CONFERENCE AGENDA

Johannesburg, 26 - 27 March 2019

Schedule

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Mar 2609:00
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The key to sustainable growth: mainstreaming climate resilient infrastructure

Keynotes
  • Ensuring new infrastructure is climate smart
  • Integration of climate-smart principles into infrastructure decision-making needs
  • Mobilising technical resources and providing finance for water resources development.
  • Incorporating tech innovations to combat long-term climate change
  • Ensuring cooperation from all stakeholders
  • Emerging good practices and lessons learned
Mar 2609:20
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Transforming water-scarce cities into water-secure cities to ensure supply

Keynotes
  • Engaging with various stakeholders and private capital to spur innovation
  • Mobilise public and private investments to improve infrastructure to manage water scarcity
  • Sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity
  • Best practices and solutions to create a water wise world
  • Resilient and sustainable strategies to address long term water supply problems
Yvette Ishimwe, Chief Executive Officer And Founder, IRIBA WATER GROUP
Mar 2609:40
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Water 4.0: Opportunities for the private sector

Keynotes
  • Going beyond money: harnessing the expertise of private players
  • Making the public-private co-operation work: Goals, strategies and capacities at all levels
  • New business models
  • Water infrastructure investment - an opportunity for private sector
  • Unblocking the legislative and regulatory constraints
  • Learning from international success stories
Mar 2611:20
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Innovation in funding: New sources, new structures

Track 1
  • New funding models and supplementing existing funding techniques
  • Mobilizing and accelerating investment
  • Investing in Africa: who and why?
Mar 2611:20
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Changing perceptions – wastewater as a precious resource

Track 2
  • From drain to drink: innovations in wastewater reuse
  • Economics of wastewater treatment and recycling
  • Industrial water reuse success stories
  • Strategies to recover wastewater & change perceptions – How is it done?
  • Funding models
Bimo Nkhata, Professor And Director, Monash University SA
Mar 2611:40
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To privatise or not to privatise, that is the question

Track 1
  • New and emerging capital providers for infrastructure funding
  • Working with stakeholders and tailoring the PPP structure
  • Do the pro’s outweigh the con’s?
Mar 2611:40
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Treatment at the source: How this can reduce costs

Track 2
  • Treatment technologies – analysis, guidelines and checks
  • New data analytics tools to assure quality
  • Various treatment models and applications
  • Keeping in mind costs: investing in natural infrastructure or pollution reduction practices
  • Regulatory standards and acceptable uses
Itumeleng Mmutloane, Chief Engineer, Ekurhuleni Municipality
Mar 2612:00
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Water as an attractive and strategic investment: Why, who, when and where

Track 1
  • Elevating Africa's bankable water projects
  • Revenue streams & offtakes – what to look out for?
  • Innovative project financing and equity structures to properly allocate risk
  • What do attractive financing structures look like?
Mthokozisi Ncube, Water Sector Specialist, Development Bank of Southern Africa
Mar 2612:00
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Why going grey is going green: non-potable water reuse

Track 2
  • Integrating leading practices of water reuse into everyday life
  • Direct and indirect methods for non- potable reuse
  • Infrastructure requirements that encourage reuse
  • Creating awareness, understanding and driving innovation
  • Public policy and regulation for water reuse
David Ntsowe, Director: Water Water Treatment, City Of Tshwane
Mar 2612:20
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Digitalisation and what can be expected from the Internet of Things

Keynotes
Mar 2612:20
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Greywater recycling – An untapped resource inside buildings

Keynotes
Mar 2612:20
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Increase water leakage flow through longitudinal crack due to expansion of the pipe material under pressure

Keynotes
Mar 2612:20
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Leveraging data to guide your treatment strategy

Keynotes
Mar 2612:20
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Risk management and acceptable standars for non-potable use

Keynotes
Mar 2612:20
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Solving the acid mine drainage problem

Keynotes
Mar 2612:20
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Urban water reuse as part of upgrading an informal settlement

Keynotes
Mar 2612:20
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Women in water: Attracting more women to the water sector

Keynotes
Mar 2614:20
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Top 5 core factors to improving operational efficiency in the water sector

Track 1
  • Customers can be an important voice for improving performance
  • Provide water access to all
  • Ensure continuity of water service
  • Save water resources
  • Provide high quality water
Mar 2614:20
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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
Festus Denis-Akano, President And Executive Director, Africa Safe Water Foundation
Mar 2614:40
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Taking efficiency back to basics: running your utility like a business

