Tshwane University Of Technology Water Care Department

Tshwane University Of Technology Water Care Department


National Diploma: Water Care (Extended curriculum programme with foundation provision)

Baccalaureus Technologiae: Water Care


Magister Technologiae: Water Care

Doctor Technologiae: Water Care – Phasing out

Doctor of Philosophy in Science


Water Care
Water Technology is the study of the processes that are used in the treatment and purification of drinking water, wastewater and industrial effluents. This also includes the study of chemistry, physics, hydraulics, microbiology and various management aspects.


Areas of research within TUT Water Research Group

Prof Maggie Momba – Rated Research Professor at the Department of Water Care

Prof Okonkwo – Leader of Focus Area Research Group in Pollution and Waste Management

Courses Offered

Enhancing Institutional Capacity

Blockweeks: BTech Water Care 2011 and 2012

Application to change a qualification

Focus of the Research Area

• To demonstrate that novel agricultural uses of wastewater can successfully derived in an environmentally safe manner for a greater societal benefit.

• To study the effect of land use practices on water resource and ways of predicting and mitigating the impacts of these effects

• To better understand the impact the of water resources and drinking water on the health of the rural communities and to develop strategies for the protection of water resources as well as public health in a cost effective way, keeping abreast of international trends and technology.

• To strive towards a bettaffer understanding of the origin, survival and effect of microorganisms associated with drinking water and develop strategies, which allow rapid diagnosis of waterborne infections and their control.


Retha Gerber
Tel: +27 12 382 6232
email: gerberme@tut.ac.za