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Dr. Eng H. Makurira

Faculty of Engineering
Dean

Qualifications: PhD Water Management & Hydrology (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), MSc in Water & Environmental Resources Management (UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands), Post-graduate Diploma in Water & Environmental Resources Management (UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands), Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Civil Engineering (UZ).

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PRESENT POSITION
Dr Makurira is a Senior Lecturer in the Civil Engineering Department and is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.
Profile Summary

Dr Makurira has extensive experience working in the water sector having worked for the Ministry of Water Resources and Development and ZINWA prior to joining the Civil Engineering Department in 2003. He specialises in aspects related to integrated water management and hydrology.. He lectures water engineering courses at BSc and postgraduate level. In the process, he has supervised BSc projects, MSc and PhD researches in the water engineering field. This work has led to several publications in international journals. Dr Makurira is a Fellow of the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers and is registered as a Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe. He has also participated in several community projects, capacity building projects and consultancies in the region including lecturing and examining at various universities in the region and beyond.

Research & Publication Profile

a) Publications in peer-reviewed journals

  1. Gumindoga, W., Makurira, H., Phiri, M., and Nhapi, I. 2016. Estimating runoff from ungauged catchments for reservoir water balance in the Lower Middle Zambezi Basin. Water SA Vol. 42 No. 4 October 2016.  
  2. Tumbare M. J., Makurira H., and Shonhiwa E. K. 2016. An assessment of impacts of climate and/or land use change on selected dam spillway designs in the Mazowe catchment in Zimbabwe. Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology (JSET). Volume 3 No. 1 
  3. Muhonda, P., Mabiza, C., Makurira, H., Kujinga, K., Nhapi, I., Goldin, J., and Mashauri, D. Analysis of Institutional Mechanisms that support community response to impacts of floods in the Middle Zambezi River Basin, Zimbabwe, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, D01:10.1016/jpce.2014.11.013, In press.
  4. Makurira, H., and Tumbare, M.J. 2014. Water insecurity in Zimbabwe’s towns and cities: Challenge for institutions. Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology (JSET) ISBN9780797460072. In press.
  5. Nyikadzino, B., Chibisa, P., and Makurira, H. 2014. Exploring the effectiveness of sustainable water management structures in the Upper Pungwe River Basin.  Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 67-69. Pages 173-179. 
  6. Makurira, H., Mapani, B., Mazvimavi, D., Mul, M., and Wepener, V., 2014. Implementing water science research to benefit all. Editorial. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 67-69. Pages 1-3.
  7. Bola, G., Mabiza, C., Goldin, J., Kujinga, K., Nhapi, I., Makurira, H., and Mashauri, D., 2014. Coping with droughts and floods: A Case Study of Kanyemba, Mbire District.  Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 67-69. Pages 180-186. 
  8. Shumba, S., Makurira, H., Nhapi, I., and Gumindoga, W. 2014. Environmental Impacts of Natural and Man-Made Hydraulic Structures-Case Study Middle Zambezi  Valley, Zimbabwe. International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management (IJAIEM). Volume 3, Issue 1. Pp 242 -257.
  9. Makurira, H., Mapani, B., Mazvimavi, D., Mul, M.L., Wepener, V., 2013. Putting Science into Practice. Editorial. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 66 (2013) pp 1-3.
  10. Makurira, H., Chaplot, V., Mapani, B., Mazvimavi, D., Mul, M.L., Mulwafu, W., Wepener, V., 2012. Harnessing the rivers of knowledge for socio-economic development, climate adaptation & environmental sustainability. Editorial. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 50–52 (2012) pp 1–4.
  11. Makurira, H., Mazvimavi, D., Mul, M.L., Mulwafu, W., Senzanje, D. 2011.  IWRM for national and regional integration through science, policy and practice. Editorial. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Volume 36, Issues 14-15, Pages 711-714
  12. Ncube, S.P., Makurira, H., Kaseke, E., and Mhizha, A.2011. Reservoir operation under variable climate: Case of Rozva Dam, Zimbabwe. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Volume 36, Issues 14-15, Pages1112-1119.
  13. Mavima, G., Soropa, G., Makurira, H., and Dzvairo, W., 2011. Sedimentation impacts on reservoir as a result of land use on a selected catchment in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (IJEST), Vol 3, Issue 8.pp 6599-6608.
  14. Tsiko, T.T., Makurira, H., Gerrits, A.M.J., Savenije, H.H.G. 2011. Measuring forest floor and canopy interception in a savannah ecosystem. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, in press.
  15. Makurira, H., Savenije, H.H.G., Uhlenbrook, S., Rockström, J., Senzanje, A., (2011). The effect of improved on-farm techniques on maize yields and water productivity in sub-Saharan rainfed agricultural systems. (doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2011.05.003): 8pp.
  16. Enfors, E., Barron, J., Makurira, H., Rockström, J. and Tumbo, S.D., 2010. Yield and soil system changes from conservation tillage in dryland farming: a case study from North Eastern Tanzania Agricultural Water Management, doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2010.02.013. 
  17. Mul, M.L., Kemerink, J.S., van der Zaag, P., Vyagusa, F.N., Mshana, M.G., and Makurira, H., 2010. Water allocation practices among smallholder farmers in South Pare Mountains, Tanzania; The issue of scales. Agricultural Water Management, doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2010.02.014.
  18. Makurira, H., H.H.G. Savenije, S. Uhlenbrook, J. Rockström, A. Senzanje, 2009. Investigating the water balance of on-farm techniques for improved crop productivity in rainfed systems: A case study of Makanya catchment, Tanzania. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Volume 34, Issues 1-2, Pages 93-98.
  19. Makurira, H., Savenije, H.H.G., Uhlenbrook, S., 2009. Modelling field scale water partitioning using on-site observations in sub-Saharan rainfed agriculture. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 14: 627-638.
  20. Makurira, H., M.L. Mul, N.F. Vyagusa, S. Uhlenbrook, H.H.G. Savenije, (2007). Evaluation of community-driven smallholder irrigation in dryland South Pare Mountains, Tanzania: A case study of Manoo micro dam. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 32 (2007).  pp1090–1097.
  21. Makurira, H., Savenije, H.H.G., Uhlenbrook, S., Rockström, J., Senzanje, A., Towards a better understanding of water partitioning processes for improved smallholder rainfed agricultural systems: A case study of Makanya catchment, Tanzania. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 32 (2007). pp 1082–1089.
  22. Mazvimavi, D., Madamombe, E., Makurira, H., 2007. Assessment of environmental flow requirements for river basin planning in Zimbabwe. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 32 (2007). pp 995-1006.
  23. Ndokosho, J., Hoko, Z., Makurira, H., 2007. Assessment of management approaches in a public water utility: A case study of Namibia Water Corporation (NAMWATER) Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 32 (2007). pp 1300-1309.
  24. Mutiro, J., Makurira, H., Senzanje, A., and Mul, M. L., 2006. Water productivity analysis for smallholder rainfed systems: a case study of Makanya catchment, Tanzania. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 31 (2006). pp 901-909.

