Water & Sanitation Conference 2009Document Transcript
AMABHUBESI CONFERENCING PRESENTS Supported by: Water & Sanitation Conference 2009 Providing an integrated & sustainable solution to Water and Sanitation challenges in Southern Africa Featured Speakers include: Mike Muller, Visiting Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Public and Development Management Wits University (Former Director General, Dept of Water A airs and Forestry- DWAF) Marlene Van Der Merwa Botha, WaterGroup Specialist: Water and Wastewater (Former President: Water Institute of South Africa- WISA) & Leonardo Manus, Deputy-Director Water Services Regulation, Dept of Water A airs and Forestry (DWAF) Godfrey Mwiinga, Specialist on Water and Sanitation with Develop- ment Bank of Southern Africa Dr. Jo Barnes, Senior Lecturer, Dept of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Division of Community Health Stellenbosch University Gareth Morgan, MP, DA Spokesperson on Environmental A airs Dr. Jacqui Goldin, Senior Research Fellow, Waternet Chair, University of the Western Cape Prof Roland Schulze, Professor Emeritus of Hydrology & Senior Research Associate School of Bio resources Engineering & Environmental Hydrology, University of KwaZulu-Natal Nokuzola Lujiza, Senior Professional O cer - City of Cape Town Water Pollution control John Rocha, Project Manager, NEPAD Business Foundation Hameda Deedat, Steering committee member, e South African“Water, thou hast no taste, no color, no odor; Water Caucus canst not be de ned, art relished while Dr. Kevin Wall, Divisional Fellow & Principal Researcher, Council for ever mysterious. Scienti c and Industrial Research (CSIR) Mariette Lie erink, CEO, Federation for a Sustainable EnvironmentNot necessary to life, but rather life itself, thou (Activist) llest us with a grati cation that exceeds the Elias Mkhwanazi, Project Manager, Environmental Monitoring Group delight of the senses.” (working with Western Cape Water and Sanitation Caucus) Emilie Galley, Hydro Geologist, Umvoto Africa (earth-water-science-life) - Antoine de Saint-Exupery, From Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939 Conference Overview is conference will a ord you the special privilege of interacting with decision makers, stakeholders and experts in the eld of Water and Sanitation; as it brings together professionals to discuss ongoing developments and emerging solutions; providing an integrated approach to sustainable water and sanitation development. Also exchange of knowledge on aspect of service delivery in Southern Africa. · Dynamic inputs, insights and case studies from City of Cape Town, WaterGroup, Umvoto Africa, CSIR, DBSA, SA water Caucus... · Discover emerging innovations and ideas for sustainable Water and Sanitation Development · Opportunity for plenary discussion and input into the conference action plan from all sessions… Please Note: Endorsed by:Media Partners:
AMABHUBESI Amabhubesi Conferencing & Training PO Box 2568, Cramerview 2060 CONFERENCING & TRAINING Tel: +27 11 326 0356, Fax: +27 11 326 0302 In Association with Beaver and Beaver Management Solutions (Pty) Ltd www.amabhubesi.comConference Background e Service delivery challenges of communities and water professionals in emerging countries are unprecedented. It is a Who Should Attend? known fact that in meeting the millennium development goals (MDGs), e ective water resources management and sanitation is central and of huge signi cance. Indeed the “Right to Water” has been recognized at global level, and particularly in South Technical specialists from both research Africa, however, signi cant social injustice remains. Today, emerg- and practice communities; from ing countries are faced with a range of dynamic pressures includ- engineering and science disciplines ing rapid population growth and urban sprawl, industrialization (social and economic) and de-industrialization and climate change. We produce massive streams of waste (solid, gaseous, liquid) National water and sanitation contaminating soils, air and water and our ecological footprints is policy makers increasing rapidly through continued exploitation of avail- able resources; not to mention the deteriorating water quality. Water Boards/Corporations Rural communities not only have to deal with poverty, unemployment, lack of shelter. Poor hygiene and sanitation, water- Ministries of Water Resources borne diseases and infections are fast becoming the way of life. A and Environment number of policies and programs have been put in place, with the aim of solving the many problems and challenges that faces us. In Water Providers For Communities, many ways, water de nes our wealth as individuals, nation, and Hotels and Institutions community. Water is critical to the regional growth, economic integration, and collective economic independence in an Corporate Environmental Managers increasingly globalised world. However, the question we have to answer is, is our present conventional approach to Consulting Engineers water and sanitation adequate enough? Shall we continue to do di erent things or do things di erently? How can we best man- Environmental Scientists, Water age and utilize our water resources in a sustainable manner? Chemists and Microbiologists Seeing that these challenges are enormous and they are not to be in any way trivialized, the measures to meeting them must be Manufacturers of Water dynamic, demand-led, holistic, integrated and highly sustainable. Treatment Equipment In meeting these challenges, we at Beaver and Beaver Management solution (Pty)Ltd, in association with Amabhubesi Packaged/Bottled Water Suppliers Conferencing and Training Johannesburg South Africa, and Producers have put together this conference to enable an avenue where knowledge and innovative ideas are pooled from which Public Health O cials emerging solution and appropriate decision are made for a better future for all. is is essential if at all we are to meet the National, provincial, municipal and millennium development goals (MDGs). Our aim is to ensure that Local Regulators social, economic, environmental, and technical dimensions are fully taken into proper perspective in the approach to water and International Finance and sanitation solutions. Assistance Agencies You cannot a ord to miss this exclusive, knowledge driven and Water Project Financing Organizations innovative Conference. Book now and join Amabhubesi to discover emerging solutions to the water and Sanitation Challenge Researchers/Students in Southern Africa. Don’t miss this! Book your seat today! Agricultural Extensions O cers For more information: Ola Odejayi Conference Manager Amabhubesi Conferencing & Training T: +27 (0) 11 326 3458 E: email@example.com
