Andrea Vushe

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Staff Details

Office Location: 
New Engineering Building, E/3/4/220

Brief Career Summary

  • 2012 – present: Water Engineering Lecturer & Researcher (NUST)
  • 2011 – 2012: Junior Water Engineering Lecturer, NUST, Namibia
  • 2010: Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Engineer/ & Supervisor (Action Contre la Faim, ACF Zimbabwe)
  • 2009-2010: Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Officer (GOAL Zimbabwe)
  • 2006-2007: Water and Irrigation Sales Engineer (Siagasi Water Engineering. Pvt Ltd)
  • 2003-2005: Irrigation and Water Engineer (Irrigation Dept, Ministry of Water, Zimbabwe)
  • 2000-2003: Irrigation & Agricultural Engineering Lecturer (Rio Tinto Agricultural College, Zimbabwe)
  • 1999: Graduate Water Engineer (Regional Water Authority)


  • MSc. Integrated Water Resources Management, University of Zimbabwe (UZ) (2009)
  • BSc. Engineering (Hons) Agricultural Engineering, UZ, (1999)

Research Focus Areas

  • Water resources modelling, Climate change impacts, adaptation and Water resources management
  • Nitrate retention and leaching in irrigated soils, nitrate loading, transport and attenuation in river systems
  • Water and wastewater treatment using organic materials and natural systems, Wastewater reuse in irrigated agriculture

Courses Currently Teaching


  • IWL410S - Introduction to water law
  • WSS4112S – Water Supply and Sanitation
  • IWM410S – Integrated Water Management
  • IED 820S – Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
  • IWR910S – Integrated Water Resources Management.

Selected Publications

  • Vushe A. & Amutenya M.; Investigating Nitrate Retention Capacity, Elementary and Mineral Composition of Kalahari Sandy Soils at Mashare Farm in Namibia, Okavango River Basin, Scientific Africa Journal, (2019) Elsevier
  • Vushe A.; Nitrate-Nitrogen Pollution and Attenuation Upstream of the Okavango Delta in Angola and Namibia, Book Chapter in Agriculture and Ecosystem Resilience in Sub Saharan Africa.  Livelihood Pathways Under Changing Climate, Pages 99-128. (2019) Springer Nature.
  • Vushe A. & Mbadhi H.; Determination of Nitrate Retention Capacity of Kalahari Sands Using a Permeameter: Case Study of Mashare Farm Soil in the Okavango River Basin. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, (2018) Elsevier.
  • Vushe A., von Landsberg L., Groengroeft A. & Mashauri D.A.; Nitrate leaching in irrigated inorganic agriculture: A case study of Mashare commercial farm in Namibia, Okavango River Basin. African Journal of Agricultural Research (2016).
  • Moyo L. G., Vushe A., Januarie M. A. & Mashauri D. A.; Evaluation of suitability of Windhoek’s wastewater effluent for re–use in vegetable irrigation: Case study of Gammams effluent. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, Volume 199, (2025) WIT Press

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