Deposits of the Northern Cape
Oct
10
to Oct 11

Deposits of the Northern Cape

The Northern Cape has a diversified mineral resource endowment. The endowment has been developed by academia and exploration, as well as mining activities ranging from small scale to large scale. Currently, the Northern Cape is a recipient of large investments for the continuous development with regards to academic research, green- and brownfields exploration, mining and related technological development. Mineral deposits which are currently being developed include diamonds, base metals, ferrous metals, industrial minerals, etc. Current academic research provides new insights into the geological understanding required to unravel complexities of deposits, in order to enable economical extraction possibilities. To this end, the GSSA would like to extend an invitation to the industry and academia as well as anyone else interested, to join us on October 10-11, 2019 in Kathu for a conference event and a field trip. The event will cover all the important mineral deposits and relevant academic research with a wide range of speakers.

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PEST COURSE: Principles and Practice of Model Calibration and Uncertainty Analysis (GWD)
Oct
17
to Oct 19

PEST COURSE: Principles and Practice of Model Calibration and Uncertainty Analysis (GWD)

PEST: Two Day Course with Optional Third Day

17, 18 and 19 October 2019
Beach Hotel, Port Elizabeth

Title

Principles and Practice of Model Calibration and Uncertainty Analysis

Description

The course has two purposes. One of these is served on days 1 and 2 of the course. The third is served on the optional third day of the course.

The first two days of the course will be devoted to explaining the principles and algorithms that underpin model calibration and calibration-constrained uncertainty analysis. Important by-products of this exploration are insights into what modelling can and cannot achieve, and what should, and should not, be asked of modelling when undertaken for decision support. The presentation will be informal, with many real-world examples. There will be plenty of time for discussion; however no hands-on modelling exercises will be undertaken. Hence these first two days will prove useful not just for modellers, but for those who rely on models for decision-support, or who are stakeholders in decisions that are made on the basis of modelling.

The third day of the course is for modellers who wish to learn more about using programs of the PEST and PEST++ suites in their modelling work. It will include further details of PEST and PEST++ algorithms and behaviour, as well as advice on practical use of these programs. Participants will install these programs, as well as files for hands-on exercises, on their laptops at the beginning of the day.

Presenter

The course is presented by John Doherty. John is the 2019 Darcy lecturer. He is also the author of the PEST suite of software. He has worked in the water industry as both a geophysicist and a modeller in a career spanning over 40 years. He has been employed by government, academic and consulting institutions. He presently runs his own company, Watermark Numerical Computing (of which he is the sole employee).

Who Should Attend?

The first part of the course (i.e. days 1 and 2) is not just for modellers. It will also be of interest to those who commission the building of models, and to those who are stakeholders in model-based groundwater management. Participants will become familiar with a range of model-value-adding software. At the same time, they will also gain important knowledge of what modelling can and cannot achieve. This will enable them to explore whether innovative modes of model usage can provide benefits for decision support that are presently unrealized by present-day modelling practice.

The optional second part of the course (i.e. day 3) is targeted at those who actually wish to use PEST and PEST++ software in their modelling work.

Program

Day 1

Topics covered in this day will include the following:

  • The role of modelling in the decision-making process;

  • The need for data-assimilation;

  • Expert geological knowledge and geostatistics;

  • Use of Bayes equation to explain pre- and post-calibration model predictive uncertainty;

  • The Jacobian/sensitivity matrix;

  • Insights available through singular value decomposition;

  • The null space;

  • Calibration as a projection operator;

  • Why post-calibration parameter and predictive uncertainty can be high;

  • The need to work in a highly-parameterized space;

  • The role of regularization;

  • Parallelization of model runs;

  • Global optimization;

  • Overview of programs of the PEST and PEST++ suites.

Day 2

Topics covered on this day will include the following:

  • The effect of model defects on pre/post-calibration model predictions;

  • Creative formulation of a multi-component objective function as defence against model defects;

  • When to calibrate and when not to calibrate;

  • Pilot points as a parameterization device – benefits and drawbacks;

  • Uncertainty quantification through iterative ensemble smoothers;

  • Choice between a simple or complex model;

  • Direct hypothesis-testing using models;

  • Calibration of surface water and land use models;

  • Global sensitivity analysis;

  • Linear uncertainty, identifiability and data worth analysis;

  • Decision optimization (under uncertainty);

  • General discussion.

