Thomas Gyedu-Ababio | CEO
Inkomati Catchment Management Agency

Thomas Gyedu-Ababio, CEO, Inkomati Catchment Management Agency

Dr Thomas Gyedu-Ababio has a PhD in Water Resources Science. He has 28 years’ work experience (eight as a science educator and 20 in water resource and aquatic biodiversity management).  Thomas worked for Rand Water for six years managing the Vaal Dam Catchment before joining South African National Parks as a water resources manager in the Kruger National Park (KNP). After 10 years in the KNP, he joined the ICMA in April 2013. He is now the CEO of the IUCMA. As an experienced water resources manager, he has a wealth of knowledge in pollution control, capacity building, stakeholder engagement and environmental education. Apart from his management duties, Thomas takes time to do research/academic work in the field of water. Thomas has over 10 peer reviewed publications in water resources management.


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? 

VIP Conference Day 2 @ 14:20

How to keep up with urban water demand: Transboundary water resources management

  •     Using new innovations to expand water stocks
  •     Considering ground water desalination in urban areas 
  •     Recruiting citizen support to drive smart water use initiatives 
  •     Retrofits and rebates – controlling use through policy and building regulation 

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