44th IAH Congress
Sep
25
to Sep 29

44th IAH Congress

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Groundwater Heritage and Sustainability. Eight main congress topics have been established under this theme: 1) Groundwater heritage - passing benefits to current and future generations; 2) Groundwater modelling; 3) Groundwater monitoring - new approaches; 4) Groundwater in karst systems; 5) Groundwater and dependent ecosystems; 6) Hydropower and geothermal energy; 7) Sustainable management of groundwater resources; 8) Mineral waters and human health. 

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WATEC Israel 2017
Sep
12
to Sep 14

WATEC Israel 2017

Water Technology & Environmental Control Exhibition & Conference

WATEC Israel 2017 is an international professional exhibition that offers a meeting place for manufacturers, researchers, investors, academics, purchasers and decision-makers representing both local and international businesses.

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IFAT Africa 2017
Sep
12
to Sep 14

IFAT Africa 2017

Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling

IFAT Environmental Technology Forum Africa, which celebrated its premiere from September 15 to 18, 2015 in Johannesburg, has positioned itself strongly in the African market. The first edition saw over 2 273 trade visitors from 38 countries engage with 116 exhibitors from 13 countries, taking up over 4 500 square meters. In addition, the trade fair boasted a high-caliber forum program. The next edition, IFAT Africa 2017, trade fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling, will take place in Johannesburg from September 12-14, 2017.

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Training: Field Analysis of Tectonic Structures
Aug
18
to Aug 20

Training: Field Analysis of Tectonic Structures

Venue: Babanango Valley Lodge near Vryheid in KwaZulu-Natal

Presented by Prof. Mike Watkeys

Friday 18 August

  • Introduction to structural geology
  • Plotting and analysing structural data on stereo nets
  • Introduction to structures produced in brittle deformation, their measurement, analysis and significance

Saturday 19 August

  • Mapping and measuring of brittle features in the field
  • Analysis and discussion of mapped and measured structures
  • Introduction to structures produced in ductile deformation, their measurement, analysis and significance

Sunday 20 August

  • Mapping and measuring of bedding, cleavage, lineations and folds in the field
  • Analysis and discussion of mapped and measured structures and significance

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KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition
Jul
26
to Jul 28

KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition

Durban Exhibition Centre KwaZulu-Natal

KZN's Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) has a jam-packed three-day programme of exhibitions, trending seminar topics and other visitor attractions.

KITE has negotiated a reduced parking fee for visitors to the show. If you park in the designated Centrum parking (on Samora Machel Street) you will pay only R30 in place of the standard R40 fee.

You also gain access to:

  1. The free-to-attend SAIMechE Seminar Theatre has 15 riveting topics, with something for everybody - click here for more information
  2. LEEASA Conference - covering DMR 18 guidelines, MEWSP, tower cranes, new rigger qualification, mobile cranes, overhead cranes and SABS. Earn 1 CPD point by attending on 26 July at 9:00 to 16:00
  3. MESA Special Interest Group: Digital Revolution - man or/or machine rules on 27 July from 12:00 to 16:00

Contact: Natasha Helberg - Trade Marketing Executive

info@kznindustrial.co.za  +27 (0) 76 168 0762   +27 (10) 003 3083

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Earth Hour
Mar
25
8:30am 8:30am

Earth Hour

This Earth Hour, South Africans pledge to Shine a Light on Climate Action!

Earth Hour is the world's largest grassroots movement for the environment, and its deepest impacts are beginning to reveal themselves through the day-to-day efforts of individuals and businesses. This year, the South African campaign focuses on food, energy, water and waste - challenging individuals, communities, schools, businesses and municipalities to take the lead on climate action. Through our interactive pledge platform, all South Africans are being called upon to take small actions that collectively translate into a big impact on climate change. Join WWF South Africa as we encourage all people to help us by becoming motivators and climate champions for the Earth.

Find out more.

 

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World Water Day
Mar
22
to Mar 24

World Water Day

Venue: Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Conference Center, Durban, South Africa
Date: 22 - 24 March 2017

Once again the world will converge in South Africa, Durban on 22 March in celebration of the annual World Water Day, under the theme “Wastewater: The Untapped Resource" which is intended to highlight the plight of the global population still suffering from water and sanitation related issues. The activities of the celebrations will amongst others include:

  1. The Launch of the 2017 United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR) titled “Wastewater: The Untapped Resource”.
  2. The unveiling of the initiative of the United Nations/World Bank High Level Panel on Water (HLPW) on "Access to water and sanitation for 10 Billion people" to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in particular Goal 6.
  3. The adoption of the political Declaration on World Water Day 2017.

