TRACK 1


 

Track 1, Tuesday 27 March 2018

08:45

Organiser’s opening remarks

08:50

Chair's opening remarks

08:59

BIG PICTURE

Robert C. Brears
09:00

Water, its value, the economy and the future we want

    , its value, the economy and the future we want
  •     A hot economic commodity: The economic conception of water
  •     The value of water: Water, economic development, and business growth
  •     Quantifying water availability - preparing for the future
  •     Addressing challenges: role of markets and economic regulation
  •     Bringing cities to life
  •     The role of digital revolution
  •     The impact of water scarcity on economic development
  •     High and Dry: Climate Change, Water, and the Economy
Nosipiwe Ngqwala
09:20

Ensuring water security in a water scarce world

  •     Unblocking the cycle of water stress, crises and innovation 
  •     Effective and sustainable strategies to address water resource problems
  •     As dry as dust: water scarcity and its investment implications
  •     Water use efficiency across sectors, sustainable withdrawal and scarcity 
  •     Beyond the meter: The growing importance of data analytics & smart meters 
  •     Exchanging knowledge & best practices on water scarcity and drought 
  •     Solving water scarcity and creating climate resilience
Professor Ashantha Goonetilleke
09:40

Sustainability and resiliency planning for water utilities – looking ahead to 2030

  •     Accurately defining and quantifying resilience 
  •     Targeting and measuring resilience in water services
  •     Managing water for resilient and sustainable development
  •     Tapping into alternative water resources 
  •     New solutions to guarantee an appropriate supply 
  •     Improving the resilience of coastal areas
  •     Resilience thinking: integrating resilience, adaptability and sustainability
  •     Selecting the right sustainable business model
10:00

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10:20

Speed networking

10:40

Exhibition viewing, Networking & Refreshments

11:19

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT

Ismail Shaiye
Track 1
11:20

Infrastructure finance to accelerate new builds

  •     Dry taps & dry pockets – The shifting drivers of global liquidity and it’s affects new build projects
  •     What are the drivers for new projects? 
  •     Show me the money: Investment required to propel the industry forward
  •     New finance and funding models
  •     New tech & applications 
  •     Opportunities ahead for new build projects 
Andre Kruger
Track 1
11:40

Bridging the bankability gap: Emerging models for PPP’s

  •     New financing models: one size does not fit all 
  •     Tailoring the PPP structure to meet all stakeholder requirements 
  •     The impact of policy and risk in utility-scale projects 
  •     Partnership enablers: Tools, practices and opportunities for empowering PPP’s
Dr Cornelius Ruiters
Track 1
12:00

New funding models, new investors: The changing tide of water financing

  •     Concepts and trends
  •     A closer look at emerging capital providers 
  •     Who is investing and why?
  •     Innovative financing options – what’s available
  •     Mobilising and accelerating investment 
Dr Cornelius Ruiters, Executive Director: Built Environment, CSIR
12:19

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION SESSION

12:20

Additional resource creation- Rainwater harvesting

12:20

Financing industrial water

Johann Lubbe, Project Preparation Specialist, Development Bank of Southern Africa
12:20

Municipalities and sustainable water management at local level

12:20

New approaches and technologies for wastewater management

12:20

Optimising asset performance

12:20

Privatisation of urban water supply: The muddy picture

12:20

Water quantity – closing the gap between demand and supply in various sectors

12:20

Water rights, pricing & laws

13:00

Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit

14:19

THE NEED FOR EFFICIENCY

Track 1
14:20

Maintenance and operations – reversing the backlog

  •     Boosting performance from existing assets
  •     Planning your M&O program alongside infrastructure upgrades
  •     How to improve your resource and capital allocation
  •     Skills recruitment, development and retention
  •     How do we do it?
Track 1
14:40

Smart and efficient billing

  •     Enhancing efficiency through centralised billing 
  •     Using tech to help you define a resilient billing model 
  •     Troubled waters: how to quickly manage and correct incorrect billing incidents 
  •     Recognising internal challenges to avoid impacting the customer 
Godfrey Hashakimana
Track 1
15:00

The next gen utility – an efficient water landscape

  •     Reinventing the utility business model 
  •     Reshaping how you approach rural water delivery 
  •     Disruptive operating models to help you run your utility like a business 
  •     Keeping pace with global developments – what’s to come?
15:19

COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT - EAST

Dr Justus Rwetabura
Track 1
15:20

The hottest projects in Tanzania and what is being done to open the door for investment

This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
Dr Justus Rwetabura, Director, Ministry of Water and Irrigation
Tom Armstrong
Track 1
15:40

The hottest projects in Kenya and what is being done to open the door for investment

Status and Development of Kenya Water Sector
Tom Armstrong, Chairman, Kenya Water Industry Association
Ahmed Abdelhafez
Track 1
16:00

The hottest projects in Egypt and what is being done to open the door for investment

This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
16:20

Exhibition viewing, Networking & Refreshments

16:59

REGULATION AND REFORM

Titus Chilevu Mtegha
17:00

Keynote Panel: Water regulation 2.0 – How do we reform the sector & why?

