Conference

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GWD Conference & Exhibition 2019

Event Date: 
20 Oct 08:00 - 23 Oct 16:00
Event Description: 

Upcoming

GWD Conference and Exhibition to be hosted 20-23 October 2019 in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. 
More details will be posted shortly!
 

Email us should you have any queries: info [at] gwd [dot] org [dot] za (subject: Confex2019%20Enquiry)

GWD WCape Symposium: Groundwater and Drought

Event Date: 
02 Nov 08:00 - 16:00
Event Description: 

The event will be hosted at the University of the Western Cape, Life Sciences ComplexPlease see a detailed map
Blue arrow is venue - Life Sciences Auditorium, Ground Floor
Yellow area is parking area.
 

Registration will start at 8:00 and formal proceedings commences at 9:00.

This Symposim is SACNASP CPD Registered
Provisional Program now available

Date: 2 November 2018, Friday

Time: 09h00 – 15h00

Venue: UWC

Cost: R500, Students R50

Background

The current drought has left immense stresses on our water resources in various parts of our country, and especially in the Western, Eastern- and Northern Cape. As a result, we saw an accelerated development of groundwater resources. But do we really know what the impact of the ongoing drought has been on our groundwater resources? What data – if any - do we have to quantify this impact? In addition, we are gathering some new or additional data and information on our local groundwater resources as a result of intensive drilling and resource assessment and development projects.

Therefore, the symposium will consist of two (2) main sessions (after keynote speakers):

MORNING SESSION: “SHOW ME YOURS, I’LL SHOW YOU MINE”

Do you have any time series data that depicts the impact of the current drought on groundwater resources? Real, number crunching evidence? Then you are invited to come and share it.

AFTERNOON SESSION: “SURPRISE, SURPRISE!”

Based on recent/current results (i.e. geophysical investigations, drilling logs, groundwater properties), what new knowledge about groundwater systems in the provinces are we adding and what historical information has been confirmed/rebutted?

A short open discussion will conclude the day, tackling the term “sustainability”.

TIPS: Please come and share NEW knowledge and sound data series, not just speculation, or arguments with no data to verify it!

You are therefore invited to submit a half-page or one-slide abstract of your knowledge you are bursting to share with us by 21 September 2018. - ABSTRACT SUBMISSION NOW CLOSED

REGISTER TO ATTEND 
(Registration closed) Please email us on info [at] gwd [dot] org [dot] za should you wish for a late registration.  

SADC-GMI 1st Annual Groundwater Conference 2018

Event Date: 
26 Sep 08:00 - 28 Sep 16:00
Event Description: 

Dolomite 2018

Event Date: 
04 Jun 08:00 - 06 Jun 16:00
Event Description: 

 

*new: Provisional Program (verApril2018)

Print this Programme Outline

Resilience to geological and hydrological hazards in dolomitic terrains is increasingly affected by climate change, rapid urbanisation and unforeseen implications of development during and after construction.  The influences of the bedrock properties, karst development, hydrology and proposed development all affect the potential risk posed by the development.

Dolomite and karst research has a long history with the University of Pretoria.  Now, with the partnership of the relevant societies for geotechnical engineering, hydrogeology and engineering geology, new advances, technologies and techniques can be showcased to a wide range of interdisciplinary professionals working in dolomitic terrains.  Focusing on urban environments and anthropogenic change, the interrelationship between proper understanding of subsurface water, geotechnical properties and resultant behaviour, and mitigation and engineering solutions are highlighted.

Following on the 2014 dolomite seminar, this seminar highlights developments in the past years, new directions of thought, and a new paradigm for our ability to safely and optimally utilise both the dolomite land and dolomite water resources, while being able to mitigate risk, monitor change, and effect remediation diligently.

