Urban water management and service provision in a South African context.
Sustainability assessment in water management.
Integrated approaches geared towards sustainable urban development and water sensitive cities.
Communities of practice and social learning related to water sensitive design.
Current Research Projects:
Project Leader for WRC Project K5/2413: Development and management of a Water Sensitive Design Community of Practice programme (2014-2021).
Researcher for WRC Project K5/2526: Viability of urban stormwater ponds as water resources in Cape Town (2016-2019).
Researcher for Royal Society International Collaboration award (with Coventry University): Determining the performance of large biofiltration cells in treating contaminated runoff from a slum settlement and its reuse for urban food production (2017-2020).
Researcher for WRC Project K5/2801: Liveable neighbourhoods with water as foremost priority: Redesigning an existing neighbourhood using Water Sensitive Design (2018-2022).
Project leader for DANIDA Fellowship Centre Window 2 project: Pathways to water resilient South African cities (2019-2021).
The Department of Civil Engineering is part of the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment (EBE) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.