Dr Sam Braid runs a consultancy called Waterlore. She holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering from Wits University looking at the effectiveness of implementation of the South African environmental legislation for water resources management. She has worked in the environment and water sector, particularly catchment management for the past 14 years. She is the co-founder of the Watershed Project and lives in Cape Town. “Water is life. There is no substitute for water. I work with water-related fields every day from office to sport. I wanted to spread the message about water in a positive medium. Water doesn’t just come from a tap. We need to be thinking broader: source to tap and tap to sea. Our aim is to make the Watershed Project a fun and interactive way to raise awareness about water and for communities to re-connect with their life giving water resources.”
Andreas Wilson-Späth holds a PhD in geochemsitry from UCT and has worked as a freelance journalist with a special passion for environmental issues for the last eight years. He’s the co-founder of the South African Eco Film Festival and While You Were Sleeping. Andreas lives in Cape Town with his wife and two teenage sons. “Fresh, clean, potable water is so essential to everything we do, but we often take it for granted. I’m really excited to be part of the Watershed Project because it allows me to share some of the important water-related issues with other South Africans. To ensure a sustainable water supply for future generations we all need to work together and this initiative is a great way for me to help spread the message.” Andreas is a co-founder of the Watershed Project.