With presentations focusing on building on the status quo, the seminar programme covers:

  • • Context, status-quo, risks and remediation of dolomitic land (Day 1)
  • • Legislation, governance and management, including the update of SANS 1936 (Day 1)
  • • Hydrogeological, engineering geological and geotechnical advances (Day 2)
  • • Field visits and karst dialogue (facilitated panel) (Day 3)

Continuous Professional Development: ECSA and SACNASP CPD accreditation, 1 CPD per day attendance

Queries?  Yolandé van den Berg,info [at] selahproductions [dot] co [dot] za (subject: Dolomite%20Seminar%202018%20-%20Query) ( info [at] selahproductions [dot] co [dot] za)

Please view attached the following documents:

  1. Sponsorship Options

  2. Floorplan

  3. Exhibitor Invitation & Booking Form

  4. Delegate Registration Form

 

 

WISA- 2nd Peri Urban Conference

Event Date: 
26 Nov 08:00 - 29 Nov 16:00
Event Description: 

 

2nd Peri-Urban Conference 2017

In South Africa, experts and technical managers in urban environments often complain about the lack of integration around the water, energy, food and land nexus. Peri-urban environments which are considered to be in transition from rural to urban offers us an opportunity to demonstrate new approaches that may be more effective for service delivery and resilience of communities.
 
The 2nd Peri-urban conference will take place in Cape Town, 26 – 29 November 2017, connecting professionals, academics and decision-makers from different sectors and providing a platform for sharing knowledge on water, planning and development.

The 2nd Peri-urban conference will take place in Cape Town, 26 – 29 November 2017, connecting professionals, academics and decision-makers from different sectors and providing a platform for sharing knowledge on water, planning and development. 

REGISTRATION COSTS

WISA Members                 Non-WISA Members            Student Fee
 R 5 650                              R 6 650                            R 2 500

GWD AGM 2017

Event Date: 
16 Oct 17:00 - 18:00
Event Description: 

GROUND WATER DIVISION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

STELLENBOSCH, 16 OCTOBER 2017, 17:00-18:00

AGENDA

  1. WELCOME AND OPENING
  2. ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA
  3. ANNUAL REPORT TO MEMBERSHIP 2016/17
  4. PROFESSIONAL MATTERS
  • SACNASP/ CPD – WORKSHOP FEEDBACK
  • CODE OF PRACTICE – ESTABLISHMENT OF WORKING GROUP
  • IAH AND ECHN FEEDBACK
  1. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: BRANCH CHAIRS 2018/19
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: NATIONAL EXCO ELECTION 2018/19
  • NATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTION
  1. MEMBERSHIP
  • MEMBERSHIP FEES
  • IAN AND GWD JOINT MEMBERSHIP
  • STUDENT FUND
  1. ACTIVITIES
  • DARCY LECTURER 2017
  • FIELD SCHOOL 2018 (FEBRUARY PRETORIA)
  • HONOURS FIELD SCHOOL (JUNE NATIONAL)
  • CONFERENCE 2019 – BRANCHES AND DECISION; JOINT GWD-IAH-SA CONFERENCE IN FUTURE?
  • CONFERENCE 2021
  • OTHER COURSES AND EVENTS
  • NEW WEBSITE – PROFESSIONAL DATABASE, CONFERENCE PAPERS DATABASE. What do you want to see?
  1. CLOSING

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GWD BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 2017

Event Date: 
14 Oct 08:00 - 18 Oct 16:00
Event Description: 

 

14 – 18 October 2017
Spier Hotel outside Stellenbosch


Read more about this event on the Conference Website: www.gwd2017.co.za

For any queries please feel welcome to contact the Conference Organiser:

Deidre Cloete
Mobile:    083 261 0207
Fax:        086 672 4891
Email:     deidre [at] iafrica [dot] com
Website:  www.conferencesetal.co.za

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WISA Mine Water Division 2016 Symposium - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Event Date: 
09 Nov 08:00 - 11 Nov 16:00
Event Description: 

The WISA Mine Water Division is delighted to announce that registration for its forthcoming Annual Symposium is open, and this year's theme is Management Options for Mine Water.

The outline programme is available (below) and the speakers are confirmed.

