Dr Kirsty Carden

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Qualifications: 

  • BSc (Chemistry), University of Cape Town 1984
  • MSc (App Sci in Civ Eng), University of Cape Town, 2006
  • PhD (Civil Engineering), University of Cape Town, 2013

Professional Affiliations:

  • Fellow of Water Institute of South Africa (WISA)

Undergraduate Teaching: 

  • CIV4044S (Research project)

Postgraduate Teaching: 

  • CIV5107Z (Integrated urban water management)
  • APG4021F (Urban infrastructure)
  • IARU Global Summer Programme (Sustainable water management in Africa)

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Research Interests: 

  • 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).
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