Natural Sciences and Engineering
Ms Jessica Fell

Department of Civil Engineering
University of Cape Town

Research that directly addresses five of the UN Sustainable Development Goals is something that cannot be ignored. Jessica Fell’s interdisciplinary research evaluating the multi-functional potential of Blue-Green infrastructure as part of Cape Town’s Water Sensitive City transition places her among those scientists who show considerable promise for their future research careers. This is particularly important for South African cities facing rapid urbanisation with the resultant stress on resources and service provision.

Ms Fell is a PhD candidate at UCT’s Department of Civil Engineering and the Future Water Research Institute. She completed her Honours and Master’s at UCT. She has worked as a Research Assistant and Junior Researcher at UCT’s Future Water Institute and spent time as a student at an engineering consultancy. She was a 2020 GreenMatter Water Research Commission Water Fellow and is the National Marketing Lead for the 2022-2024 South African Young Water Professionals National Committee. She has co-authored four peerreviewed journal articles, one book chapter, made seven oral conference presentations, co-authored three technical research reports, and written two popular articles.