Hamanth Kasan | General Manager – Scientific Services Division Vice President - African Water Association
Rand Water

Hamanth Kasan, General Manager – Scientific Services Division Vice  President - African Water Association, Rand Water

Prof Kasan has expansive experience with several Board committees including the African Water Association, where he is Vice-President and Non-Executive Director since 2010-  and the Water Research Commission, where he served as Board Chairman.  He also sits on the Advisory Board of UNHabitat Global Water Operators partnership Alliance (GWOPA) and the Board of the International Water Association (IWA).  A high achiever, Prof Kasan has many awards after his name including the Global Water Utilities AQARD (2016), Extraordinary Professor – University of Pretoria (2002) and Best Researcher – Technikon Natal (1995).  A highly respected and sought-after expert in urban water and sanitation and related sectors, with more than 25 years global academic and corporate experience in the water and wastewater sector, Prof  Hamanth Kasan is  also GWPSA’s Integrated Urban Water management (IUWM) Expert.  For the past 18 years, he is Rand Water’s General Manager, Scientific Services in charge of managing a budget of approximately R100 million and more than 160 staff members to ensure and assure healthy supply of top quality water to municipalities and 14 million consumers.  Prior to that, he was the Dean – Faculty of Applied Science, Director – Centre for Wastewater Research, Director – Microtech Scientific Services, Technikon Natal, where he worked for 10 years.


VIP Conference Day 1 @ 17:00

Keynote Panel: Water regulation 2.0 – How do we reform the sector & why?

  •     Breaking out of the limitations of the current framework 
  •     Citizens as partners: The voice of the customer in policy-making
  •     Multi-level governance: Filling in the missing links 
  •     From best practice to best fit: Global lessons
  •     Regulation for a new age: Where to from here? 

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