Simone Murugan (MSc Hydrology) | Senior Scientist​

Simone holds an MSc degree (77%) in hydrology which she obtained from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is currently a senior scientist at the Institute of Natural Resources NPC. Her MSc focuses on the impacts of up-scaled rainwater harvesting on ecosystem goods and services in the rural catchments of Potshini (Bergville) and Makanya (Tanzania). Her interests lie in the fields and environmental hydrology and modelling, linked to ecosystem goods and services. One of her skills includes GIS mapping and application. She is also an accredited SASS5 practitioner, which contributes knowledge to water quality aspects of aquatic specialist studies. Simone has also developed a keen interest in promoting community water awareness, which as a result has seen her participate in local campaigns such as World Water Day and World Wetland Day in Edendale. She has also been a volunteer miniSASS trainer for the Msunduzi Municipality from 2014-2015.