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Research Groups & Themes

The research groups explore system analysis to address risk, resilience, sustainability and reliability of water, environmental and sanitation systems. The groups include:

  1. Water Resources Research  Group
  2. Water Supply Research Group
  3. Environmental Sanitation Research Group
  4. WASH Governance and Policy Research Group

 There are thematic groups of faculty staff and thematic areas of research. The theme leaders coordinate research. The research themes include:

  • Water resources research group: Research of the group include climate change and integrated water resources management, including trans-boundary water basins, irrigation development, scientific computing and modeling, irrigation development,
  • Water supply Research group: Research of the group include water treatment, Water supply service delivery in relation to the sustainable development goals agenda;
  • Environmental sanitation research group: Research of the group include research into environmental protection, environmental health, wastes treatment, composting and nutrient recovery for application in agriculture, Bio-waste-to-energy and compost for peri-urban agriculture and modelling of impact on economic development;
  • WASH Governance research group: Research of the group include research into infrastructure development, financing and governance including settlements upgrading, women empowerment and behavioural change communication.