14 October 2015
Bloemfontein, South Africa
On 14 October 2015 the Central University of Technology (CUT), Free State launches the new Unit for Sustainable Water and Environment. The unit is located in the department of civil engineering, headed by Dr. Yali Woyessa, on Bloemfontein Campus.
Together with South African National Research Foundation, the South African Department of Science and Technology, the Central University of Technology (CUT), Free State, South Africa, was one of IIASA´s main partners in establishing the Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program.
Dr. Yali Woyessa, the founder of the new unit for Sustainable Water and Environment at CUT has also been one of the main supervisors during the last SA-YSSP. Together with David Wiberg, Acting Director of IIASA´s Water program the following themes were supervised during the last IIASA-SA-YSSP.
Furthermore, recently a joint publication came out of the supervision of Onalenna Gwate
during the last IIASA-SA-YSSP onDynamics of land cover and impact on stream flow in the Modder River Basin of South Africa: Case study of a quaternary catchment.
With the SA-YSSP being located at Bloemfontein Campus and joint efforst, IIASA has significantly influenced the development of the new Unit for Sustainable Water and Environment. To gigve credit to this successful outcome and collaboration between IIASA and CUT, David Wiberg, got the honor to being invited to the launch of the new unit at CUT as a keynote speaker.
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