University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa

Pathways to water resilient South African cities

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 transit ...

Evaluation of Resource recovery Alternatives in South African water (ERASE)

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 ...

Tendering Sustainable Energy Transitions (TENTRANS)

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 develop ... First-year report The TENTRANS project aims at understanding the development impacts of RE tendering schemes, and at providing input to improved policies and inclusive implementation by private sector actors. After one year, researchers in al ...

Socio-economic Benefits of Ecological Infrastructure

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 cha ... First-year report: The project is on track (in terms of anticipated milestones and outputs) with some WP’s experiencing slight delays and others being ahead of schedule. The delays are primarily due to the challenges in filling one of the pos ...

Mobility Grant of Ms Amber Abrams

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 provide ...

Mobility Grant project of Ms Jessica Chamier

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 electro ... 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 ...