Invitation to Chris Buckley Memorial Lecture
Dear Staff and Students
Join us for a Memorial Lecture in Celebration of the Life of Chris Buckley.
Title: The Importance of Transdisciplinary Research for Water and Sanitation Transformation
- Mr Neil Macleod, WASH R&D Centre Advisory Board, UKZN
- Prof Cathy Sutherland, School of Built Environment and Development Studies, UKZN
Prof Chris Buckley was a well-known, iconic figure in the international Water and Sanitation field, and touched the lives of many, inspiring everyone with his astonishing general knowledge, and deep understanding of science and engineering.
Neil Macleod is the former head of water and sanitation at the eThekwini metropolitan municipality. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the WASH R&D Centre at UKZN, and a Director and Chair of the Board for Sanergy in Kenya. Mr Macleod is also a sought after consultant on water and sanitation related issues nationally and internationally.
Catherine Sutherland is an urban geographer who specializes in environmental, water and climate governance, with a focus on informal settlements and peri-urban areas in Durban. The theory and practice of local environmental change, urban governance, state-citizen relations, and social transformation, and how these shape urban sustainability in cities in the South, are of particular interest in her work. She is an academic in the School
of Built Environment and Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, and teaches modules on sustainability, governance, and development.