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Dr Shafick Adams

Executive Manager- Water -linked Ecosystems

Dr Shafick Adams is a Hydrogeologist with an MSc and PhD from the University of the Western Cape. He also lectured at the same university. Shafick manages projects related to subsurface hydrology and water resources protection. Groundwater has long been the Cinderella of water resources in South Africa. While it now has a strategic importance; groundwater’s role, occurrence and behaviour is not yet properly understood. Dr. Shafick Adams is dedicated to rectifying this situation. Within the water resource protection thrust the current research focus is on the generation of knowledge in understanding the catchment processes and land-use activities that influence the quality and quantity of our water resources. Shafick was awarded the GJ Stander Young Scientist in Water Award in 2004 and serves as the chairperson of the Groundwater Division of the Geological Society of SA. He also serves as the co-chair of the International Water Associations Groundwater Restoration and Management Specialists Group.