Dr Dirk van Driel

WATER SCIENTIST
PhD, MBA, PrSciNat, MWISA

EXPERIENCE
2007 – 2011 USAID/RTI, ICMA & Chemonics. Iraq & Afghanistan
Program Manager
1999 – 2007 City of Cape Town
Acting Head: Scientific Services, Manager: Hydrobiology.
1989 – 1999 Department of Water & Sanitation, South Africa
Senior Scientist
1979 – 1998 Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria
Head of Department
1994 –1998
(part-time)
University of Western Cape and Stellenbosch University
  • Lectured post graduate courses in Water Management and Environmental Management to under-graduate civil engineering students

  • Served as external dissertation and thesis examiner
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
  • South African Council for Scientific Professions. Registered Scientist No. 400041/96
  • Water Institute of South Africa.
SERVICE POSITIONS
  • Project Leader, initiator, member and participator: Water Research Commission (WRC), Pretoria.
  • Director: UNESCO West Coast Biosphere, South Africa
  • Director (Deputy Chairperson): Grotto Bay Home Owner’s Association
  • Member Dassen Island Protected Area Association (PAAC)
EDUCATION
  • PhD (Life Sciences) Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • MSc (Life Sciences) North West University
  • MBA Pretoria University
  • NHDipl (Education) Tshwane University of Technology