Alumnus Michael Mutale from Zambia is winner of the first edition of the UNESCO-IHE Alumni Award. Mutale has been honoured for his dedication to improving quality of life in Southern Africa and his efforts in solving water resources management challenges. He received the award during the Awarding Ceremony, that took take place during the annual celebration of the Alumni Day on 17 October 2013.
Currently, Michael Mutale is Executive Secretary at Zambezi Watercourse Commission (ZAMCOM) and coordinator of the Global Water Partnership for Southern African Regional Technical Committee. His efforts were instrumental in the creation of ZAMCOM, the ZAMCOM agreement as well as SADC Protocol on Shared Watercourses. Furthermore, he actively promoted the exchange of thematic information on water resources management in Africa.
MSc in Water Resources Management
Mutale followed an MSc Programme in Water Resources Management at IHE in Delft, now UNESCO-IHE, and graduated in 1994. Moreover, he is also a former member of the Founding Committee of UNESCO-IHE.