 

Africa's rising population is driving demand for water and accelerating the degradation of water resources. In Africa, especially sub Saharan Africa, more than a quarter of the population spends more than half an hour per round trip to collect water, which has dire implications for women and children. According to the World Health Organisation, 115 people in Africa die every hour from diseases linked to poor sanitation, poor hygiene and contaminated water. A lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitation still kills more children than malaria, measles and HIV/AIDS combined.

Based on the above to the World Water Day, the celebrations are extended to feature a 2 day Regional Water Summit and Expo, which will focus on the following:

  • Broader water and sanitation challenges facing the continent.
  • Celebrating high impact projects that have improved service delivery.
  • Sharing best practice from local and international experts.
  • Reviewing progress made in improving access to water and sanitation.
  • Showcasing the latest technologies and solutions for key water challenges.
  • Shaping and influencing the water discourse in the continent in line with the SDGs. countries policy direction on water and sanitation.

For more information, click here.

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Drilling Methods and Techniques in Resource Delineation
Feb
22
to Feb 24

Drilling Methods and Techniques in Resource Delineation

Programme outline

The programme will commence at 08:30 each day and will finish at approximately 16:00.

Tea & coffee breaks and lunch will be included on all three days.

Fundamentals of Drilling Operations
Drilling Methods
Common drilling calculations
Fundamentals of Borehole Surveying
undamentals of Directional Drilling
The use of Drilling Fluids

This programme is subject to change by the GSSA organisers

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NGWA: 2016 Groundwater Week
Dec
6
to Dec 8

NGWA: 2016 Groundwater Week

Exhibits

You will have a full 12 hours over two days to explore the newest in products, technologies and services from hundreds of groundwater industry exhibitors

In addition, as a registered Groundwater Week attendee, you will also be able to view - at no added cost! - this year's co-located Irrigation Show exhibit hall.

Education

Increase your knowledge at 50-plus hours of expertly led workshops in categories ranging from business management and drilling operations to water systems and well rehabilitation including the following to name but a few: 

  • Achieving Energy Savings and More with VFDs
  • Changes in the 2017 Federal Tax Laws: How you should plan
  • Sizing the Right Pipe for a Job
  • Water Well Corrosion - Types, Effects and Resolutions
  • Click here to see other planned offerings.

Improve your skills or learn new ones in hands-on activity areas taking place in the exhibit hall. 

Hear the farewell presentation of the 2016 NGWREF McEllhiney Lecture, "Groundwater Contaminants and Treatment Options" by Peter S. Cartwright PE.

Extend your learning at short courses taking place before and after Groundwater Week. 

Engagement

Attend a joint keynote session with the Irrigation Association featuring a presentation by Dr Peter G. McCornick, PE, D.WRE, an internationally known expert in water, food and environmental research. 

Have some fun at events such as the Attendee Welcome Reception and Taste of Nashville.

Connect with thousands of groundwater professionals from all sectors of the industry and from around the world, in one convenient location.

All of this and so much more awaits you December 6-8, 2016 during Groundwater Week in Las Vegas, Nevada!

Don't delay - register today

Message to the BWA from Kevin McCray, CEO NGWA

“Since 1984, the Borehole Water Association of Southern Africa and the National Ground Water Association have enjoyed a positive collaboration relationship, despite being separated by vast distances.  Common interests in providing, protecting, managing, and remediating groundwater for mankind’s highest purposes brings our memberships closer together. NGWA looks forward to a renewal of mutual interests, and we hope we can expand upon what we can do together.”

 

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Training: 3D Geological Modelling
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Training: 3D Geological Modelling

3D geological modelling, or geomodelling, is the applied science of creating computerized representations of portions of the Earth's crust based on geophysical and geological data.  A geomodel is the numerical equivalent of a three-dimensional geological map, complemented by a suite of physical quantities within the volume of interest.  Geomodelling reflects the current state of the Shared Earth Model, developed in the 1990’s.