Day 3 (Optional)

Through practical work undertaken on this day, course participants will gain experience in the following:

  • Specifications of PEST and PEST++ input datasets;

  • Utility support for construction of these datasets;

  • Adding regularization to a PEST input dataset;

  • The role of covariance matrices in regularisation;

  • Linear and nonlinear uncertainty analysis using PEST-suite programs;

  • The PLPROC PEST support utility;

  • Using PESTPP-IES (the PEST++ iterative ensemble smoother) for uncertainty analysis;

  • SVD-assist as a mechanism for reducing model runs;

  • Data space inversion.

Cost

Day 1 & 2 : R4000.00 (VAT 15% = R4600)
Day 1 - 3: R5500.00 ( VAT 15% = R 6325)

To register, click here.

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2019 Groundwater Conference: Conservation, Demand & Surety
Oct
20
to Oct 23

2019 Groundwater Conference: Conservation, Demand & Surety

About the Conference

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The Ground Water Division was established in 1978 as a division of the Geological Society of South Africa with the objective of advancing the science and technology of groundwater.  Our biennial groundwater conference has been pivotal in sharing knowledge about groundwater in South Africa, with this being our 16th three-day event.  Our conferences have always centered around the science of groundwater, new technologies, networking and meeting people who are passionate about groundwater, but this year we also want to focus on Water Use and Conservation, with the emphasis on groundwater.

For more information, click here.

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Drilling Fundamentals for Hydrogeologists and Engineers
Dec
2
8:30 AM08:30

Drilling Fundamentals for Hydrogeologists and Engineers

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

CEUs: 0.7

Education level: Beginner to intermediate

Instructors: Glotfelty, Marvin F. and Becker, Art

Overview:

This one-day course is designed to acquaint — or reacquaint — you with:

  • Various drilling methods

  • Well design concepts

  • Design calculations

  • Troubleshooting techniques.

In addition to the nuts and bolts, health and safety considerations will be addressed, as well as building rapport with other groundwater professionals at the drill site and on the project.

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PFAS in Groundwater Workshop: The Professional’s Challenge
Dec
5
8:00 AM08:00

PFAS in Groundwater Workshop: The Professional’s Challenge

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Overview:

Designed to be highly participative, this NGWA workshop will address and sharpen the thought processes of practitioners regarding how to apply scientific and legal considerations to sites contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a unique class of emerging contaminants widespread in groundwater and surface water, which, due to their toxicological characteristics, are increasingly the focus of environmental protection agencies worldwide.

PFAS include several thousand individual chemical compounds, each with at least one carbon-fluorine (C-F) bond and most of which are soluble in groundwater. The C-F bond is one of the strongest chemical bonds in nature. While useful in a wide variety of applications, the unique C-F chemistry of PFAS also creates significant challenges in water treatment and remediation. The fate, transport, and chemical transformations of most PFAS in the environment are still unknown and are areas of active scientific research.

This one-day workshop will include an opening presentation followed by group work sessions and discussions designed to improve analytical and problem-solving skills.

Those who complete the workshop will receive the PFAS Site Assessment and Remediation Certificate, which:

  • Demonstrates the ability to analyze a site for the potential presence of PFAS

  • Demonstrates an awareness of current PFAS information in the scientific and regulatory arena

  • Identifies data gaps in site assessments needed to recommend mitigation options such as containment or remediation

  • Devises a remediation plan including, but not limited to, treatment technologies, communicating risk, and quantifying cost benefit in the context of regulation.

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GIS and Remote Sensing
Sep
16
to Sep 17

GIS and Remote Sensing

Theme: Implementation and Advancement of GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques

Rome, Italy

5th International Conference on GIS and Remote Sensing (GIS Congress 2019) invites all the participants across the globe during September 16-17, 2019 Rome, Italy. The relative novel nature of the conference and its relevance to the current GIS market makes this summit an event to look forward to for all individuals of the GIS Congress 2019 community.

Find out more by clicking here.