AMABHUBESI Amabhubesi Conferencing & Training PO Box 2568, Cramerview 2060 CONFERENCING & TRAINING Tel: +27 11 326 0356, Fax: +27 11 326 0302 In Association with Beaver and Beaver Management Solutions (Pty) Ltd www.amabhubesi.com 9 In South Africa access to water has increased dramatically, but backlogs con- y 200 t h Ma n e - 26 blame poor water quality and environmental pollution on a lack of resources D ay O tion, the health consequences of the sanitation failures and looming water - Refreshment/Tea/Co ee Registration (Morning Refreshment) Opening Remarks: Chairperson Prof Roland Schulze, Professor Emeritus of Hydrology & Senior Research Keynote Address Associate School of Bio resources Engineering & Environmental HydrologyMike Muller, Visiting Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Public and University of KwaZulu-NatalDevelopment Management Wits University (Former Director General,Dept of Water A airs and Forestry- DWAF) to this new condition in our planning in terms of Water quality, water quan- - tion will present emerging solutions for developing appropriate adaptationWater is a critical resource for all communities: Nokuzola Lujiza, Senior Professional O cer - City of Cape Town Water Pol- e challenge of managing water is thus to nd and maintain the right bal- lution controlensure production, without which we perish in poverty, adequate servicesto keep us healthy and, importantly, support to maintain an environment in e presentation will discuss new approaches to achieving this balance,including the latest developments from the 5th World Water Forum which Prof Roland Schulze, Professor Emeritus of Hydrology & Senior Research - Associate School of Bio resources Engineering & Environmental Hydrologylustrate this with examples from cities in the Southern African region, from University of KwaZulu-NatalAngola to Zambia and Zimbabwe concentrating on the challenges that they Dual economy exists in South Africa (and other emerging country) with ainclude: Technical challenges of meeting urban water needs, including Lunch Organisation of water management and water supply and sanitation services , Project Manager, NEPAD Business Foundation , Senior Lecturer, Dept of interdisciplinary health Sciences,Division of Community Health Stellenbosch University Mariette Lie erink, CEO, Federation for a Sustainable Environment (Activist) Waste from gold mines constitutes the largest single source of waste andplaces where water is scarce or becoming scarce, according to World Water - may continue for many years a er mines are closed and tailings dams decom-Organization, almost one tenth of the global disease burden could be pre- -vented by increasing access to safe drinking water; improving sanitation and lution, degradation of soil quality, for harming aquatic sediments and fauna,hygiene; and improving water management to reduce risks of water-borne
AMABHUBESI Amabhubesi Conferencing & Training PO Box 2568, Cramerview 2060 CONFERENCING & TRAINING Tel: +27 11 326 0356, Fax: +27 11 326 0302 In Association with Beaver and Beaver Management Solutions (Pty) Ltd www.amabhubesi.comLong-term exposure to AMD polluted drinking water may lead to increased (Case Study)Heavy metals in drinking water could compromise the neural development HydroGeologist, Umvoto (earth-water-science-life)“… problems related to mining waste may be rated as second only to globalwarming and stratospheric ozone depletion in terms of ecological risk” (EEB, Refreshments / Tea / Co ee Specialist on Water and Sanitation with Development Bank of Southern Africa , WaterGroup Specialist: Water andWastewater & Leonardo Manus, Deputy-Director Water Services Preparation of water sector projects to bankability level is understood toRegulation, Dept of Water A airs and Forestry (DWAF) Closing Remarks: Chairperson been receiving its due attention as an economic good that could be provided the relevance of providing water commercially in order to ensure quality and -End of Conference ing clear that additional funding is not the panacea to sustainability of waterDay One! 9 0 in water sector nancing, his presentation will focus on nancing issues for ay 20 h M - 27t Lunch T wo Day Senior Research Fellow, Waternet Chair, University of the Western Cape Improved delivery is about enhancing choices and the human freedom to live Registration (Morning Refreshments) environment and to participate in decisions to improve the quality of their Opening Remarks: Chairperson and sanitation delivery can be a powerful conduit for social development and to Amartya Sen s notions of development and human freedom MP, DA Spokesperson on Environmental A airs - ti c and Industrial Research (CSIR) Refreshment/Tea/Co ee Summary Discussion / Questions & Answers Closing Remarks: Chairperson End of Conference Day Two! Steering committee member, e South African Water Caucus Refreshments / Tea / Co ee Water and Sanitation: Towards Project Manager, Environmental Monitoring Group(working with Western Cape Water and Sanitation Caucus) innovative ideas; integrated approach; emerging solutions….