The past decade has seen a tremendous growth in the capability of almost all commercial 3D geomodelling packages, to the point where they run on high-end PCs.  This growth has changed the face of mineral exploration and mining: there is now a large overlap in terms of basic volume modelling and manipulation between commercially-available, general modelling packages and those specifically tailored for use in geology and mining.  Recent trends are away from software packages that have unforgiving data import routines, employ explicit or section-based modelling and which incorporate limited data sets or types.  The trend is towards software packages that have flexible import routines; comprehensive data checking and cleaning tools; rapid, dynamic, implicit modelling of surfaces, volumes and shells; integration of lazrge numbers of disparate data sets and 3D querying of spatial data to determine trends and patterns.  These packages typically employ an easy, workflow-driven approach.

About the Course

The course is not specific to any modelling package, but rather uses a “nuts-and-bolts” approach. It presents underlying data and techniques employed in creating usable geometries for downstream processes. The course will be of particular relevance to those who are unfamiliar with 3D geomodelling. It will also be of particular interest to those that require a degree of insight into the relatively recent move towards rules-based implicit modelling or professionals or companies that are considering changing software packages:

An overview of the various data types that should be combined and examined in a typical model-building process.
The applicability of specific modelling techniques and philosophies to various deposit types and problems: 2D models vs. 3D models; exploration models; geophysical data inversion; resource estimation models; geotechnical models; conceptual models.
Basic definitions of points, lines, polylines and polygons and variations in nomenclature.
Techniques for the collection, storage, verification and validation of data.
The processes of 3D geological modelling and the techniques employed.
The difference between explicit, implicit and rules-based implicit modelling.
Incorporation of structural data to create a fault network.
Tertiary use of 3D models, such as surface dip analysis, apparent dip analysis, 3D querying, intelligent targeting and trend analysis.
New trends and developments.

About Dr Ian Basson

Dr Ian Basson Ian graduated with a Ph.D. in Structural Geology from the University of Natal (now Kwazulu-Natal) in 2000. He completed his Post-Doctoral Studies at the University of Cape Town in 2002, with a focus on the structural controls on kimberlite emplacement. He founded Tect Geological Consulting in 2002 and has worked on 38 deposit types in 16 countries throughout Africa and Middle East. Tect has constructed 43 fully-constrained 3D models for the mining and exploration industry (see www.tect.co.za).

Ian’s skill set includes mapping of complex structural environments, including high-grade metamorphic terranes and terranes with a significant brittle-ductile or brittle overprint; structural and lithological mapping of open-cast mines; translation of structural features into parameters that are used by geotechnical engineers and mining personnel in pit slope design and mine planning; 3D modelling of complex geology; lithological and structural interpretation of geophysical and Landsat/ASTER data sets; forward structural modelling in greenfields or brownfields exploration projects using stress mapping and modelling. Ian has published 21 peer-reviewed articles. He is a Senior External Lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch, where he presents the Honours Geology Class with a course on general 3D modelling and a practical course in Micromine™.

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Training: Drilling Methods and Techniques in Resource Delineation
Sep
14
to Sep 16

Training: Drilling Methods and Techniques in Resource Delineation

About the Course

This three day course provides a practical overview of all aspects of exploration drilling for practicing geologists and related professionals. The course is interactive and questions and discussions of on-site problems are encouraged. Participants will receive a set of printed course notes and a copy of “The Diamond Drilling Handbook” by Dr W.F. Heinz. The program will commence at 8:30 and will finish at 16:00 each day

Who should attend?

The course will assist all persons involved in drilling projects to understand the role of drilling in the mining industry, the physical principles of drilling as well as in understanding a range of different drilling methods commonly used in exploration projects. The functions and properties of drill fluids, the fundamentals of borehole surveying and an introduction to directional drilling concepts are also covered. the course is therefore aimed at Geologists (old and young), Project Engineers, Consultants, Financiers and Safety Professionals.

Costs

  • GSSA Member – R 9,000 including VAT
  • Non-Member – R 11,500 including VAT
  • Academic   - R 6,500 including VAT

For more information or to register, click here.

 

 

 

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35th International Geological Congress
Aug
27
to Sep 4

35th International Geological Congress

South Africa will be hosting the 35th ‘World Cup of Geosciences’ in 2016, the prestigious International Geological Congress (IGC), which is undoubtedly the most important activity of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). The South African event will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 27 August to 4 September 2016.

