Dr. Augustina Clara Alexander is a Lecturer and Head of Department of Water Resources Engineering at the University of Dar es Salaam. She holds a B.Sc. Hons. Civil and Water Resource Engineering, University of Dar es Salaam; M.Sc. (2010), Water Resource Engineering, University of Dar es Salaam and PhD (2018), Civil Engineering from Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa. She is a registered (PEng) Civil and Water Resources Engineer with over 14 years of experience in teaching, consultancy and research in civil and water related field. Dr. Augustina has majored in hydrology and hydrogeology; and conducted various studies on impacts of landuse/cover and climate change on water resources. Her current research interest is on groundwater-surface water interaction, groundwater regime in mining areas as well as pollution monitoring and control.
She is current working in various north-south collaborative research projects including RESBEN: “Unlocking Resilient Benefits from African Water Resources’’ a project funded by UKRI-GCRF and implemented by the consortium of partner institutions, nine (9) from Africa and two (2) from the United Kingdom; SUSTAIN: “Sustainable Sanitation in Theory and Action”, a collaborative research between University of Dar es Salaam and Lund University in Sweden. She is also a Principal Investigator in a multidisciplinary research project entitled BRrIAC: “Building River Resilience through Integrated Approach under Climate Change’’ for River Msimbazi - Dar es Salaam.
Dr Augustina is a member of a number of professional organizations and serves on different National and International committees. She is a Member of Africa Groundwater Network (AGW-NET), Member of Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme Tanzania National Committee (IHP-Tanzania NC), Executive committee member - OWSD Tanzania Chapter, Co-coordinator of the 23- UPH (Unsolved Problems in Hydrology) in Africa and Coordinator of the WaterNet Regional Programme- Tanzania.