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Prof. Dominic Mazvimavi

Department Staff - Academic Staff

Professor of Water & Environmental Science

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BSc Hons (UZ)

Postgrad Dip, MSc (Brussels)

PhD (Wageningen)

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CURRICULUM VITAE

Dominic Mazvimavi, BSc Hons (UZ), Postgrad Dip, MSc (Brussels), PhD (Wageningen)

Family name: MAZVIMAVI

First name: DOMINIC

 

University Education

PhD in Hydrology, Wageningen University & International Institute for Geo-information and Earth Observation, Netherlands, 2003.

MSc in Hydrology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, 1985.

Post-graduate Diploma in Hydrology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, 1984.

BSc Honours in Geography with Zoology and Botany as minor subjects, University of Zimbabwe, 1980.

 

Employment

Dec 2008 to present. Professor of Water & Environmental Science in the Dept of Earth Sciences, and Director for the Institute for Water Studies (Faculty of Science) University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa. Teaching Environmental Science, EIA, Hydrology, Water Resources Management

Dec 2004 to Dec 2008. Senior Research Fellow at the Harry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre, University of Botswana. Undertaking research on water resources management within the Okavango Basin, and in the SADC Region in general.

2004 & 1992-93: Chairman/ Head, Dept of Geography & Environmental Science, University of Zimbabwe. Duties included:

1988 to 2004 Senior Lecturer, Dept of Geography & Environmental Science, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe. Taught Hydrology, Water Resources Management, Environmental Impact Assessment, and Environmental Science to under and postgraduate students.

1990 – 1991 Water Resources Expert. Shawinigan Lavalin Inc, Montreal, on the Canadian International Development Agency funded SADCC 3.0.4. Assessment of the status of hydrological data for hydro-power generation within the Zambezi River Basin. Hydrometric network review and planning for the Zambezi River Basin. Planning the telemetry system of the Zambezi River basin. Hydrological modelling of the sub-basins of the Kafue River.

1981 – 1987 Senior Hydrologist, Hydrological Branch, Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Development, Government of Zimbabwe. Hydrological analysis for water resources planning and management. Head of the Data Processing Section. Supervising data entry and processing of hydrological data. Development of computer programs for hydrological data processing. Maintenance of hydrological databases.

 

UNIVERSITY TEACHING

BSc, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

EWS131 Environmental and Water Science

ENV211 Physical hydrology

ENV312 Environmental and Water Science

EWS321 Environmental Management

ENV322 Environmental and Water Science

EWS341 Applied Environmental Problems

BSc Honours, University of the Western Cape, South Africa (2009 -)

EWS701 Environmental Impact Assessment

EWS704 Catchment processes

 

Publications.

Chapters Published in Books & Papers in Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

Mazvimavi, D. 2011. Climate change, water availability and supply. In Kotecha, P. (Ed), Climate Change, Adaptation and Higher Education: Securing our future. SARUA Leadership Dialogue Series, Vol. 2(4), pp 81-100.

Swatuk, L.. and Mazvimavi, D. 2010. Water and security in Africa. In Schnurr, M.A. and  Swatuk, L.A. (Eds) Critical Environmental Security: Rethinking the Links Between Natural Resources and Political Violence. New Issues in Security #5, Centre for Foreign Policy Studies Dalhousie, http://centreforforeignpolicystudies.dal.ca/pdf/newissueinsecurity5/chapter6.pdf

Wolski, P., Ramberg, L., Magole, L. and Mazvimavi, D. 2009. Evolution of river basin management in the Okavango system, southern Africa. In Ferrier, R. and Jenkins, A. Handbook of catchment management, Wiley, pp 457-476.

Swatuk, L., Mazvimavi, D. and  Jembere, K.  2009. "Water Management for Human Security and Development in Africa" in Kesselman et al (eds) Natural Resource Governance and Human Security in Africa: Emerging Issues and Trends. Pax Africa, Pretoria.

Chimbari, M.,  Mazvimavi, D. Manase, G., Furu, P., Feilberg, M., Jensen, J.R.,  Ørnbjerg, N., Sørensen, A.M. and Madsen. P.V. 2009. Linkages between climate change, health, water and food security: What are the issues for Southern Africa? IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 6 412009 (1pp)   doi: 10.1088/1755-1307/6/41/412009

Magole, L., Mazvimavi, D. and Motsumi, S. 2008. Operationalizing IWRM within the Okavango Delta. Totolo, O (Ed) Proceedings of the The Second IASTED Africa Conference on Water Resource Management, 8-10 September, 2008 Gaborone Confrence, ACTA Press, pp 189 – 194.