The Council for Geoscience, together with the Geological Society of South Africa and other collaborators from academia and industry, is currently spearheading the preparations for the 35th IGC in South Africa.

The objectives of the IGC are as follows:

  • Contribute, in collaboration with and under the auspices of the IUGS, to the advancement of fundamental and applied research in the geological sciences.
  • Provide a general assembly of geoscientists, spanning a wide range of geoscience disciplines, where ideas and information can be freely exchanged.
  • Emphasise the geological specialities or challenges of the host country or region.
  • Provide the opportunity, by way of geological excursions, to examine geological problems and features in the field.

 

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Greendrinks: Growing trees in the desert and Organic Waste recycling
Aug
18
5:30pm 5:30pm

Greendrinks: Growing trees in the desert and Organic Waste recycling

Date: 18 August 2016
Time: 17h30 for 18h00
Venue: 94 Bessemer St, Wendywood
RSVP: Noelle on 011 656 9802 or climate@trees.org.za

We have two guest speakers tonight, both of whom are Climate Reality Leaders and experts within their field.
Nici Richter is a Climate Reality Leader and qualified permaculture trainer on a quest to discover if and how trees can grow in deserts. Gina Shoemaker, also a Climate Reality Leader,  is the director of Green Earth Concepts, a leading environmental services provider in South Africa specialising in recycled organic compost.

More about the speakers:

Nici Richter is a Climate Reality Leader and qualified permaculture trainer on a quest to discover if and how trees can grow in deserts. Her conviction is that the answer would be key to reversing climate change on a world-wide scale by purposefully developing the tools to re-green the displaced places and deserts of the world in a systematic way. After a radical career change 10 years ago, she embarked in a deeply introspective journey that has taken her to Western Australia, Greece, Israel and Jordan and from which she draws a wealth of reflections, observations and case studies. Nici is currently busy with a permaculture presentation for a small farm design at SEED in Mitchell's Plain, Western Cape.

Gina Shoemaker, also a Climate Reality Leader,  is the director of Green Earth Concepts, a leading environmental services provider in South Africa specialised in recycled organic compost. Gina's strategy consists in avoiding the production of methane gas (GHG) by diverting organic refuse away from landfill, creating jobs and increasing food production through organic methods. With over 23 combined years of experience and education, Green Earth activities also include landscape design and installation, irrigation installations (residential, commercial, agriculture) and a wholesale nursery. Her flow-through worm farm design has been rated one of the best world-wide. It is manufactured right here in South Africa and implemented throughout the country.

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National Groundwater Strategy (NGS) - 2016 (Upington)
Jun
22
8:00am 8:00am

National Groundwater Strategy (NGS) - 2016 (Upington)

The Department of Water and Sanitation with the Water Research Commission are redrafting the Groundwater Strategy (GS) 2010 into the National Groundwater Strategy (NGS) 2016 through sufficient public consultation and stakeholder participation. You are encouraged to attend the provincial workshops scheduled for May and June 2016 to voice out your opinion on NGS.

 

Register as a stakeholder to attend any of the workshops in the link below and PLEASE NOTE that the current NGS Draft and comment sheet for any comments are available in the same link:

https://www.dwa.gov.za/Groundwater/NGS2016.aspx

For more detailed information, send an email to ngs@dws.gov.za

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National Groundwater Strategy (NGS) - 2016 (Mbombela)
Jun
14
8:00am 8:00am

National Groundwater Strategy (NGS) - 2016 (Mbombela)

The Department of Water and Sanitation with the Water Research Commission are redrafting the Groundwater Strategy (GS) 2010 into the National Groundwater Strategy (NGS) 2016 through sufficient public consultation and stakeholder participation. You are encouraged to attend the provincial workshops scheduled for May and June 2016 to voice out your opinion on NGS.

 

Register as a stakeholder to attend any of the workshops in the link below and PLEASE NOTE that the current NGS Draft and comment sheet for any comments are available in the same link:

https://www.dwa.gov.za/Groundwater/NGS2016.aspx

For more detailed information, send an email to ngs@dws.gov.za

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National Groundwater Strategy (NGS) - 2016 (Bloemfontein)
Jun
9
8:00am 8:00am

National Groundwater Strategy (NGS) - 2016 (Bloemfontein)

The Department of Water and Sanitation with the Water Research Commission are redrafting the Groundwater Strategy (GS) 2010 into the National Groundwater Strategy (NGS) 2016 through sufficient public consultation and stakeholder participation. You are encouraged to attend the provincial workshops scheduled for May and June 2016 to voice out your opinion on NGS.

