Anya Eilers is a young water professional with a Master’s degree in hydrogeology from Stellenbosch University. She has worked in a range of different sectors in the water space, and believes that a strong scientific understanding of water resources is becoming increasingly important for Africa’s fight against climate change. She has been with Zutari (previously Aurecon) since 2018, where she works as a hydrologist in the field of water resources management. Prior to this, she worked in Addis Ababa for two years as an associate at the Global Green Growth Institute, where she managed water and climate change related projects with the government of Ethiopia. She still plans to pursue another master’s degree in environmental economics, as she believes that tackling climate change and promoting sustainable economic growth must go hand in hand.