Dr. David Stower

Dr. David Stower is the Executive Chairman of East African Engineering Consultants Ltd and a Senior Professional Fellow in the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, Technical University of Kenya in Nairobi.He undertook undergraduate studies at the University of Nairobi and later postgraduate studies at the University of Newcastle upon time in England. He has had an illustrious 34 years, career in the civil service sector, starting as an assistant engineer in the then, Ministry of Water Development, working his way to become the Director of Water Development. He later worked in several ministries in the Kenya Government, finally retiring as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Water and Irrigation in 2013.

He also has over 35 years experience both in the public and private sectors and has undertaken water sector policy and Institutional reform, institutional capacity development; climate change adaptation and resilience initiatives and strategies; low cost and appropriate technology applications in informal settlements; Sustainable ground water development; development of water master plans at national and regional levels and project formulation and design implementation.

He also brings leadership skills in government/donor negotiations, co-ordination of multi-sectoral socio-economic programs in developing countries; Liaison with key stakeholders in the water sector including non-governmental organizations on implementation of pro-poor community programmes; Water storage infrastructure planning and development and management of urban water utilities.

He has experience in public, private partnership (PPP’s) transactions for utilities. He is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya and a professional engineer.