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Mauricio Clemente

Mauricio Clemente


Mauricio Clemente



Programme of Study

Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering

  1. You were chosen as a beneficiary of this scholarship, out of several applicants across the SADC region. How does this make you feel?
  1. It makes me very happy because I have this big opportunity to improve and develop my techniques and scientific abilities in this sector, and to learn more about the Integrated Water Resources Management, therefore. It makes me happy to have been chosen for this scholarship and I will give it my best.

  1. What motivated you to take up studies in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)?
  1. Water is the most important resource that we have in our society because without water nothing can be done. Everything is linked to water and it impacts our social and economic development.

  1. What do you see as some of the greatest challenges being experienced in the IWRM sector, particularly in your home country?
  1. In Angola there are many water resources but there are many places without systems that provide adequate water supply. Moreover, the quality of the water needs to be improved as it directly results in many health challenges. This should not be the norm and it is up to us all to change this.

  1. When it is all done and dusted, what would you like the impact of your research project to be?
  1. I am very interested in developing a model that monitors water quality in the Okavango Zambezi Basin shared by three Southern African countries, namely Angola, Namibia and Botswana. I want to contribute to providing solutions to water challenges in these areas.


The objective of the SGSP – IWRM is the development and deployment of an innovative and excellent regional collaborative education and research programme at PhD degree level complemented by selected tailor-made short courses for decision makers and industry, as well as a curriculum for a new regional PhD qualification in IWRM.