Ayesha Hamid Laher

Ayesha is a professionally registered environmental scientist in the water stream. She has 12 years’ experience in all aspects of water and wastewater treatment: treatment technologies, design, operation, maintenance, and management of water and wastewater supply system.

Her participation in various policy and planning projects including the development of the Second National Water Resources Strategy has contributed to understanding of policy, legislation, water resource planning and institutional requirements for management of the entire water cycle.

As a Lead Inspector for the Blue, Green and No Drop Certifications programs of the Department of Water and Sanitation, she has sound knowledge of best practise principles for operation and management of water and wastewater treatment systems with emphasis on risk-based procedures embodied in the Water Safety planning concept, risk-based monitoring programs and Incident Management.

Ayesha has contributed to several WRC publications including the Wastewater Risk Abatement Planning guideline and presented papers on Water Safety plans, Process Audits and risk-based monitoring programs.

She has developed leadership, management and financial skills in her position as Hub-Sector Lead of the Water Systems division of AECOM for two years before embarking on her own to head AH: Water.

Ayesha has gained entrepreneurship skills to manage her business by qualifying for and successfully completing the requirements for the one-year M Category of Raizcorp Comprehensive Enterprise Development Programme and receiving the Spirit of Raizcorp award for the 2018 program.

Ayesha is an active member of WISA, has contributed to several Water Research Publications, presented at numerous conferences and regularly publishes articles on water-related topics.

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