Kirsty Carden, Interim Director


Future Water Research Institute, University of Cape Town

Highest degree:



BSc (Chemistry)
University of Cape Town
MSc (Civil Engineering)
University of Cape Town
PhD (Civil Engineering)
University of Cape Town

Research Interests:

  • Urban Water Management and Service Provision in the South African Context.
  • Sustainability assessment in water management.
  • Integrated approaches to sustainable urban development and water sensitive cities.
  • Communities of practice and social learning related to water sensitive design.

Short Biography:

Project leader for WRC Project on ‘Development and Management of a water sensitive design community of practice programme for South Africa’.
Project leader for DANIDA Project ‘Pathways to water resilient South African Cities’.
Key Researcher for UKRI GCRF Project ‘Water and Fire: Understanding and reducing risks’.


Phone: +27 21 6505317
ResearchGate: Kirsty_Carden
Linkedln: Kirst-Carden-608361a
Personal research website:
Twitter: @FutureWaterUCT

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