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Tuesday 12 May 2015

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SESSION ONE

Risk mitigation and creating sustainable business models
Chairperson: Prof Hamanth Kasan, General Manager: Scientific Services Division, Rand Water, South Africa

13:00 – 13:20
Transforming state enterprises to increase value for citizens

Silver Mugisha, Managing Director, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda

13:2013:40
Finding the sustainability in water supply and distribution systems
•    Marco van Dijk, Water Engineering,  Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria, SA
•    Adriaan Kurtz, Design and Planning Engineer, City of Tshwane, SA

13:40 – 14:15
Panel Discussion: Risk mitigation and creating partnerships and sustainable business models
Why are water utilities not synonymous with profitable business models?
•    Overcoming barriers for revenue protection
•    Partnerships and business models fostering a profitable water sector
•    Best practices to safeguard resources

Panellists:
•    Silver Mugisha, Managing Director, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda
•    Marco van Dijk, Water Engineering,  Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria, SA
•    Adriaan Kurtz, Design and Planning Engineer, City of Tshwane, SA
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SESSION TWO

Costs reduction strategies for utilities, municipalities and cities
Chairperson: Prof. Hamanth Kasan, General Manager: Scientific Services Division, Rand Water, SA

15:00 – 15:20
The internet of things & smart grids: Improving business performance by being more proactive
Rohit Banerji, Senior Manager: Resources, Accenture, UK

15:20 – 15:40
Improving utility performance to become commercially and financially viable
Joseph Ndegeya, Business Relations and Development Manager, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda

15:40 – 16:15
A delicate balance: Real examples of how utility companies are controlling operating costs and improving customer service
Andrew Donkin, Senior Manager: Business Consulting, ClickSoftware, SA

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Wednesday 13 May 2015

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SESSION THREE

Lessons in ICT best practice and integrated water resources management
Chairperson: Sarah M. Tibatemwa, Director IWA Africa, International Water Association, Kenya

13:00 – 13:20
North-South transfer technology in the WASH sector – what can go wrong: perspectives from sub-Saharan Africa
Paul Yillia, Water-Energy Nexus Specialist, Sustainable Energy for All, Austria

13:20 – 13:40
Beyond billing: Smart water meters as an asset management tool
Petrus Van Heerden, Country Manager: Meters, Kamstrup A/S, SA

13:40 – 14:00
Overcoming challenges in the use and management of transboundary water resources
Munyaradzi C. Munodawafa, CEO, Zambezi River Authority, Zambia

14:00 – 14:15
The importance of monitoring water usage on industrial sites
Kevin Harding, Senior Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand, SA

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SESSION FOUR

Improving water management, treatment and  infrastructure
Chairperson: Sarah M. Tibatemwa, Director IWA Africa, International Water Association, Kenya

15:00 – 16:15
Improving water management, treatment and infrastructure
Chairperson: Senior Representative, Water Institute of Southern Africa, SA

15:00 – 15:20
Continual improvement in water management: The Cape Town perspective
Peter Flower, Director: Water and Sanitation, City of Cape Town, SA

15:20 – 15:35
Environmentally friendly and energy saving desalination technology
Olufemi Alexander Fasemore, Senior Technology Specialist, Hitachi Europe Ltd, SA

15:35 – 15:50
Delegated management model: An answer to water service provision challenges in informal settlements
David Onyango, Managing Director, Kisumu Water & Sewerage Co. Ltd, Kenya

15:50 – 16:15
Identifying key benefits on the green environment by Applying Advanced Anaerobic Sludge Digestion
Gary Brown, Regional Business Manager, Cambi, SA

18:30 – 23:30
Industry Awards Gala Dinner

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Thursday 14 May 2015

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SESSION FIVEsensus-logo

Metering and management solutions for financial sustainability
Chairperson: Sean Molloy, General Manager Integrated Infrastructure, GIBB, SA

09:30 – 09:50
Smart water systems – using the network
Andy Slater, Director Marketing, Sensus, UK

09:50 – 10:10
The evolution of water metering technology and the selection process
Dorothy Batenegi Mabuza, Divisional Head, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, SA

10:10 – 10:25
Change education saves time, energy and money
Jodie Sherwin-Hill, Executive Director, Jomat Investments, SA

10:25 – 10:45
The pros and cons of prepaid versus mobile-enabled postpaid approaches for African water utilities
David Schaub-Jones, Co-Founder, SeeSaw, SA

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SESSION SIX

Securing the future of water resources
Chairperson: Sean Molloy, General Manager Integrated Infrastructure, GIBB, SA

11:30 – 12:45
Re-defining the role of academic institutions in Utility performance improvement
Mahmood Lutaaya, Regional Manager, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda

12:10 – 12:45
Panel Discussion: Securing the future of water resources: With no substitute for water, what are our options to secure this vital product?
• Infrastructure development requirements
• Attracting investment from alternative sources
• Challenges and opportunities
Moderator: Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl, Editor, ESI Africa, SA

Panellists:
• Paul Yillia, Water-Energy Nexus Specialist, Sustainable Energy for All, Austria
• Peter Flower, Director: Water & Sanitation, City Of Cape Town Municipality, SA
• Jodie Sherwin-Hill, Executive Director, Jomat Investments, South Africa
• Mahmood Lutaaya, Regional Manager, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda
• Harry Sikoma, Senior Consultant, Western Consulting, Zambia*

14:00 – 15:30
Closing keynote session:
The evolution of the utility: From Edison to grid modernisation to smart cities