Wolski, P., Murray-Hudson, M Mazvimavi, D. and Ringrose, S. 2008. Climate Change And Climate Variability Effects On The Okavango Delta, Botswana, And Their Consequences To Water Resources Management. Proceedings of the The Second IASTED Africa Conference on Water Resource Management ~AfricaWRM 2008, 8-10 September, 2008 Gaborone Conference, Totolo, O (Ed) Proceedings of the The Second IASTED Africa Conference on Water Resource Management, 8-10 September, 2008 Gaborone Confrence, ACTA Press, pp 140-145.

Mazvimavi, D. and Motshalapheko, R.M. 2008. Challenges for implementing a river basin management approach on an ephemeral river basin – the Boteti River, Botswana. In Manzungu, E. (Ed) Towards a New Water Creed: Reflections on IWRM, water governance and livelihoods in Southern Africa.Weaver Press.

Mazvimavi, D. 2002 Watershed degradation and management in Environmental sustainability in water resources management. World Bank/Southern Africa Research and Documentation Centre/IUCN, Washington, Harare, Maseru. pp 179-203.

Contributing author, 2000, World Commission on Dams Case Studies – Kariba Dam, Zambezi River, Zambia/Zimbabwe, in Dams and Development: A new framework for decision-making. The Report of the World Commission on Dams, Earthscan Publications, London.

Mazvimavi, D. 1999. Hydrological setting of lakes in Zimbabwe in Study Report for the Lake Environment Conservation in Developing Countries – Zimbabwe. International Lake and Environment Committee Foundation, pp 30-38.

Moyo, N.A.G., Mazvimavi, D., Mtetwa, S., Dube, B.N., Mahlanga, A.T., and Mhlanga, W., 1998. Water resources. In Chenje, M., Sola L., and Paleczny D, (eds), The state of Zimbabwe’s environment 1998. Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Ministry of Mines, Environment and Tourism, Harare, pp 213-268.

Mazvimavi, D., 1994. A review of the hydrology of dambos in Zimbabwe. In Matiza, T. and Crafter, S.A. (eds) Wetlands ecology and priorities for conservation in Zimbabwe. Proceedings of a Seminar on Wetlands ecology and priorities for conservation in Zimbabwe, Harare, 13-15 January, 1992. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Geneva,  pp 47 - 53.

 

Papers in Refereed Journals

Mazvimavi, D. 2010. Investigating changes over time of annual rainfall in Zimbabwe. Hydrology and Earth Systems Sciences, Vol. 14, 1-9. www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/14/1/2010/

Mazvimavi, D., Mulwafu, W. and Nhapi, I. 2010. IWRM: Environmental sustainability, climate change and livelihoods. Journal of the Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Vol, 35(13-14), 561-564.

Mazvimavi, D. and Nhapi, I. 2009. Water and sustainable development for improved livelihoods. EDITORIAL. Journal of the Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Vol, 34, 704-710.

Mazvimavi, D. 2008. Investigating possible changes of extreme annual rainfall in Zimbabwe. Hydrology and Earth Systems Science Discussion 5, 1–21.

Mazvimavi, D. Hoko, Z., Jonker, L., Nhapi, I., and Senzanje, A. 2008. Integrated Water Resources Management: From Concept to Practice EDITORIAL Journal of the Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Vol. 33 609–613

Masamba, W.R.. and Mazvimavi, D. Impact on water quality of land uses along Thamalakane-Boteti River; an outlet of the Okavango Delta. Journal of the Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Vol. 33, 687-694.

Mazvimavi, D. Madamombe, E. and Makurira, H. 2007. Assessment of environmental flow requirements for river basin planning in Zimbabwe. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth Journal, Vol. 32,  995-1006

Mazvimavi, D. and Wolski, P. 2006. Long-term variations of annual flows of the Okavango and Zambezi Rivers. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth Journal, Vol. 31, 944-951.

Mazvimavi, D. and Mmopelwa, G. 2006. Access to water in gazetted and ungazetted rural settlements in Ngamiland, Botswana. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth Journal, Vol. 31, 713-722.

Onemal, J.M.K, Mazvimavi, D., Love, D., and Mul, M. 2006. Effects of dams on flows of the Insiza River, Zimbabwe. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth Journal, Vol. 31, 870-875.

Mazvimavi D., Burgers, S.L.G.E, and Stein, A. 2006. Identification of basin characteristics influencing spatial variation of river flows. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation , Vol. 8, 167-172.

