C.V. Motlole Christopher Moseki

Short Bio


2008 August to date; Water Research Commission; Pretoria

Research Manager:  Core responsibilities include management of the Water Resources and Climate thrust under Water Resource Management key strategic area:

Developing predictive tools and adaptive measures to global climate change and hydro-climatic variability; climate change risk, vulnerability and adaptation, integrated flood and drought management; as well as ccapacity building and technology transfer of scientific information. Delegated to support the Dept of Water Affairs on climate change & climate variability research and the Dept of Environment on Research and Systems Observation aspects at UNFCCC negotiations.

2003 – July 2008; Department of Water Affairs, PretoriaDirector:Water Resource Planning Systems: Direct and manage a division whose mandate is to develop decision support tools for water resource planning and management as well as development of strategies that take account of water resource management challenges such as drought and climate variability.Core functions included: Development of tools for resource water quantity and quality planning, development of strategies, protocols and guidelines for sustainable management of catchment hydrology   develop annual and real-time operation rules for reservoirs and systems
2001–2003; Department of Water Affairs, PretoriaDeputy Director: Geohydrology: Groundwater monitoring and management.
1996 –2000; Department of Water Affairs, KimberleyPrincipal Hydrologist : Groundwater Water Resource Management1989 –1995; Department of Education, Taung

Education Centre Manager: Education Enrichment Centre

International Conferences attended

The UNFCCC in Montreal (2005), Bali (2007), Poznan (2008), Copenhagen (2009), and Cancun (2010) as well inter session UNFCCC SBSTA meetings in Bonn (since 2005 to 2011).

TIGER Initiative meeting and workshops in Pretoria (2004), Rome-ESRN (2005), Cape Town (2006) and Paris (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011) as co-chair of the TIGER Steering Committee.

High level bi-national meetings in Algeria (2001 and 2003), China (2004 and 2007) and Brazil (2007)

Presented a number of papers. For example in Paris on 22 March 2005 at UNESCO on groundwater as an integral part of IWRM, a poster on groundwater protection in South Africa at the EU Groundwater Conference in Vienna (2006), a paper on methodologies for quantification of surface-water groundwater interaction in Perugia, Italy in July 2007 at the IUGG, presented to the Water & Environment Portfolio Committee on climate change (2009) and on the Green Paper on Climate Change Policy (2010).

Other contributions made

Author of the 1:500 000 Hydrogeological Map series (Kimberley sheet) of the Republic of South Africa (completed in 2003)


Ongoing:              P hD. (Hydrogeology)                            University of the Free State

2001                     M.Sc. (Hydrogeology)                                    University of the Free State


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