UNESCO Webinar – Groundwater for Water Security in Africa

All academics and other stakeholders are warmly welcome to attend the webinar “Groundwater for Water Security in Africa”, arranged by the Centre for Water Resources Research (CWRR), University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), in collaboration with UNESCO IHP and the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) Pan African Groundwater Programme (APAGroP).

Research on Tap Webinar 2 2020

Dear members and friends of the CWRR We are proud to announce that we have our second CWRR Research on Tap Webinar coming up! Title: Citizen Science for Sustainable Development and Water Security Presenter: Dr. Jim Taylor, CWRR associate, UKZN, and Prof. Jaqui Goldin, University of Western Cape. Date and Time: Wednesday the 2nd December

A Lifetime dedicated to water – Roland Schulze

Roland Schulze – Emeritus Professor of Hydrology at the CWRR of University of KwaZulu-Natal is featured in the May/June 2020 edition of The Water Wheel (Read the entire edition). WW July-August 2020_ WATER PERSONALITY (clipped pages only as pdf)

Opportunity for postdoctoral researcher

Opportunity for postdoctoral researcher on a collaborative project, between the CWRR and IHE Delft, related to water accounting and modelling in the Inkomati Catchment

Message from the CWRR student club

First newsletter edition from the CWRR Hydrators’ Student Club. Here we intend to address current affairs, projects being undertaken by the club, as well as feature CWRR student accomplishments.

CWRR at Irrigation Conference in Bali

1-7 September, three UKZN/CWRR representatives attended the prestigious triennial World Irrigation Forum (WIF) and the 70th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) International Executive Council Meeting in Bali, Indonesia. The congress provides a unique platform for practitioners of agricultural water management (AWM) to exchange technical knowledge and information, with the main outcomes to strengthen

International UNESCO Training Course Examines Satellite Remote Sensing for Water Resources Management

An eight-day international training course on the application of satellite remote sensing and earth observation to support water resources management was hosted in Pietermaritzburg by UKZN’s Centre for Water Resources Research (CWRR), the Institute of Natural Resources (INR) and the University of West England (UWE). The course was developed by UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP) through its Enhancing Climate Services for Improved Water Management (CliMWaR) programme

Drought still a reality for Pietermaritzburg

While many have hoped the recent, frequent down pours would equate to an end of the dreaded drought situation, it appears that the rain has very inconveniently fallen outside the main catchment areas and done nothing to compensate the present water shortage.     November 17, 2016   Read full article

Action needed to allocate and use water resources more efficiently

by Sean Thornton-Dibb | Jan 12, 2017   A 2016 publication “High and Dry: Climate Change, Water, and the Economy” from The World Bank highlights the need for more efficient allocation of water resources to guard against the adverse effects of water scarcity that could hinder economic growth, spark conflict, and motivate migration. Read the