Penisoh Metho has chosen to work on hydrological modelling and comparisons to contribute towards more informed water resource
management (WRM) in South Africa. Catchment-scale hydrological modelling often informs how available water resources are used and conserved and affects multi-million-rand decisions as well as all citizens.
Wetlands are crucial ecological structures which regulate water movement in response to floods and droughts. Therefore, wetlands have great potential to increase resilience and capacity to recover and deal with the expected increases in extreme climate conditions.
Penisoh hopes to improve how models are selected to represent wetlands and respond to climate change events and water resource management in highly uncertain conditions, hopefully thus improving SA’s ability to address SDG 6 (ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all).