Nhapi, I.,Holch, W., Mazvimavi, D., Mashauri, D.A., Jewitt, G., Mudege, N.,  Swatuk, L.A. and Beukman, R. 2005. Integrated water resources management (IWRM) and the millennium development goals: Managing water for peace and prosperity EDITORIAL Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, Volume 30, Issues 11-16, 2005, Pages 623-624

Nhapi, I.,Holch, W., Mazvimavi, D., Mashauri, D.A., Jewitt, G., Mudege, N.,  Swatuk, L.A. and Beukman, R. 2005. Integrated water resources management (IWRM) and the millennium development goals: Managing water for peace and prosperity EDITORIAL Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, Volume 30, Issues 11-16, 2005, Pages 623-624

Mazvimavi D., Meijerink, A.M.J., Savenije, H.H.G. and  Stein, A. 2005. Prediction of flow characteristics using multiple regression and neural networks: a case study in Zimbabwe. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C Volume 30, Issues 11-16 , pp 639-647

Mazvimavi, D., Meijerink, A.M.J. and  Stein, A. 2004. Prediction of base flows from basin characteristics: a case study from Zimbabwe. Hydrological Sciences Journal. Vol. 49, No. 4, pp 703-715.

Kusangaya, S., Manzungu, E., Mazvimavi, D. 2003. Analysis of land cover changes in the Odzi sub-catchment. Geographical Journal of Zimbabwe, 2003, Vol. 33.

Loup, JFK, Refsgaard, J.C., and Mazvimavi, D., 1998. Assessing the effect of land use change on catchment runoff by combined use of statistical tests and hydrological modelling: Case studies from Zimbabwe, Journal of Hydrology, Vol 205, pp 147-163.

Mazvimavi, D., 1998. Water availability and utilization in Zimbabwe, Geographical Journal of Zimbabwe , Vol. 29, pp 23-36.

Mazvimavi, D., 1991. Application of an ARIMA model for monthly flow forecasting on the Zambezi River, Geographical Journal of Zimbabwe, Vol. 21, pp 18- 31

Mazvimavi, D., 1989. Analysis of annual rainfall in Zimbabwe for trends and periodicities, Geographical Journal of Zimbabwe., Vol 20, pp. 42-52

Mazvimavi, D. and Vandewiele, G.L., 1987. A two-level runoff model for semi-arid catchments in Zimbabwe, Journal of Water Supply, Vol 5, pp. 23-29.

Technical Reports

Beuster, H., Dikgola,K., Hatutale, A.N., Katjimune, M., Kurugundla, N., Mazvimavi, M., Mendes, P.E.., Miguel, G.L., Mostert, A.C., Quintino, M.G., Shidute, P.N., Tibe, G. and Wolski, P. 2010 Hydrology Report: Data and Models Report No: 05/2009. EPSMO/BIOKAVANGO Okavango Basin Environmental Flows Assessment Project, OKACOM, Maun, Botswana. 82 pp. http://www.iwlearn.net/iw-projects/Fsp_11279946827/reports/environmental-flow-assessment-reports/

Bethune, S., Mazvimavi, D. and Quintino, M. 2009. Delineation Report. Report 04-2009 EPSMO/BIOKAVANGO Okavango Basin Environmental Flows Assessment Project, OKACOM, Maun, Botswana. 67 pp. http://www.iwlearn.net/iw-projects/Fsp_11279946827/reports/environmental-flow-assessment-reports/

Bonyongo, C.M., and Mazvimavi, D. (2008) (Eds) Recovery monitoring of aerial spraying of deltamethrin for tsetse eradication over the Kwando-Linyanti and Caprivi Region. Department of Animal Health and Production, Government of Botswana, 105 pp.

Bonyongo, C.M., and Mazvimavi, D. (2007) (Eds) Environmental monitoring of aerial spraying for tsetse eradication over the Kwando-Linyanti (Botswana) and Caprivi Region (Namibia). Department of Animal Health and Production, Government of Botswana, 283 pp.

Mazvimavi, D. and Murwira, A. 2007.The design of the SADC-HYCOS Phase II hydrometric network. SADC-HYCOS Project Management Unit, Pretoria, South Africa. http://sadchycos.dwaf.gov.za/Key%20Documents/FinalDraftReportSADCHYCOSIIrevised.pdf

Mazvimavi, D. 2006. Assessment of surface water resources of Zimbabwe and guidelines for planning. Department of Water Resources, and Zimbabwe National Water Authority. UNDP Funded project.

Mazvimavi, D. 2006. Environmental impact assessment of the WaterNet Programme. WaterNet A Capacity Building Project in IWRM in Southern Africa.

Mazvimavi, D. 2005. Status of implementation of the African Water Vision 2025 in Zimbabwe. United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, 76 pp.

Mazvimavi, D. 2004. Environmental Appraisal of the Tanzania District Agriculture Sector Investment Project. African Development Bank

Mazvimavi, D. 2004. Environmental Appraisal of the Uganda Farm Income Enhancement and Forest Conservation Project. African Development Bank

Mazvimavi, D. 2004. Impact of the land reform on water utilization in Zimbabwe. African Institute of Agrarian Studies, Zimbabwe, 15 pp.

