Heloise Greeff

South Africa

Heloise is a Delegate Speaker for the 2015 Environment Plenary Session. She also works at the Oxford Centre for Affordable Healthcare Technology, developing Smart Water Systems for use in hand pumps in rural Kenya. The project aims to design, build and use mobile technology innovations for water security. Heloise is personally developing the algorithms that predict pump failures and ensure timely maintenance. They can also identify groundwater levels and users by pumping characteristics to better inform public policy in these remote areas. She is also co-convener of the Rhodes Scholar Southern Africa Forum in Oxford. This UK-based grant-making agency is led by a group of socially conscious Rhodes Scholars and supports community development initiatives in southern Africa. Heloise is a founding member of Engineers Without Borders South Africa, focusing on creating a platform to enable young engineers in South Africa to generate, use and transfer engineering knowledge that benefits society.