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Visiting Researcher, School of Chemistry, University of the Witwatersrand Research Fellow, UNISA, University of the Witwatersrand

Dalia Saad holds an honorary research position at Wits School of Chemistry. She obtained her MSc (2011) and PhD (2013) in Environmental Chemistry from Wits University. Prior to that she worked as a teaching assistant (2007-2009) at the University of Khartoum where she obtained her basic degree in Chemistry in 2006. Her research interest is on water pollution issues and promoting access to clean healthy water (purification of water and wastewaters treatment).
She is also interested in integrating sociological and gender dimensions into Water research and Environmental challenges. Dalia is a research fellow at the Institute for Gender Studies at UNISA, she works on the social dimensions of water research and wastewater reuse including perception, community engagement and public acceptance, culture, religion and gender roles. Dalia is an advocate for gender equity both in scientific research and in scientific community.


  • –present
    Visiting Researcher, Wits University


  • 2013 
    Wits, PhD

Professional Memberships

  •  International Water Association (IWA) Feb 2019 - Present  Water institute of South African (WISA) Jul 2011 - Present  International Association for Impact Assessment SA Affiliate Mar 2012 – present  South African Chemical institute (SACI) Jan 2011 – Present  Golden Key International Honour Society (GK) Mar 2012 - life time membership  Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) - international Nov 2012- Present  Executive committee member of OWSD South Africa National Chapter (OWSD-SA). Apr 2014 - May 2018


TWAS Young Affiliate, Africa Science Leadership Program (ASLP) Fellow, African-German Network of Excellence in Science Prize (AGNES), 65th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meetings Alumna, Member - Golden Key International Honour Society