Daniel Olago is Associate Professor at the Department of Geology and Director of the Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation, University of Nairobi. His current research interests focus on the interactions of groundwater, surface water, climate, environment and human linkages with a special focus on eastern Africa. He is widely published with over 100 research articles, book chapters and edited books. In 1998 he won the International START Young Scientist Award for an international journal published research paper (Global and Planetary Change Vol. 26 /1-3: 159-171), and was also a Lead Author in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report that won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007. He has been involved in multi-disciplinary research projects, training, capacity building activities and consultancies on global environmental change and its societal and natural resources impacts in sub-Saharan Africa for over 25 years, and has wide experience in capacity strengthening in local, regional and international contexts for a diverse range of stakeholders, from grassroots, through management to policy-making groups and government agencies. He is presently running or is involved in projects that centre around water security in relation to climate change and society, sustainable cities, natural capital assessments & environmental impacts of development corridors, and the palaeoclimatology of the East African region. Currently, Daniel is Chairman, Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) Water Programme Steering Committee and a member of INQUA-SACCOM Advisory Committee, and Associate Editor of the Frontiers journal Water and Climate Change, and is the founding Editor of the Africa Journal of Physical Sciences of the University of Nairobi. He has been a Member, International Lake Environment Committee (ILEC) from 2007 to 2020, among other international scientific committees over the past 25 years. Daniel has the following professional affiliations: Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (FAAS); Fellow of the Geological Society of Kenya (GSK); Member of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences; Registered Geologist, Geologists Registration Board (GRB); Registered Hydrogeologist, Ministry of Water and Irrigation; Lead Expert, National Environment Management Authority; Member, Environment Institute of Kenya. Daniel has provided consultancy both locally and abroad for a wide variety of clientele in the areas of climate change, resource assessments and management, and environmental impact assessments and audits for various sectors and industries such as in oil and gas, construction, mineral exploration and extraction, surface and ground water, and energy.
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