Tuesday 14 May 2019

Tackling the escalating drought threat: Emarking on climate change resilience
Chairperson: Paul Yillia, Guest Research Scholar (Water Programme), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria

14:00Water security and the road towards knowledge transfer
Rose Alabaster, Co-Chair: Group on Earth Observation
Global Water Sustainability Initiative, GEOGLOWS, Switzerland
14:15Progress towards universal access to water in KwaZulu-Natal
Thami Hlongwa, CE, Umgeni, South Africa
14:30Panel Discussion: Assessing Best practice for integrated water
management critical to meet Sustainable Development Goals
in climate change adoption
• An update on innovative climate change projects building
utility resilience
• Supply and demand options with regards to climate change
adoption
• Affordability vs sustainable towards going green
• Investment in ecological infrastructure opportunities to secure
key water source areas
• Latest strategies driving water efficiency
• The role in nature based solutions in improving resilience in
the African context

Panellists:
- Hamanth Kasan, General Manager – Scientific Services
Division, Rand Water, Vice President - African Water Association,
South Africa
-Tumelo Gopane, Managing Director, ERWAT, South Africa
-Thami Hlongwa, CE, Umgeni, South Africa
- Jay Bhagwan, Executive Manager: Water Use & Waste
Management, Water Research Commission, South Africa

-Dorcas Onyango, Head of Sustainability, Coca-Cola Southern
and East Africa Business Unit, Kenya

COCA-COLA water Sustainability initiative
Moderator: Dorcas Onyango, Head of Sustainability, Coca-Cola Southern and East Africa Business Unit, Kenya

15:45The Water Track programme is proud to announce a partnership
collaboration with Coca-Cola who will be launching leadership
opportunities in preparation for their 2030 water strategy.

The roundtable format session will comprise of water sector
industry experts and stakeholders, facilitated by Coca-Cola.

Wednesday 15 May 2019

AFRI-ALLIANCE INNOVATION BRIDGE EVENT
Moderator: Dr Uta Wehn, IHE, Project Director, AfriAlliance, Netherlands

Programme:
The purpose of AfriAlliance Innovation Bridge Events (IBE) is to serve as a matching platform for universities, science councils and companies in water and Climate Change with potential collaborators, funders and investors to facilitate commercialisation, awareness and better uptake of their innovations. The topic of the Innovation Bridge Events follows from the overarching theme of the AfriAlliance project which is to foster social innovation related to climate change and water. Social Innovation in AfriAlliance means tackling societal, water-related challenges arising from Climate Change by combining the technological & non-technological dimensions of innovation. Utilising social innovation and its four dimensions as the backbone of the Innovation Bridge Event (IBE) session, the 2nd IBE will gather diverse stakeholders across all levels of government and the sectors of climate, water, environment, sustainability and innovation, inter alia

09:30Welcome and Introduction
09:35Opening remarks: Key note address
-Dhesigen Naidoo, CEO, Water Research Commission, SA
- Jag Bhagwan, Executive Manager: Water Use &

Waste Management, Water Research Commission, SA
09:45Innovation showcasing
10:00Technology and Innovation demonstration and matchmaking
session
10:45Networking Break
11:15Plenary feedback from demonstration and matchmaking
session
11:45High level panel: Innovation for water and climate through
finance, policy, water innovation for supply and demand and
research
12:25Closing: delegates are invited to stay for a networking lunch

Water metering and monitoring
Moderator: Dr Jo Burgess, Senior Technology Consultant, Isle Utilities, United Kingdom

14:00Advances in smart water metering roll outs
Simon Dart, Product Management leader, Honeywell,
South Africa
14:15Case Study: Creating Water Warriors – Using IoT to Make
Better Collective Decisions
Phathizwe Malinga, Managing Director , SqwidNet, South Africa
14:30Panel discussion: Exploring the market potential for
municipal scale metering
• Opportunities for private sector funding in raising capital costs
for associated metering infrastructure
• A closer look at impactful water monitoring devices detecting
leakages
• Innovative strategies for increasing consumer knowledge on
smart meters

Panellist:
-Simon Dart, Product Management leader, Honeywell,
South Africa
-Phathizwe Malinga, Chief Solutions Officer, SqwidNet,
South Africa
- Jan Kürstein, Consultant, Ramboll, Denmark
-Senior Representative, Utility Systems, South Africa

-Petrus van Heerden, Country Manager, Kamstrup Africa,
South Africa

Water treatment advancements
Moderator: Rose Alabaster, Co-Chair: Group on Earth Observation(GEO) Global Water Sustainability Initiative, GEOGLOWS, Switzerland

15:45Reviewing the artificial recharge to groundwater
Jan Kürstein, Consultant, Ramboll, Denmark
16:00Improving the quality of effluent discharged into receiving
freshwater resources

Musa Shongwe, Quality Assurance Manager, Swaziland Water
Services Corporation, Eswatini
16:15Reserved Presentation
Dr Jo Burgess, Senior Technology Consultant, Isle Utilities,
United Kingdom
16:30Reserved Presentation
Jens Husted Kjær, CEO, Owner and Co-founder of Norlex,
Denmark

Thursday 16 May 2019

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

09:30Unlocking water investment in South Africa
Alex McNamara, Programme Manager: Climate & Water,
National Business Initiative (NBI), South Africa
09:45Uncovering the latest funding and procurement models for
the smart water utility
Anton Earle, Director: Africa Regional Centre, Stockholm
International Water Institute (SIWI), South Africa
10:00Panel discussion: The role of financial institutions towards
water project financing
• leverage private finance and promoting the use of PPP
• adjusting revenue models

Panellist:
-Alex McNamara, Programme Manager: Climate & Water,
National Business Initiative (NBI), South Africa
-Anton Earle, Programme Manager, Stockholm International
Water Institute, South Africa
- Jørgen Larsen, Counsellor: Water, Energy, Research and
Innovation, Danish Embassy, South Africa
- Louise Stafford, Director Water Funds South Africa, The Nature
Conservancy, South Africa
-Lena Warming, Team Manager: Commercial Services,
Kamstrup, Denmark

Best practice for demand response management for the African Municipality and Utility
Moderator: Jason Mingo, Task Manager: Ecological Infrastructure and Bioremediation, Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, South Africa

11:15A look at the affordability of water as population demands
increase
Nandha Govender, General Manager: Water & Environmental
Operations, Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd, South Africa
11:30Improved service delivery in water sector through the use
of mobile platform and IOT
Martin Nangole, ICT Director, Nairobi City Water and Sewerage
Company, Kenya
11:45Panel discussion: A guide for how the African municipality
and utility can step forward in becoming sustainable
• optimizing efficiency through incentive schemes
• investigating alternative service delivery models
• dealing with decentralized networks of water treatment
• delivery of sanitation solutions which are dignified and cost
effective

Panellist:
-Dhasi Naidoo, Chief Strategy Officer, Ontec, South Africa
-Martin Nangole, ICT Director, Nairobi City Water and Sewerage
Company, Kenya
-Michele Kruger, Executive, CSVwater Consulting Engineers,
South Africa
-Nandha Govender, General Manager: Water & Environmental
Operations, Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd, South Africa
-Philip Oyamo, Senior Project Manager, Water & Sanitation for
the Urban Poor, Kenya