Name : Dr Vincent Msadala
Email : [email protected]
Position : Head of Water Resources Department
Dr. Vincent Msadala has 11 years of experience mainly in the fields of water resources management and development for agriculture, energy production, socio-economic development and general livelihoods. His research, outreach and education interests are on water resources development and management in the context of changing climates and increasing populations. He has worked as a researcher and consultant on projects funded by the World Bank, European Union, African Development Bank, the Malawi Government and non-profit organisations. For the past eight years, he has been involved in projects related to disaster risk management, climate change assessment, flood based farming systems, flood risk management, drought predictions and operational decision support systems.
Dr. Msadala is currently the Head of Department in Climate Sciences at Ndata School of Climate and Earth Sciences (NSCES) at MUST. In the absence of the Executive Dean for the NSCES, Dr Msadala is also the acting executive dean for the school. He previously worked with the University of Malawi as a Lecturer in Hydrology and Hydraulics. Prior to joining the University of Malawi, he worked with Blantyre Water Board (BWB) as a Water Engineer.
Vincent graduated with a PhD and an MSc in Civil Engineering (hydrology and hydraulics) from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (2016 and 2009, respectively) and also holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Civil Engineering with a Credit from the University of Malawi (2006).