WISA Media Statement on Western Cape water crisis

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 stem from unethical practices in both the public and private sector, but the current drought crisis adds an environmental component that places the existing water structures under extreme pressure. Water professionals have already been consulted in all possible alternative supply methods – including greywater reuse, stormwater harvesting, groundwater management, water efficiency at the city and in businesses, managed aquifer recharge, desalination, and wastewater reclamation as options. The city has also now adopted water sensitive design principles and we hope they lead the way for the rest of South Africa around integrated water supply and management. The water sector is caught between a rock and a very dry place, and the worst response would be one that brings immediate relief that is not balanced by longer term responsibility. The conversation in traditional and social media should not be around the format of the eventual solution, but of the various roles that need to be played in its implementation. WISA is not a regulatory body, and neither is it a platform for environmental activism. It does not act as watchdog but rather provides facilitation opportunities for water professionals to share and grow their knowledge. We have however been implored by our members to raise our representative voice on their behalf. We urge…
Invitation to tender WISA 2018 Biennial Conference & Exhibition – PCO services

Invitation to tender WISA 2018 Biennial Conference & Exhibition – PCO services

WISA is inviting any interested parties to submit a tender to be considered for the appointment as PCO for the WISA 2018 Biennial Conference and Exhibition taking place at the CTICC in Cape Town from 24-29 June 2018. Please find attached below the Call for tender detailing the requirements. Kindly note that the closing date for submission of tenders is 12 noon on 31 October 2016. Call for Tender – PCO Services – WISA 2018
TENDER NOTICE – WISA2016 / 004 / Delegate Bag supplier

TENDER NOTICE – WISA2016 / 004 / Delegate Bag supplier

Sealed bids are invited to TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY OF SERVICES to host the 2016 WISA BIENNIAL CONFERENCE and EXHIBITION at the Durban ICC, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal from 15 to 19 May 2016. Closing date for submission is Thursday, 25th of February 2016 at 13:00 hours local time. Please refer to the attached document for more details. Conference Bag Tender Notice 2016
TENDER NOTICE – WISA2016 / 003 / Technical Supplier

TENDER NOTICE – WISA2016 / 003 / Technical Supplier

Sealed bids are invited to TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY OF SERVICES to host the 2016 WISA BIENNIAL CONFERENCE and EXHIBITION at the Durban ICC, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal from 15 to 19 May 2016. Closing date for submission is 14 January 2016 at 13:00 pm. Please refer to the attached document for more details. Technical Supplier Tender Notice 2016
TENDER NOTICE – WISA2016 / 002 / Transport supplier

TENDER NOTICE – WISA2016 / 002 / Transport supplier

Sealed bids are invited to TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY OF SERVICES to host the 2016 WISA BIENNIAL CONFERENCE and EXHIBITION at the Durban ICC, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal from 15 to 19 May 2016. Closing date for submissions is 14 August 2015. Please refer to the attached document for more details. Transport Supplier Tender Notice 2016
WISA2016 – Extension of submission deadline for abstracts

WISA2016 – Extension of submission deadline for abstracts

Due to numerous requests, the WISA 2016 Technical Committee has extended the submission deadline for abstracts to 30 June 2015. This prestigious biennial event will take place in the Durban ICC from 15 to 19 May 2016. We invite you to make use of this opportunity to add your voice to the many exiting deliberations at this landmark event. Please visit www.wisa2016.org.za for guidelines and electronic abstract submission. WISA 2016 Workshop Proposal Form
Stop Xenophobia

Stop Xenophobia

WISA is truly saddened and shocked by the current culture of selected hatred and violence in South Africa. We strongly condemn the current wave of xenophobic attacks against foreigners, mainly non-citizens hailing from African countries. We respect economic migrants, refugees and asylum seekers and acknowledge the economic contribution they make to our country, and the water sector. Hate crimes have a devastating effect on their victims, our communities, and on South African society as a whole. WISA therefore appeals to politicians, community leaders and people in positions of authority to do everything in their power to calm the situation and combine efforts to bring an end to unrest.