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WRC Symposium - Innovation in every drop: Managing Uncertainty and Building Capability through Collaboration
Sep
11
to Sep 13

WRC Symposium - Innovation in every drop: Managing Uncertainty and Building Capability through Collaboration

INNOVATION IN EVERY DROP:
Managing Uncertainty and Building Capability through Collaboration

The WRC Symposium is a 3-day biennial conference to engage on water and sanitation challenges facing the African continent and how to tackle them with emerging innovations and solutions.

Wambui Gichuri, African Development Bank’s Director Water and Sanitation will deliver the keynote address to set the tone for the discussions of the conference. 

WHEN:            11 to 13 September 2019

                        Day 1:  08h00 – 16h00

Day 2: 08h00 – 17h00

Day 3: 08h00 – 13h00

VIEW AND DOWNLOAD PROGRAMME: http://wrc-symposium.co.za/information/

WHERE:         Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg

The conference gathers technical experts, influencers, policymakers, decision makers, regulators and local government partners to engage in a programme of action.

The format of the conference is combination of panel discussions and a series of action oriented workshops with a key focus on – How Innovation can be a catalyst to achieving a water secure future for Africa by illustrating and sharing strategies on how to manage uncertainty and build capability through collaboration’.

For more information, click here.

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Structural Geology for the Mine Geologist and Structural Modeling
Aug
22
to Aug 24

Structural Geology for the Mine Geologist and Structural Modeling

Glenhove Conference Centre

Presenters: Dr Andy Killick & Dr Christopher Tuitz

About the course

The course will start with an overview of stress and strain concepts, as well as a refresher on stereograms in order to provide a basis for the rest of the course. A significant amount of time will be devoted to faulting but folding will also be covered. The final sessions will deal with mapping and borehole logging techniques. Although the course is confined to a lecture room setting this is intended as a practical introduction, keeping theory to a minimum.

Who should attend

This introductory course is designed for those who have a degree in geology and require a refresher or exposure to tools and techniques to enable them to better understand the geological structure of the environment within which they work. Relatively inexperienced exploration and mine geologists who are engaged in mapping or the interpretation of geological structure are likely to benefit from the course. Experienced practicing structural geologists wanting a refresher in introductory techniques are welcome.

To register and find out more, click here.

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IFAT AFRICA
Jul
9
to Jul 11

IFAT AFRICA

Africa’s leading trade fair for Water. Sewage, Refuse and Recycling.

Gallagher Convention Centre, Sandton

Reasons to attend

High-calibre forum programme addressing various topics from the water, sewage, refuse and recycling sectors. Brings together and inspires solution providers, practitioners and decision-makers to share knowledge and experience that relates to the proven and innovative environmental technologies, particularly in the water and waste sectors

Find out more here.

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African Operations Management Conference
Jun
4
to Jun 6

African Operations Management Conference

Ticketpro Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg

4th Industrial revolution success demands cohesive national effort

Automation impacts all industries, could grow business and create jobs, and SA can’t afford to fall behind

For South Africa to compete successfully in a 4th Industrial Revolution economy, stakeholders across all sectors must work together to drive progress in this country.

This is according to Prof. Marcia Mkansi, an Associate Professor at the Department of Operations Management at UNISA and one of the organisers of the upcoming African Operations Management Conference, to be staged alongside Africa Automation Fair in June this year.

Prof. Mkansi says South Africa still lags world automation leaders such as Germany as China, and even fellow BRICS country India in terms of industrial automation progress. “We shouldn’t fall behind and become consumers and adopters of foreign intellectual property. We need to see sectors such as mining, agriculture, manufacturing and healthcare innovating to address challenges unique to our continent.”

Prof. Mkansi says that while South Africa has made slow progress, lacking the necessary skills, scale and business confidence to build out globally competitive factories, there are still significant opportunities for 4th Industrial Revolution progress: “There is still a chance for South Africa to take the lead in Africa, but it needs a national effort,” she says.

She notes that automation cuts across all sectors, and is not limited to manufacturing or industry. “Automation is the future – it is the basis of the 4th Industrial Revolution. You see it in the service industry, for example, where airports use scanners instead of staff to check passports, and where restaurants have automated payment terminals.”

