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WISA response to water crisis – update

Update on WISA response to water crisis Since its launch on 24 January, our Water Crisis Volunteer platform at http://bit.ly/watervolunteer has received 1,144 clicks and 153 pledges. We are in contact with Water Shortage South Africa and Gift of the Givers in order to connect the pledges with needs identified. WISA has also – together with the Consulting Engineers South…

Gauteng Branch Meeting and Technical Tour

The WISA Gauteng Branch will be holding a branch meeting and Technical tour on 23 February 2018 at the CSIR Business Units involved in water sector R&D. The branch meeting will take place from 10h00 – 12h30 at the CSIR in Pretoria, the branch is also looking for new committee members. If you are interested in joining the committee then…

Anaerobic Sludge Processes Division AGM & Call for Committee Members

Members of the Anaerobic Sludge Processes Division are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the division which will be taking place on 5 March 2018 at 17h00 at the Darvill Wastewater Works in Pietermaritzburg, KZN. Should you wish to attend the AGM kindly RSVP to Mlu Mnguni on mngunim@gmail.com before 28 February 2018. The division has various vacancies on the Anaerobic Sludge…

Western Cape Branch AGM 2018

WISA Western Cape Members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Western Cape Branch which will be taking place on 01 March 2018 at 15h00 at Borcherd’s Quarry Wastewater Treatment Works Auditorium. Should you wish to attend the AGM kindly RSVP to Wilma Grebe – wgrebe@wamsys.co.za on or before 23 February 2018. The branch has a vacancy for…

City of Cape Town water outlook 2018

The City of Cape Town has released a document summarising the water outlook for 2018 along with a presentation. To view the document and presentation please click on the links below: Water Outlook 2018 – Summary Water Outlook 2018 Presentation CoCT Water Outlook Summary 2018 CoCT Water Outlook Presentation 2018

Water Institute launches platform for Day Zero volunteers

Volunteers that can donate time or goods to assist officials tasked with managing the Cape water crisis can pledge their support at http://bit.ly/watervolunteer The initiative is hosted by the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA), a registered non-profit organisation established in 1987. Lester Goldman, CEO of WISA, said that “accusations of various parties playing a game with water for their…

Seasons greetings from WISA

  Dear Valued WISA Member The goodwill of those we serve is the foundation of our success, so it is a pleasure at this holiday time to say Thank You. Wishing you good health and happiness this festive season and prosperity in the New Year. Please note that our offices will close on 15 December 2017 and reopen on 8…

WISA Media Statement on Western Cape water crisis

27 October 2017 SA Water Institute on Western Cape water crisis   The water sector is filled with scientists and engineers that are trained to design, operate, and maintain a very complex system that needs to collect, treat, and distribute water to sustain life and business for South African citizens. Some of the challenges that these professionals face do indeed…

Women’s Day Wishes

You are courage and love… The present and the future… That’s how precious you are. Like our precious women, without water there is no life… Wishing all our women a wonderful day. Happy Women’s Day   Wishing all women a Happy Women’s day… From our precious women. Dr Valerie Naidoo (WISA Chairperson) and Natasia van Binsbergen (WISA 2018 LOC Chairperson)

Preekstoel groundwater project a ‘model for SA”

On Thursday, 13 July 2017, a delegation led by Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation, Pam Tswhete, paid a visit to the Preekstoel Water Purification Plant in Hermanus. Hosted by the Overstrand Municipality, the visit was in keeping with the Department’s study of various water and sanitation projects that could offer countenance to the drought and subsequent dwindling water shortages…

Career Guides given to IkamvaYouth Programme

To assist and develop our youth, WISA recently provided WRC and EWSETA’s Career Guides to the head office of the IkamvaYouth Programme in Pretoria, for distribution to their branches nationwide. Each branch has a resource centre (library) where these Career Guides will be kept for learners to use. This photo was taken at the Joza Branch in the Eastern Cape.…

Water Research Commission Career Guide

The Water Research Commission has many useful resources available on its website, one of the more beneficial is the Career Guide for learners. Should you wish to view the Career guide please click on the link provided: http://www.wrc.org.za/Pages/CareerGuide.aspx  The Career Guide provides information on: water-related careers; academic contacts; water-related departments, organizations, societies and institutions, and bursaries and internships in the water sector. The WRC…

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