Prof. Hans C. Komakech

Prof. Hans C. Komakech is the Centre Leader of WISE-Futures. Hans is an Associate professor in the School of Material, Energy, Water and Environmental Sciences (MEWES). He received a BSc in Civil Engineering (Makerere University Kampala), MSc. Water and Wastes Engineering (Loughborough UK), MSc and PhD in Water Resources Management (IHE Delft/TU Delft Netherlands). His main research interests include Water Resources Management and Governance, irrigation development, agricultural water management, and urban water and sanitation management. Hans is a leader of several interdisciplinary research projects at NM-AIST, to mention: Studying African Farmer-Led Irrigation Development (SAFI); Experimenting with practical Transition Groundwater Management strategies for the Urban Poor in Sub-Saharan Africa (T-GroUP); Understanding eco-hydrological processes to develop participatory water allocation tools (VLIR – IUC/NM-AIST); and Achieving Universal Access to adequate, sustainable and equitable sanitation services in the Cities of Tomorrow. He has publishedin both high ranking and emerging social and natural sciences journals, has an interesting andbroad academic network of researchers.Visit Hans profile on Scopus; Google Scholar or


Selected Publications

Wilhelm A Kiwango, Hans C Komakech, Thadeo MC Tarimo, Lawrence Martz (In-press). Levels of community participation and satisfaction with decentralized wildlife management in Idodi-Pawaga Wildlife Management Area, Tanzania. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology: 25(3) 238-248.

Ceven Shemsanga, Alfred NzibavugaNyarubakula Muzuka, Lawrance Martz, Hans Charles Komakech, EliapendaElisante, Marry Kisaka, Cosmas Ntuza (2017). Origin and mechanisms of high salinity in Hombolo Dam and groundwater in Dodoma municipality Tanzania, revealed. Journal of Applied Water Science 1 – 23

Philip Woodhouse, Gert Jan Veldwisch, Jean-Philippe Venot, Dan Brockington, and Hans C. Komakech, ÂngelaManjichiAfrican (2017) farmer-led irrigation development: re-framing agricultural policy and investment? The Journal of Peasant Studies 44(1) 213-233

Chris de Bont, Gert Jan Veldwisch, Hans Charles Komakech, JeroenVos (2016). The fluid nature of water grabbing: the on-going contestation of water distribution between peasants and agribusinesses in Nduruma, Tanzania, Agriculture and human values 33(3) 641-654