INES-Ruhengeri has received materials for teaching, research, and community outreach under the “NICHE Project” supported by Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC).
The Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC) is a regional organization that comprises the three Partner States inter alia the DRC, Rwanda and Uganda, whose mandate is to enhance the partnership in areas of conservation, inclusive growth, peace, and security in the Greater Virunga Landscape.
INES has been working with GVTC for many years in the area of conservation and environment projection where different research projects have been conducted together.
The one-week training ended this Friday 16th April 2021 where the team of INES-Ruhengeri has received training on the use of these newly acquired materials which will be used in:
- Research related to water resources and environmental engineering;
- Teaching and learning for the students of the Civil and Water Engineering departments;
- Community service activities in different consultancies;
- Masters program in civil engineering that is under development.
When addressing the audience Vice-Chancellor of INES-Ruhengeri Fr. Dr. Fabien HAGENIMANA thanked the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration for a strong partnership with INES-Ruhengeri. He encouraged the team of Civil and Water engineering departments to use these equipment efficiently to fulfill the mission of any academic institution which are teaching and learning, research, and community engagement.
Mr. Pierre RUHUMURIZA who represented GVTC in this activity underlined the good collaboration between GVTC and INES-Ruhengeri. He also said about how INES wants to develop the community by using an example where other members of the project chosen cars, tablets while INES wanted to increase the capacity of the laboratories to better serve the community.
The materials received in this project are:
- Rain gauge, Groundwater Detector, Jar Test Apparatus, Resisitivitymeter, ADMT-6Geophysical Prospecting Tool for Minerals and Water, Evaporation pans, Double Ring Soil Infiltrometer, Ultrasonic instrument, Portable multiparameter, Titrator.
ADMT-6Geophysical Prospecting Tool for Minerals and Water: AMT-6 audio-frequency magnetotelluric system is a new generation product based on the magnetotelluric sounding method MT system AMT system frequency sounding method and NEF system it judges and analyzes the geological anomalies we need to delve into by measuring relative parameters (such as the resistivity) change generated by different. And according to the geological theory and qualitative and semi-quantitative interpretation of the measurement data, we can estimate abnormal underground geological conditions such as location, direction, buried depth, shape, and size, etc