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Professor Ditiro B. Moalafhi

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Professor Ditiro B. Moalafhi

Associate Professor


Faculty of Natural Resources
Department of Land and Atmospheric Resources (LAR)

Private Bag 0027 Gaborone
+267 365 0100 (ext. 499)
dmoalafhi@buan.ac.bw

Ditiro Benson Moalafhi (BSc, PGDE, MPhil, PhD)

water resources management ∙ runoff generation and river flow regime changes and their evolution under changing land-use/drainage and climate ∙ drought and low flow characterization ∙ water resources systems analysis ∙ climate reconstruction for hydrological applications

Academic Qualifications

2016: PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Hydro-climatology), The University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia

2004: MPhil in Environmental Science (Hydrology and water resources), University of Botswana, Botswana

2001: Post Graduate Diploma in Education-PGDE, University of Botswana, Botswana

2000: Bachelor of Science, University of Botswana, Botswana

 

Professional Background

March 2021- February 2022 - Associate Professor, University of Botswana, Botswana

May 2012-March 2021 - Senior Lecturer, University of Botswana, Botswana

September 2006-May 2012 - Lecturer, University of Botswana, Botswana

February 2006-August 2006 - Acting Principal Hydrologist II, Department of Water Affairs, Gaborone, Botswana

September 2005-February 2006 - Water Engineer II: Department of Water Affairs, Gaborone, Botswana

October 2003-September 2005 - Assistant Water Engineer: Department of Water Affairs, Gaborone, Botswana

 

 

Experienced at both under - and post-graduate in:

(i) water resources management

(ii) hydrology,

(iii) applied statistics,

(iv) climate change

(iv) environmental management. 

 

A hydrologist and water resources management expert with research interests in hydrological processes, water resources management and climate analysis. I specifically cover (i) water resources management (ii) runoff generation and river flow regime changes and their evolution under changing land-use/drainage and climate (iii) drought and low flow characterization (iv) water resources systems analysis and (v) climate reconstruction for hydrological applications

 

Latest and current projects

  • USAID Funded Project on Water Security

Project Tite: “Long-term impacts of land-use/land-cover dynamics on surface water quality in Botswana’s reservoirs using satellite data and artificial intelligence methods: case study of the Botswana’s Limpopo River Basin (1984-2019)”. January 2021 -February 2023. Amount  $158664

 

  • University of Botswana, Office of Research and Development

Project Title: “Impacts of anthropogenic and climate variability and change influences on semiarid Botswana’s surface water reservoirs using Earth Observation Analytics and Artificial Neural Network Model”. Oct 2020-Nov 2022. Amount P172 049.08

 

  • University of Botswana, Office of Research and Development

Project Title: “Flooding impact and community response: A case of Gweta and Zooroga villages2018-2020Amount P247 000 (completed)

 

Scopus Profile (Documents = 24; h-index = 11)

https://www.scopus.com/results/authorNamesList.uri?st1=Moalafhi&st2=Ditiro+Benson&origin=searchauthorlookup

ResearchGate Profile (RG Score = 21.61; Citations = 547; h-index = 12)

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ditiro-Moalafhi

Google Scholar Citation Profile (Citations = 648; h-index = 12; i10-index = 17)

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=3jikdewAAAAJ&hl=en