Full First Name(s)
Title (honorific)
Academic Qualifications
DPhil (2005, University of Pretoria); MA (1998, University of Johannesburg); BA (Hons) (1996, University of Johannesburg); BA (1995, University of Johannesburg)
Brief Biography (English)

Prof Richard Meissner is a Senior Researcher in the CSIR’s Water Centre. He holds a Doctoral Degree in International Politics from the University of Pretoria. Richard specialises in a number of study areas ranging from water security at local government level to the analysis of transboundary river basins. His research focuses on the complexities and interactions between and among non-state actors, international organisations, and state/government organs. He is a member of the CSIR team that investigated the influence of climate variability and its effects such as drought and flooding on migrant workers to South Africa. He has vast experience in doing fieldwork in South Africa and abroad. As an international relations expert, he will be investigating the international relations and domestic policies of migration linked to climate change.

Job Title
Senior Researcher
Primary Organisation
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Website Address for Primary Organisation
African Country
South Africa
African Region
Southern Africa

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