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Department of Environmental Sciences

Chair of Department


Dr. Paul Otieno Abuom
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Welcome to the Department of Environmental Science, a dynamic collective of promising students, future leaders of environmental management, world-renowned faculty and researchers, and extraordinary staff.

The global challenges that are characterized by: climatic change, shrinking biodiversity, increasing rural and urban wastes, air and water pollution and accelerated consumption of non renewable resources require complex but sustainable solutions that are technically feasible, economically viable, environmentally responsible and socially acceptable. These challenges require approaches that will integrate multiple sources and numerous impacts to impart on land, water and air resources in an interaction that produces food and supports life on the planet in a sustainable manner. Daily, we encounter environmental problems—air pollution, the scarcity of clean water, the changing climate and ecosystem, and food and soil contamination—that threaten the sustainability of the planet and the population. Our department will both study and help find solutions to these problems.  Our commitment to the education and training of environmental professionals is more robust than ever. Through our innovative, interdisciplinary curricula, strong mentoring programs and cutting-edge research, we will continue to prepare future environmental professionals and, academicians to meet the constantly evolving and emerging environmental management challenges.