Dr Nonhlanhla Kalebaila is a Research Manager at the Water Research Commission, leading a portfolio of research on water supply, drinking water treatment, water quality and water distribution. She is an applied scientist with special interests in water and waste management. She has expertise in environmental microbiology and chemistry, engineering and geography disciplines. Dr Kalebaila possesses PhD in Chemical Technology, specializing in Water Utilization from the University of Pretoria obtained in 2011. Dr Kalebaila has authored and co-authored a number of peer reviewed research papers, including original research papers, a book chapter and conference articles.