TRACK 2


 

Track 2, 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
09:30

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
10:00

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
10:20

Speed networking

10:40

Exhibition viewing, Networking & Refreshments

11:19

WATER TREATMENT

Sandile Ngcobo
Track 2
11:20

Changing perceptions on wastewater management, treatment and reuse

  •     Economics of wastewater treatment and recycling
  •     Tech: Closing the gap between treatment and reuse
  •     Treating and keeping water quality in mind 
  •     Applications, trends and lessons learned 
Jay Bhagwan
Track 2
11:40

Breathing life into sewage sludge - Unlocking its full potential

  •     How sustainable are existing processes? 
  •     What does the future look like? 
  •     Innovative products, technologies and solutions – going from concept to reality 
  •     Getting past the ‘yuck’ factor
Professor Lingam Pillay
Track 2
12:00

The membranes are here: taking treatment to the next level

  •     Advances in membrane technologies
  •     Improved economics, operability, and process design flexibility
  •     Microfiltration, ultrafiltration, and nanofiltration
  •     Drinking water provision in developing economies
  •     What does the future hold?
12:19

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION SESSION

12:20

Additional resource creation- Rainwater harvesting

12:20

Municipalities and sustainable water management at local level

12:20

New approaches and technologies for wastewater management

13:00

Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit

14:19

COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT - WEST & CENTRAL

Diodemise Moses Abele
Track 2
14:20

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

This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
Diodemise Moses Abele, Director, Delta State Urban Water Board
Track 2
14:40

The hottest projects in Ghana / Gambia and what is being done to open the door for investment

This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
Manuel Quintino
Track 2
15:00

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

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

THE POTENTIAL OF TECHNOLOGY

Sareen Malik
Track 2
15:20

Not just for the big boys: Emerging technologies & concepts for the water industry

  •     Future concepts, automation, sensors and contextual technology 
  •     Telemetry and next gen SCADA
  •     The customer as a disruptive force 
  •     Using tech to deliver a seamless customer experience 
  •     What could the future look like?
William Mugobogobo
Track 2
15:40

Why digitisation is an opportunity for African water utilities

  •     Tapping into the potential of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  •     Smart connected assets - what’s the big fuss?
  •     How to benefit from powerful dashboards and key metric reporting tools 
  •     Leveraging analytics, cloud computing, mobile solutions, condition monitoring and predictive maintenance
Mthokozisi Ncube
Track 2
16:00

Data-driven insights and how this can and will change the water industry

  •     Dataism: What does Big Data mean for asset management?
  •     Capitalising on data insights to plan infrastructure ahead of demand 
  •     Using machine learning to predict resource demand more accurately
  •     Using data to drive organisation change from the top down
  •     Improving the quality and speed of decision making  
16:20

Exhibition viewing, Networking & Refreshments

16:59

REGULATION AND REFORM

Thomas Gyedu-Ababio
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 2, 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
09:30

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 
09:50

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?
10:20

Speed networking

10:40

Exhibition viewing, Networking & Refreshments

11:19

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

John Ratomba
Track 2
11:20

Sustainable water infrastructure and design

  •     Smart, clean and green
  •     Adopting economically viable expansion plans 
  •     Incorporating cutting-edge technology to cater for new world requirements 
  •     Ensuring water infrastructure resilience and sustainability 
  •     Using design to consider the consumers changing needs and demographics
Track 2
11:40

Capacity building ahead of demand

  •     Spearheading mutually beneficial partnerships
  •     Tech to monitor and evaluate the required capacity development
  •     Improving human resources and skills 
  •     Precisely identifying the gap  
  •     Planning for the cost implications 
Mabasa John Gumbo
Track 2
12:00

Avoiding water contamination due to old infrastructure

  •     How to attract investment for infrastructure upgrades 
  •     Taking leaks seriously – use tech to maximise inspections 
  •     Vigorous bacteria monitoring and controls 
  •     Implementing point of use treatment as a solution 
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

13:00

Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit

14:19

URBAN

Jennifer Molwantwa
Track 2
14:20

Water Resources Management in a Transboundary Basin: Inco-Maputo

  •     Using new innovations to expand water stocks
  •     Considering ground water desalination in urban areas 
  •     Recruiting citizen support to drive smart water use initiatives 
  •     Retrofits and rebates – controlling use through policy and building regulation 
Krasposy Kanganga Kujinga
Track 2
14:40

New market structures and policy to enable storage development

  •     Making storage part of your sustainable urban water management plan 
  •     Capacity building initiatives – storage at scale 
  •     Taking storage solutions to rural areas 
  •     Managing the teething and implementation hurdles 
Malusi Dlamini
Track 2
15:00

Capitalising on rapid advances in technology to combat leakage

  •     Smart cities, smart leak detection 
  •     Equipping your network with sensors and real-time monitoring solutions 
  •     Viewing leakage as lost revenue – changing the internal approach to leakage management
  •     Detecting leakage through data analysis
  •     Tailoring your national roadmap and mandate  
Shanna Nienaber
Track 2
15:20

Making the water industry sexy again: Welcome the young water professionals

  •     Embracing millennials
  •     How tailored skills development can leverage the strengths of each generation
  •     Skills and business objections that match
  •     Moving away from traditional models – going digital 
  •     Developing skilled and tech-savvy water professionals 
Suvritha Ramphal
Track 2
15:40

Leadership in an agile and changing world

  •     How current leaders stay relevant 
  •     Retaining leaders, making them feel valued
  •     Recruitment – understanding millennials and their potential 
  •     The leadershift – developing and engaging the next generation of leaders 
  •     Managing a multicultural workforce 
Nora Hanke
Track 2
16:00

Mind the gap: building a prepared, diverse workforce

  •     Establishing a national framework to secure successful skills development 
  •     Fostering a culture of knowledge transfer
  •     Using skills development to drive industry sustainability and workforce retention 
  •     Partnerships to boost workplace exposure and experience 
  •     The role of the employer – what more can be done?
16:20

Chair's closing remarks and close of conference

last published: 20/Feb/18 12:25