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Professor Hamanth Kasan appointed to lead IWC South Africa

The IWC is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Professor Hamanth Kasan as Water Research Advisor within the Water Research Node of International WaterCentre Africa based at the Monash South Africa campus. As the General Manager, Scientific Services, at Rand Water since 1999, Prof Kasan has a wealth of experience both in South Africa and internationally to bring to this position.
Professor Hamanth Kasan appointed to lead IWC South Africa

Professor Hamanth Kasan

As the first appointee to our South Africa node, Professor Kasan will drive the strategy for IWC research and training in Africa. He is extremely experienced in developing and driving research strategy and implementation, and brings a wealth of leadership and management experience to the position.

Professor Kasan trained as an applied microbiologist, undertaking his Masters and Doctoral studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. He has worked as a lecturer and senior researcher at the University of Durban-Westville and at the M L Sultan Technikon. He has been Associate Director of the Biotechnology Department at Technikon Natal and in 1996 became the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science. Prof Kasan has previously served as member of the National Water Advisory Council of South Africa.  In addition he has served as non-executive director and Chairperson of the board of the Water Research Commission in South Africa.  Prof Kasan is currently the South African representative on the Governing Board of the International Water  Association

IWC welcomes Prof Kasan to the team looks forward to his contributions in building the research and training activities of IWC in Africa. 

 

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