Lucia Mhlanga is an Intern Hydrogeologist at Umvoto. She is originally from Johannesburg but completed her studies at the North-West University, where she obtained her Honours in Hydrology and Geohydrology.
Her Honours project focused on determining the effects of climate change on groundwater systems in the Upper Crocodile West catchment, predominantly in karstic formations. Lucia has a keen interest in understanding the processes of groundwater remediation for managed aquifer recharge considering the state of water scarcity in the country.
Lucia is currently registering with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP) as a Candidate Natural Scientist.
In her spare time, Lucia loves to take road trips and cooking up a storm. Her most recent road trip was to the Karoo where she saw the salt pans and intriguing landforms. But one of her most memorable trips was a hike through the Vredefort Dome in the Free State where she and fellow students mapped the stratigraphy during her undergraduate.