University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa

Pathways to water resilient South African cities

Research project This project aims to identify opportunities for supporting the integration of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) as nature-based solutions (NBS) for increased water supply and water quality within the urban water system as part of a broader transiti ... Midterm Report The project is progressing but as the project relies heavily on stakeholder engagement and field experimentation, it has been substantially affected by Covid. Some activities have been delayed to 2021 where others have been change ...
Period: 2019-05-1 to 2022-10-31 Countries: South Africa Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa Project code: 18-M05-KU Total grant: 4,979,683 DKK
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Evaluation of Resource recovery Alternatives in South African water (ERASE)

Research project Resource recovery from wastewater is a rapidly emerging research area, promoting the development of several technologies that hold the promise to increase the sustainability of process operation in water treatment systems. Different types of organic ... First year report We have accomplished to develop a model library (implemented in a software prototype) focused on extracting valuable compounds from wastewaster (freely distributed) These tools will show to South African environmental engineers t ...
Period: 2019-06-1 to 2021-05-31 Countries: South Africa Lead institution: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark Partner institutions: University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa Project code: 18-M09-DTU Total grant: 4,960,508 DKK
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Tendering Sustainable Energy Transitions (TENTRANS)

Research project The overall objective of the project is to contribute to a transition toward sustainability in the energy sector of emerging economies, including sustainable development of local communities and local industries. The project will analyse the developm ... Project completion report The research project analysed the developmental implications of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) implemented in South Africa (SA) with a focus on the effects of wind power p ...
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Mobility Grant of Ms Amber Abrams

Research project The Heritage and the Anthropocene (HATA) project was conceived largely in response to the Cape Town water crisis. Pressing issues HATA will research include: people’s relationships to place and history when the environment no longer reliably provides ... Project Completion Report: One publication currently under review with the journal Environmental Humanities: Cohen, Høybye and Abrams. (Under review). Experimenting with water-focused participatory research methods: towards new forms of questio ...
Period: 2019-04-20 to 2020-12-31 Countries: South Africa Lead institution: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa Project code: 18-MG03-AU Total grant: 130,995 DKK
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Socio-economic Benefits of Ecological Infrastructure

Research project The overall objective is to develop an evidence-based integrated framework and prototype “investment case” for strengthening water-related Ecological Infrastructure (EI). The project will generate new knowledge by combining livelihoods and value chai ... Midterm report SEBEI aims to assess and connect hydrological and societal benefits of maintaining and restoring nature’s own environmental services to mankind, i.e. strengthening the Ecological Infrastructure. This is needed in order to ensure qua ...
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Mobility Grant project of Ms Jessica Chamier

Research project Project Title: Recycling of Fuel Cell Waste. Globally the implementation of Hydrogen fuel cell (FC) technologies is increasing. FC may have lifetimes of up to 10 years, the limiter is the platinum group metal (PGM) containing membrane electrode ...The project resulted in multiple communication outputs, including: 1. R. Sharma, Y. Wang, F. Li, J. Chamier, S. M. Andersen. ACS Omega 2019 https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsomega.9b02351 2. R. Sharma, Y. Wang, F. Li, J. Chamier, S. M. Andersen ...
Period: 2018-11-14 to 2019-09-19 Countries: South Africa Lead institution: University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa Project code: 18-MG02SDU Total grant: 155,640 DKK
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