 

Register as a stakeholder to attend any of the workshops in the link below and PLEASE NOTE that the current NGS Draft and comment sheet for any comments are available in the same link:

https://www.dwa.gov.za/Groundwater/NGS2016.aspx

For more detailed information, send an email to ngs@dws.gov.za

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National Groundwater Strategy (NGS) - 2016 (Rustenburg)
Jun
7
8:00am 8:00am

National Groundwater Strategy (NGS) - 2016 (Rustenburg)

The Department of Water and Sanitation with the Water Research Commission are redrafting the Groundwater Strategy (GS) 2010 into the National Groundwater Strategy (NGS) 2016 through sufficient public consultation and stakeholder participation. You are encouraged to attend the provincial workshops scheduled for May and June 2016 to voice out your opinion on NGS.

 

Register as a stakeholder to attend any of the workshops in the link below and PLEASE NOTE that the current NGS Draft and comment sheet for any comments are available in the same link:

https://www.dwa.gov.za/Groundwater/NGS2016.aspx

For more detailed information, send an email to ngs@dws.gov.za

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National Groundwater Strategy (NGS) - 2016 (Durban)
Jun
2
8:00am 8:00am

National Groundwater Strategy (NGS) - 2016 (Durban)

The Department of Water and Sanitation with the Water Research Commission are redrafting the Groundwater Strategy (GS) 2010 into the National Groundwater Strategy (NGS) 2016 through sufficient public consultation and stakeholder participation. You are encouraged to attend the provincial workshops scheduled for May and June 2016 to voice out your opinion on NGS.

 

Register as a stakeholder to attend any of the workshops in the link below and PLEASE NOTE that the current NGS Draft and comment sheet for any comments are available in the same link:

https://www.dwa.gov.za/Groundwater/NGS2016.aspx

For more detailed information, send an email to ngs@dws.gov.za

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National Groundwater Strategy (NGS) - 2016 (Polokwane)
May
31
8:00am 8:00am

National Groundwater Strategy (NGS) - 2016 (Polokwane)

The Department of Water and Sanitation with the Water Research Commission are redrafting the Groundwater Strategy (GS) 2010 into the National Groundwater Strategy (NGS) 2016 through sufficient public consultation and stakeholder participation. You are encouraged to attend the provincial workshops scheduled for May and June 2016 to voice out your opinion on NGS.

 

Register as a stakeholder to attend any of the workshops in the link below and PLEASE NOTE that the current NGS Draft and comment sheet for any comments are available in the same link:

https://www.dwa.gov.za/Groundwater/NGS2016.aspx

For more detailed information, send an email to ngs@dws.gov.za

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Sustainability Week
May
31
to Jun 5

Sustainability Week

Advancing the Green Economy through the sharing of knowledge and experience across disciplines, sectors, and markets – actively seeking to develop and accelerate sustainability oriented project pipelines.
The convergence of government officials, private sector investors, business operators, professionals, researchers, and NGO’s under one roof to re-engage on key challenges and solutions will once again prove to have a catalytic effect on the Green Economy.

Highlights for Sustainability Week 2016 include:
The 2nd annual African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum, led by the City of Tshwane, and which welcomes high level delegations from cities around the African continent to deliberate on shared experiences and perspectives, and agree on matters of leadership in relation to sustainable cities. The 10th annual Green Building Conference, will focus on African approaches and leap-frog thinking to bring fresh thinking to what is fast becoming a mature market.

CSIR International Convention Centre

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National Groundwater Strategy (NGS) - 2016 (Cape Town-Bellville)
May
25
8:00am 8:00am

National Groundwater Strategy (NGS) - 2016 (Cape Town-Bellville)

The Department of Water and Sanitation with the Water Research Commission are redrafting the Groundwater Strategy (GS) 2010 into the National Groundwater Strategy (NGS) 2016 through sufficient public consultation and stakeholder participation. You are encouraged to attend the provincial workshops scheduled for May and June 2016 to voice out your opinion on NGS.

