Theophile Mande is a young scientist who earned a specialized master’s degree in Agricultural and Communities Water Supply (2iE/EPFL) and a postgraduate degree (DEA) in mathematics at the University of Ouagadougou. He was awarded a PhD from EPFL in January 2014 for his examination of hydrological processes (precipitation, streamflow, infiltration, evaporation) in a semi-agricultural catchment in Burkina Faso. He has participated in conferences around the world and is an author of multiple scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals.
He has taught Hydrology, Mathematics, IWRM courses in several universities in Burkina Faso. His current research focuses on the study of hydrological processes for agricultural, irrigation, water management and health (waterborne disease).
He has extensive experience working with local representatives, community leaders and authorities. With more than fifteen years of experience working at specific experimental sites over different climatic conditions with both manual and automatic equipment; he has developed skills that enable him to manage a field campaign from site selection and choice of equipment, to installation, monitoring, maintenance, data collection and analysis.
Since April 2017 he has been part of TAHMO’s team as a consultant Field Engineer and Regional Supervisor.