TUESDAY, 15 MAY 2018


VENUE: ROOM 1.6.1

09:30
Opening Keynote

11:30
Exhibition and lunch

SESSION 1.1
AFRICA’S WATER LANDSCAPE: TRENDS AND PROJECT PIPELINES

13:30
Opening welcome address

Chairman:
Paul Yillia, Guest Research Scholar (Water Programme),International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria

13:35
Performance of Water utilities in Africa: Assessment and Perspectives

Speaker: Alexander Bakalian, Global Lead for Water Supply and Sanitation, World Bank, USA

13:50
Exploring the impact of climate change on Africa’s water demand

Speaker: Kobi Brand, Regional Director, ICLEI Africa, South Africa

14:05
The Democracy of learning facilitation: The Lewis Method and for the Love of Water unite for an interactive session:

Led by: Debbie Donaldson, Leadership & Personal Coach, Deep Democracy, South Africa

Achieving water security demands in light of climate change

  • How can municipal governments and utilities improve their environmental footprints to extend their services?
  • Securing climate resilient and climate friendly water infrastructure/ technology
  • Addressing opportunities around the water-energy-food nexus

14:45
Coffee break

SESSION 1.2
SHIFTING CULTURAL BEHAVIOUR OF WATER CONSUMPTION: SPOTLIGHT ON WESTERN CAPE’S WATER SCARCITY

Moderator:
Justin Friedman, Advisor, Biomimicry, South Africa

15:15
Cape Town Water Outlook 2018

Speaker:
Gisela Kaiser, Executive Director: Informal Settlements, Water & Waste, City of Cape Town, South Africa

15:30
Strategic imperatives in ensuring effective water resource management into the future

Speaker:
Dave Shackleton, CEO, SIS.bio, Australia

15:45
Panel: How is the City of Cape Town working towards shifting cultural behaviour of water consumption?

  • Understanding and managing consumption by the city and its end-users
  • Which communication strategies have had the greatest impact?
  • How are large water commercial users changing their behaviour?
  • Have incentives or punitive responses made an impact?

Speakers:
Sarah Rushmere, Sustainable Special Projects, Communication and Stakeholder Engagement: Water & Sanitation Department, City of Cape Town, SA
Dave Shackleton, CEO, SIS.bio, Australia
Gisela Kaiser, Executive Director: Informal Settlements, Water & Waste, City of Cape Town, South Africa
Jan Kurstein, Senior Consultant, Rambol, Denmark

16:30
Day 1 Close and Drinks Reception


WEDNESDAY, 16 MAY 2018


VENUE: ROOM 1.6.1

09:30
Keynote

11:30
Exhibition and lunch

SESSION 2.1
REDUCING WATER LOSSES: INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR WATER MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Moderator:
Petrus Van Heerden, Country Manager, Kamstrup, South Africa

13:30
Accounting for every drop: The impact of technology on a utility company in transition

Speaker:
Richard Otoo, Chief Manager: Technology & Innovation, Ghana Water Company, Ghana

13:45
Waterpreneurs: Kenya’s prepaid water business is ready to be ubered

Speaker:
Phathizwe Malinga, Chief Solutions Officer, SqwidNet, South Africa

14:00
Panel: Solutions for reducing distribution losses and costs

  • What are the recommended technologies for water loss recovery?
  • What is the financial cost of water loss recovery technologies?
  • Water technical skills required to keep abreast of the latest innovations in the sector
  • Can renewable energy reduce your operation’s costs?
  • Leak detection: Who owns the issue?

Speakers:
Gerardt Viljoen, Managing Director, Sensus, South Africa
Richard Otto, Chief Manager: Technology & Innovation, Ghana Water Company, Ghana
Phathizwe Malinga, Chief Solutions Officer, SqwidNet, South Africa
Tumelo Gopane, Managing Director, ERWAT, South Africa
Abdul Jamaludin, General Manager, Parkson, Dubai

14:45
Coffee break

SESSION 2.2
SMART WATER TECHNOLOGIES IN TIMES OF DROUGHT AND TIMES OF PLENTY

Moderator:
Bobbi Harris, VP, Market Strategy & Development, Utilities Technology Council (UTC), USA

15:15
Technology in water: An imperative for survival

Speaker:
Maanda Ramutumbu, Senior Manager, Accenture, South Africa

15:30
Non-Revenue with technology

Speaker:
Martin Nang’ole, ICT Director, Nairobi City and Sewerage Company, Kenya

15:45
Making the technology case for smart utility

Speaker:
Pascal Motsoasele, Senior Automation Engineer, Rand Water, South Africa

16:00
Panel: The Future is NOW: What does a smart water utility look like?

