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Johannesburg, 31 March 2020 - 1 April 2020

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Mar 3109:00
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Water 2030: Innovation, opportunities, priorities and the future

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  • Leadership and coalitions – combating scarcity
  • Successful regulatory drivers – supporting innovation
  • Navigating the digitisation road
  • The changing utility and water supply business model
  • Where to from here?
Mar 3109:40
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Building resilience through water: How smart cities navigate a changing climate and uncertain future

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For the first time in the history of the World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, the top five risks in terms of likelihood all relate to water. Building the knowledge, skills and tools suited to meeting these complex challenges is essential to enabling cities to anticipate, plan for and thrive under water-related shocks and stresses. Besides, the world becomes increasingly interconnected and technology dependent. Being smart is the future of urbanism.Smart cities bring together efficient and reliable infrastructure, services and technology to enhance the quality of urban life, create economic opportunities for residents and enhance their interactions with the urban environment. Whether through regenerative water services, leveraging technological innovations, the reuse of treated wastewater, advancing water sensitive design strategies and planning for uncertainty by creating green infrastructure, water smart cities must become the new standard to ensure long term urban water resilience.
Mar 3110:00
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The dawn of the digital water economy

Keynotes
  • The digital water opportunity for utilities
  • ICT as a building block for convergent communication
  • Turning customer insights into revenue
  • Data science advances and analysis sensors: amplifying the impact of data analytics
  • VR and AI possibilities for water utilities
  • Using intelligent water platforms for water abundance
Mar 3111:20
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Panel: Water meets money: perfecting procurement and creating effective risk management

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Mpho Mokwele, Principal Investment Officer, Development Bank of Southern Africa
Benson Ajisegiri, Head Of Water Reform And Public Private Partnership, Nigerian Water Supply Association C/O Department of Water Supply and Quality Control and Federal Ministry of Water Resources
Mar 3112:00
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Establishing bankability for utilities while scaling-up on blended finance

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Mar 3112:00
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Innovation and optimization of wastewater reuse technology

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Zanele Bila-Mupariwa, Director - Water Planning And Information, Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS)
Mar 3112:20
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Bulk water planning to ensure sustainable water supply in KwaZulu-Natal

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Mar 3112:20
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Fuelling finance and investment for sustainability in water growth

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Mar 3112:20
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How leadership and governance can influence the practical implementation of cross border sharing strategies

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Mar 3112:20
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Microplastic drain water bodies: Identification, characterization, mitigation, and environmentally friendly alternative

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Mar 3112:20
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Multifunctional membranes for water purification

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Mar 3112:20
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Navigating the bumpy ride towards digital transformation in water utilities

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Mar 3112:20
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One of Africa's largest grey water reuse system: a Stellenbosch case study

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Mar 3112:20
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The relation between international trade and freshwater scarcity

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Mar 3112:20
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Water Wars: an uncertain future with population growth and climate change

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Mar 3114:20
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Health impact: effects of cracked pipes, water pressure and water leakages

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Mar 3114:20
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Consumer-centric approach in water demand management initiatives

Track 2
Mar 3114:20
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Industrial water treatment - perspective on water sustainability versus profitability in mining

Track 3
Mar 3114:40
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Data is key to asset efficiency in water sector

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Tshepiso Maja, -, -
Mar 3114:40
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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 3114:40
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Mar 3115:00
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The hottest projects in Morocco and what is being done to open the door for investment

Track 2
This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
Mar 3115:00
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Change and collaboration: investing in water tech to save the mining industry

Track 3
Mar 3115:20
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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 3115:20
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The digital difference: amplifying big data and analytics

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Mar 3115:40
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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 3115:40
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Vigilant data security: making cyber security a priority

Track 2
Lohan Spies, Cyber-Security Technical Expert, IXO Foundation
Mar 3115:40
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Industrial mining water treatment solutions

Track 3
Gerardo Pretorius, Water Management Engineer, SibanyeGold
Mar 3116:00
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The hottest projects in 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 3116:00
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Quantam computing for the transmission, distribution and production of water

