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ARUA Water Centre of Excellence (CoE)

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SDG 4: Quality Education

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 13: Climate Action

SDG 15: Life on Land

SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions




The ARUA Water CoE aims to be a centre for innovative and progressive research, which focuses on the African response to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Water plays a vital role in ensuring equitable, stable and productive societies and functional ecosystems. Hence, the United Nations recognised ensuring sustainable management of water and sanitation as one of the seventeen sustainable development goals (SDGs) (i.e. Goal 6) (https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/). The CoE recognises that water is the key thread and catalyst to also realising the remaining sixteen SDGs in Africa.

Participants at the ARUA Water CoE foundation course


The ARUA Water CoE Hub is based at Rhodes University and the CoE partners include Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia; Makerere University, Uganda; University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; University of Rwanda, Rwanda; University of Lagos, Nigeria; Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal; University of Cape Town, South Africa; University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.


Contact Us

Prof C. Tally Palmer, Director Institute for Water Research and Director ARUA Water Centre of Excellence
Email: tally.palmer@ru.ac.za
T +27 (0) 46 603 7692 +27 (0)82 528 6388
Dr Jane Tanner, Co-Director ARUA Water Centre of Excellence
Email: j.tanner@ru.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 46 603 7698
Prof Zerihun Woldu, Co-Director ARUA Water Centre of Excellence
Email: zerihun.woldu@aau.edu.et
Tel: +251 911 407 255
Dr Sukhmani Mantel, Academic Manager ARUA Water Centre of Excellence
Email: s.mantel@ru.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 46 603 7695


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