 

 

A symposium organised by the

 

Mine Water Division

of the Water Institute of Southern Africa

 

and sponsored by the Water Research Commission and Chamber of Mines

 

WRC 40 years very small

 

9th - 10th November 2016

CSIR ICC, Pretoria, South Africa

Registration is open! Click here to 78e2c6f6-e852-408d-8003-25b39c67c4aa and visit www.wisa.org.za for more info on the symposium and to view the registration terms & conditions

 

 

 

OUTLINE PROGRAMME

 

 

9th November 2016

 

Mine Water Risk and Regulation

Presenters include:

 

Presentations by experts from the Department of Water and Sanitation, from academia, and from the private sector will cover risk and adaptation

DWS, University of the Witwatersrand, Golder Associates Africa

 

Mine Water Innovation and Technology

 

 

The newest developments from the technology provider sector, research and development as well as industrial case studies will be showcased in this session.

Anglo Thermal Coal, DHI Group, University of Cape Town

 

Mine Water Use and Discharge

 

 

Water balances, reuse of mine water, and water efficiency will be presented from practitioners at the forefront of translating new know-how to action.

Kumba Iron Ore, WISA Water Reuse Division, TCTA, DWS and the Olifants Mine Water Coordinating body

 

10th November 2016

 

Mine Water, Environment and Society

 

 

The issues of water stewardship, offsetting, and closure management will be debated and discussed by invited experts in this session.

GIZ, Anglo American, Sasol, CSIR

 

Current Mine Water and Related Research

 

 

The very newest and most exciting developments from the forefront of mine water research will be presented by the researchers and developers of new knowledge.

Universities of the Witwatersrand and Cape Town, The Moss Group, Miwatek Ltd.

 

Practical Developments in Mine Water Management

 

 

Financial management and integrated water management will be among the topics presented in this session.

Private sector leaders such as DHI Group and Jones & Wagener

 

11th November 2016

 

A choice of three post-symposium options is presented: 

 

Training Session: Understanding Mine Water

Golder Associates

 

Discussion Group: Water risk, business case & solutions in the mining sector

Talbot & Talbot

 

Field Trip: New Vaal Water Treatment Plant

Anglo American

     

HIGHLIGHTED SPEAKERS

 

Speaking on the Financial Provision Regulations 2015 (GNR 1147), Adriaan Oosthuizen is a proud member of the South African Institute of Civil Engineers serves on the council of the Land Rehabilitation Society of Southern Africa. Mr Oosthuizen has worked as a consulting civil engineer in the field of water and environmental engineering for almost 20 years, focussing on the protection of water resources. Mr Oosthuizen is currently the Head of Environmental Engineering at Jones & Wagener.

Adriaan

 

Richard Holden is a Business Analyst at TCTA.  He has over 30 years' experience in the water sector having being involved in the smallest water and sanitation projects in the farthest reaches of the Northern Cape through to the major dams and water transfer schemes implemented by TCTA.  His involvement in the Acid Mine Drainage Project on the Witwatersrand has been in the stakeholder engagement and the development of a sustainable funding model.

 

Dr David Love is Golder Associates' Technical Lead for geochemistry in Africa. He has 18 years of experience in diverse areas of natural resources science and management in southern and west Africa. Particular interests include the geochemistry of underground coal gasification, acid rock drainage risk modelling and the application of statistical techniques to the evolution of mine waters in closed mines. David received the Tison award from the International Association of Hydrological Sciences and the Phaup Award from the Geological Society of Zimbabwe.

