African Utility Week

 Water Utilities Africa

14 – 17 March 2011

Pre-Conference Workshop

Monday 14 March 2011

09h00 – 12h00

Non-revenue water management part 1
Simon Scruton, Head: Non-Revenue Water, eThekwini Municipality, South Africa
Wout Otte, Chief Executive Officer, Weg Wise, South Africa

14h00 – 16h00

Non-revenue water management part 2
Simon Scruton, Head: Non-Revenue Water, eThekwini Municipality, South Africa
Wout Otte, Chief Executive Officer, Weg Wise, South Africa

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday 15 March 2011

Session 2.1

Chairman: Brian Dames, Chief Executive Officer, Eskom, South Africa

09h00 – 09h15

Welcome
Brian Dames, Chief Executive Officer, Eskom, South Africa

09h15 – 09h45

South Africa: Lighting the way
Honourable Minister Elizabeth Dipuo Peters, Ministry of Energy, South Africa

No presentation 

09h45 – 10h15

Keynote address: Changing the utilities paradigm in the rapidly growing African urban context
Bastian Fischer, VP and GM EMEA region, Oracle, Spain

10h15 – 10h45

Keynote address: Understanding the role of advanced technology in securing Africa’s economic future
Guido Bartels, Chairman, Gridwise Alliance, United States

No presentation

10h45 – 11h30

Panel discussion: What will it take for cross border projects to get off the ground?

Panellists:

  • Jasper Odour, Executive Secretary, East African Power Pool, Ethiopia
  • Lawrence Musaba, Co-ordination Centre Manager, Southern African Power Pool, Zimbabwe
  • Guido Bartels, Chairman, Gridwise Alliance, United States
  • Bastian Fischer, VP and GM EMEA region, Oracle, Spain
  • Lungile Dhlamini, Executive Director: Utilities, City of Cape Town, South Africa

11h30 – 11h45

Industry accolades: Awards Programme

  • Industry Chief Executive Officer of the Year Award (5th year)
  • Power Station of the Year Award (7th year)
  • Metering International Excellence Awards (10th year)

Presented by Honourable Minister Elizabeth Dipuo Peters, Ministry of Energy, South Africa

Session 1.6.1

System management
Chairman: Morgan Padayachee,  Manager, Specialist Services Unit in Rand Water South Africa

13h30 – 14h00

Leak detection and monitoring
Didier Ilunga, Project Engineer, Rand Water Services, South Africa

14h00 – 14h30

Water for everyone through sophisticated system management
Roland Hofmann, Hydrometer Regional Manager, South Africa and Lloyd Long, CEO, Aqua-Loc South Africa

14h30 – 15h00

Integrating GIS and hydraulic modelling for efficient water networks management
Slavco Velickov, Water Industry Sales Director EMEA, Bentley Systems Interantional, Ireland

Session 1.6.2

Combatting non-revenue water
Chairman: Philemon Mashoko, Director of Water,  City of Cape Town Water and Sewerage, South Africa

15h30 – 16h00

Cost Effective Water Meter Replacement
Keith Bailey, Managing Director, Elster Kent, South Africa

16h00 – 16h30

Case study: Private sector participation in non-revenue water management
Shyam Misra, General Manager, Siza Water Company, South Africa

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Session 2.6.1

Security of supply
Chairman: Smangele Mgquba, Director of Climate Change, Department of Water Affairs, South Africa

09h00 – 09h30

The effect of climate change on water supply
Harrison Pienaar, Chief Director: Resource Directed Measures, Department of Water Affairs, South Africa

09h30 – 10h00

Security of supply – an overview
Philemon Mashoko, Director of Water, City of Cape Town

10h00 – 10h30

Water Demand Management and Conservation
Wout Otte, Chief Executive Officer, Weg Wise, South Africa

Session 2.6.2

Technology in action
Chairman: Nazeem Marlie, Head Customer and Meter Management, Cape Town Water and Sanitation, South Africa

11h00 – 11h30

Automated Meter Reading to address Non Revenue Water
Jerome Chamosset, Technical & System Manager Water International, Itron, France

Session 2.0.1

Closing session
Chairman: Lungile Dhlamini, Executive Director: Utilities, City of Cape Town, South Africa

14h00 – 14h30

Shared services:  A solution for African utilities?
Andreas Flick, Head of SAP-Strategy, ENBW (Energie Baden-Württemberg), Germany

14h30 – 15h00

Successful skills transfer within a utility environment, enabling better service delivery
Michelle Clark, Strategic Skills Management Specialist, Equanimity, South Africa

15h00 – 15h45

Panel discussion:  Great Transformers
Countries and institutions which are at the forefront of encouraging change within the utility sector in Africa.  Hear from the experts who are developing regulatory frameworks, who are financing the projects and implementing the projects

Panel discussion moderated by Bob Bellemare, Utilipoint, United States of America