Innovative Conference Programme and Pricing – More for Less
Sustainable Water Resource Conference 2012 will again feature several innovations in its programme and market offerings:
• The programme will be separated into clearly defined ½ day modules, each featuring international and local experts and concluding with a facilitated panel discussion with the speakers from that module.
• Modules are structured so as to be attractive to all stakeholders, but will allow people to choose not to attend all sessions without losing any coherence, and CPD credits will also be structured accordingly.
Module 1 (25 July 2012): Water and Climate Change
Adapting to Climate Change in South Africa will largely be a water issue. Scientists predict that as a result of Climate Change:
a) the wetter eastern region of southern Africa will receive more rainfall, but with lower frequency and greater intensity resulting in an increase in droughts and floods, and
b) the dry western region will receive less rain fall. Adapting to this change in circumstances will require the following steps in significant measure:
a) upgrading current and new rain water capturing, storage and distribution capacity
b) improved flood and drought resilience
c) migration to water wise, climate resilient, and alternative crops on the part of agriculture
d) a significant focus on water efficiency across all sectors
e) protection of water resources from pollution of all sources
The Water and Climate Change Conference will feature presentations on each of the above factors, followed by a workshop seeking to unearth consensus on the top priorities and ‘low hanging fruit, with a report to be generated and distributed throughout SA. Get involved, share your views and propose solutions!
The Sustainable Water Resource Conference 2012 will feature presentations on each of the above factors, followed by a workshop seeking to unearth consensus on the top priorities and ‘low hanging fruit, with a report to be generated and distributed throughout SA.
Module 2 (25 July 2012): Demand Side Water Efficiency
Water is a scarce resource and likely to become more scarce. A key adaptative measure in this regard is to adopt broad based water efficient behaviour and technologies across all sectors of the economy. This session will focus on industrial, commercial and government water use and efficiency. These sectors currently utilise a large % of all potable water, and represent an enormous opportunity for water efficiency gains. Join this session together with leading experts and companies as we look at best practice, case studies, and the cutting edge of related thinking and design.
Module 3 (26 July 2012): Acid Mine Drainage – Finding Consensus and Proposing Action
Acid mine drainage has the potential to contaminate Gauteng’s ground water and two of South Africa’s most valuable water ways, the Vaal and Orange River systems. On behalf of the municipalities of Ekurhuleni, West Rand and Johannesburg you are invited to attend a facilitated workshop to formulate consensus around the solutions to the problem of acid mine drainage. Are you a stakeholder in mining, water, renewable energy, waste and related sectors? Do you have proposals or recommendations that you wish to share? Is your business or health negatively affected or can your products and expertise be of value? Join leading stakeholders from government, non-government and the private sector and we interrogate the possible solutions in a constructive, problem solving forum which could have the effect of saving Gauteng from a calamitous outcome. Be the solution!.
Benefits of attending as a delegate:
• Be exposed to projects emerging from government, public and private sector stakeholders
• Valuable CPD accreditation
• Network directly with international and National water experts
• Be updated on latest designs, technologies, innovations, practices and legislation
Who should attend?
• Municipal managers
• Water utilities managers and operators
• Water supply organisations
• Water research institutions
• Tertiary education stakeholders and students
• Water flow and management product manufacturers
• Water infrastructure suppliers
• Technology researchers and manufacturers
• Property owners and building managers
• Investors and financiers
• Engineers and consultants
• Architects and town planners
• Mining Houses
• Water and Climate Change