South African Academy of Engineering Lecture by Professor Mike Muller on the Water Crisis in Cape Town and what we want from Engineers and the Engineering Profession

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Date(s) - 2017-11-02
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Event Price
Free Open Lecture

Event Contact Details

Snape Lecture Theatre 2B
Upper Campus, UCT
Cape Town
Western Cape


Cape Town is experiencing a water crisis that could have been prevented by taking account of sound technical advice. Ethekwini and Gauteng face similar problems.

What do we want from engineers and the engineering professions? Do we want leaders who will transform their organisations and society or skilled professionals who will give sound advice and ensure effective delivery of excellent projects?

This lecture will provide some perspectives, through the lens of water, on the challenges that engineers and engineering face in a 21st century non-racist, non-sexist, democratic South Africa.