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Name: Lee-Ann Sade Modley
Location: D2 Lab 344B Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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About Dr Lee-Ann Sade Modley



  1. L Foster, W Malherbe, M Ferreira and JHJ van Vuren. Macroinvertebrate variation in endorheic depression wetlands in North West and Mpumalanga Provinces, South Africa. 2015. African Journal of Aquatic Science – Volume 40 – Issue 3. 
  2. Bengu TS. du Plessis J. Modley, LS. Van Dyk J.C. 2017. Health effects in fish from the polluted Orlando Dam and Klipspruit wetland system in Soweto, South Africa. African Journal of Aquatic Science. Volume 42 – Issue 2. 
  3. Mabaso T. Topkin J. Rampedi IT. Modley LS. The potential of generating electrical energy from digester carbon waste sources at ERWAT Wastewater Treatment facilities, South Africa. Journal of solid waste technology and management. Accepted awaiting page numbers.
  4. Lee-Ann S. Modley, Isaac T. Rampedi, Annemariè Avenant-Oldewage, Vimbai Mhuka, Mathew Nindi, Cobus Van Dyk. Oreochromis mossambicus from three impacted rivers flowing into a hypereutrophic freshwater system: A pilot study. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology. Volume 71, October 2019, 10322.
  5. Lee-Ann S. Modley, Isaac T. Rampedi, Annemariè Avenant-Oldewage, Cobus Van Dyk. A comparative study on the biotic integrity of the rivers supplying a polluted, hyper-eutrophic freshwater system: A multi-indicator approach. Ecological Indicators. Volume 111, April 2020,105940.
  6. P. Mashazi ; M. S. Morole ; L. S. Modley. 2019. Evaluating public perceptions, attitudes and participation in water resource management: The case of an urban township in South Africa. Water Practice and Technology- Volume 14 – Issue 3: 726-731.  
  7. MS Morole, KY Yessoufou, SA Bufo, IT Rampedi & LS Modley (2022) The impact of informal settlements on the surface water quality: a baseline analysis of the Kaalspruit in Tembisa township, South Africa, Urban Water Journal, DOI: 1080/1573062X.2022.2099289
  8. Jabulile T. Sindane & Lee-Ann S. Modley (2022) The impacts of poor water quality on the residential areas of Emfuleni local municipality: a case study of perceptions in the Rietspruit River catchment in South Africa, Urban Water Journal, DOI: 1080/1573062X.2022.2030763


PhD (Environmental Management) (UJ)
MSc (Environmental Management) (UJ)
Bsc Honours: General Zoology (UJ)
BSc: Natural Sciences (Zoology and Human Physiology) (UJ)


Dr. L.S Modley has an Aquatic Science and Environmental Management background. Currently, she teaches Environmental Management at second-year level and third-year level as well as Strategic Environmental Managementat honours level. She also supervises student research projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and is the Local Director of the SteDe international masters degree ( Her research interests are in Environmental Management issues, different aspects of sustainability and Water Resource topics.
Successfully supervised research projects include:
  1. Water pollution and water quality studies;
  2. Integrated water resource management
  3. Environmental assessment
  4. Environmental management and monitoring
  5. Environmental and social sustainability
  6. Sustainable Finance