  •     Breaking out of the limitations of the current framework 
  •     Citizens as partners: The voice of the customer in policy-making
  •     Multi-level governance: Filling in the missing links 
  •     From best practice to best fit: Global lessons
  •     Regulation for a new age: Where to from here? 
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Track 1, Wednesday 28 March 2018

08:50

Chair's opening remarks

08:59

THE VALUE OF WATER

Hon. Minister Sam Cheptoris
09:00

Dry the beloved country - Drought indicators, monitoring, forecasting and planning

  •     Current planning practices and tools –what are the shortcomings? 
  •     Past, present and future of droughts: Resilient water management
  •     Integrating drought planning into water resources management
  •     Flood and drought management across scales, what is the road to resilience? 
  •     Managing the worst droughts - lessons for the future in an unstable climate
Jørgen Erik Larsen
09:20

The water-enegry-food nexus: managing the links for a sustainable future

  •     Water, waste, energy synergies
  •     Energy efficiency & water: Making the Drops-to-Watts connection
  •     Water and energy integrated planning and capacity building
  •     Energy implications of the millennium drought on the urban water cycles
  •     Reducing energy use for water supply 
  •     Utilising renewable energy in metropolitan waterworks
  •     How digital residential map data can reduce energy consumption  
  •     Working towards an integrated energy-water policy framework 
  •     Methods to incorporate climate risks in water-energy planning and management 
09:40

Desalination: Africa’s knight in shinning armor

  •     Why desalination is ideal for Africa and the world 
  •     Diversifying business models and your water resource mix 
  •     Making this notoriously energy-intensive process cheaper and more efficient 
  •     New technologies, comparisons and groundwater desalination for urban communities 
  •     How to capitalize on the desalination boom
  •     What’s next for Africa’s desal?
10:00

What will make the successful water utility of the future

  •     Partnerships and alliances – how to work together 
  •     Showcasing your utility to attract investment for new infrastructure
  •     Technology as an enabler – adopting innvoations quickly 
  •     Labour and economic considerations 
  •     Run your utility like a business
  •     Global trends that will shape Africa’s water sector
10:20

Speed networking

10:40

Exhibition viewing, Networking & Refreshments

11:19

SUPPLY, QUALITY & REUSE

Track 1
11:20

Intermittent water supply: overcoming the challenge of transitioning to 24/7

  •     Scaling water supply systems 
  •     Understanding and managing infrastructure and consumption 
  •     Container-stored water as part of the solution 
  •     Incorporating sanitation solutions as supply grows 
  •     Opportunities and challenges 
Dr Asumani Ungwe
Track 1
11:40

How to sustain supply of safe drinking water forever

  •     Identifying factors that would affect supply of safe drinking water 
  •     Monitoring the trends of the identified factors
  •     Achieving continued supply of safe drinking water 
  •     Using the "6-step 7-strategy framework for sustainable drinking water supply services" 
Mahmood Lutaaya
Track 1
12:00

Water reuse: Educating the consumer and capitalising on the results

  •     Potable reuse – you’re making me drink what?
  •     Promoting recycle initiatives - Saving money, energy and ultimately our water supply
  •     Why consumer participation is vital
  •     Future trends in water recycling
12:20

Asset management - creating value and generating returns

12:20

Public and private sector collaboration in a local government water business

12:20

Rehabilitation of aging and failing infrastructure

12:20

Smart metering and why it works

12:20

Upgrading urban drainage in over populated cities

13:00

Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit

14:19

COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT - SOUTHERN

Sandile Psychology Mkhize
Track 1
14:20

The hottest projects in South Africa and what is being done to open the door for investment

This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
 
Florence Sibanda
Track 1
14:40

The hottest projects in Namibia and what is being done to open the door for investment

This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
Florence Sibanda, Deputy Director, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry
Track 1
15:00

The hottest projects in Lesotho/Botswana/Malawi and what is being done to open the door for investment

This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
15:19

THE CUSTOMER

Robert C. Brears
Track 1
15:20

Proactive customer engagement

  •     Planning your strategy and understanding growing customer expectations 
  •     Giving the customer and the utility the power – implement emerging customer management technologies 
  •     Using data tools and engagement channels to help customers save 
  •     Making engagement about satisfactiodion and quality of service 
Aaron Mfunda
Track 1
15:40

Clamping down on unpaid bills and illegal connections

  •     Creating a culture of payment
  •     Is moving everyone to prepaid the answer?
  •     What to do about incorrect billing
  •     Using smart meters to overcome water loss
Eng. Buba M Siam
Track 1
16:00

Mobilising stakeholders towards active participation in water sector reforms

  •      Defining stakeholders
  •      Identifying stakeholders
  •      Assigning roles and responsibilities
  •      Mobilizing the stakeholders
  •      Incentives 
Eng. Buba M Siam, General Manager, Taraba State Water Supply Agency
16:20

Chair's closing remarks and close of conference

last published: 15/Dec/17 09:35