AGENDA


Johannesburg, 27 - 28 March 2018

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Mar 2709:00
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Water, its value, the economy and the future we want

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    , 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
Mar 2709:20
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Ensuring water security in a water scarce world

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  •     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
Mar 2709:40
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Sustainability and resiliency planning for water utilities – looking ahead to 2030

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  •     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
Mar 2711:20
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Infrastructure finance to accelerate new builds

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  •     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 
Mar 2711:20
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Changing perceptions on wastewater management, treatment and reuse

Track 2
  •     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 
Mar 2711:40
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Bridging the bankability gap: Emerging models for PPP’s

Track 1
  •     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
Mar 2711:40
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Breathing life into sewage sludge - Unlocking its full potential

Track 2
  •     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
Mar 2712:00
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New funding models, new investors: The changing tide of water financing

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  •     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 
Mar 2712:00
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The membranes are here: taking treatment to the next level

Track 2
  •     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?
Mar 2712:20
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Water quantity – closing the gap between demand and supply in various sectors

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Mar 2712:20
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Financing industrial water

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Mar 2712:20
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Data analytics for water utilities

Keynotes
Mar 2714:20
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The hottest projects in Nigeria and what is being done to open the door for investment

Track 2
This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
Mar 2714:20
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Maintenance and operations – reversing the backlog

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  •     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?
Mar 2714:40
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The hottest projects in Ghana / Gambia and what is being done to open the door for investment

Track 2
This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
Mar 2714:40
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Smart and efficient billing

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  •     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 
Mar 2715:00
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The hottest projects in Angola and what is being done to open the door for investment

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This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
Mar 2715:00
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The next gen utility – an efficient water landscape

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  •     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?
Mar 2715:20
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The hottest projects in Tanzania and what is being done to open the door for investment

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This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
Mar 2715:20
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Not just for the big boys: Emerging technologies & concepts for the water industry

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  •     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?
Mar 2715:40
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The hottest projects in Kenya and what is being done to open the door for investment

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This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum 
Mar 2715:40
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Why digitisation is an opportunity for African water utilities

Track 2
  •     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
Mar 2716:00
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The hottest projects in Uganda/Ethiopia and what is being done to open the door for investment

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This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
Mar 2716:00
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Data-driven insights and how this can and will change the water industry

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  •     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  
Mar 2717:00
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Keynote Panel: Water regulation 2.0 – How do we reform the sector & why?

Keynotes
  •     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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Mar 2809:00
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Dry the beloved country - Drought indicators, monitoring, forecasting and planning

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  •     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
Mar 2809:20
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The water-enegry-food nexus: managing the links for a sustainable future

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  •     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 
Mar 2809:40
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Desalination: Africa’s knight in shinning armor

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  •     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?
Mar 2810:00
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What will make the successful water utility of the future

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  •     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
Mar 2811:20
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Intermittent water supply: overcoming the challenge of transitioning to 24/7

Track 1
  •     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 
Mar 2811:20
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Sustainable water infrastructure and design

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  •     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
Mar 2811:40
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How to combat contamination of municipal water supply sources

Track 1
  •     Taking frequent pipeline condition assessments mobile 
  •     Tools for continuous quality checks
  •     Factoring in the costs around pipe insulation 
  •     Efficient contingency planning 
Mar 2811:40
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Capacity building ahead of demand

Track 2
  •     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 
Mar 2812:00
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Water reuse: Educating the consumer and capitalising on the results

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  •     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
Mar 2812:00
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Avoiding water contamination due to old infrastructure

Track 2
  •     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 
Mar 2812:20
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Untapped underground aquifers

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Mar 2812:20
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The three R’s: Revenue, returns & rates

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Mar 2814:20
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The hottest projects in South Africa/Swaziland and what is being done to open the door for investment

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This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
 
Mar 2814:20
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How to keep up with urban water demand

Track 2
  •     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 
Mar 2814:40
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The hottest projects in Namibia and what is being done to open the door for investment

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This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
Mar 2814:40
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New market structures and policy to enable storage development

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  •     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 
Mar 2815:00
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Capitalising on rapid advances in technology to combat leakage

Track 2
  •     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  
Mar 2815:00
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The hottest projects in Lesotho/Botswana/Malawi and what is being done to open the door for investment

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This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
Mar 2815:20
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Making the water industry sexy again: Welcome the young water professionals

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  •     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 
Mar 2815:20
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Proactive customer engagement

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  •     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 
Mar 2815:40
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Leadership in an agile and changing world

Track 2
  •     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 
Mar 2815:40
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Clamping down on unpaid bills and illegal connections

Track 1
  •     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
Mar 2816:00
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Mind the gap: building a prepared, diverse workforce

Track 2
  •     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?
Mar 2816:00
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Mobilising stakeholders towards active participation in water sector reforms

Track 1
  •      Defining stakeholders
  •      Identifying stakeholders
  •      Assigning roles and responsibilities
  •      Mobilizing the stakeholders
  •      Incentives 
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