Workshop in Gitega-Burundi
hydro-meteorological data is essential to support informed
decision and policy making regarding the shared Nile water
project has introduced modern hydrometric instruments to
reduce operating costs and to increase the sustainability
of data acquisition. A substantial training program accompanied
the introduction of these new technologies.
Jetty Masongole, hydrometric expert from Uganda, facilitated
a one-week workshop for hydrometric technicians in Burundi.
The event took place from 11 to 15 December 2006 at the
Institut Geographique du Burundi (IGEBU) in Gitega. Aim
was to strengthen counterpart skills in operating and maintaining
the sophisticated equipment.
sessions were alternated with field exercises. The trainees
studied electronic data acquisition systems, built an Automatic
Weather Station, and got hands-on practice in trouble shooting.
workshop covered the following instruments:
Automatic Weather Station from Campbell Scientific
• Float Operated Shaft Encoder from Ott Hydrometrie
separate session was organized to transfer data to MS Access.
Routines were practiced for data processing, quality control,