Melvyn Kay

Technical writer and editor on water development

Technical expertise
Water resources, IWRM
Agricultural water management
Drought policy and planning
Water security, Climate change
Capacity building

I am an engineer and water management specialist: 40+ years international experience in consultancy, research, education, and training in all aspects of water resources planning and management. Read more about me…

For the past 20+ years I have specialised in technical writing/editing assignments, organising training, workshops, conferences and study tours.

Clients include: AfDB Tunisia, AGRA Nairobi, DFID UK, UN FAO Rome, GWP Stockholm, IWMI Sri Lanka, Kilimo Trust Uganda, SUEN Turkey, UNESCO Paris, World Bank Washington. 


Technical writing and editing

Writing from scratch, major rewrites, and editing for different audiences in
well-written plain English

Training, workshops, and conferences

Tailor-made training programes in-country, and online, workshops, and conferences

Professional study tours

Tailor-made international professional study tours to share experience and develop capacity

Books and research papers

Author of several books on hydraulics, water management, and irrigation.


TELEPHONE +44 (0) 1427717623

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