Track 1
  • Innovations to improve efficiency
  • Using emerging tech to ensure reliability
  • Engaging with your customers to save water and money
  • Recruit, train and retain
Mar 2614:40
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The hottest projects in Cameroon/DRC/Gabon and what is being done to open the door for investment

Track 2
This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
Mar 2615:00
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How to minimise service delivery declines in your utility

Track 1
  • Data as a tool for improved customer service
  • Regulatory and corporate governance are all key determinants of utility performance
  • Incorporating strong accountability mechanisms
Mar 2615:00
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The hottest projects in Burkina Faso/Senegal/Ghana/Ivory Coast and what is being done to open the door for investment

Track 2
This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
Mar 2615:20
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The hottest projects in Kenya and what is being done to open the door for investment

Track 1
This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
Mar 2615:20
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Taking monitoring and controls to the next level: Digitisation for water utilities

Track 2
  • The need for water technology: integrating distributed water solutions
  • Connecting assets for efficiency and growth
  • Connecting the workforce to empower employees
  • Capitaling on open-data to create new services for the public sector
Mar 2615:40
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The hottest projects in Tanzania and what is being done to open the door for investment

Track 1
This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
Leonard Msenyele, Mwanza Urban Water Supply and Sewage Authority
Mar 2615:40
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Automation and modernisation of water treatment plants

Track 2
  • Current state of the technology for condition assessment
  • Automation, modernization, and upgrades
  • Rising costs of maintaining aging assets
  • Diminished productivity from outdated systems
  • Adopting technology intuitive to today's workforce
Muzi Sibiya, Head: Treatment Technology, Rand Water
Mar 2616:00
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The hottest projects in Uganda and what is being done to open the door for investment

Track 1
This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
Godfrey Hashakimana, Senior Engineer - Urban Water And Sewerage Services, Ministry of Water And Environment
Mar 2616:00
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How to establish a business case for quick tech adoption in your utility

Track 2
  • Exploring new business models, keeping in mind customer-led innovation
  • Integrating islands of technology to increase productivity
  • Extending the life of assets and technology investments
Mar 2617:00
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Keynote Panel: Moving forward: towards a service delivery approach and resource recovery

Keynotes
  • Building on what works: evolutions in resource recovery
  • Strategies for managing emerging regulations
  • Adoption of a range of contextually appropriate service models and levels
  • Creating an enabling environment for service delivery
  • Sustainable financing models
  • Making treatment technologies cheaper and more accessible

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Mar 2709:00
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Sharing water, sharing benefits: Taking boundaries off the map

Keynotes
  • The role of digital revolution
  • Building capacity within developing countries
  • Aligning the interests of investors, management and customers
  • Solutions to prevent conflict and to foster basin-wide strength and security
  • Linkages between regional integration and resource management
  • The role of water governance: optimising shared benefits from shared waters
  • Quantifying water availability - preparing for the future
Mar 2709:20
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Smart water, smart cities – where we are, where we should be and how we get there

Keynotes
  • Transition towards water smart cities and the benefits – how?
  • Smart water tech playing a key role in the utility of the future
  • AI at the core of your water system
  • Integrating sustainable urban development and urban water management
  • Transforming data into actionable and useful intelligence
  • Pathway to modernity: Involving the voice of the customer
Mar 2709:20
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The Water-Energy Nexus: A systematic focus on methods, landscape and opportunities

Keynotes
  • Exploring new technologies and business models
  • Perspectives on the African water-power nexus (landscape and opportunities)
  • What and where are the most exciting opportunities and growth markets?
  • Innovation – who, what and how?
  • Skills and knowledge – recruit, train, retain
  • Addressing policy needs that are feasible to implement
Mar 2711:20
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Securing water supply in an exponential world

Track 1
  • Effective and sustainable strategies to address water resource problems
  • Solving water scarcity and creating climate resilience
  • Sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity
  • Strengthening mechanisms to measure data and exchange knowledge on water supply
Alex Mcnamara, Programme Manager: Climate And Water, National Business Initiative (NBI)
Mar 2711:20
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Rehabilitation of aging and failing infrastructure

