José Malanço

Title: IWRM Technical Advisor, Bupusa Trasboundary Project

Country: Mozambique


José Malanço is a water resources management expert with over 20 years of experience. in the Water Sector, particularly in Mozambique. He holds a Masters Degree in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) from the University of Zimbabwe. He has extensive work experience ranging from hydrology, water resources management and planning, stakeholder participation, transboundary water resources management and agreement negotiations, climate change, and environment.

In 2007 he started working as water resources expert at National Directorate for Water Resources Management in Mozambique (DNGRH), leading the Hydrology Division responsible to hydrometeorological network design and data collection, analysis, dissemination and analysis. At DNGRH he coordinated the Hydrological component of Pilot Project of Climate Resilient (PPCR), funded by World Bank and also, he was appointed as the institution's focal point with National Institute for Disaster Management, SADC HYCOS project, Flood Task Team for the Limpopo Commission (LIMCOM) and was part of the negotiation team for the water sharing agreements for Pungwe, Buzi e Save.

Priory to join the DNGRH He worked to ACORD-Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development-as Drought Response Project Manager. The project was implemented in two semi-arid districts (Panda and Funhalouro Districts) at Inhambane Province, Mozambique and the main objective was to improve the livelihoods of the rural communities in the two districts.

In 2015 he was a Technical Assistance Lead for CRIDF-Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facilities- providing support and strategic advice to Regional Water Administration for Central part of Mozambique (ARA-Centro) on issues pertaining to stakeholder’s involvement and participation in transboundary water resources management.

He has participated in consultancy works on Technology Transfer Network in Rainwater Harvesting Irrigation Management (AFRHINET), fostering knowledge and use of rainwater harvesting for climate-smart agriculture and poverty reduction in rural dryland of sub-Saharan Africa and National Marine Ecosystem Diagnostic Analysis (MEDA).