Track 2
Dhesigen Naidoo, Chief Executive Officer, Water Research Commission
Mar 3116:00
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Mine water: a catalyst for integrated environmental and social development

Track 3
Mar 3117:00
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Keynote Panel: Regulation and policy: Driving forward collaborative development and innovation

Keynotes
  • Water, the economy and big picture drivers: Why the one needs the other
  • Policy that enables technology acceleration
  • The proactive vs reactive approach – reduce, reuse, recycle
  • Carving a regulatory and reform plan to protect against water waste
  • How are utilities collaborating and co-creating innovation models for a sustainable future
  • How governments are driving policy and regulatory change to implement infrastructure backlogs

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Apr 109:00
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A circular industry: Diversified water resources for leading industrial end-users

Keynotes
  • How are leading end-users approaching wastewater reuse and recycling
  • Getting buy-in from stakeholders
  • New models, new finance methods – developing a water wise approach to business
  • The benefits of cloud-based asset management for water re-use
  • Emerging innovations for alternative water supply
Apr 109:20
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Rethinking desalination: Desalination 2.0 on your doorstep

Keynotes
  • What will desalination look like in the African context?
  • How far away are we from implementing game-changing applications and technology?
  • Creating an economy of scale that will make it significantly more commercially viable
  • Controlling brine waste discharge as demand for desal increases
  • The future of desal markets despite increasing water stress and drought
Apr 109:40
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Panel: Behind the big business of water

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  • Learnings from outside the water sector
  • Venture financing and promise for water smart solutions
  • A focus on small-scale private operators and startups - a common place for developing countries
  • Opening the markets for water treatment & distribution solutions
  • Long-term gains and wins for staying in the water business
Apr 111:20
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Apr 111:20
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Apr 112:00
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Statistical Water Quality reporting

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Apr 112:00
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Leveraging existing infrastructure: an integrated approach to achieving sustainability

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Apr 112:20
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Forming a synergy between water and energy to create a convergent infrastructure

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Apr 112:20
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Preparing for a green environment before climate change sucks us dry

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Apr 112:20
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Security of Water and Infrastructure during the 4th Industrial revolution and Global Warming

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Piet Maseema, Executive Specialist, Tshwane Municipality
Apr 114:20
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The hottest projects in Botswana and what is being done to open the door for investment

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This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
Apr 114:20
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Global Smart Cities: Africa’s rapid urbanization

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Apr 114:20
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Options for improving water use efficiency and water productivity under increasing water scarcity in South Africa

Track 3
Samkelisiwe Hlophe-Ginindza, Assistant Research Manager, Water Research Commission
Apr 114:40
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The hottest projects in 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
Apr 114:40
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Tackling multi-level governance gaps to shape the future of urban water management

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Apr 114:40
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Precision Agriculture & Water Management

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Mbali Mahlayeye, Remote Sensing Scientist, Department of Water Affairs
Apr 115:00
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The hottest projects in Zimbabwe and what is being done to open the door for investment

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This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
Apr 115:00
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Case Study: Learning from a crisis: Resilience to drought and avoiding Day Zero

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Apr 115:00
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Dealing with competitive industrial end-user demands in solving water scarcity

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Apr 115:20
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A battle-ground for water utilities: developing a habit of proactive customer service

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Mpho Chokolo, Scheme Manager, Lepelle Northern Water
Apr 115:20
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Apr 115:20
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The blue revolution: intersectoral alignment between agriculture, energy-use and environment

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Apr 115:40
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Getting the basics right while empowering customers to be water-wise

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Victor Chewe, Infrastructure Planning Manager, Johannesburg water
Apr 115:40
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A futurized workforce: future-skill your workforce now

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Apr 115:40
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8 innovative tips to conserving water for small-scale farmers

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Apr 116:00
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Reviving and reshaping customer engagement to enhance loyalty

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Apr 116:00
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Ready for the future and ahead of the curve: creating effective water sector institutions

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Anelile Gibixego, Member - Gauteng, Young Water Professionals
Apr 116:00
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Facing the future: interrelation between water quality and food production

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