland). He also holds an MSc. and BSc. Agricultural Engineering degrees from Egerton University, KENYA.