Dr Nicola Rodda
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Dr Rodda is a lecturer in the School of Life Sciences.



Discipline:   Cellular Biology
Campus:   Westville
Telephone:   031 260 3015
 Email:   roddan@ukzn.ac.za
     
 Research Areas:   Health-related microbial quality of drinking water
Health-related microbiology of on-site sanitation
Microbial health risk assessment
Wastewater and greywater re-use
Use of wastewater, greywater and sanitation residues for plant growth
Microbiological processes in waste degradation.
     
 Recent Publications:   N. Rodda, L. Salukazana, S.A.F. Jackson and M.T. Smith (in press). Use of domestic greywater for small-scale irrigation of food crops: effects on plants and soil. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Environment.

N. Rodda (2011). Managing greywater in South Africa. In: W. Harding (ed.), The Sustainable Water Resource Handbook, South Africa, Vol. 2. An initiative of the Department of Water Affairs, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Department of Cooperative Governance, and EGS Forum. Alive2green, Cape Town.

N. Rodda, K. Carden and N. Armitage (2010). Sustainable Use of Greywater in Small-Scale Agriculture and Gardens in South Africa, Guidance Report and Technical Report. WRC Report Nos TT 469/10 and 1639/1/10, Pretoria.

B. Abong’o, M. Momba and N. Rodda, 2008, Health risk of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in drinking water and meat and meat products and vegetables to diarrhoeaic confirmed and non-confirmed HIV/AIDS patients, Journal of Applied Sciences 8(8), 1453-1461.

Buckley CA, Foxon KM, Brouckaert CJ, Rodda N, Nwaneri C, Balboni E, Couderc A and Magagna D (2008). Scientific Support for the Design and Operation of Ventilated Improved Pit Latrines (VIPs) and efficacy of pit latrine additives. WRC Report No. TT357/08. Pretoria.

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