Future Water Institute recently highlighted some of their projects that explore different ways of valuing water. This is in keeping with the theme for this year’s World Water Day on 22 March: “Valuing water” – determining what water means to people, understanding its true value and learning how best to protect this vital resource.
Four of the instituteʼs emerging researchers – Jessica Fell, Emily Nicklin, Kalpana Maraj and Amber Abrams – presented at a webinar hosted by the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) on some of their research projects that intersect with this theme.
Prof Neil Armstrong is one of the international guest lecturers on the Sanitation Programme. Every year he presents three days of lectures on ‘Slum Drainage’. This year the 'slum drainage' sub module took place remotely on 27 – 29 January 2021. The sub-module covers various topics with focus on the practical rather than the theoretical.
Adeebah Rakiep joined the Future Water Institute in March 2020 as a Research Assistant after completing her MSc degree in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Water and Fire project team is now fully formulated, with the recent addition of four new postdoctoral research associates to the team – including Dr Tsitsi Mpofu-Mkweta who is based at UCT and jointly supervised by Dr Kirsty Carden and Dr Guy Lamb (Director: Safety and Violence Initiative).