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Focus Days: Monday 12 May 2014

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Managing water losses for utilities, municipalities and commercial users

Ronnie Mckenzie presentationAudio: Ronnie Mckenzie presentation09:30 – 10:00
Back to basics on Water Balance based on International Water Association
Ronnie McKenzie, Managing Director, WRP Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Ronnie Mckenzie presentation10:00 – 10:30
Introduction to Water Loss Reduction in Municipal, Utility and Industrial Systems
Ronnie McKenzie, Managing Director, WRP Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Brad Astrup presentationAudio: Brad Astrup presentation11:30 – 12:00
Pressure management and advanced pressure control techniques
Brad Astrup, Associate, WRP Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Zama Siqalaba presentationAudio: Zama Siqalaba presentation12:00 – 12:30
Importance of community awareness and education
Zama Siqalaba, Public Relations Officer, WRP Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Brad Astrup presentationAudio: Brad Astrup presentation14:00 – 14:30
Managing industrial water use and losses
Brad Astrup, Associate, WRP Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Ronnie Mckenzie presentation15:30 – 16:00
Importance of ‘real time’ flow and pressure monitoring, and interpretation of results
Ronnie McKenzie, Managing Director, WRP Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

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Day 1: Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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The vision for a sustainable African utility sector
Chairperson: Lawrence Musaba, Co-ordination Centre Manager, Southern African Power Pool, Zimbabwe

Mongezi Ntsokolo presentation09:30 – 09:50
Welcome address
Mongezi Ntsokolo, Group Executive Transmission, Eskom, South Africa

Frans Vreeswijk presentationAudio: Frans Vreeswijk presentation09:50 – 10:10
Keynote address: Developing the standards toward a smart energy future and sustainable energy for all
Frans Vreeswijk, Secretary General & Chief Executive Officer, IEC, Switzerland

Agnes Dasewitz presentationAudio: Agnes Dasewitz presentation10:10 – 10:30
Power Africa: US engagement into the African power sector and a $7 billion commitment
Agnes Dasewicz, Director, USAID’s Private Capital Group for Africa, USA

Sarah Tibatemwa presentationAudio: Sarah Tibatemwa presentation10:30  – 10:50
The utility drivers of development: Power, water and economic growth
Sarah Tibatemwa, Director: Africa, International Water Association, Netherlands

Ayanda Nakedi presentationAudio: Ayanda Nakedi presentation10:50  – 11:20
Scene setting – an Eskom perspective
Ayanda Nakedi, Senior General Manager, Renewables Business Unit, Eskom, South Africa

11:20 – 12:00
Panel discussion: The changing African utility landscape – adaptation for longevity

  • Agnes Dasewicz, Director of USAID’s Private Capital Group for Africa. USA
  • Sarah Tibatemwa, Director: Africa, International Water Association, Netherlands
  • Phindile Baleni, Chief Executive Officer, National Energy Regulator South Africa, South Africa
  • Ayanda Nakedi, Senior General Manager, Renewables Business Unit, Eskom, South Africa

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Realising Africa’s development agenda and the Water-Energy-Food nexus
Chairperson: Sarah Tibatemwa, Director Africa, IWA, Kenya

13:30 – 14:30
Panel dialogue: Water-Energy-Food nexus
Moderator: Paul Yillia, Consultant, SE4ALL, Austria
Panellists:

  • Peter Flower, Director Water & Sanitation, City of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Rose Kaggwa, Chief Manager: Institutional Development, NWSC, Uganda – Opening statement
  • Diego Rodriguez, Senior Economist: Water Partnership Programme Manager, World Bank, USA – Opening statement
  • Oliver Johnson, Research Fellow Sustainable Energy, Stockholm Environment Institute Africa Centre, Kenya – Opening statement
  • Henry Coppens, Technical Specialist, Energy & Emission, Sappi Limited, South Africa
  • Deidre Herbst, Environmental Manager, Eskom Holdings, South Africa

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Water infrastructure and resource development solutions

Joshua Mgeyekwa presentation15:45 – 16:05
Case study: partnership between upstream and downstream water users for sustainable water source protection
Joshua Mgeyekwa, Managing Director, Tanga UWSSA, Tanzania

Willem Hartkamp presentationAudio: Willem Hartkamp presentation16:05 – 16:25
Understanding the five pillars that contribute to the success of protecting revenue in a water utility environment
Willem Hartkamp, Revenue Protection Officer, Midvaal Municipality, South Africa

Andrew Muhwezi presentationAudio: Andrew Muhwezi presentation16:25 – 16:45
Case study: Reducing utility energy costs through capacitor banks to manage the ultimate price consumers pay for water
Andrew Muhwezi, Water Production Manager, NWSC, Uganda

Diego Rodriguez presentationAudio: Diego Rodriguez presentation16:45 – 17:00
Investing in water infrastructure
Diego Rodriguez, Senior Economist: Water Partnership Programme Manager, World Bank, USA

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Day 2: Wednesday, 14 May 2014

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Non-revenue water – strategic revenue management
Chairperson: Themba Gumbo, Director Global Programme, Cap-Net UNDP, Brazil

Leonardus Basson presentationAudio: Leonardus Basson presentation09:00 – 09:25
Metering solutions for Africa
Leonardus Basson, Sales and Marketing Director, Elster Kent Metering, South Africa

09:25 – 10:00
Debate: The business case for and against pre-paid water metering

  • David Schaub-Jones, Co-founder, SeeSaw, South Africa
  • Joseph Ndegeya, Business Development Manager, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda – Opening statement
  • Harold Smook, Founder, Urban Roots – Sustainable Communities Initiative, South Africa
  • Olufemi Fasemore, Senior Technology Specialist, Hitachi South Africa

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Operational and field asset management tools guiding maintenance excellence

EON presentation11:15  – 11:35
Waste Water Risk abatement plans: taking it beyond a report destination for File 13 towards an interactive tool that tracks action and progress
Steve Mitchell, Principal Consultant, EON Consulting, South Africa

Bernadette Ndege presentationAudio: Bernadette Ndege presentation11:35 – 11:55
Best practices from scalable web, mobile and desktop asset management tools for integrated WaSH solutions
Bernadette Ndege, Geo Consultant, Upande Ltd, Kenya

Olufemi Fasemore presentationAudio: Olufemi Fasemore presentation11:55 – 12:15
Evaluating infrastructure maintenance practices
Olufemi Fasemore, Senior Technology Specialist, Hitachi South Africa

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Building an accountable and profitable utility landscape
Chairperson: Ifeoma Malo, Special Assistant on Energy Policy, Office of the Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Power, Nigeria

Rob Graham presentationAudio: Robert Graham presentation14:00 – 14:20
Utility structure: Nigerian case study. Restructuring and privatisation of the Nigerian power sector
Robert Graham, Senior Consultant, CPCS, Canada

Rose Kaggwa presentationAudio: Rose Kaggwa presentation14:20 – 14:45
Improving performance and service delivery in the African utility sector: The Ugandan case study
Rose Kaggwa, Chief Manager: Institutional Development, National Water & Sewerage Corporation, Uganda

14:45 – 15:20
Discussion panel: What will the African utility sector look like in 25 years’ time?
Panellists:

  • Lawrence Musaba, Co-ordination Centre Manager, Southern African Power Pool, Zimbabwe – Opening statement
  • Rose Kaggwa, Chief Manager: Institutional Development, National Water & Sewerage Corporation, Uganda
  • Robert Graham, Senior Consultant, CPCS, Canada – Opening statement
  • Knox Msebenzi, Executive Director, Power Institute for East and Southern Africa, South Africa – Opening statement