Moderator:
Bobbi Harris, VP, Market Strategy & Development, Utilities Technology Council (UTC), USA

Speakers:
Refilwe Buthelezi, Automation Assets Manager, Rand Water, South Africa
Martin Nang’ole, ICT Director, Nairobi City and Sewerage Company, Kenya
Maanda Ramutumbu, Senior Manager, Accenture, South Africa
Pascal Motsoasele, Senior Automation Engineer, Rand Water, South Africa

16:30
Day 2 Close and Awards Gala Dinner


THURSDAY, 17 MAY 2018


VENUE: ROOM 1.6.1

SESSION 3.1
THE WATER PROJECTS TRACKER! ROUNDTABLE STATUS REPORTS

Chairperson:
Paul Yillia, Guest Research Scholar (Water Programme), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria

10:00
Country spotlight on Sierra Leone:
Samuel Bangura, Managing Director, Sierra Leone Water Company, Sierra Leone

Country spotlight on Malawi:
Gift Sageme, CEO, Central Region Water Board, Malawi

Country spotlight on South Africa:
Tumelo Gopane, CEO, ERWAT, SA
Limakatso Moorosi, CEO, Bloemwater , South Africa

Country spotlight on Zambia:
Munyaradzi Munodawafa, CEO, Zambezi River Authority, Zambia

Country spotlight on Denmark:
J.rgen Erik Larsen, Counsellor Water Environment, Energy, Research and Innovation, Embassy of Denmark, Denmark

Country Spotlight on Liberia:
Moseray Momoh, Acting Managing Director, Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation, Liberia

Country Spotlight on Botswana:
Mmetla Masire, CEO, Water Utilities Corporation, Botswana

Country Spotlight on Kingdom of eSwatini:
Susan Nkumane, Finance Director, Swaziland Water Services Corporation, Swaziland

12:00
Exhibition and lunch

SESSION 3.2
WHAT IS THE FAIR PRICE OF WATER?

Moderator:
Rose Alabaster, Co-Chair: Group on Earth Observations (GEO)
Global water Sustainability Initiative, GEOGLOWS, Switzerland

13:15
Improving water accountability through linkages between waterrelated data and policy/decision-making

Speaker:
Rose Alabaster, Co-Chair: Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Global Water Sustainability Initiative, GEOGLOWS, Switzerland

13:30
Case study: How we price water in Denmark

Speaker:
Jorgen Erik Larsen, Counsellor, Water and Environment, Embassy of Denmark, South Africa

14:00
Debate: Pricing methods for the continent’s water

  • Benchmarking the latest country-specific information on water pricing practices and trends
  • What methods have worked best?
  • Pricing and affordability of water services

Speakers:
Ziyanda Mpakama, Programme Manager, Stockholm International Water Institute, South Africa
Jorgen Erik Larsen, Counsellor, Water and Environment, Embassyof Denmark, South Africa
Mthokozisi Ncube, Water Sector Specialist, Development Bank of Southern Africa, South Africa

14:30
Coffee break

SESSION 3.3
BLENDED FINANCE MODELS FOR WATER INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES

Moderator:
Paul Yillia, Guest Research Scholar (Water Programme), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria

15:00
Exploring different financial models

Speaker:
Ziyanda Mpakama, Programme Manager, Stockholm International Water Institute, South Africa

15:15
Banking on water: five investment criteria

Speaker:
Mark van Wyk, Head: Unlisted Investments, Portfolio Manager, Mergence, South Africa

15:30
Panel: What does a bankable project look like in the water sector?

  • What feasibility and funding models are available to the private sector?
  • Identifying regulatory or institutional gaps to strengthen the potential for PPPs
  • What are some of the business models that can have attractive returns?

Speakers:
Willis Ombai, Chief Manager: Investments, Water Sector Trust Fund, Kenya
Andre Kruger, Head: Africa Investment and Integration Desk, NEPAD, South Africa
Mark van Wyk, Head: Unlisted Investments, Portfolio Manager, Mergence, South Africa Ziyanda Mpakama, Programme Manager, Stockholm International Water Institute, South Africa

16:15
AUW Closing Drinks Reception