Professor Isaya Kisekka

Isaya Kisekka
  • Dr. Kisekka is a  professor of Hydrology and Agricultural Water Management in the department of Land, Air and Water Resources and the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at the University of California Davis. Dr. Kisekka also serves as the Director for the UC Davis Agricultural Water Center of Excellence, where he leads efforts on sustaining groundwater use and irrigated agriculture.
  • The overall goal of his research is to enhance sustainable water management in agroecosystems. His research focuses on quantifying the influence of irrigation on crop production, water balance, water quality, and climate change adaptation.
  • His research is conducted at a range of scales from groundwater basin, to farm, to field to smaller scales (e.g., greenhouse and soil columns). His research involves both experimental studies, and modeling.
  • Dr. Kisekka received a BSc. Agricultural Engineering from Makerere University in Uganda, and Masters and PhD in Agricultural and Biological Engineering (specializing in Hydrologic Sciences) from the University of Florida. Prior to joining UC Davis, he served as an Assistant Professor of Water Management at Kansas State University where he worked on irrigation and groundwater sustainability issues in the Ogallala Aquifer region.