To make 4th Industrial Revolution progress, South Africa needs to embrace a triple helix approach in which government, industry and academia make a coherent commitment to work together to support the country’s ambitions, she says. “We need more emphasis on STEM skills and innovation development at grassroots level. We need industry and academia to collaborate to ensure that skills meet industry needs,” she says. Prof. Mkansi notes that UNISA is currently collaborating with the Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC) to introduce South Africa’s first formal automation qualification, to be delivered through UNISA’s department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

“Our partnership with Africa Automation Fair is another example of us being proactive in bringing together stakeholders across academia, industry and government to improve collaboration,” she says. The African Operations Management Conference will run alongside Africa Automation Fair for the first time this year, allowing conference delegates access to the Africa Automation Fair exhibition area and networking opportunities.

The African Operations Management Conference will bring together over 100 industry giants and experienced academics to exchange ideas, concepts, and research. Speakers at this year’s conference will include the likes of Professor Norman McLennan of the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, who is a trusted business improvement advisor across the breadth of commercial and supply chain activities and is currently advising the China Ocean Engineering Shanghai Co; and Simon Carpenter, Chief Technology Advisor at SAP Africa responsible for leading SAP Africa’s Digital Transformation initiatives with a focus on Business Innovation and Thought leadership and providing direction to SAP’s customers and partners on emerging business and technology issues such as OT/IT Convergence, Big Data, Business Network Transformation, Mobility, Cloud Computing, and Business Process Management.

The 2nd African Operations Management Conference will be held from 4 – 6 June 2019 at the Ticketpro Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg. Running alongside Africa Automation Fair, the African Operations Management Conference will be presented by UNISA and supported by the National Research Foundation. The theme for this year’s conference will be ‘Competitive Operations Management for Driving Automation in Africa Forward’.

For more information, please visit www.aomc.co.za

The Connected Industries Conference at Africa Automation Fair 2019 will focus on the economic impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0 / IIoT) on South – and Sub-Saharan Africa, and how to bring this technology shift to South Africa. The Africa Automation Fair 2019 exhibition and conference will illustrate ways to overcome manufacturing stagnation and fast track growth, by showcasing the latest technologies, solutions and models for next generation manufacturing.

Africa Automation Fair is a focused networking platform for the Automation and Control Industry and works closely with industry associations including the IIG and SAIMC. The fair targets senior buyers from South Africa, the rest of Africa and invites participation from international buyers. Presented by Reed Exhibitions, Africa Automation Fair and the Connected Industries Conference will be staged from 4 – 6 June 2019 at the Ticketpro Dome, Northgate, Johannesburg.

For more information, please visit: www.reedexpoafrica.co.za

http://connectedindustries.co.za www.africaautomationfair.com

Issued by ITP Communications on behalf of Reed Exhibitions. For further information please contact Leigh Angelo or Kabelo Phalane at leigh@tradeprojects.co.za or kabelo@tradeprojects.co.za Tel: 011 869 9153

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Training in MANAGED AQUIFER RECHARGE (MAR)
Apr
10
to Apr 12

Training in MANAGED AQUIFER RECHARGE (MAR)

Venue:

STIAS (Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study) - Stellenbosch University

Presenters:

Russell Martin (WGA - Australia) and Ricky Murray (Groundwater Africa – South Africa)

Programme:

2,5 days of lectures & course work, half day field excursion and dinner

The training event is registered for “3 CPD” points with SACNASP and “3 CPD” points with ECSA.

The three-day MAR workshop, inclusive of a half day field trip, will guide participants through the pre-requisites for, and technical feasibility of MAR systems for a variety of water sources, aquifer types, and end uses.

The focus of the workshop will be on the key technical issues associated with planning, feasibility assessment, design, construction, operation and performance evaluation of recharge and recovery systems via boreholes and infiltration basins, two of the most common MAR methods applied worldwide.

Policy issues and the relevant guidelines for MAR in Australia and South African will be presented. Case studies from South Africa and Australia will be used to illustrate the key technical issues, performance and scientific considerations that need to be employed to deliver successful, integrated, and sustainable MAR operations.

The world’s leading experts in MAR (from South Africa and Australia) will present the 3 days of detailed training.