 

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Dr Marijke Fagan-Endres is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCT. Her research interests lie in bioprocess engineering, focussed on biohydrometallurgical processes, including heap bioleaching and bioflotation, and the development of novel methods for their study. Highlights of her career include being awarded the 2014 Woman in Engineering and the Built Environment (WiEBE) Excellence Award: Most Promising Young Woman – Research, presenting her research at the UK Houses of Parliament as part of SET for Britain, and her Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Studentship.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE AND ENQUIRIES

 

 

 

Mr Jaco Seaman

Events Manager

Water Institute of Southern Africa

Tel no.: 011 805 3537

Fax no.: 011 315 1258

Email: events [at] wisa [dot] org [dot] za ( events [at] wisa [dot] org [dot] za)

 

 

 

Ms Blanché Postma

Chairlady

Mine Water Division

Email: chair [at] wisa-mwd [dot] org ( chair [at] wisa-mwd [dot] org)

 

 

 

Mr Richard Garner

Symposium Organising Committee Chairman

Email: richard [dot] david [dot] garner1 [at] gmail [dot] com ( richard [dot] david [dot] garner1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

 

 

        

 

            

 

 

Click here to 78e2c6f6-e852-408d-8003-25b39c67c4aa and visit www.wisa.org.za for more info on the symposium or to view the registration terms & conditions.

 

Kind Regards,

Jo Burgess

Vice-Chair

Mine Water Division

Water Institute of Southern Africa | Email: | Cell:  +27 (0)83 452 6838

Website: www.wisa.org.za  | www.ewisa.co.za |NPO: 014-821

 

 

The WISA Mine Water Division is delighted to announce its forthcoming Annual Symposium, and this year's theme is Management Options for Mine Water.

As usual, the programme will consist of the best possible invited speakers and the symposium will carry CPD accreditation.

Save the dates!! The symposium will take place on 9 - 10 November, with an optional site visit and training course on offer on 11 November.

2015 AMT Annual Agricultural Outlook Conference: Bigger and Better

Event Date: 
29 Sep 08:00 - 16:30
Event Description: 

2015 AMT Annual Agricultural Outlook Conference: Bigger and Better

Are you ready for a thought provoking experience?

The annual AMT Agri-Outlook Conference is not to be missed and remains one of the highlights on the South African agricultural calendar. The 15th AMT Agri-Outlook Conference will be held on 29 September 2015 at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria. The theme of this year’s conference is: A technological, political, resource and market perspective on Agriculture in South Africa Post 2020. Producers, producer organizations, banks, universities, government officials, agri businesses and the media will attend. This is an excellent annual networking opportunity for all role-players in Agriculture. Some of the renowned speakers will be Dr Roelof Botha (GOPA Group), who will give an economic outlook for 2016, and Prof Hannes Rautenbach (Head of the Department Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology and Associate Professor at Pretoria University), who will discuss the climate outlook for 2015 and 2016.

Prof Rautenbach will give his opinion regarding rain expectations for the coming summer. Another excellent speaker, JP Landman will present his political outlook for 2016 and Dr Antony Turton will give an overview of the implications of water policy reforms on agricultural productivity in South Africa. During the panel discussion the opportunity will arise for interaction between the audience and experts in their field. This year the panel of experts will focus on investment decisions and agriculture. Issues that will be discussed include what farmers invest in, reasons for agricultural investment in foreign countries and how investment can be attracted to the South African agricultural sector. Opportunities for South African agriculture arising from an increasing global food demand will be the topic of Mr. Japie Snyman (Seaboard Overseas Trading and Shipping). The Global and SA Outlook for the supply and demand of grains, oilseeds and livestock 2016 will be addressed by Dr Herman van Schalkwyk (CEO: AMT). The day’s programme will be concluded with a ”spitbraai” with guest artists and a prize draw. To be able to listen, experience and interact with this experts register now for this conference. If you are interested in attending this conference, or want to sponsor, exhibit or advertise in the conference programme, contact Dalene Coetzer at 076 188 6533 or email liaison [at] amtrends [dot] co [dot] za ”Our endeavour is to provide you with a thought provoking experience that will help you to shape your business or organisation for future challenges.”

– Dr Herman van Schalkwyk, CEO: AMT. REGISTRATION ENQUIRIES Lorinda Rust at 079 506 5268 or e-mail finance [at] amtrends [dot] co [dot] za

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