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Nikiwe Solomon

I am currently pursuing a PhD in Environmental Humanities South. I have a background/training in Social Anthropology and Development Studies.


Current Projects related to Future water

  • PhD work – Topic: “The River Multiple: An Ethnography of the Kuils River”
  • Exploring landscape innovations to improve aquatic ecosystem services for the benefit of urban and peri-urban communities
  • Liveable neighbourhoods with water as foremost priority: Redesigning an existing neighbourhood using Water Sensitive Design - I will be supervising a Masters student
  • Performing aqueous translations: An ethnography of relating to the Cape Flats Aquifer in a time of drought (Deanna Polic)
  • Dammed Water: An ontology of the Berg River Dam in the Western Cape (Thando Mcunu)
  • Women’s experiences in relation to climate change and water scarcity in Madziva rural district, Zimbabwe (Mystecia Kanengoni)
  • Art of living in a damaged Karoo: An ethnographic inquiry into the multiple ontologies that come to gather on a damaged landscape (Terena Koster)


Potential Future Water Collaborative Research

  • I would like to continue working with communities along the Kuils River through community engagement projects such as Kuila, Kuils Love Project, Reclaiming the Kuils and Friends of the Kuils River. Envisioned is a green hub in the Khayelitsha area close to the wetlands as well as “water labs” along the Kuils for active citizen science
  • Social empowerment of communities post-mining activities