b) Conference Proceedings

  1. Makurira, H., Mugumo, M., 2006. Water Sector Reforms in Zimbabwe: The Importance of policy and institutional coordination on implementation. Proceedings of the African Regional workshop on watershed management, Nairobi, October 2005. FAO (2006). Pp 167-174. 
  2. Makurira,H., Uhlenbrook, S., and Savenije, H.H.G., (2007). Hydrological impacts of field interventions in smallholder farming systems: A case study of Makanya catchment in semi-arid northern Tanzania. Changes in Water Resources Systems: Methodologies to maintain water security and ensure integrated management (Proceedings of symposium HS3006 at IUGG2007, Perugia, July 2007). IAHS Publ. 315, 2007. pp 78-84.
  3. Tumbare M. J., Makurira H., Shonhiwa E., 2013, An Assessment of Impacts of Climate and/or Land Use Change on Selected Dam Spillway Designs in the Mazowe Catchment in Zimbabwe, Proceedings of the 7th Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers Conference, Masvingo.
  4. Makurira, H., Savenije, H.H.G., and Uhlenbrook, S., 2009. Application of the HYDRUS2D model to interpret sub-surface flow dynamics in improved rainfed farming systems. Proceedings 10th International WATERNET/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium, Entebe, Uganda, 28-30 October 2009; CD-Rom; 16 pages.
  5. Makurira, H., Savenije, H.H.G., Uhlenbrook, S., 2008: Modelling field scale water partitioning processes using on-site observed data in rainfed agricultural systems. Paper presented at the 9th WaterNet/ WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium Water and sustainable Development for Improved Livelihoods, 29-31 October, Johannesburg, published in conference proceedings (CD-ROM), 14 pages.
  6. Makurira H., Savenije H.H.G., Uhlenbrook S., Rockström J, Senzanje A., 2007: Investigating the effectiveness of on-farm techniques for improved crop productivity in rainfed systems: A case study of the Makanya catchment, Tanzania. Conference proceedings (CD-Rom) of the 8th WATERNET / WARFSA / GWP-SA Symposium, Lusaka, Zambia, 31 October – 2 November 2007, 9 pages.
  7. Makurira H., Savenije H.H.G., Uhlenbrook S., Rockström J, Senzanje A., 2006: Understanding field scale hydrology as a means of promoting small-holder water productivity for rainfed agriculture systems: A case study of Makanya catchment, Tanzania. Proceedings of the 5th FRIEND World Conference, Havana, Cuba, November 2006. CD-Rom, 15 pages.
  8. Makurira H., Savenije H.H.G., Uhlenbrook S., Rockström J., Senzanje A., 2006: Water balance analysis for small holder rainfed agricultural systems: A case study of Makanya catchment, Tanzania. Conference proceedings (CD-Rom) of the 7th WATERNET / WARFSA / GWP-SA Symposium, Lilongwe, Malawi, 1-3 November 2006, 12 pages.
  9. Bhatt, Y., Bossio, D., Enfors, E., Gordon, L., Kongo, V., Kosgei, J. R., Makurira, H.,Masuki, K., Mul, M., Tumbo, S. D. 2006. Smallholder System Innovations in Integrated Watershed Management (SSI): Strategies of water for food and environmental security in drought-prone tropical agro-ecosystems. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute. 59p. IWMI working paper 1009; SSI Working Paper 1.

c)Published Book Chapters

  1. Makurira, H., 2014. Rainwater harvesting and conservation agriculture in the southern African region in Pittock, J., Grafton, R.Q and White, C., Water, food and agricultural sustainability in Southern Africa (pp. 143-175). Tilde University Press, Prahran.

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