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African Utility Week: Water 1

African Utility Week

Water 1

21 – 24 May 2012

Pre-Conference Workshops

Monday 21 May 2012

Session 0.3.1

10h00 – 16h00

Essential water meter data and unaccounted for water management workshop
Professor Kobus van Zyl, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Session 1.0.1
Opening/Keynote session

Chairman: Thembani Bukula, Regulatory member, NERSA, South Africa

09h30 – 10h00

Welcome address
Brian Dames, CEO, Eskom Holdings, South Africa

10h00 – 10h30

Keynote address
Minister Dipuo Peters, Ministry of Energy, South Africa

10h30 – 11h00

Keynote address: Africa Cities of the Future
Ger Bergkamp, Regional Group and Programmes Director Executive Director, International Water Association, The Hague

11h00 – 11h30

The future of M2M communications in Africa: what the opportunities are for utilities, governments and other stakeholders
Kevin Jacobsen, General Manager, MTN, South Africa

11h30 – 12h00

African Utility Week Awards

Session 1.3.1
Working systems in the supply of potable water in both rural and urban areas

13h30 – 14h00

Improving Efficiency of Water Systems: practical examples
Dr. Slavco Velickov, Water Industry Director EMEA

14h00 – 14h30

Water quality before and beyond consumption
Sarah M. Tibatemwa, Africa Director, International Water Association, Uganda

14h30 – 15h00

Enhanced AMR outputs for Water Utilities Benefits
Jerome Chamosset – Area Technical Manager, AFM – S&M Expenses, Itron, France

Session 1.3.2
Innovative solutions for effective management of non-revenue and unaccounted for water

15h30 – 16h00

Solutions, operation and maintenance of water meters
Timothy Mubbala, Civil Engineer, National Water & Sewerage Corporation, Uganda

16h00 – 16h30

The case for hybrid water meters
Keith Bailey, Sales and Marketing Director, Elster Kent, South Africa

16h30 – 17h15

Case study into end user solutions from community in Phiri, Soweto – Infrastructure Upgrade and Rehabilitation Project
Enoc Mudau, Senior Manager, Johannesburg Water, South Africa

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday 23 May 2012

Session 2.3.1
Technology focus

09h00 – 09h30

Technology developments from the World Bank Water Hackathon being used in the field
Maximilian Hirn, Economist Africa, Water and Sanitation Program Africa, World Bank, Senegal

09h30 – 10h30

Expert led exhibition floor tour
Tour leader: Steve Mwale, Development Advisor, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Zambia

Session 2.3.2
Case studies on leading edge end-user water management

11h00 – 11h30

Did you choose the right IT infrastructure for your AMR and AMI systems?
Edwin Poot, System Architect, WEG-Wise, South Africa

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11h30 – 12h00

Development support for water utility commercial viability
Steve Mwale, Development Advisor, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Zambia

12h00 – 12h45

Case study: Implementation of technology for improved revenue collection and water management
Logan Muthusamy, National Sales Manager, Aqua-loc, South Africa and Roland Hofmann, Regional Manager, Hydrometer, Germany

Session 2.0.1

Closing session: Thought leaders: insights into 2012
Chairperson: David Mwangi, Consultant, Mwangi and Associates, Kenya

14h00 – 14h30

Nelson Mandela Bay mentorship programme
Adriaan Vermaak, Projects Mentor, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, South Africa

14h30 – 15h30

Panel discussion: Thought leaders of today share their vision of Africa in 2012


  • Carlos Pone, Managing Director, ABB, South Africa
  • Shamal Sivasanker, Director, Deloittes, South Africa
  • Neside Tas Anvaripour, Head of Infratructure Finance, Private Sector Department, African Development Bank
  • Kevin Jacobsen, General Manager, MTN, South Africa