Please visit the website www.marworkshop.co.za for information on the various topics that will be covered during this workshop as well as registration and costing.

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Groundwater Fly-in
Mar
5
to Mar 6

Groundwater Fly-in

2019 NGWA Groundwater Fly-In and Water Resources Congressional Summit

Washington DC

Under joint sponsorship with the Irrigation Association and the Water Quality Association, this event is organized to increase the water industry’s profile on Capitol Hill regarding the availability, quality, and safety of our nation’s water resources.

The 2019 NGWA Groundwater Fly-in will ensure members of Congress are aware of the important role groundwater plays in providing drinking water, supporting agriculture, and fuelling various sectors of the economy.

If you don’t speak up for groundwater, who will?

While the 2019 focus topics and schedule are still in the planning stages, tentative plans include:

  • A briefing session on the major issues facing groundwater professionals

  • Guest speakers from Capitol Hill, the administration, and others

  • A day of Capitol Hill meetings arranged by NGWA staff

  • A networking reception with colleagues from IA and WQA

  • Tips for continued grassroots activities when back home.

Save the date now to let your voice be heard in March by what may be a new Congress — and bookmark this page and check back soon for updates on the details.

For more information, click here.

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Africa Energy Indaba
Feb
19
to Feb 20

Africa Energy Indaba

Solutions for Africa

Sandton Convention Centre

Join us at this year's Africa Energy Indaba for unrivalled opportunities
in networking, learning, and discovery.

  • Learn from industry leaders

  • Do business via business matchmaking

  • Meet and connect with sector specialists

  • Explore opportunities in Africa

  • Learn about the future of energy

  • Discover the latest technologies

Click here to find out more.

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Manufacturing Indaba Western Cape
Nov
7
8:00 AM08:00

Manufacturing Indaba Western Cape

Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town

Manufacturing is the second biggest sector in the Western Cape and contributes about 15% to the South African manufacturing sector output. The province’s agro-processing sector has shown resilience during tough economic times, and its renewables and green tech industries have received significant investments in the past five years.

Two thirds of South Africa’s manufacturing investment in renewables is located in the province – that is, 8 out of the country’s 12 manufacturers. In 2011, the vision was launched for Atlantis to become a centre of this green hub and it is a now a designated Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for “Greentech”. A further R1 billion is expected to be ploughed into this SEZ over the next five years, particularly in the renewable energy sector.

The GreenTech SEZ supports the manufacturing sector to become suppliers and component manufacturers for clean technology, such as renewable energy components.

The West Coast Industrial Plan is also forging ahead. This is a partnership between the Department of Economic Development; Department of Environmental Affairs & Development Planning; and the Department of Public Works – together with the Saldanha Municipality, and Green Cape.

A sustainable growth trajectory for the province’s manufacturers is being established through a focused collaborative effort by both government and business to strongly support the province’s manufacturing sectors and to marshal domestic resources for increasing investment in the real economy.

The annual Manufacturing Indaba Western Cape brings together provincial manufacturers and businesses to explore growth opportunities, find out about the latest manufacturing incentives and trends, and provide a platform for networking and collaboration.

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Water Africa & East Africa Building and Construction Exhibition and Seminar
Nov
6
to Nov 8

Water Africa & East Africa Building and Construction Exhibition and Seminar

Registration is now open for Water Africa & East Africa Building and Construction Exhibition and Seminar at the Kigali Serena Hotel from the 6-8 November 2018 organised by ACE EVENT MANAGEMENT, UK. International and Rwandan companies will be displaying their products and expertise in the Water and Sanitation, Construction and Housing Sectors.

This event is in partnership with the Ministry of Infrastructure, Institute of Engineers of Rwanda and Rwanda Institute of Architects. It is free of charge to visit the exhibit and attend the 2 day seminar programme. For your invitation and programme go to www.ace-events.com.

Alongside the exhibition and the 2 day seminar programme a CPD course on Integrated Water Management is being held on 8 November. A small fee of $55.00 is required to attend. To register go to www.engineersrwanda.rw.

