Capacity development and training

Through the Universities of Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal the AER has a dedicated undergraduate and post-graduate student training programme. Dr. O’Brien is a Senior Lecturer in Ecology at UMP and teaches a range of undergraduate courses. In addition, specialist scientists from the AER, with support from other scientists from UMP, UKZN, universities in South Africa and the globe, register students primarily for Masters of Science and Doctor of Philosophy studies. We are dedicated to building the capacity of researchers in our region and through them making a positive contribution to their lives, the lives of their families and the management of water resources.


All members of the team also enjoy to partake in outreach activities, school event and presention and public talks.