The Institute is able to offer accommodation to its participants. However, alternative accommodation can be sought from the neighboring housing estates.
Full board hostel charges –
Double (shared) room Kshs.15,
Single room Kshs. 22,500 Per month
30,000 per month
Participants wishing to live outside the hostel are free to make private arrangement for their accommodation.
The library has been in operation right from the inauguration of the meteorological service. At the time of moving to the new headquarters on Ngong Road, the Library had a total of 3124 publications. There has been a continuous flow of publications (textbooks and periodicals) into the Library annually. The publications available in the Library are just as is the case today, in great demand by institutions, industrial and commercial enterprises, research workers and private individuals.
The library currently maintains a collection of more than 30,000 publications (books, pamphlets and periodicals) focusing on meteorology and water resources. The Library maintains an exchange Programme with many other libraries both at the local and international level. The Library is open from Monday to Friday between 08.00 to 17.00 hours. Arrangements can be made for opening outside these hours.
Modern educational and research laboratories are available in the field of chemistry, process technology, microbiology, aquatic ecology and soil science. A wide range of standard analytical tests can be performed for chemical, physical and microbiological water, air and soil quality analyses. The laboratory is also equipped with modern equipment for ground and surface water measurements.
For education and research, IMTR has a modern local network linking a large number of Windows-95/NT and UNIX-based computer platforms and providing direct access to the Internet for e-mail and other services. Printers, scanners and CD-ROM storage are also accessible through the network. The educational computer facilities are housed in lecture/study rooms, which are open to participants during the opening hours of the IMTR building. The participants receive a personal network account and e-mail address.
Besides the standard software packages (word-processors, spreadsheet, database management systems, drawing packages etc.), there is a wide range of specialist software available for technical and scientific application, including programming.
To cater for the various needs of the students, a welfare office has been set aside to assist the students in all sorts of problems they could have. Immigration, health, accommodation, transport and general liaison are some of the issues handled by this office.IMTR offers many exciting facilities available to both students and for hire. These are: