TUESDAY, 17 MAY 2016


SESSION 1.1
WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: ALTERNATIVE WATER SUPPLY OPTIONS TO MEET RAPID GROWTH IN URBAN DEMAND
Moderator: Paul Yillia, Program Manager (Water-Energy Nexus), UN Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All), Austria

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Chairperson Introduction
Paul Yillia, Program Manager (Water-Energy Nexus), Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All), Austria

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South Africa’s Water Research Development and Innovation (RDI) Roadmap: 2015-2025
Sudhir Pillay, Research Manager, Water Research Commission, South Africa

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Assessing large scale seawater desalination as a regional water supply option
Steve Gillham, General Manager: Engineering & Scientific Services, Umgeni Water, SA

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Development of water sensitive urban design – new thinking today for a different world tomorrow
Jason Mingo, Projects Manager, Western Cape Government, SA

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Leverage on ICT to drive Innovation In Water sector
Martin Nangole, ICT Director, Nairobi City Water And Sewerage Company Ltd, Kenya

SESSION 1.2
Water loss management: Innovative water metering and flow control technologies to improve service delivery 
Moderator: Rudo Angela, Sanyanga, Africa Program Director, International Rivers, SA

15:00
Introduction & short video screening
Rudo Angela Sanyanga, Africa Program Director, International Rivers, South Africa

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Use IT or lose it!
Gerardt Viljoen, System Executive, Sensus, SA

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Water metering: Basics to smart solutions
Leonardus Basson, Metering Solutions Director, Elster Kent Metering (Pty) Ltd, SA

15:50
Challenges faced by African Water Utilities
Joseph Ndegeya, Business Relations and Development Manager, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda

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Sustainable reduction of water distribution losses
Harry Sikoma, Water Supply Expert/Supervisor, NIRAS International Consulting, Zambia


WEDNESDAY, 18 MAY 2016


SESSION 2.1
Pdf-Download-ButtonImproving effeciencies by integrating water and energy planning
Moderator: Diego J. Rodriguez, Senior Economist, PhD, World Bank, USA

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Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A conceptual framework for strengthening cross-sector interactions
Paul Yillia, Program Manager (Water-Energy Nexus), UN Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All), Austria

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Whose Water? Integrated water resource management revisited
Aurelia van Eeden, Business Unit Leader: Energy & Environment, Africa, Frost & Sullivan, SA

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Optimisation of energy efficiency in water utilities
Pauline Macharia, Assistant Lecturer, Egerton University, Kenya

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Case study: The development of conduit hydropower in a city’s water distribution system
Adriaan Kurtz, Design and Planning Engineer, City of Tshwane, SA

12:45
Panel discussion: How should utilities co-ordinate and integrate their energy and water planning?

Panellists:

  • Paul Yillia, Program Manager (Water-Energy Nexus), UN Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All), Austria
  • Aurelia van Eeden , Business Unit Leader: Energy & Environment, Africa, Frost & Sullivan, SA
  • Pauline Macharia, Assistant Lecturer, Egerton University, Kenya
  • Adriaan Kurtz, Design and Planning Engineer, City of Tshwane, SA
  • Olufemi Fasemore, Senior Technology Specialist, Hitachi Europe Limited, SA

SESSION 2.2
THE BUSINESS OF SANITATION: SEEING WASTEWATER AS A RESOURCE RATHER THAN A BURDEN
Moderator: Joseph Ndegeya, Business Relations and Development Manager, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda

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Energy potential in waste water treatment plants: measuring the technical and financial potential of such projects
Sofja Giljova, Renewable Energy Advisor, GIZ, SA

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How can African utilities successfully share and exchange knowledge for faster learning
Simela Dube, Director Engineering Services, City of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

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New solutions to old problems: Thermophilic sludge digestion, phosphate recovery and UV disinfection case studies
Titus Cohen Kasie, Mechanical Engineer, eThekwini Municipality, SA


THURSDAY, 19 MAY 2016


SESSION 3.1
WATER INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT: OVERCOMING THE BACKLOGS IN MAINTENANCE
Moderator: Adri Venter, Principal Consultant, EON Consulting (Pty) Ltd, SA

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Building resilience in water planning and investment designs
Diego J. Rodriguez, Senior Economist, The World Bank Group, USA

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Reduce operational expenses and capital investments by using intelligent networks for improved asset management
Kristian Rokkjær, Product Manager, Kamstrup A/S, Denmark

10:10
Panel discussion: Are the backlogs in maintenance of Africa’s water infrastructure a serious threat to the future of our water supply

Panellists:

  • Diego J. Rodriguez, Senior Economist, The World Bank Group, USA
  • Kristian Rokkjær, Product Manager, Kamstrup A/S, Denmark
  • Simela Dube, Director Engineering Services, City of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • Grant MacDonald, District Maintenance Manager (Plant & Equipment: Wastewater Works), City of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Edmond Okaronon, Senior Manager Operations – Central Region, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda

SESSION 3.2
PLANNING FOR FUTURE WATER SCARCITY: HOW TO ATTRACT AND SUSTAIN INVESTMENTS

Moderator: Paul Yillia, Program Manager (Water-Energy Nexus), Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All), Austria

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The process of cost recovery in Namibia: Is there a role for the private sector
Vaino P Shivute, CEO, Namibia Water Corporation, Namibia

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Money Down the Drain: Overview of non-revenue water costs and opportunities in African countries
Anton Earle, Director, Stockholm International Water Institute, SA

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Partnering for water stewardship – new solutions through collective action
Nicole Kranz, Country Coordinator South Africa: International Water Stewardship Programme, GIZ, SA

12:30
Panel discussion: How to attract and sustain investments in the post-2015 era?

Panellists:

  • Andre Kruger, Programme Manager, Africa Investment and Integration Desk, SA
  • Hamanth Kasan, General Manager – Scientific Services Division, Rand Water, SA
  • Vaino P Shivute, Chief Executive Officer, Namibia Water Corporation, Namibia Nicole Kranz, Country Coordinator South Africa: International Water Stewardship Programme, GIZ, SA
  • Anton Earle, Director, Stockholm International Water Institute, SA
  • Stephen Mbugua, Commercial Director, Nairobi City Water & Sewerage Company Ltd, Kenya