Focus on Water

Water problems are once again high on South Africa’s national agenda with the threat of cholera growing in rural areas and disturbing reports of unsafe drinking water bubbling up in the media. Recent media reports even claim that as many as eight million South Africans do not have access to piped water.

A steady growth in the number of post-graduate students studying water-related disciplines at the University of Pretoria is a clear indication of the importance that students and people working in the industry are attaching to the issue. UP offers a number of water-related degrees in several of its faculties.

The following units present degrees - graduate and post-graduate - in water-related disciplines:

  • Water Institute
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering

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