 

Register as a stakeholder to attend any of the workshops in the link below and PLEASE NOTE that the current NGS Draft and comment sheet for any comments are available in the same link:

https://www.dwa.gov.za/Groundwater/NGS2016.aspx

For more detailed information, send an email to ngs@dws.gov.za

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National Groundwater Strategy (NGS) - 2016 (Port Elizabeth)
May
24
8:00am 8:00am

National Groundwater Strategy (NGS) - 2016 (Port Elizabeth)

 

The Department of Water and Sanitation with the Water Research Commission are redrafting the Groundwater Strategy (GS) 2010 into the National Groundwater Strategy (NGS) 2016 through sufficient public consultation and stakeholder participation. You are encouraged to attend the provincial workshops scheduled for May and June 2016 to voice out your opinion on NGS.

 

Register as a stakeholder to attend any of the workshops in the link below and PLEASE NOTE that the current NGS Draft and comment sheet for any comments are available in the same link:

 

                                https://www.dwa.gov.za/Groundwater/NGS2016.aspx

For more detailed information, send an email to ngs@dws.gov.za

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WISA Conference: Water - The Ultimate Constraint
May
15
to May 19

WISA Conference: Water - The Ultimate Constraint

The theme "Water - The Ultimate Constraint" will be supported by the following sub-themes: 

  1. Community Water Supply and Sanitation
  2. Environmental Aspects
  3. Health Related Aspects
  4. Industrial Water and Effluent
  5. Information Technology
  6. Legislation
  7. Management and Institutional Affairs
  8. Membrane Processes
  9. Modelling
  10. Mine Water
  11. Plant Operation
  12. Potable Water
  13. Wastewater
  14. Development Planning
  15. Ground Water Remediation
  16. Fracking
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Feb
26
8:30am 8:30am

Thought Leader Dialogue on Water with the Mail and Guardian

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The Mail and Guardian Africa invites you to a Thought Leader Dialogue on water shortage, management and stewardship. 

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jason Morrison
    Head UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate
  • Lorenzo Fioramonti
    Lecturer at University of Pretoria
  • Arthur Lenk
    Ambassador of Israel in South Africa
  • Dean Muruven
    WWF Project Manager

For more details, please download the invitation and contact mahlodim@mg.co.za. The provisional agenda can be downloaded here. If you're interested in signing up, you'll need to complete the booking form and email it to Mahlodi.

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WatertecAfrica 2015
May
20
to May 22

WatertecAfrica 2015

The scope of the exhibition includes equipment and services associated with:

  • Sourcing, extracting and storing water
  • Treatment for potable water
  • Water supply (delivery)
  • Treatment and disposal of wastewater and AMD
  • Renovation/rehabilitation of pipe and sewage systems
  • Sanitation
  • Drainage and flood prevention
  • Irrigation
  • Desalination

For more information contact: Linda Kaufman, Exhibition Management Services (Pty) Ltd. Tel: +27 (0) 11 783 7250 Fax: +27 (0) 11 783 7269 Email: sales5@exhibitionsafrica.com Web: www.exhibitionsafrica.com.

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Groundwater Division 14th Biennial Groundwater Conference
May
11
10:00pm10:00pm

Groundwater Division 14th Biennial Groundwater Conference

Scope and Background

The 14th Groundwater Division of the Geological Society of South Africa Conference will take place in Muldersdrift, Ekudeni, South Africa, from 21 – 23 September 2015.

Groundwater: From Theory to Action being the main theme, this biennial conference aims to bring together students, academics, specialists and decision-makers to discuss and showcase groundwater and related activities. Building on past conferences, this conference aims to highlight the issue of improving the uptake of existing knowledge and experiences to assist in solving environmental and societal problems. South Africa is well endowed with good legislation, policies and strategies. However, some of these are not fully implemented and there is a real need for stakeholders, at all levels, to use and enforce these.
This conference will aim to demonstrate these excellent resources and how South Africa can become a global leader in best practice management and implementation.

Themes

In order to structure discussions on the conference theme, From Theory to Action, certain topics have been identified:

  • Groundwater and Water-Energy-Food security
  • Groundwater in a Green Economy
  • Groundwater and Infrastructure
  • Groundwater and Mining
  • Groundwater and Service Delivery
  • Groundwater as a catalyst for Social Development
  • Groundwater and the Environment
  • Capacity Development
  • Monitoring, Data and Information Management
  • Resource Economics
  • Groundwater Governance
  • Knowledge Gaps and Innovations

For more information about the conference, please visit the GWD's website.

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