Michael Silberbauer

Position (job description)

Aquatic scientist (water quality and information systems)

Summary of qualifications

  • PhD (methods for visualising complex water quality data) 2010, University of Cape Town
  • MSc (Limnology) 1981, Rhodes University
  • BSc (Hons) (Biochemistry) 1978, University of Cape Town
  • BSc (Chemistry) 1976, University of Cape Town

Work experience

  • 1977 - 1984, 1990 - present: Department of Water Affairs
  • 1985 - 1989: University of Cape Town, Zoology Department

Work interests

Graphical and geographical representation of water quality data.

Abbreviated bibliography

(please see http://www.riv.co.za/cv/ for details)

M. J. Silberbauer and W. Geldenhuys (2008). Using Keyhole Markup Language to create a spatial interface to South African water resource data through Google Earth. In: FOSS4G 2008 Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial. OSGeo, GISSA.

Van Niekerk,H., M. J. Silberbauer and B. C. Hohls (2008) Monitoring programme revision highlights long-term salinity changes in selected South African rivers and the value of comprehensive long-term data sets. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Online).

Kempster, P. L., M. J. Silberbauer and A. Kühn (2007) Interpretation of drinking water quality guidelines--The case of arsenic. Water SA 33(1), 95-100.

Van Ginkel, C. E., M. J. Silberbauer, S. du Plessis and C. I. C. Carelsen (2006) Monitoring microcystin toxin and chlorophyll in five South African impoundments. Verhandlungen: Internationale Vereinigung für Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie 29, 1611-1616.

Silberbauer, MJ and Moolman J (2004) The evolution of river and elevation data available for aquatic resource management. Poster presented at the 2004 conference of the Southern African Society of Aquatic Scientists: Water Resources as Ecosystems: Scientists, Government and Society at the Crossroads, 5-8 July 2004, Midrand.

Showalter, P. S., M. J. Silberbauer, J. Moolman and A. M. Howman (2000) Revisiting Rietspruit: Land Cover Change and Water Quality in South Africa. In: Proceedings of the 28th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment. 27-31 March 2000, Cape Town.

Van Ginkel, C. E., M. J. Silberbauer and E. Vermaak (2000) The seasonal and spatial distribution of cyanobacteria in South African surface waters Verhandlungen: Internationale Vereinigung für Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie 27(2), 871-878.

Silberbauer, M.J. (1997) The application of Geographic Information Systems to water quality monitoring. Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems for Design and Operation of Water Resources Systems (Proceedings of Rabat Symposium S3, April 1997). IAHS Publ. no 242, 1997, 189-195.

Silberbauer, M.J. & J. Moolman (1993) Changes in urban residential land in the Rietspruit catchment, southern Transvaal. Southern African Journal of Aquatic Sciences vol. 19(1/2) 89-94.

Silberbauer, M.J. & J.M. King (1991) Geographical trends in the water chemistry of wetlands in the south-western Cape Province, South Africa. Southern African Journal of Aquatic Sciences vol. 17(1/2) 82-88.

Silberbauer, M.J. & J.M. King (1991) The distribution of wetlands in the south-western Cape Province, South Africa. Southern African Journal of Aquatic Sciences vol. 17(1/2) 65-81.

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