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Institute for Water Research


Incorporating the Unilever Centre for Environmental Water Quality (UCEWQ)

Grahamstown - South Africa

 EWQ Honours Course materials

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The objectives of the IWR are to contribute to the knowledge of and promote the understanding and wise use of natural water resources in southern Africa.

These objectives are achieved in a number of ways:

You can read our latest Annual Report
You can read our brief IWR Brochure

For information on Grahamstown and South African  water resources and what you can do, please see the RU Environment page.

IWR Plastic Policy Statement

The Institute for Water Research supports calls for an end to the  use of single-use plastic water bottles except in emergency  situations. The environmental and health consequences of the  manufacture, transportation, use and disposal of these bottles are  well documented. The Institute does not supply single-use plastic  water bottles for meetings, alumni events, conferences, etc. and  requires catering suppliers to comply with this. Both staff and  students are encouraged to make use of multi- use water bottles.

Information on single use plastic can be obtained by following the link to the
Makana Plastic Action Group https://www.facebook.com/MakanaPlasticAction/


South African River map connecting people

The South African River map created by Dr Sukhmani Mantel that went ‘viral’.

Introduction to GIS Course for Disaster Management Students at Stenden South Africa.

Courses on using free GIS platforms for Disaster Management for Stenden South Africa by Dr Sukhmani Mantel.

The IWR at Scifest Africa 2017

Scifest Africa is South Africa's largest science festival. The Institute for Water Research (IWR) had an exhibition that took the visitors on an aquatic journey.

IWR Welcomes New Postdoctoral Fellow

Chika F. Nnadozie joins us at IWR as one of our newest postdoctoral fellows holding the Rhodes fellowship.