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African Utility Week 2013: Water

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Pre-Conference Workshops

Monday 13 May 2013

Deepen Your Knowledge on Non Revenue Water

Speakers and facilitators:

  • Ronnie Mckenzie, Managing Director, WRP South Africa and
  • member of IWA
  • Zama Siqalaba, Public Liaison Officer, WRP, South Africa
  • Tali Miller-Levin, Regional Director, Africa, Miya

09h30 – 09h45

Opening and Introduction

09h45 – 10h15

Non-Revenue Water – Background, methodologies, strategies and technologies

10h15 – 11h30

The comprehensive approach for efficient water supply systems (reducing both physical and commercial losses)

Presentation not yet available 

11h30 – 13h30

Financial, social and environmental impacts of successful NRW projects in the world

  • Philippines – Case study of a successful comprehensive project including maintenance of the water supply system
  • Brazil – Physical & commercial loss reduction in a complex network, performance based project
  • South Africa – Case study of water conservation programme in local schools

14h00 – 14h30

Non Revenue Water (NRW) project as an alternative solution for increasing water supply – the Sasol case study

Presentation not yet available 

14h30 – 15h30

Effective tendering processes for water efficiency projects

Presentation not yet available 

15h30 – 16h30

How to finance water efficiency projects

Presentation not yet available 

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday 14 May 2013

Opening/Keynote session
Session 1.0.1

09h30 – 09h50

Welcome and keynote
Brian Dames, CEO, Eskom, South Africa

09h50 – 10h10

Keynote address
Minister Edna Molewa, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, South Africa 

10h10 – 10h30

Meeting Africa’s Power Challenges
Anton Eberhard, Professor, Graduate School of Business, South Africa

10h30 – 11h00

Universal Access for All
Glenn Hodes, Senior Programme Manager, Africa Carbon Asset Development Facility, Denmark

11h00 – 11h30

Panel discussion: Addressing Africa’s energy needs – where do we begin?

  • Anton Eberhard, Professor, Graduate School of Business, South Africa
  • Glenn Hodes, Senior Programme Manager, Africa Carbon Asset Development Facility, Denmark
  • Nawal Al-Hosany, Director of Sustainability, Masdar, Director, Zayed Future Energy Prize, Abu Dhabi

Policy and legislation: strategic perspectives

13h30 – 14h00

Strategy plans for water services in Cape Town
Jaco de Bruyn, Head: Integrated Planning, Strategy and Information Management, City of Cape Town Water and Sanitation, South Africa

14h00 – 14h30

Bridging the gap between water security aspirations and economic reality
Harold Smook, Member, Urban Roots – Sustainable Communities Initiative, South Africa

14h30 – 15h00

UNESCO Hope project
Damas Alfred Mashauri, SADC-Waternet Professorial Chair Of IWRM, Polytechnic of Namibia, Namibia

Urban water and sanitation: laying solid foundations

15h45 – 16h15

The comprehensive approach for non-revenue water (NRW) reduction – how to make your water system more efficient
Tali Miller Levin, Regional Director EMEA, Miya

16h15 – 16h45

Results and Lessons Learned from a Large-Scale Pipe Replacement Program in Durban
Mark Shepherd, Consultant, eThekwini Water and Sanitation, South Africa

16h45 – 17h15

Practical strategies in improving water and sewerage systems
Pedro Pina, Water and Utilities Account Manager, Bentley Systems, Portugal

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Technology: making every drop count

09h00 – 09h20

Monitoring of C&I meters through real time supervision solution
Ithriam Leukes, Water Business Development Manager / Agent, Itron, France

09h20 – 09h40

Reducing Non-Revenue Water by Selecting Good Quality Meters
Mark Shamley, Managing Director, Elster Kent Metering, South Africa

09h40 – 10h00

ICT tools to support small water schemes
David Schaub-Jones, Co-founder, SeeSaw, South Africa

10h00 – 10h30

Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) versus Prepaid Metering
Roland Hofmann, Regional Manager- Hydrometer Diehl Metering, Germany
Logan Muthusamy, National Sales Manager- Aqua-Loc South Africa

Private public partnerships: managing water resources

11h15 – 11h45

Developing regional water supply systems in Africa
Michael Botse-Baidoo, Manager, Projects Construction and Contract Management, Ghana Water Company Ltd, Ghana; and
Elias Zewde, P.E. Principal, KHAFRA Engineering Consultants Inc, USA

11h45 – 12h15

Investment risk and private sector participation in the water supply sector of Africa
Nezar Eldidy, Executive Director, Sobek, South Africa

12h15 – 12h45

Exhibition floor tour
Led by Harold Smook, Member, Urban Roots – Sustainable Communities Initiative, South Africa

Closing session
Session 2.0.1

14h00 – 14h30

Maintenance as a utility imperative
Deon Louw, Overstrand Municipality, South Africa

14h30 – 15h00

Combating vandalism in utilities
Eng. Benson Muriithi, Chief Manager Distribution: Kenya Power