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AFRICA PPP 2018
Oct
24
to Oct 25

AFRICA PPP 2018

10th Africa Public Private Partnership Conference and Showcase

Cape Sun Hotel, Cape Town

Africa PPP is the leading platform to discuss and learn about public-private partnerships and promote their successful implementation in Africa. Launched in 2009 and consistently supported by multilateral institutions and developments banks, this event is attended by hundreds of participants representing both the public and private sectors from countries across the globe.

For its 10th edition, Africa PPP programme focuses on Water, Energy and Transport Partnerships and Projects, as all are considered to have direct impact on developing economies, sustainable development and cross border trade.

The event will bring together government entities and PPP units, with project developers, financiers, multilateral institutions, legal advisors, and other stakeholders.

Contact: Laura Sitzia appp@ametrade.org T +44 207 700 4949

 For more information visit: Africa PPP website

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Infrastructure Africa
Oct
9
to Oct 10

Infrastructure Africa

Meet captains of industry

Connect with fellow CEOs, African Ministers and business
leaders to meet potential customers, partners and financiers.

Infrastructure Africa attracts leaders from across Africa who are looking for new projects, collaborations and an opportunity to create business connections. Infrastructure Africa is an exclusive event that brings together business and government leaders as well as industry and country experts - a combination of top level delegates which sets us apart from other mainstream events.

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electra mining africa 2018
Sep
10
to Sep 14

electra mining africa 2018

Expo Centre, Nasrec, Johannesburg

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT ELECTRA MINING AFRICA!

Over the last 46-years, the industry has come to count on ELECTRA MINING AFRICA for a world-class showcase of the latest and greatest innovations and technologies, the leading products and services, and the most cutting-edge machinery, equipment and solutions.

AND THIS YEAR THERE’S EVEN MORE TO SEE.

In September, you can look forward to everything you’ve come to expect at Electra Mining Africa and a WHOLE lot more – including a new every-day theme experience!

FIVE DAYS...FIVE THEMES

DAY ONE: THE FUTURE OF SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

One of the exciting highlights will be the Artisans Training Centre, developed in partnership with The SAJ Competency Training Institute and the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC).

DAY TWO: NEW PRODUCTS SHOWCASE

New products will be judged by our supporting partner South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC) and we’ll highlight the top ranked new products!

DAY THREE: ‘LOCAL IS LEKKER’ SOUTH AFRICAN DAY

A show that belongs to the industry, Electra Mining Africa will be celebrating its heritage as a proudly South African exhibition and we’ll be promoting all things local.

DAY FOUR: SAFETY DAY

Safety is ever growing in importance with every employee having the right to work in a safe environment. We’ll put the spotlight on safety and showcase the latest innovations and safety trends.

DAY FIVE: DIVERSITY DAY

Electra Mining Africa is not just a mining show. It covers many other sectors including; Industrial, transport, electrical, construction and more. Explore our diversity with us.

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World Water Week
Aug
26
to Aug 31

World Water Week

World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organized by SIWI. In 2018, World Water Week will address the theme “Water, ecosystems and human development”. In 2017, over 3,300 individuals and around 380 convening organizations from 135 countries participated in the Week.

Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today. We believe water is key to our future prosperity, and that together, we can achieve a water wise world.

To find out more or to register, click here.

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POWER-GEN, DistribuTECH Africa 2018
Jul
17
to Jul 19

POWER-GEN, DistribuTECH Africa 2018

Powering up a continent at POWER-GEN, DistribuTECH Africa 2018

POWER-GEN and DistribuTECH Africa 2018 will be staged at the Sandton Convention Centre from 17 – 19 July 2018. Themed ‘Powering up a continent’, this annual event brings together up to 3,000 key industry stakeholders from across Africa and abroad for three days of high-level debate and analysis.

POWER-GEN and DistribuTECH Africa, attract a broad range of delegates, including regional electricity distribution companies, power producers, utilities, oil and gas companies, energy and engineering consultants, government and regulators, environmental agencies, development agencies and investors. Exposure at these conferences allows experts and thought leaders to showcase research papers, best practice methodologies, industry innovations and success stories to the most comprehensive cross-section of African power players under one roof.

In over 30 conference sessions across several focused tracks, POWER-GEN and DistribuTECH Africa present new research, trends analysis, case studies, innovations and solutions for the power generation and distribution sectors. 

