Stellenbosch University (SU) is home to the Water Institute (SUWI), which promotes multi- and transdisciplinary work in water management across all faculties. SUWI has been involved in various initiatives such as the Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL) program and the South African Network for Water Centers of Excellence (SANWATCE) under AU/NEPAD. Stellenbosch University also participates in the ACEWATER2 project funded by the European Union. They have expertise in urban and rural water management, including projects related to hazard forecasting and early-warning systems for health risks. SU has conducted research on digital readiness and adoption in TVET institutions, funded by the Nuffic Education Support Office (Neso).
Project Manager of SU Water Institute
Manuel is a Project Manager of the SU Water Institute, (SUWI) and active in capacity building of TVET Colleges in the domain of Agriculture and Water Resource Management. He also acts as Research Project Leader in various externally (International and local) research projects. Many of his of activities include directing and managing capacity building initiatives related to Strengthening Technical and Vocational Education and Training focusing on skills development and occupational orientation for job creation in South Africa related to Food & Nutrition Security and Water.