Track 2
  • Development and application of advanced designs and management approaches
  • A cohort survival model for infrastructure deterioration
  • Where will the funding come from?
  • Maintenance : renewal vs replacement?
  • Adding tech to aging infrastructure
Mar 2711:40
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A move towards “sustainable” sanitation

Track 1
  • Sanitation technology, is it feasible and economically viable?
  • Low prioritization of sanitation: a barrier to achieving sustainable systems
  • Beyond the toilet: complex challenges facing urban sanitation
  • Policies and regulations
Mar 2711:40
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How to integrate new infrastructure expansion projects with existing maintenance plans

Track 2
  • Retaining know-how: sharing knowledge and collaboration
  • Cost-effective operations: keeping costs down
  • Align projects with maintenance plans and avoid stop-start patterns
  • Minimize downtime during implementation
Mar 2712:00
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Protecting water quality through robust regulatory and monitoring approaches

Track 1
  • Protect water quality through robust regulatory and monitoring approaches
  • Criteria for developing water quality monitoring programmes
  • Securing water quality during water supply disruptions
  • Policy towards water quality and wastewater in Africa
  • Technology – what is out there?
Mar 2712:00
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Investing in the right infrastructure: emphasising development of catchment systems

Track 2
  • Catchment management and protection – who is responsible?
  • Current status: challenges and opportunities
  • Investors: who, where and how much?
  • A focus on achieving clearly defined benefits and outcomes
Mar 2712:20
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Dealing with water theft and issues of non-payment

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Mar 2712:20
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Developing a water restriction plan: How to implement water cuts

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Mar 2712:20
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Greywater recycling – An untapped resource inside buildings

Keynotes
Mar 2712:20
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How rainwater harvesting could solve Africa’s water shortages

Keynotes
Mar 2712:20
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How to best improve the performance of our wastewater treatment systems

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Mar 2712:20
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Solutions for remote monitoring and management

Keynotes
Mar 2714:20
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Managing water security in a rapidly urbanising environment

Track 1
  • Putting security at the heart of sustainable development
  • Measurable impact of inadequate water supply and sanitation
  • Policy and decision-making to create resilient, adaptive and robust systems
  • Emerging tech for urban water challenges
Mar 2714:20
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The hottest projects in Zambia 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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Getting water to the masses: Maintenance and operations in urban areas

Track 1
  • Current reach of the urban water infrastructure
  • Rethinking planning and management to allow for operations to run successfully
  • Methods to respond to the urbanisation challenges
  • Financial limitations
Mar 2714:40
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The hottest projects in Angola and what is being done to open the door for investment

Track 2
This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
Mar 2715:00
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Technologies for urban water sanitation: Current status and opportunities

Track 1
  • Smart water technologies: who’s investing and why?
  • Smart systems, smart sensors and predictive software
  • A focus on processing data and reducing physical detection costs
  • Skills and training
Mar 2715:00
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The hottest projects in Malawi and what is being done to open the door for investment

Track 2
This presentation covers projects from the entire water spectrum
Mar 2715:20
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Disrupting how customers see utilities: Tech to help speed up service delivery and fault handling

Track 1
  • Understanding the network, its operation and integrity
  • Planning and investing in tech
  • Maintenance of existing assets and equipment
  • Communication and collaborative working
Mar 2715:20
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Transforming and refocussing leadership

Track 2
  • Leadership strategies that remain relevant and attractive
  • Recognising the need for new skills
  • Distinguishing succession qualities and developing them
  • Returns and risks
Mar 2715:40
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How to use big data insights to provide the ultimate customer service

Track 1
  • Collect and leverage big data effectively
  • An integrated data management approach
  • Transforming the flow of data into actions
  • It’s not just about data – it is about the quality of decisions
Mar 2715:40
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The looming productivity crisis: The need to future-skill your workforce now

Track 2
  • The current talent landscape and its effect on productivity
  • Talent and business objectives that match
  • Outcomes-targeted talent strategies
  • Changing mindsets – connect, communicate, collaborate
Mar 2716:00
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Proactive customer engagement

Track 1
  • 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 satisfaction and quality of service
Mar 2716:00
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Implementing a unique internal growth plan

Track 2
  • Running your ultility like a business while keeping local needs in mind
  • Overcoming the challenges of a highly matrixed organization
  • Increasing efficiency by empowering the staff
  • Filling the talent pipeline
last published: 12/Dec/18 07:15 GMT

 

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