Mazvimavi, D. 2003. Summary of proceedings. Workshop on the Future of Biodiversity and Water in Southern Africa: Ecoregional conservation and river basin management in the Miombo. 26-27 February, 2003, Gaborone, Botswana. USAID Regional Centre for Southern Africa.

Mazvimavi, D. 2003. Assessment of status of water quality in Zimbabwe. Contribution to the Zimbabwe state of the environment report 2002. United Nations Development Programme, Harare, Zimbabwe, 17 pp

Mazvimavi, D. 2002. Development of a groundwater monitoring system for Jumbo Mine, Lonrho, Zimbabwe

Mazvimavi, D. 2000 and Gumbo D.. Resource base assessment of southern Gwanda District including the Doddieburn-Manyole Ranch. World Wide Fund for Nature Southern Africa Regional Programme Office, Harare, Zimbabwe, 150 pp.

Mazvimavi, D. 2000. Evaluation of the Chimanimani Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Programme in Zimbabwe, Christian Care Zimbabwe, 61 pp.

Mazvimavi, D. 2000. Baseline studies for an integrated rural development programme in Matobo District, Zimbabwe. German Red Cross & Zimbabwe Red Cross, 44pp.

Contributing author, 1999, Sector environmental policy and management assessment of First Road Sector Project of the Ministry of Works, Housing & Communicaiton, Republic of Uganda, Vol I-IV. Arcadis Euroconsult, Arnhem (Netherlands) and Makerere University Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, Uganda, 440 pp.

Mazvimavi, D. and Gumbo, D. 1999. Integrated catchment management strategy in Zimbabwe. Water Resources Management Strategy Technical Secretariat Report, Ministry of Lands and Water Resources, Government of Zimbabwe, 58pp.

Mazvimavi, D., and Hungwe, A., 1998. Downstream impacts. In Batoka Gorge Hydro Electric Scheme Feasibility Report Volume 4a of 7 Further Environmental Impact Assessment. Zambezi River Authority, Lusaka, pp 330-360.

Mazvimavi, D., and Hungwe, A., 1998. Downstream impacts. In Batoka Gorge Hydro Electric Scheme Feasibility Report Volume 4a of 7 Further Environmental Impact Assessment. Zambezi River Authority, Lusaka, pp 330-360.

Mazvimavi, D. 1998. Impact of climate change on water resources in Zimbabwe. Report for the Climate Change Project, United Nations Development Programme, 58 pp.

Mazvimavi, D. 1998.  Water resources management in the water catchment board pilot areas; Phase I Data collection. Cass Technical Paper- NRM Series CPN 95/98, Centre for Applied Social Sciences , University of Zimbabwe, 242pp.

Mazvimavi, D. and Gumbo, D. 1996. Pilot study on capacity building for environmental impact assessment in rural district councils in Zimbabwe. Friedrich Ebert Foundation., 88 pp.

Mazvimavi, D., Chapeyama, O., Gumbo, D., Masundire, H. and Mubvami, T. 1995. Environmental impact assessment of the proposed Gwayi-Shangani Dam. Department of Water Development, Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Water Development, Zimbabwe, 107 pp.

Bullock, A., Chirwa, A.B., Matondo, J.I., and Mazvimavi, D., 1991, Analysis of flow regime in Malawi, Tanzania and Zimbabwe; A feasibility study for Africa FRIEND, Institute of Hydrology, ODA Report, UK, 42pp.

Mazvimavi, D., 1991. Hydrometric network planning study of the Kafue River basin above Itezhitezhi Dam, Zambia. SADCC 3.0.4 Hydroelectric hydrological assistance project - Phase 1, Project Report, 72 pp.

Mazvimavi, D. 1990. A comparison of yield analysis methods used for multiple reservoir systems. Report for the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources Development, Zimbabwe, 76pp.

 

Editorial Appointments

2008-10           Managing Guest Editor of the Physics and Chemistry of the Earth Journal.

2007-10           Member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation published by Elsevier.

2007 & 2011     Guest-Editor for the hydrology papers in the Physics and Chemistry of the Earth Journal published by Elsevier

2005                Guest-Editor for the hydrology papers in the Physics and Chemistry of the Earth Journal published by Elsevier.

2005-               Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Geographical Journal of Zimbabwe.

 

Membership of professional bodies:

Member of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Membership Number 9116.

Member of the Geographical Association of Zimbabwe.

Member of the WATERNET Board of Trustees.

 

Current Address

Department of Earth Sciences

University of the Western Cape

Private Bag X17

Bellville, 7535

Cape Town

South Africa

Telephone

Business: + 27 21 959 2871

Fax: +27 21 959 2438

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