NRCE senior staff to participate in the USCID Irrigation Water Management Conference

Three of NRCE’s senior technical staff will be attending the USCID Irrigation Water Management Conference in Fort Collins, Colorado in October. This conference will provide a forum for water district staff, irrigation and drainage specialists, consultants, equipment suppliers and academics to share innovative solutions and learn from each other’s experiences.

Dr. Tom Ley, NRCE Senior Supervising Engineer, is on the Planning Committee for the conference, helped with organizing the Colorado ET Workshop, and will moderate one of the technical sessions.


NRCE to panel at the USAID Small Business Conference in South Africa

NRCE has been selected as one of the small businesses to attend, and participate on a panel, at the USAID Africa Missions Small Business Conference which will be held on November 1-2, 2016 in South Africa. The conference is the first international outreach event of it’s kind, and offers U.S. small businesses extended knowledge of USAID programming priorities and procurement needs for the Africa Missions. USAID will send representatives from approximately 20 Missions in Sub-Saharan Africa to the conference. The conference will include panel discussions, networking opportunities, and various exhibit booths of USAID Africa Missions, large business prime contractors, and other federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of State, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Dr. Mesghinna begins promotional book events

Dr. Woldezion Mesghinna, President and Principal Engineer of NRCE, has begun promotional events for his recently published book, How Sub-Saharan Africa Can Achieve Food Security and Ascend Its Economy to the Initial Stages of Light Industrialization. Below you can find a list of promotional events with Dr. Mesghinna. The book is available through Amazon.



  • Radio Interview, KCSU Colorado State University Radio, weekly series centered on interviews with researchers and scientists. Recorded interview: Thursday, September 1 @ 10am. Live interview: TBD. (visit the KCSU website)
  • Guest Speaker, Fall lecture series, Mortenson Center at University of Colorado Boulder – Engineering Center for Developing Countries (MCEDC). Wednesday, September 14 @ 6pm. The presentation will be in the Discovery Learning Collaboratory, which is room 1B70 in the Engineering Center at CU Boulder. (visit the MCEDC website)


NRCE staff travels to Senegal to begin USAID project

NRCE’s Contracts and Grants Manager, CFO, and Business Development Manager have arrived in Senegal to begin the Senegal Projet Assainissement – Changement de Comportement et Eau pour le Senegal (ACCES) Task Order under the Water and Development IDIQ (WADI). This task order is a 5 year, $22 million program designed to achieve improvements in nutrition through investments in water, sanitation, and hygiene in the most malnourished regions of Senegal. They will be meeting with the NRCE in-country staff and partners for the project, participating in meetings, visiting field sites, and initiating the start of a successful 5 years.

NRCE President publishes book on food security in Sub-Saharan Africa

NRCE President, Dr. Woldezion Mesghinna, has published his book titled How Sub-Saharan Africa Can Achieve Food Security and Ascend Its Economy to the Initial Stages of Light Industrialization. In an effort to help SSA countries, the book provides a comprehensive guide to science-engineering-based principles and methods that, if broadly implemented in conjunction with supporting government public policies and programs, could substantially and sustainably increase domestic food production and associated improvements in living standards, poverty reduction, and foster multi-sector economic growth critical to the region’s eventual ascension to industrialization.

The book is available for purchase through Amazon.