Bongi Maposa

CSIR senior researcher

Maposa’s research interest is appropriate and sustainable water supply infrastructure design and delivery.  

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Maposa has 17 years’ experience in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector in southern Africa. With an MSc degree in public health, her research interests are in public health engineering, seeking to ensure technologies and infrastructure that positively and cost-effectively impact the livelihoods of citizens. She joined the CSIR in 2009 and today is a senior researcher in water and wastewater infrastructure engineering. An active advocate for integrated water resources management, water, sanitation and health feature prominently in Maposa’s research work and approaches towards infrastructure engineering.

Expertise: Water and wastewater engineering; Sanitation; Hygiene; Public health  

Academic qualifications: 
  • BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, 1999
  • MSc (Public Health), Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom, 2007
  • Short Learning Programme: Developing a project plan for advocacy campaign on HIV and AIDS, University of South Africa, 2013
  • Short Learning Programme: Mainstreaming HIV and AIDS into research, academic planning and development, University of South Africa, 2013
  • Programme in Project Management, University of Pretoria, 2016



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