Institutions & University Partners
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (Research Coordinator)
University of Botswana
University of Malawi
Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
University Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal
University of Western Cape
University of Zambia
CSIR, South Africa
Dr Paul Obersholster
(Project Manager; Principle Investigator)
Dr Oberholster holds a PhD in Water Resource Management and Paul has been employed as Principal Scientist in the Water Ecosystems and Human Health group at NRE for the last 8 years. Paul is responsible for securing, undertaking and leading large multi-disciplinary research projects in the field of water quality. He is a toxicologist and limnologist with over 20 years of experience in assessing pollution in South African and American rivers. He is the first author of over 20 peer reviewed international papers since 2004 with a focus on water resource management.
University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Dr Thokozani OB Kanyerere
Dr Kanyerere is a senior lecturer in the Environmental and Water Science Program within the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Western Cape. Thokozani holds a Phd in XXXX and has been employed at UWC since 2013. Before then Dr Kanyerere was employed for more than 14 years at the University of Malawi. He has extensive research experience in environmental geohydrology, the interaction between groundwater and surface water, groundwater management and utilisation, as well as groundwater education and human health.
University of Zambia
Mr Joel Kabika
Mr Kabika is currently employed as a Lecturer in Hydrology and Hydraulics in the Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Zambia where he has been employed for over 8 years. Joel is also currently pursuing a PhD in Integrated Water Resources Management looking at the groundwater recharge mechanism and the problem of saline groundwater in the Kalahari Sand aquifers of Western Province (through a sandwich program between the University of Zambia and Technical University of Denmark). Other aspects being looked at are groundwater modelling and the use of GIS. Joel holds a Masters in Integrated Water Resources Management obtained from the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Bachelor of Engineering degree in Agriculture Engineering obtained from the University of Zambia. He holds a certificate in Ecosan from the IHE-Delft, The Netherlands. Mr Kabika has taught and carried out a number of consulting services in Water Resources Management including ecological sanitation, water quality, treatment transport and distribution, as well as environmental impact assessments. He has done some consultancy work where they established a multi-stakeholder platform to facilitate dialogue among stakeholders in Chalimbana River Catchment Zambia Water Partnership (ZWP) and rapid environmental assessment for Chongwe and Luangwa District where they trained 60 Chiefs and Headmen in Integrated Resources Management for the Chongwe and Luangwa Districts for Water and Sanitation Association of Zambia (WASAZA). Mr Kabika is also a coordinator of the Environmental Engineering laboratory of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of the University of Zambia.