Dr. Gert Cloete is a Specialist Hydraulics, Hydrology, and Dam Safety Engineer at Knight Piésold’s Windhoek office. He is a civil engineer with a doctorate in risk based dam safety from the University of Stellenbosh. He also obtained his B.Eng. and M.Sc.Eng. at the University of Stellenbosch with research in aspects of hydraulics.
He started his career at the South African Department of Water Affairs in the hydrology division in 1985, and has worked in the water resources field for 25 years, involving flood hydrology, flow measurements, and design and construction of water structures. He has extensive experience in watershed characterization including in Oshona regions, dam safety inspections, water supply systems including pumping station design, pipeline design, and associated concrete structures. He is involved in the water management and design of water structures for municipalities and mining and hydroelectric projects within Southern Africa, Namibia, and Uganda.