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Event Debrief: "Water: yesterday, today, tomorrow" (Northern Branch)

31 May 2023
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"Water, yesterday, today, tomorrow"

The Northern Branch in association with WISA Young Water Professionals and the North-West University Geoscience Society held a hybrid event focussing on the different facets of water looking at the past, present and future directions. 

Hosts: Professor Ingrid Dennis GWD Northern Branch Chair and  Thapelo Mongala GWP Young Professionals Portfolio Representative 

Presenters:  Mr Marco Morelli  -  Hydrologist: Milnex CC Environmental Consultants, Mr Thabiso Katiba  - Director and Consultant Geohydrologist: AGES Alp

Integration of water simulation modelling for water conservation and demand management in the mining sector (a case study)

This paper outlines and presents out-of-the-box theories as examples to highlight some of the challenging restraints within the current legislative environment preventing scientists, engineers and other operational personnel to take theory into action and implementation. Key to this is the very static nature of the water use license (WUL)and associated process. The first example shows how integrated dynamic water modelling can be utilized to create an integrated water and waste management plan within the mining sector.