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Peter Waswa

Peter Waswa

Degree: MSc in Hydrology

Working title of thesis: Application of the Modified PITMAN and SWAT models for groundwater recharge estimation of the Uitenhage Artesian Basin, South Africa

Supervisor: Dr. Jane Tanner

Year of registration: 2021

Biography:

I have a Diploma in Meteorology from National Meteorological Training School-Entebbe, Uganda. The diploma’s study focused on the impacts of climate change on poverty eradication strategies in the Kampala district of Uganda. I proceeded to do a BSc in Meteorology at Makerere University, Kampala-Uganda where the BSc study focused on assessing the March-May rainfall characteristics and its effect on the streamflow of River Kafu in Masindi district catchment, Uganda. Kafu River catchment is vulnerable to changing climate because it relies heavily on rainfall. The study's main objective was to assess the patterns in MAM rainfall and its effects on the streamflow of River Kafu in the Masindi district in Uganda. I am now doing MSc Hydrology at the Institute for Water Research, Rhodes University with my working title thesis being “Application of the Modified PITMAN and SWAT models for groundwater recharge estimation of the Uitenhage Artesian Basin, South Africa”. The MSc research aims to evaluate the applicability and suitability of the Modified Pitman model and Soil Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model for groundwater recharge estimation in the Uitenhage Artesian Basin of South Africa.

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