Faith Mitheu

Faith Mitheu
University of Reading · Department of Geography and Environmental Science

PhD Human Geography

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Introduction
I am passionate about the welfare of communities living under constant threat of weather related shocks such as floods. Currently pursuing my doctorate on quantitative analysis of flood risks for preparedness and response from the University of reading UK. Over 9 years of experience in various fields including design of irrigation systems, hydrological modeling using satellite data, flood modelling , household livelihood analysis, social-economic household studies.
Additional affiliations
March 2014 - March 2017
Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Developmen
Position
  • Thematic Lead: Water Resources & Disasters
March 2014 - March 2017
Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Developmen
Position
  • Thematic Lead: Water Resources & Disasters

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Publications (9)
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The provision of weather and climate information (WCI) can help the most at-risk communities cope and adapt to the impacts of extreme events. While significant progress has been made in ensuring improved availability of WCI, there remain obstacles that hinder the accessibility and use of this information for adaptation planning. Attention has now f...
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Evaluation of flood forecasts from GloFAS across Uganda and Kenya using flood impacts reports from global databases such as DesInventar and EMDAT
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Using bottom-up approaches to identify the information needs and coping practices of smallholder farmers to reduce the impact of floods on their livelihoods
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Following the 2018 long rainy season in Kenya, SERVIR E&SA leveraged on its expertise in Earth observation (EO) data to develop this summary document. The objective was to help the stakeholders make use of the already available data to understand the flooding situation and probably make decision in future that can alleviate loss of life and propert...
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Millions of people in the arid regions of Kenya and Ethiopia face water scarcity and frequent drought. Water resource forecasting and reliable operation of groundwater distribution systems may improve drought resilience. In this study, we examined three remote sensing data sets against in-situ sensor-collected groundwater extraction data from 221 w...
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The effect of drought in Kenya has been felt in many ways ranging from pastoralist- wildlife conflicts, loss of lives, crop failure to water rationing. We explore the use of space technology in tracking the effects of drought to our water resources.
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The CLIM-WARN early warning information platform is a proof-of-concept of a multi-hazard EWS, developed for the two major hazards in Kenya: flooding and drought. The prototype demonstrates the integration of different climate risks into one system and shows the relevant analysis and creation of warning messages for combinations of hazards and assoc...

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