Tribute – Peter Gunther

November 16, 1970 – August 10, 2018 This is a tribute to the journey of Peter Gunther, a wonderful person, family man, trusted colleague, professional and friend to so many people within the water and mining industries. He will be sorely missed, and the profession, industry and country will be so much the poorer for his untimely passing. Peter’s story…

WISA and IFAT Africa enter into a Partnership

WISA is excited to announce its partnership with IFAT Africa. The aim of the partnership is to forge ahead with drinking water production, water supply and wastewater treatment in drought-plagued countries by means of professional know-how and appropriate technologies. With this in mind, WISA, the only non-profit organization catering for the water sector in South Africa, and IFAT Africa, the…

Review of published South African National Standards (SANS) in the water sector

Recognising the need for a wider and balanced stakeholder participation, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) water committee has embarked on a drive to increase engagement platforms, through partnerships with a number of organisations that own public engagement platforms. South African National Standard (SANS) in the water sector are developed, maintained and published by the SABS/TC 147 Water committee.…

Young Water Professionals: Self Nominations for National Committee

The South African Young Water Professionals’ (YWP-ZA) Chair calls on all YWPs based in South Africa for self-nominations for four positions on the National Committee from June 2018 – mid 2020. The four positions are Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Imvelisi Project Lead. As part of the National Committee, you will be exposed to the country-wide operations of the Committee.…

WISA 2018 Awards for best water and wastewater treatment works

Closing date: 18th May 2018 The WISA Wilson Award was initiated in 1976 to commemorate the late Dr. Wilson’s dedicated approach to his work and his efforts in developing the Southern African Branch of the Institute of Sewage Purification that in 1967 changed its name to the Institute of Water Pollution Control. When the latter organisation was disbanded in 1987…

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

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