Magalie Bourblanc, Senior Research Fellow, GovInn (Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation), University of Pretoria
Werner van Zyl, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Lecturer in sustainable energy and water systems, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Mike Muller, Visiting Adjunct Professor, University of the Witwatersrand
Because water is shared by everyone, there have to be some rules to govern the way it is used. But it’s a difficult resource and when things go wrong, the temptation is to blame the unpredictable water – or the rules.
In fact, the problem is usually neither the water nor the rules, but the people concerned.
Andrew Slaughter, Visiting Professor, University of Saskatchewan
Sukhmani Mantel, Senior Research Officer Institute for Water Research, Rhodes University
Amanda Ramcharan, Postdoctoral Researcher, Pennsylvania State University
Cassava is one of the developing world’s most important crops. Its starchy roots and leaves are a staple food for more than 500 million people in Africa each day. And Africa produces half of the world’s total cassava output; the continent’s main growers are the Congo, Côte d'lvoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda.