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Hydrometric Workshop in Mwanza

To strengthen skills of counterpart staff in Tanzania in operating sophisticated hydro-meteorological monitoring equipment, the project is organizing a one-week hydrometric training in Mwanza, at the shores of Lake Victoria. The workshop will take place from 13 to 18 November 2006.

Mr. Felix Sangale from Kenya and Mr. Jetty Masongole from Uganda are facilitating the event.

The project has invited hydrometric technicians from Bukoba, Dar es Salaam, Musoma, and Mwanza to participate.

Theoretical sessions are alternated with field exercises. The trainees will practice discharge measurement with the high-tech Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) on Mbaragethi river. They will also study electronic data acquisition systems, build an Automatic Weather Stations, and get hand-on practice in trouble shooting.

The workshop covers the following instruments:

• Automatic Weather Station from Campbell Scientific
• Pressure Transducer from Campbell Scientific
• Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) for flow measurement
• Float Operated Shaft Encoder from Ott Hydrometrie

Additional training is provided in data processing and quality control in MS Access.


Ocean Science River Boat serving as ADCP platform
Theoretical training sessions were alternated with practical fieldwork
Building an Automatic Weather Station
scenes from Mwanza