To book your booth or to register as a visitor or conference delegate visit www.powergenafrica.com

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WISA 2018 Conference and Exhibition “Breaking barriers, Connecting ideas”
Jun
24
to Jun 27

WISA 2018 Conference and Exhibition “Breaking barriers, Connecting ideas”

The Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) invites you to attend the WISA biennial conference and exhibition 2018, which will take place at the CTICC, Cape Town, from 24 to 27 June 2018.

The central theme of “Breaking barriers, Connecting ideas” seeks to address past, existing and future water resource challenges by promoting collaboration, cooperation and integration within the water sector. The Southern African region faces increased uncertainty and vulnerability regarding water supply. The following thematic areas for the conference seek to promote, inspire and demonstrate the value of working beyond existing mandates and perceived restrictions. While an emphasis is placed on Southern African case studies and research, international examples applicable to the Southern African context are welcome.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS -  DEADLINE 30 JUNE 2017

Thematic Areas for Conference 

The context of each thematic area is described in further detail highlighting discussion topics, with some guiding questions. This description is merely to serve as a guide, coupled with key words to assist with the submission of relevant abstracts under each of the thematic areas linked to the central theme of the conference.

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Manufacturing Indaba 2018 and Africa's drive towards a manufacturing revival
Jun
19
to Jun 20

Manufacturing Indaba 2018 and Africa's drive towards a manufacturing revival

At the State of the Nation Address 2018 (SONA) President Ramaphosa specified that it is necessary to address the decline of South Africa’s manufacturing capacity which has considerably affected employment and exports. He also confirmed that government plans to promote greater investment in key manufacturing sectors through the strategic use of incentives such as creating a localisation programme which will ensure that products like textile, clothing, furniture, rail rolling stock and water meters are designated for local procurement.

It is acknowledged that a country’s sustainable economic development is led by manufacturing with essential linkages to the upstream production sectors of the economy such as mining and agriculture, as well as the downstream sectors including services, which ultimately contribute overall to strengthening integrated value chains within industry.

Certain manufacturing sectors have high employment multipliers with areas such as technology, innovation, research and development enhanced through manufacturing. Likewise, manufacturing supports and enables the growth of national skills capacity and capabilities, and the movement towards a knowledge economy. So far, the structural transformation that shifts productive resources from agriculture and mining to manufacturing which has helped many countries achieve greater prosperity, has bypassed most African countries.

ABOUT MANUFACTURING INDABA

The 5th edition of the Manufacturing Indaba will be hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on the 19th and 20th of June 2018, and will take place with the joint support and strategic partnership of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and the Manufacturing Circle, a corporate association of manufacturers.


Visit our new website, to learn more about this prestigious event
Enquiries: info@manufacturingindaba.co.za 

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World Water Day: Summit & Expo
Mar
22
to Mar 24

World Water Day: Summit & Expo

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. 

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Water Abstraction Symposium - Cape Town
Feb
16
8:00 AM08:00

Water Abstraction Symposium - Cape Town

Symposium Overview

International subject matter experts will speak on  developments within the mining and water industry with emphasis on large capacity groundwater pumping systems. Topics covered will include borehole drilling, rising main piping systems, pump selection, installation and operation, control and performance monitoring systems.

Cape Town: Rockwell Automation 9 Waterford Mews - Waterford Place Century Boulevard Century City

16 February 2018 08h00 for registration 08h30 – 15h45

Confirmations by no later than 12 February 2018

RSVP: Michelle Junius – mjunius@ra.rockwell.com

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Water Abstraction Symposium - Joburg
Feb
14
8:00 AM08:00

Water Abstraction Symposium - Joburg

Symposium Overview

International subject matter experts will speak on  developments within the mining and water industry with emphasis on large capacity groundwater pumping systems. Topics covered will include borehole drilling, rising main piping systems, pump selection, installation and operation, control and performance monitoring systems.

Johannesburg: Rockwell Automation Auditorium 369 Pretoria Avenue Ferndale, Randburg

14 February 2018 08h00 for registration 08h30 – 15h45

Confirmations by no later than 8 February 2018

RSVP: Michelle Junius – mjunius@ra.rockwell.com

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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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