14 March 2016
Our first joint webinar was a success
SAIChE IChemE, CIWEM, and WRC hosted our first joint online and physical multinational event focusing on water resources in South Africa and the latest UK perspective on the shale gas debate. This free event linked Pretoria, South Africa and the CIWEM offices in London UK, as well as our guests online. Two presentations on differing special interest but relevant to both the UK and South African audiences and further afield proved a success in terms of the positive feedback received from those online and in the respective venues.
We would like to thank Professor Mike Muller and Professor Mike Bradshaw who's biography's are listed below and have provided their power point presentations available for download and for us to share a recording of them presenting on 9 March 2016.
Mike Bradshaw’s biography
Prof. Bradshaw's academic background is in human geography. He competed his undergraduate training at the University of Birmingham (BSc) and he has an MA from the University of Calgary (Alberta) and he gained his PhD at the University of British Columbia. He works at the interface between economic and political geography, energy studies and international relations. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (and past Vice President) and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Professor Mike Muller
Mile Muller is a visiting adjunct professor at the University of Witwatersrand graduate school of governance. He was commissioner of South Africa's first National Planning Commission (2010 - 2015( and chaired the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on water security (2012 - 2014). He also advises a range of national and international organisations on water development and issues.
Mike was the Director-General is South Africa's department of water affairs and forrestry (1997 - 2005). He was responsible for the development and implementation of policy and legislative reform and initiation of a range of national water programmes and projects that gave 10 million people access to safe water. He also co-chaired water sharing negotiations with Mozambique and Swaziland which produced the 'IncoMaputo Treaty' and led the South African side in the on-going Lesotho Highlands Water Project. Before that, he was responsible for infrastructure and policy programmes at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (1988-1994) and managed water and sanitation programmes for the Government of Mozambique.
A registered professional engineer in South Africa, he is a Fellow od the South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE) and the Water Institute of Southern Africa and is a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK). He holds a BSc (Hons) from City University London and an MSc from the University of Witwatersrand.