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RiSWP Mentorship Series | EP2: Dr. Jo Burgess
The SWAN Mentorship Series is an opportunity for young professionals interested in the smart water field to learn from experts around the world. Led by the SWAN Forum's Rising Smart Water Professionals (RiSWP), this is a FREE initiative. The first episode will feature Dr. Jo Burgess, Senior Technology Consultant at Isle Utilities.

Jan 27, 2021 03:00 PM in London

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Dr. Jo Burgess
Senior Technology Consultant @Isle Utilities
Dr. Jo Burgess has 20 years’ experience in the water sector, having worked in R&D in Britain and South Africa, then as a Research Manager at the South African Water Research Commission. Her portfolio included Drinking Water Treatment Technology, Mine Water Treatment and Management, and Sustainable Industrial Wastewater Management. Jo was responsible for South Africa’s national Water Research, Development and Innovation Roadmap 2015-2025. Her background is research carried out in academic/industrial partnerships; while Head of Biotechnology at Rhodes University (South Africa) and as a Research Officer at Cranfield University, she involved the employers of biotech graduates in curriculum and 4th year project design, and her postgraduate students’ projects had industrial partners. Jo was the 2014-2016 chair of the board of the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) and remains a director of the company.